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Restrained Elegance Review

Reviewed: 2008-02-13
Quick site rank and complete review of Restrained Elegance | Categories: Fetish, Softcore

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Our Rating: 86/100

Quality of Content: 20/25

Purchase Value: 16/20

Leased/Own Content: 15/15

Update Frequency: 10/10

Content Variety: 10/10

Tour Promises/Reality: 3/5

Originality: 9/10

Navigation: 3/5

Images: yes

Live Shows / Chat: no

Streaming Video: yes

Downloadable Video: yes

User Rating For RestrainedElegance

User Rating: 56/100 - based on 530 votes.

Price & Payment Options

1 Month


Standard price: $37.95 (30 days, recurring at $29.95 / 30 days)

1 Month


Standard price: $44.95 (30 days, non recurring)

3 Months


Standard price: $99.95 (90 days, non recurring)

1 Year


Standard price: $249.95 (365 days, non recurring)

Tour Promises promises the most beautiful girls in elegant barefoot bondage, 675 minutes of video, over 21,000 photos, two updates daily, near-DVD quality and a resident slavegirl named Ariel Anderssen.

My Opinion About RestrainedElegance

Being a big fan of bondage and creative erotica, I was immediately drawn to Restrained Elegance. It's hard not to love what the tour offers, and the thumbnails of video and photo scenes look dark and dreamy. It helps, at least in my opinion, that the site also promises storylines, slave training, and even tutorials.

One hundred percent exclusive is another thing that we're guaranteed as a RestrainedElegance member, but what else is hidden inside this promising fetish site? A clean design is one thing. Newest content isn't merely posted, but the site gives some good descriptions of all the new scenes. There's a keyword search to make life easy, and there's a page-top menu.

With two updates daily, you can only imagine how much content there is and how much you can look forward to, but there are a couple of bonuses. First, there is an active forum where you can respond to polls that control the type of content posted on the site, or you can chat with models and other members. Special features include art galleries with dozens of graphic novels, extra movies, and photosets relating to bondage. There's also a graphic novel serial, which I didn't expect, and anyone with an interest will love some of what's offered here.

There are 94 models listed alphabetically in the index. Some of the pages give bio details, but not all of them. I'd like to see more consistency in this aspect, but otherwise you can get a good look at each babe and easily find her photo and video sets. I don't use the word babe lightly, here. The majority of models may be amateur, but my God, are they gorgeous! The resident slave, Ariel, is certainly in the top list, and it's a pleasure to see her in such a diversity of scenarios. Other babes include Carri Lee and Lucy Zara, and while these three happen to be blondes, there are brunettes and even a fair share of flaming red-heads. While ethnicity wasn't the site's strong point, I did catch a glimpse of popular and distinct Asian fetish model, Kumi.

In the video index, you'll find 50 films. The photos weren't located in their own category, but as far as I could tell, there were at least 141 sets in the archive, but more were dispersed throughout the site, and all the films came with a set, as well. Certainly, there are enough of both, especially considering films are like featurettes. However, I did have a bone to pick with navigating the galleries, and felt it could have gone a lot smoother.

Since there were more photos than films, and since the site included photography tutorials, I thought it best to start with them. One thing that stood out as I looked at the galleries, was the different themes and locations. There are studio, indoor and outdoor locations, domestic settings and dungeons. Scenes were typically well lit, but I much preferred when the photographer got moody with higher contrasts of dark and light. The bondage, especially ropes, is excitingly documented in crystal-clear 1280x853 images. There are zip files for all the sets, and the average set contains around 80 pictures. The only thing I wasn't keen on was having to back-click to return to the thumbnail gallery.

Some films were divided into parts and others were complete. The parts seemed to be about five minutes, and longer movies averaged at around 17 minutes. Creativity is certainly a big aspect of the videos. Each film is titled, dated, and provides a link to each of the participating model's page. I didn't enjoy having to search for the various parts of the videos, and think the site would do better just to list all the parts in one episode link. I decided to kick-start my experience with a movie called Belle's Last Stand, and mainly because the film featured femdom Chanta Rose. Streams and downloads are available, and you get the option of 1080Kbps 720x540 WMV or 1060Kbps 720x540 RM formats. Stories are brief but solid, and scenes are played out well, although in some films the acting can seem a bit forced. Still, damsels-in-distress themes, like in New Accountant, are hot.

Final Verdict

Hardcore isn't prevalent on this site, and I can see why. Restrained Elegance is geared toward those of you into the art and eroticism of bondage, and they do it well. Elaborate storylines add a lot to the steamy sexiness of the restrained damsels, the quality could be better, but there's a lot for bondage enthusiasts to get off on here, and the babes and scenarios definitely make it well worth a visit.

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2007-09-27Adult Reviews75

Average score on other review sites : 80/100

User Comments

2013 Jun 11, 03:12, Australia
I looked through the lexicon and was not all that impressed by the number of spelling errors, language syntax errors and the point in particular that many times the descriptor was on one page but the associated images were not visible until you scrolled down. It meant, that to review several of the positions in context, you needed to scroll back and forth. Ariel, I agree is simply sumptous.
I have commented to their web server on the spelling and language issues (I don't care whether you consider the Americanised spelling or the 'true' British spelling as they were not correct in neither dictionary) but have gone else where as a dissappointed elder gentleman (or maybe no so at times!)
Tertiary trained 'older' gentleman (well most of the time I act like a gentleman anyway)

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