Kink.com is the top-level site of the Kink network, a pre-eminent network of BDSM and related fetish content sites. Originally founded in New York in 1997, by 1998 the operations moved to the San Francisco area, where they have been headquartered ever since. For many years they shot and were based out of the San Francisco Armory, an iconic building that features heavily in their site branding and appears before the majority of their videos made between 2006 and 2017.
Kink features a wide variety of content catering to many different fetishes and, well, kinks, obviously. They have several dozen sites active, and more that have been retired (including some that are no longer accessible). Their sites can be viewed with content geared toward straight or gay audiences, or one can view everything at once. This article is primarily about the straight/heterosexual/lesbian/transsexual offerings.
They sit comfortably in the top 5,000 sites globally by traffic, despite being 21 years old, and continue to add new sites, features, and offerings to their network on a regular basis, with the most recent being KinkVR, currently in beta, which unsurprisingly features VR device-compatible porn videos within the overall Kink genres.
Kink offers a wide variety of BDSM and fetish content on their site. In addition to themed videos from each of their network sites (a full listing of which is provided below), they offer workshops in the San Francisco area, newsletters about BDSM and fetish topics, live shows, behind-the-scenes content, BDSM resources and education, and an online store offering fetish gear as well as company swag.
The sites are primarily video sites, and almost all content is HD (except for that which was filmed in the very early years of the network). Updates occur regularly to most of the active sites, with upwards of 70 updates across the network per month. Video run time differs, but on average is between 20 minutes to an hour. At present, across the entire network (hetero and gay content), there are over 14,000 scenes categorized into 70+ channels and hundreds of categories. They also have licensed content channels from other BDSM studios and sites, accessible via the Kink.com site or network.
The hetero/lesbian/transsexual sites on the network include:
The categories are many and varied, and while all naturally flow from the site themes detailed above, a surprisingly diverse range of categories are covered. Some of the top categories include bondage, anal, BDSM, domination, double anal, double penetration, feet, femdom, gangbang, humiliation, lesbian, latex, pain, pegging, public, roleplay, slave, squirting, strapon, submission, transsexual, threesome, and wrestling, to name just a few. In total more than 300 categories/keywords are used for the videos on the network.
Videos can be browsed by originating site/channel, by featured models, by newest releases, or by keyword/tag, or searched for directly. In addition, many of the channels have their own dedicated sites that are fully accessible (though all content from the entire network is available through Kink.com).
As a reminder, this review is only focusing on the straight/hetero/lesbian/transsexual content of the site, and this list will obviously differ from the gay/solo male content covered in our separate review.
Not all major pornstarts are into BDSM, bondage, kink, fetish, and the rougher stuff that is portrayed on Kink.com network sites. However, a surprisingly large number have appeared at various times on the site, so there’s plenty of star power. In addition, many lesser-known girls have appeared on one or more of the network sites, ranging from girl-next-door types to surely-they-must-be-models types, so there’s sure to be something for everyone. At present, the model catalog lists over 2,000 female models and nearly 150 transsexual models on the site.
Some of the larger name starts who have graced Kink.com network sites include Aiden Starr, Zoey Monroe, Casey Calvert, India Summer, Sasha Grey, Brandi Love, Natasha Nice, Chanel Preston, Julia Ann, Cadence Lux, Karlee Grey, Dana DeArmond, Dani Daniels, and many, many more.
Kink.com is the top-level site in the network, and membership provides full access to all other sites as well, in addition to content from some third-party studios and channels. As detailed above, the “straight” content listings alone feature something like two dozen sites, and a large portion of the 70+ content channels (sites plus third-party studio content) on the network.
Kink is an independent network and studio, unlike many that are online today
While you are free to browse the model library, studio information, site/channels, and watch previews of the videos on the network, to access the full videos and other content, a subscription is required. This allows access to all 70+ content channels, sites, and other features (though the KinkLive service, like most cam sites, requires separate purchases for tokens/credits and private shows).
Payment for subscription plans can be made via major credit card, or for European customers, via Eurodebit from a bank account in any SEPA country.
We do the math so you don’t have to! Below you can find a comparison of the different subscription plans available and our recommendations.
|Period||Cost||Auto Renewal||Net Annual Cost||Net Monthly Cost|
|6 months||$59.95||$59.95/6 months||$119.90/year||$9.99/month|
Porn Explosion Advice: Kink.com subscription prices are some of the most competitive around. While we recommend the 1 year option if you know you like their content, as it is the cheapest option, all three of the options are very reasonable and offer a huge quantity of high-quality content.
For quality BDSM and fetish content, there is no place better online today than Kink.com. If you are remotely into bondage, domination, submission, pain, torture, fucking machines, ass worship, electricity, or any of the other fetishes highlighted on their sites, you owe it to yourself to check them out. And if you’re new to the world of alternative sexual practices, don’t be scared – part of Kink’s mission is to demystify and educate on BDSM and fetish sex, and how much fun and joy they can provide. Don’t be turned off by a little bondage or torture or electricity – you might just find it puts the spark back in your sex life!
|Number of Videos||14,000+|
|HD Videos||Yes||Number of Sites on Network||30+||Picture Sets||Yes||Mobile Friendly||Yes|