January 1, 2001

EroticaX

On the web: IAFD, Subscription Site

Erotica X started operation around Fall 2013. The videos, which are all available in Full HD (1920×1080), as well as lower resolutions, feature beautiful people and beautiful scenery, and they are extremely well shot. The focus is almost exclusively on heterosexual scenes, though there have also been a few masturbation scenes and a few lesbian scenes.

The videos here are the work of the female director Mason, who has a great deal of experience in the industry. According to IAFD, she has been directing since 2002, at first for Elegant Angel and a handful of other established studios. More recently, she has directed for Mile High Media, who distribute Erotica X (and its companion sites Hard X and Dark X, which also features Mason's work), as well as Sweet Sinner and Sweetheart Video.

Erotica X is clearly striving for quality over quantity. They post a new video only about once a week. The performers are mostly well-known and well-established: Allie Haze, Presley Hart, Dani Daniels, Seth Gamble, Johnny Castle, James Deen, and the like.

Most of the videos do have some kind of setup. It can be as simple as a couple walking along the beach, holding hands and kissing, as in "Message in a Bottle", or as developed as a woman finding out she is pregnant, as in "Crossroads". On other occasions, it's a woman working out or walking around in lingerie, which does rather less for us. But the story is not the focus. It is there to provide some context for the sex, and in many cases it does so very well.

As for quality, we have generally been extremely impressed with these videos. The overall feeling tends to be fairly romantic, but the sex is not overly soft, as "romantic" can sometimes imply. More importantly, there is almost always genuine attraction between the performers, and one has the sense that they are really into having sex together. Indeed, the level of genuine passion in some of these scenes is astonishing.

The camera work tends to be somewhat better than with similar sites. The focus is still a bit too much on the female performer, and the male performer can be cut out of the frame in the usual sorts of places—something that becomes clear when you compare these videos to ones on, say, Bright Desire. But this happens less often than with other studios, and more effort seems to be made to shoot the male performer's face when, say, his partner is blowing him. There are also fewer genital close-ups than on many similar sites, and when there are genital closeups, they have a more natural feel.

We thus feel very comfortable recommending Erotica X to people who are looking for female-friendly porn. It's feminist at least in the sense that it presents women as sexual actors and sexual subjects, not just as sexual objects. In any event, it is the best site we have seen of its kind.

The individual scenes are usually published on the Erotica X web site first, but they are then collected into DVDs in bunches of four. Where possible, we'll group our reviews that way, too, but also include links to the individual scenes.

(Description last updated 2015.)


Movies

Heterosexual

★★★★½ Art of Romance 1 (Mason)
★★★★☆ Art of Romance 2 (Mason)
★★★★☆ Coming Of Age (Mason)
★★★½☆ Eternal Passion 1 (Mason)
★★★★½ Eternal Passion 2 (Mason)
★★★★★ Love Stories 1 (Mason)
★★★★½ Love Stories 2 (Mason)
★★★½☆ Pure Desire 1 (Mason)
★★★★☆ Sensual Moments 1 (Mason)
★★★★½ Sensual Moments 2 (Mason)

Videos

Heterosexual

★★★★☆ Adriana Chechik and Seth Gamble: Morning Tenderness
★★★★☆ Aidra Fox and Seth Gamble: An Affair in the Hills
★★★★☆ Alina West and Seth Gamble: Coming Of Age
★★★★½ Allie Haze and Johnny Castle: The Heart Grows Fonder
★★★★½ Anna Morna and James Deen: Anna's Secret
★★★½☆ Ashlyn Molloy and James Deen: A Hunger Within
★★★★☆ August Ames and Danny Mountain: Meant To Be
★★★★½ Callie Calypso and Tyler Nixon: Never Ending Love
★★★½☆ Capri Anderson and Logan Pierce: A Sensual Tryst
★★★★½ Casey Calvert and Logan Pierce: The Night Is Ours
★★★½☆ Chloe Foster and Logan Pierce: An Intimate Embrace
★★★★☆ Dakota Skye and Michael Vegas: Softly She Moves
★★★★★ Dani Daniels and Ryan Driller: He Loves Me
★★★★★ Dani Daniels and Seth Gamble: Crossroads
★★★½☆ Dillion Harper and Tyler Nixon: A Touch of Romance
★★★★½ Ella Milano and James Deen: Work It Out
★★★★★ Emma Stoned and James Deen: Ocean's Edge
★★★★☆ Gracie Glam and Danny Mountain: Heartbeats
★★★★½ Jaslene Jade and James Deen: Poolside Allure
★★★½☆ Jenna Ross and Xander Corvus: A Delicate Dance
★★★½☆ Jillian Janson and Danny Mountain: Young Love
★★★★☆ Josie Jagger and Danny Mountain: Teach Me
★★★★★ Keisha Grey and James Deen: A Lesson In Love
★★★★☆ Kimber Day and Logan Pierce: The Moment I Knew
★★★★½ Lia Lor and Giovanni Francisco: Just the Way You Are
★★★★☆ Lily Love and Seth Gamble: Fantasy Girl
★★★★☆ Lily Love and Tyler Nixon: Serenity
★★★★★ Maddy O'Reilly and Seth Gamble: Breakfast in Bed
★★★★★ Maddy O'Reilly and Tyler Nixon: Forever In a Day
U☆N☆R Marley Brinx and James Deen: Educating Marley
★★★½☆ Mia Malkova and Danny Mountain: Lost In the Clouds
★★★★★ Mia Malkova and Seth Gamble: Message In a Bottle
★★★½☆ Piper Perri and Logan Pierce: Forever Young
★★★★★ Presley Hart and James Deen: A Lonely Heart
★★★★☆ Riley Reid and Michael Vegas: Love From Above
★★★★☆ Teal Conrad and Ryan Driller: Through the Looking Glass
★★★★½ Valentina Nappi and Danny Mountain: An Early Embrace
★★★★☆ Veronica Radke and Seth Gamble: As the Sun Falls

Lesbian

★★★★★ Aidra Fox and Cassie Laine: Solace of the Heart

Solo Female

★★★★☆ Adriana Chechik: When I Am Alone

Threesomes and Moresomes

★★★½☆ Holly Michaels, Jillian Janson, and James Deen: A Sensuous Trinity

Videos

Heterosexual

Adriana Chechik (21yo) and Seth Gamble: Morning Tenderness

★★★★☆

Pleasure ♀, Passion ✓, Balance ♀

Time: 20:48, Date: 2013

See the Sensual Moments 1 review for more information.

Aidra Fox (19yo) and Seth Gamble: An Affair in the Hills

★★★★☆

Pleasure ♀, Passion ♀, Balance ✓

Time: 29:17, Date: 2014

Features: Deepthroat

See the Sensual Moments 2 review for more information.

Alina West (20yo) and Seth Gamble: Coming Of Age

★★★★☆

Pleasure ♀, Passion ✓, Balance ✓

Time: 26:24, Date: 2015

See the Coming Of Age review for more information.

Allie Haze (26yo) and Johnny Castle (33yo): The Heart Grows Fonder

★★★★½

Pleasure ♀, Passion ♀, Balance ♀

Time: 27:38, Date: 2013

See the Eternal Passion 2 review for more information.

Anna Morna (23yo) and James Deen (27yo): Anna's Secret

★★★★½

Pleasure ♀, Passion ♀, Balance ♀

Time: 27:10, Date: 2013

See the Art of Romance 1 review for more information.

Ashlyn Molloy (20yo) and James Deen (28yo): A Hunger Within

★★★½☆

Pleasure ♀, Passion ♀, Balance ❌

Time: 30:09, Date: 2014

Features: Cunnilingus Orgasm, Deepthroat, Rough Sex

See the Pure Desire 1 review for more information.

August Ames (20yo) and Danny Mountain (30yo): Meant To Be

★★★★☆

Pleasure ♀, Passion ♀, Balance ✓

Time: 33:03, Date: 2014

See the Art of Romance 2 review for more information.

Callie Calypso (23yo) and Tyler Nixon (27yo): Never Ending Love

★★★★½

Pleasure ♀, Passion ♀, Balance ✓

Time: 31:47, Date: 2014

Features: Cunnilingus Orgasm

See the Art of Romance 2 review for more information.

Capri Anderson (25yo) and Logan Pierce (22yo): A Sensual Tryst

★★★½☆

Pleasure ✓, Passion ✓, Balance ✓

Time: 27:02, Date: 2013

See the Art of Romance 1 review for more information.

Casey Calvert (23yo) and Logan Pierce (22yo): The Night Is Ours

★★★★½

Pleasure ✓, Passion ♀, Balance ♀

Time: 23:02, Date: 2013

See the Eternal Passion 2 review for more information.

Chloe Foster (19yo) and Logan Pierce (22yo): An Intimate Embrace

★★★½☆

Pleasure ♀, Passion ♀, Balance ♀

Time: 20:26, Date: 2013

See the Eternal Passion 1 review for more information.

Dakota Skye (20yo) and Michael Vegas: Softly She Moves

★★★★☆

Pleasure ♀, Passion ♀, Balance ✓

Time: 24:32, Date: 2014

Features: Cunnilingus Orgasm

See the Sensual Moments 2 review for more information.

Dani Daniels (24yo) and Ryan Driller (31yo): He Loves Me

★★★★★

Pleasure ♀, Passion ♀, Balance ♀

Time: 18:23, Date: 2013

Features: Cunnilingus Orgasm

See the Eternal Passion 2 review for more information.

Dani Daniels (25yo) and Seth Gamble: Crossroads

★★★★★

Pleasure ♀, Passion ♀, Balance ♀

Time: 23:15, Date: 2014

Features: Cunnilingus Orgasm

See the Love Stories 1 review for more information.

Dillion Harper (22yo) and Tyler Nixon (26yo): A Touch of Romance

★★★½☆

Pleasure ✓, Passion ✓, Balance ♀

Time: 28:08, Date: 2013

See the Eternal Passion 1 review for more information.

Ella Milano (24yo) and James Deen (27yo): Work It Out

★★★★½

Pleasure ♀, Passion ♀, Balance ♀

Time: 30:48, Date: 2013

Features: Cunnilingus Orgasm

See the Sensual Moments 1 review for more information.

Emma Stoned (21yo) and James Deen (28yo): Ocean's Edge

★★★★★

Pleasure ♀, Passion ♀, Balance ♀

Time: 33:23, Date: 2014

Features: Deepthroat, Handjob

See the Sensual Moments 2 review for more information.

Gracie Glam (24yo) and Danny Mountain (30yo): Heartbeats

★★★★☆

Pleasure ♀, Passion ♀, Balance ✓

Time: 29:11, Date: 2014

See the Love Stories 2 review for more information.

Jaslene Jade and James Deen (27yo): Poolside Allure

★★★★½

Pleasure ♀, Passion ♀, Balance ♀

Time: 22:59, Date: 2013

See the Eternal Passion 1 review for more information.

Jenna Ross (25yo) and Xander Corvus (25yo): A Delicate Dance

★★★½☆

Pleasure ✓, Passion ✓, Balance ♀

Time: 26:23, Date: 2013

See the Sensual Moments 1 review for more information.

Jillian Janson (19yo) and Danny Mountain (30yo): Young Love

★★★½☆

Pleasure ♀, Passion ✓, Balance ✓

Time: 26:02, Date: 2014

See the Pure Desire 1 review for more information.

Josie Jagger (20yo) and Danny Mountain (31yo): Teach Me

★★★★☆

Pleasure ♀, Passion ✓, Balance ✓

Time: 25:06, Date: 2015

See the Coming Of Age review for more information.

Keisha Grey (20yo) and James Deen (28yo): A Lesson In Love

★★★★★

Pleasure ♀, Passion ♀, Balance ♀

Time: 27:17, Date: 2014

Features: 69, Spanking

See the Love Stories 2 review for more information.

Kimber Day (21yo) and Logan Pierce (23yo): The Moment I Knew

★★★★☆

Pleasure ✓, Passion ♀, Balance ✓

Time: 22:50, Date: 2014

Features: Footjob

See the Love Stories 1 review for more information.

Lia Lor (23yo) and Giovanni Francisco: Just the Way You Are

★★★★½

Pleasure ✓, Passion ♀, Balance ♀

Time: 19:25, Date: 2013

See the Art of Romance 1 review for more information.

Lily Love (23yo) and Seth Gamble: Fantasy Girl

★★★★☆

Pleasure ✓, Passion ♀, Balance ✓

Time: 24:22, Date: 2014

See the Art of Romance 2 review for more information.

Lily Love (23yo) and Tyler Nixon (27yo): Serenity

★★★★☆

Pleasure ♀, Passion ♀, Balance ✓

Time: 31:27, Date: 2014

See the Pure Desire 1 review for more information.

Maddy O'Reilly (23yo) and Seth Gamble: Breakfast in Bed

★★★★★

Pleasure ♀, Passion ♀, Balance ♀

Time: 23:10, Date: 2013

See the Eternal Passion 2 review for more information.

Maddy O'Reilly (24yo) and Tyler Nixon (27yo): Forever In a Day

★★★★★

Pleasure ♀, Passion ♀, Balance ♀

Time: 27:07, Date: 2014

Features: Cunnilingus Orgasm

See the Love Stories 1 review for more information.

Marley Brinx (21yo) and James Deen (29yo): Educating Marley

U☆N☆R

Time: 31:13, Date: 2015

See the Coming Of Age review for more information.

Mia Malkova (21yo) and Danny Mountain (29yo): Lost In the Clouds

★★★½☆

Pleasure ✓, Passion ✓, Balance ♀

Time: 28:35, Date: 2013

See the Eternal Passion 1 review for more information.

Mia Malkova (21yo) and Seth Gamble: Message In a Bottle

★★★★★

Pleasure ♀, Passion ♀, Balance ♀

Time: 23:32, Date: 2013

See the Art of Romance 1 review for more information.

Piper Perri (20yo) and Logan Pierce (24yo): Forever Young

★★★½☆

Pleasure ✓, Passion ✓, Balance ✓

Time: 33:39, Date: 2015

See the Coming Of Age review for more information.

Presley Hart (26yo) and James Deen (28yo): A Lonely Heart

★★★★★

Pleasure ♀, Passion ♀, Balance ♀

Time: 24:58, Date: 2014

Features: Cunnilingus Orgasm, Mutual Masturbation

See the Love Stories 1 review for more information.

Riley Reid (23yo) and Michael Vegas: Love From Above

★★★★☆

Pleasure ♀, Passion ♀, Balance ✓

Time: 26:35, Date: 2014

See the Love Stories 2 review for more information.

Teal Conrad (20yo) and Ryan Driller (31yo): Through the Looking Glass

★★★★☆

Pleasure ✓, Passion ✓, Balance ♀

Time: 26:15, Date: 2013

Features: Cunnilingus Orgasm

See the Sensual Moments 1 review for more information.

Valentina Nappi (24yo) and Danny Mountain (30yo): An Early Embrace

★★★★½

Pleasure ♀, Passion ♀, Balance ♀

Time: 28:03, Date: 2014

See the Sensual Moments 2 review for more information.

Veronica Radke (21yo) and Seth Gamble: As the Sun Falls

★★★★☆

Pleasure ♀, Passion ✓, Balance ✓

Time: 23:14, Date: 2014

See the Pure Desire 1 review for more information.

Lesbian

Aidra Fox (19yo) and Cassie Laine (22yo): Solace of the Heart

★★★★★

Pleasure ♀, Passion ♀

Time: 22:19, Date: 2014

Features: Cunnilingus Orgasm

See the Love Stories 2 review for more information.

Solo Female

Adriana Chechik (21yo): When I Am Alone

★★★★☆

Pleasure ♀, Passion ✓

Time: 10:34, Date: 2013

Female Orgasm: Yes

Adriana masturbates in the bathtub, using the waterfall method. We find that really hot, but she looks at the camera several times, which ruins it a bit for us.

Threesomes and Moresomes

Holly Michaels (24yo), Jillian Janson (19yo), and James Deen (28yo): A Sensuous Trinity

★★★½☆

Pleasure ♀, Passion ✓, Balance ✓

Time: 38:57, Date: 2014

Features: 69, Analingus, Tribadism

See the Art of Romance 2 review for more information.