Amateur porn battle: FTV Girls vs. Cosmid.net

Amateur porn may be one of the hotter niches in porn right now. We love girls that are “real”, and professional porn may be veering in the direction of repetitive. The amateur category also seems to produce some of the best porn sites today. I will compare two of those amateur sites: FTV Girls and Cosmid.net.

Depending on who you ask, FTV Girls has long reigned as the best of the bunch. But Cosmid is taking a similar approach to amateur porn while adding its own twist by featuring women of diverse looks. This make both sites interesting to compare as they try to offer analogous concepts with different philosophies.

The Girls

It’s really a question of do you like diversity or do you like the feeling of seeing the same girl over, and over, and over again. While “Girl” may be in the name, the girls of FTV Girls are very interchangeable. It’s weird because that is usually a downside to European porn sites. I wouldn’t expect it from an American-based amateur site.

The list of differences between the girls on FTV Girls is so small, I’ll actually go ahead and write them out in one sentence. The diversity of the model selection is based on how busty they are, how sporty they are, their height, their hair color, and their level of whiteness (with a range of pale to mixed-descent not involving African). I don’t want to be the “all [insert race] people look the same”, but seriously (but not really), these white girls all look the same.

Which is fine. FTV Girls is an amazing and successful site, so what it’s doing clearly works for it and its audience. It has zero obligation to include more women of color or present different body types. The site has its type, it sticks with that type, and that works.

But if I’m choosing between a collection of girls with few differences between them (like the WWE Divas circa 2009) or a collection of girls with a little something for everyone’s taste, I’m choosing the latter. Cosmid is the latter.

I typically like girls on the thicker side, and only Cosmid offers that. And please understand, I’m not just siding with Cosmid simply because it features my type. I’m siding with Cosmid because it at least extends a branch to people with different preferences. No matter what we like to see, Cosmid probably has a girl for us. We can all have our own slice of the cake.


cosmid
From thick to petite, from big butts to small boobs, Cosmid offers a wide variety of girls and body types.

Interface/Navigation

Once we have determined what we like at FTV Girls, finding exactly what we’re looking for becomes a challenge. That challenge is rooted in FTV Girls’ philosophy on what its videos are really about: the action is what’s important, and the models are secondary.

This is evident in the way the site uses tags. The tags serve as descriptions of the scenes, not the girls involved in them. There are a couple of icons to let us know if a girl is busty or sporty, but there is nothing else to help us determine if a girl fits our preferences (which makes sense considering they all come in similar shapes and sizes). We’ll have an easier time finding the scene with a large toy, extreme closeups, or “milky orgasms”.

Even when it tries to do a section based on a girl’s physical attributes, its manages to get things wrong. An example of this is a collection of photos showcasing the site’s “best butts”. The idea of what is best is totally subjective. I checked out the collection and pressed the “back” button in under 10 seconds.

Cosmid doesn’t tell us which girls have the best butt. It will tell us which girls have a big butt or a small butt. Cosmid uses its tags to describe both the girl and their photos/videos. Granted, the descriptions for the content aren’t that helpful because it only speaks on what the girls are wearing (which says volumes about Cosmid’s lack of content variety, which I’ll get into next). But being able to find exactly the girl we like with ease is awesome.

We can search for girls based on their ages, body types, hair color, the type of modelling they do, butt size, and boob size. Being an assman myself, the fact it makes the distinction between a “large” ass and a “badonka-dunk” is fabulous. The site is all about the girls, and it shows in its navigation. Finding exactly what we want as opposed to scrolling through a shitload of updates is more efficient.


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Content Variety

FTV Girls has Cosmid beat by a mile in this category. Considering FTV Girls focuses more on content and not on the models, that its videos offer a variety of action isn’t a surprise. When each model gets roughly 9-12 different clips in one update, we’ll be sure to see a little bit everything and have a handful of clips that match our sensitivities.

Every Cosmid video is similar: girl talks, girl undresses, girl shakes a bit, and then we all go home. It’s sexy, but it’s not compelling to watch. Once we’ve seen one video from a girl, we’ve seen them all.

Content Quality

It’s all about the video quality. Since I would call their photo quality a draw, the clear and higher resolution videos that FTV Girls offers make it the clear winner. Unfortunately, 720p no longer cuts it for porn featuring amateur girls.

Update Frequency

This is tricky. On the surface, FTV Girls makes an update once a week while Cosmid does once a day. But what we have to keep in mind is that one update on FTV Girls involves 3-4 picture galleries and anywhere around 10 video clips. We would probably need a week to get through one update.

At the same time, that is still a bunch of content for just one girl. If we happen to not be into the girl, that’s a waste. But having an update everyday, Cosmid is bound to give us at least one thing we’ll like.

Consensus: Roll with Cosmid …

Unless you just really like your girls athletic and white. Which isn’t a bad thing, mind you. We like what we like, and porn exists for the very reason of feeding our hunger. In many respects, determining which site is better is really a question of what your type is. But for just $20 and the chance to look at a variety of different girls, Cosmid is my choice.


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