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Best softcore porn sites for those in need of a little romance

If you like your porn gentle (but still hot), these are for you.

 

Beck Diaz

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Published May 11, 2020   Updated Mar 11, 2021, 3:29 pm CST

Traditional porn is cast through the lens of applauding sex appeal. Gonzo porn is a stark attempt to place the viewer directly into the scene itself. It just so happened that the directors who pioneered this new wave of filming were also producing hardcore porn. But sometimes, you’re looking for something softer. You know, softcore porn.

For years in the early ’90s and on, porn sites were full of male-gaze dominated porn that degraded, objectified, and exploited the women. Despite the male monopolization of the adult film industry, the need for porn for women was born. Female directors and entrepreneurs, like Courtney Trouble, Erika Lust, Shine Louise Houston, and Cindy Gallop, recognized the same thing. The needs of women, progressive couples, and LGBT folks and helped solidify ethical porn sites. These sites produce and distribute consensual films empowering people whose narratives were often disregarded in gonzo porn. 

Somewhat reminiscent of the quality of productions in the ’70s, these films are scripted and filmed by passionate directors. They are performed by ethically supported actors. These films cater to a demographic longing for real, sensual (and sometimes non-explicit) adult films.

Lucky for you, we’ve reviewed 15 of the best softcore porn sites below. 

The best softcore porn sites right now

Best softcore porn sites for couples

1) Couples Cinema

Introducing porn into your relationship can be difficult. Couples Cinema takes the stress out by curating content from today’s top porn auteurs at a low price.

The difference between erotica and porn is often just pretension and intention. Take the artists making porn for couples at Couples Cinema. These creative adult films are made by the indie directors of adult cinema and put eroticism first. You can expect to see thoughtful camera angles and compelling emotional stories along with your orgies and cumshots.

This budget-priced site offers hundreds of films from a wide range of filmmakers. We suggest couples start with the aptly named Couple Fantasies films. It has the hottest performers, and its commitment to storytelling adds a relatable spark for new porn fans.


2) Lustery

It’s exciting that Lustery is the only site on this list fully composed of couple-submitted amateur porn. I know what you’re thinking: “I don’t want to spend hours searching through poorly lit, shaky camera videos.” Don’t worry. While couples do film their own videos, they’re all in HD and most have surprisingly great camera work.

The real upside to this site is getting to see real couples at work in their own homes. These videos are all so unique in the sense that there’s no set, no film crew, and tons of personality. These real-life couples have an intimacy on screen that no standard porn site has been able to imitate.

Perks to being a member are….well, everything! Membership gets you access to the videos, couple bios, and your own personalized hub. You also gain the ability to submit your own videos and join the couples club. The site presents itself like no other porn site. With a fresh color palette, sweet font, and easy to navigate tabs that will leave no video unturned. For the porn watcher who’s been searching for the most real of the real or completely different videos, Lustery is a must. 


3) Sssh.com

Sssh.com is the longest running soft porn site for women and for good reason! Its crowd-sourced films are ethically produced, sex positive, and put focus on female pleasure (not just male!). The site’s original movies have also been the recipients of several prestigious film awards. It seems like every feature in this site is a huge draw. Sssh doesn’t allow non-members to browse the video selection offered. The slideshow on the homepage will give you an idea of what you get when you sign up. Sssh’s exclusive original movies, performers, and photo galleries have garnered enough attention to make this site too good to overlook.


Best original softcore porn sites

5) Adult Time

Winner of over 34 awards in 2020, including Paysite of the Year from XBIZ. Adult Time is quickly becoming one of the top soft porn mega-sites around. It has over 100 channels, 50,000 episodes, five new releases per day, and a mix of original and curated content. Adult Time is almost too much porn! Spanning full-length movies to themed scenes, Adult Time offers a little bit of everything. You’ll have no problem finding what you crave. Adult Time’s award-winning original content is augmented by scenes from Vivid, Girlsway, Burning Angel, and other top companies. It even features an incredibly diverse range of performers. Adult Time is one of the best deals in porn.


5) Bellesa Films

This one is for the soft porn connoisseurs who’ve been searching for porn that looks…well, real! If the usual scripted sex scene just isn’t cutting it anymore, Bellesa Films is tailor-made for you. The site’s original videos and full-length films are shot by women for women and focus on female pleasure. Get ready for a lot of ass action with a much sweeter delivery. No more obviously fake O’s or foreplay that makes you cringe. Bellesa Films brings the tension and passion with every scene, leaving you sweaty and breathless after. The site boasts top categories such as female orgasms, couples, group sex, fingering and ass play. One visit to Bellesa, and you’ll never look back.


6) Erotic Films

We realize that one of Erika Lust’s sites has already made the cut on this list. But she is just so damn good we had to include another one: Erotic Films. If you’re looking for feature-length softcore films, this is the number one site for you. All content is created in line with the Erika Lust vision (ethically produced and sex-positive content). It runs on a subscription or pay-per-view basis. To me, this is the biggest draw of the site apart from the content itself.

You’ll be able to try out the site while still paying your dues to the performers and directors. You don’t have to worry about putting your budget in jeopardy. Members have access to over 500 films. This includes four new films every month that are produced by Erika and her league of star-studded directors. This includes big wigs like May Medeiros and Lidia Ravviso. Erotic Films is the best place to go for carefully curated, feature-length, beautifully produced content for the softcore lover.


7) SexArt

SexArt is unique in the sense that this site has so many avenues of exploration. It hosts amazing full-length soft porn films, live cam streams, chats, and a blog for people looking to up their knowledge of all things sexual. SexArt produces films that are sensual beyond belief and exclusive to this site.

Expect plot-heavy films, high-quality sets, and explosive on-screen chemistry. With multiple weekly updates in an already large collection of videos, you’ll never be without new content. Signing up with your email address will award you with daily updates and featured model bios. Plus, you can view three films for free! Premium memberships grant you access to live cams, the blog, and the gallery images on the site.


8) Gentle Desire

Consider this your number one source for soft porn. This particular site is easy to navigate, well organized, and very intimate! All videos play in HD and the image gallery is shot in high-def too. Quality is never compromised regardless of how you choose to get off. However, if you’re looking for couples porn featuring a diverse cast of models, and intelligent plot line, look elsewhere. This might not be the best site on the list as it has some growing to do in that category. But overall, it’s a solid option for basic soft porn.

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9) MakeLoveNotPorn

MakeLoveNotPorn is one of the soft porn sites revolutionizing the way people look at porn. The site describes itself as “the Facebook of #RealWorldSex” since its content is all user-generated and uploaded. This site is beautiful and so easy to navigate.

Users can search with an advanced search bar, tags, and browse curated collections. They can also swipe through the staff picks, or brush up on sex-related topics via the MLNP blog. The good news is (*drumroll please*) joining is FREE! If you’re uncertain that this kind of porn is right for you, you can peruse trailers to get a feel for the content. If you really love it, don’t worry. You won’t have to about break the bank. MLNP’s subscription membership is surprisingly affordable. Membership includes tailored access, weekly MLNP emails, and daily recommendations.

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Best softcore LGBT sites

10) xConfessions

Oh wow, xConfessions. Created by the boss director in porn herself, Erika Lust, this site is everything porn should be. A membership includes full access to all the content on the site. You also gain the ability to anonymously post your own fantasies to an online wall. Lucky folks will get Erika herself will develop it into an erotic short film. Other membership perks include access to all anonymously posted confessions. Plus, unlimited streaming of over 150 films, and 10 free downloads per month. If you’ve been searching for films that showcase women’s pleasure in a sex-positive and sexually intelligent way, look no further. 


11) PinkLabel.TV

PinkLabel has established itself as one of the heavy hitters in the softcore porn and adult film industry. It was created by Pink and White’s director and founder Shine Houston. The site hosts over 50 different indie porn studios (including Erica Lust, Pink and White Productions, and many more). PinkLabel’s communities include of queer, trans, POC, seniors, and people with disabilities. The people behind the site understand porn markets go beyond the stereotypes. They do their part in showcasing underrepresented groups in the adult film industry.

This ethical hosting site offers a premium membership. It features a curated collection of hundreds of titles, unlimited access to the films, and a permanent streaming library. All memberships help support PinkLabel’s own featured independent directors and studios. Looking to whet your appetite with various high-quality films showcasing diversity and made for minorities in the industry, PinkLabel is your best bet. 


12) IndiePornRevolution

IndiePornRevolution should be on the radar of anyone talking about lesbian porn. Originally NoFauxxx.com, Indie Porn Revolution began by the queen of queer porn themself, Courtney Trouble. At the age of 19, Courtney created and launched the site. It is now the longest-running queer porn website. It has since directed and starred in over 50 films and scenes.

IPR is a queer paradise. It highlights the community like no other and gives a voice to the voiceless. The platform is as unique as its content, almost resembling a blog. Members can access and download erotic photosets and watch cum&glitter. It’s a live sex show site featuring sex workers, artists, and porn stars in the Bay Area. If you’re a history buff with a penchant for queer porn of all shapes and sizes, give the oldest queer porn site a chance.


There are so many sites out there that cater to every definition of softcore porn. Whether you’re looking for foreplay, fully-clothed makeout sessions, lengthy oral sex scenes, or even passionate penetrative sex, you’ll be sure to find something to satisfy in this extensive list of heavy hitters. It’s one of the best softcore porn sites available.



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*First Published: May 11, 2020, 12:51 pm CDT