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Vivid’s legendary porn gets the website it deserves with Adult Time

The selection of old clips and movies leave you wanting more.

Nov 17, 2020, 3:35 pm*

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John-Michael Bond

If you ever watched porn on VHS or DVD, you probably know the name Vivid. Launched in 1984, Vivid has released thousands of full-length porn films, spanning almost every genre outside of gay porn. Of course, it’s easy to survive off your glory days of what's now vintage porn, but how has Vivid handled the transition into the future? While the company still makes a large chunk of its business from physical media, its streaming is handled by the Adult Time network. Is Vivid still worth your hard-earned dollars? Here’s everything you need to know about a Vivid membership, from cost to features and how Adult Time works.  

Vivid membership cost

Vivid
3 day trial$1.00
1 month streaming$14.95
1 month w/downloads$24.95
12 months w/downloads$95.40

Once upon a time, Vivid was among the most expensive companies offering digital porn subscriptions. Those days have passed thanks to its partnership with powerhouse Adult Time. Just a few short years ago a month of Vivid cost $33.97. Now you can start streaming Vivid content for just $14.99.

But wait, there's more. Streaming and downloads cost just $24.95 per month, while a year of streaming with downloads is just $95.40 per year. Even better, your subscription includes access to the complete Adult Time library along with over 7,000 Vivid scenes.  Vivid with Adult Time is an unbeatable deal.

Briana Banks, Kenzie Taylor, Emma Hix
Adult Time

Vivid membership benefits

1) Over 1,200 porn stars on the Vivid channel alone

Vivid has been in business for over 30 years, producing new content at a steady pace the whole time. The hard work is your reward, leading to Vivid.com having one of the most historically reflective catalogs of porn online. You’ll find movies from the '90s through today, featuring all of the biggest stars since the early 2000s.

Two decades ago you'd have to take out a second mortgage to afford a collection like this on VHS. Re-discover classic porn stars Christy Canyon, Kobe Tai, Ginger Lynn, Belladonna, Savannah, Janine Lindemulder, Jamie Summers, and Jenna Jameson. If you weren't alive in the 90s, nows the time in love for the first time with Briana Banks, Chasey Lain, Devon, Asia Carrera, and Sunrise Adams.

Catch today's top stars like Lexie Belle, Whitney Wright, Abigal Mac, Joanna Angel, and Jada Stevens in career-spanning scenes. Vivid has worked with almost everyone during its decades in porn. If there’s a porn star you remember from years past who’s always stuck in your mind, there’s a good chance you’ll find them on Vivid's Adult Time channel. If not, you'll find them somewhere else on Adult Time.  

2) Thousands of videos across multiple sites

It’s impossible to get bored on Vivid.com thanks to its seemingly endless library spanning decades of content. However, the company doesn’t rest on its laurels. Every single day, Vivid uploads a brand new clip, a pace matched by almost no other site in the industry. Subscribers also get 11 subsites of extra content to enjoy. These sites are themed around everything from classic porn to big butts to lesbians. What the site lacks in originality, it makes up for in quantity. 

Abigail Mac, Whitney Wright, Seth Gamble
Adult Time

3) Over 7,000 scenes and counting with tens of thousands more elsewhere on the site

Vivid's Adult Time collection includes over 7,000 scenes of hardcore porn content. These scenes are drawn from four decades of adult film making excellence ranging from gonzo scenes to full-on porn parodies and even celebrity sex tapes. While the Vivid section of the site doesn't include any full-length DVD collections, there are plenty of full movies available separated into parts.

When you're done looking through the Vivid library in a few years, Adult Time has tens of thousands of other scenes from over 270 other channels for you to browse. There's nowhere else on Earth that offers this much porn value overall. The fact that the legendary Vivid collection is included is simply icing on the cake.

4) Diverse casting

While there is always room to grow, Vivid has a surprisingly diverse casting history for a company that’s been around for almost 40 years. Admittedly, the diversity of the early days was seriously lacking. But in the last decade, it has dramatically improved. While there are still some cringe-worthy moments, Vivid's interracial content doesn’t always rely on racist cliches and stereotypes. 

Angelina Chung Cindy Starfall
Adult Time

5) Wide range of genres

Vivid offers a little bit of everything for its viewers—with the exception of water sports and gay men. From gonzo scenes and orgies to parodies, the site has something to scratch any heteronormative itch. This is very traditional porn, but it’s still high-quality traditional porn. However, you also get the long-running lesbian porn series "Where The Boys Aren't."

More interestingly, it shows you how porn has changed over time. The evolution of porn is a fascinating thing. And, it's still really hot porn. You can trace popular fetishes by decade and watch porn all at once. Who knew a porn site could be educational? 

6) New content is in 4K and HD but older material still looks great

Vivid's old website didn't support 4K, but the new content the studio is shooting is available here in Ultra HD. If you go back a few years in scenes you'll quickly find standard HD. However, the picture is always beautiful. We particularly were impressed by the quality of the vintage content. Movies that date back decades look incredible, particularly if you previously had only watched them on VHS.

vivid classic - Chasey Lain, Jill Kelly
Adult Time

7) Access to over 270 Adult Time networks with Vivid membership

Vivid was recently purchased by the Adult Time networks (which is owned by Gamma Entertainment). Adult Time is one of the biggest porn sites on Earth. Think of it like HBO Max, where you get HBO, Adult Swim, TCM, Studio Ghibli, and other studios all under one roof. Only instead it's over 270 channels of original hardcore porn.

Your subscription to Vivid unlocks access to other Adult Time studios. That includes content from Girlsway, Burning Angel Fantasy Massage, Pure Taboo, and tons of Adult Time original series like Shape of Beauty, Transfixed, Future Darkly, and more. The depth of Adult Time's content is almost hard to believe.

You'd expect orgies, masturbation, and gonzo scenes. But Adult Time also features fully scripted original series with special effects and story along with the hardcore. It has hentai. The Adult Time network is the last porn site you'd ever need. And you get it with Vivid.

8) Celebrity sex tapes 

Celebrity sex tapes are wildly popular, taping into the most voyeuristic aspects of our culture for thrills. There’s no other porn site on Earth that offers as many celebrity sex tapes as Vivid, which has actually worked out the rights to these movies. While some of them are staged and some are actual sex tapes, the parties in each tape have to sign off legally for the tape to be released. Vivid owns the rights to each of these tapes and allows subscribers to stream them whenever they want.

Vivid membership with Adult Time includes a large sex tape collection. It isn't everything but offers a sampling of the company's sex tapes, including Sydney Leathers, Farrah Abraham, Pam and Tommy, Tom Sizemore, and Chyna. You still have to buy Kardashian tape separately.

pam and tommy sex tape
Adult Time

Vivid membership cons

1) Celebrity sex tapes

Celebrity sex tapes suck. Pamela Anderson hates that her tape was leaked, regardless if the company has paid her since. For every person who had a moment in the sun from a sex tape, there's another who only signed the release because the tape would be leaked anyway. They might as well profit off them. I get why they are sold and have watched them myself in the past. It’s not something I’m proud of. For many people, it’s a selling point, but as a reviewer, I would be lying to pretend it's not something that bothers me. 

2) Missed opportunity for classic content

Vivid deserve credit for including so much 80s and 90s content on its Adult Time channel. But given Adult Time can handle DVDs from other companies, it's a massive miss opportunity on Vivid's part not to have it's old movies here in full. We don't mean upload everything. But this company made hundreds of narrative full-length porn movies for decades. If you aren't selling physical DVDs of them, let those pervy marvels find a second life here.

Is a Vivid membership worth it?

The history of Vivid pictures sets it apart from other porn companies. While there are hundreds of porn sites to choose from, Vivid delivers content spanning the modern history of porn. Want to watch hot 4K new scenes? They have you covered. Looking for VHS classics? Grab a chair, you'll be here awhile. 

Vivid, as a company, has one of the largest libraries of classic porn on earth. It's had the biggest stars and shot actual movies with great production value. Your membership gives you access to 7,000 scenes from that catalog. That includes regular updates with new scenes and a library of classic content and celebratory sex tapes. 

Once you're done with Vivid your membership keeps delivering with access to the complete Adult Time library. Adult Time includes over 270 channels of porn, with 50,000 scenes and counting. Truly, there's no better deal than subscribing to an Adult Time site.

Even better, Vivid on Adult Time is an incredible bargain. Vivid was once $33.97 per month for roughly the same content and no Adult Time. Now you can get Vivid, along with 270 other Adult Time channels for just $14.95 per month for streaming and $24.95 per month with downloads. You can't beat a deal like this. Vivid and Adult Time is an easy choice for porn fans looking to maximize their value.

Vivid
3 day trial$1.00
1 month streaming$14.95
1 month w/downloads$24.95
12 months w/downloads$95.40

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*First Published: Jul 29, 2019, 6:30 am