Telekom’s porn video on demand portal: Erotic-Lounge.com
Telekom also wants to get a big slice of the „video on demand“ pie. In conjunction with the T‑Online portal, the „pink giant“ has launched the video-on-demand (VoD) portal Erotic-lounge.com especially for the erotic sector, in addition to GamesLoad, VideoLoad and MusicLoad.
The online porn library currently contains over 7,000 erotic films that can be viewed as a stream for 24 hours, and some can even be downloaded to the user’s own hard drive.
Just like bluvista.tv, erotic-lounge.de has received various awards: „Best Soft VoD Site 2008, 2009, 2010“, „Best VoD Offer National 2010, 2011“, „Best HD Offer international 2010“, „Best Erotic Blog 2010“ and the „VENUS Award 2011 for the best VoD site in Germany“. Our test (from the point of view of the active porn consumer) will show who really is the best and whether the certifications were not evaluated somewhat one-sidedly!
Unfortunately, this test report has become a bit longer compared to other VoD reviews – But there is more to tell about Erotic-Lounge.com.Visit Erotic-Lounge.com
Opinion about the preview area of Erotic-Lounge.com
The preview area of Erotic-lounge.com gives the porn-interested a relatively good insight, what awaits him on the website. The emphasis is on „relatively“, because the project is absolutely „watertight“ from a youth protection point of view. At first, one only finds softcore movies.
In the left menu, the visitor finds several boxes that give an impression of what the FSK18 area might look like. There are movies for rent and for purchase listed, one can filter by actors, video labels (producers) and view other softcore offerings.
Advertising is spread throughout the site in moderation. Beate Uhse, Praline, Coupe‘, Livecams, LiveStripCams, Playboy and numerous other partners are among the advertisers.
You can feel that the makers of Erotic Lounge really make an effort to put together interesting content. However, no normal man is satisfied with the FSK16 crap and you inevitably click on the FSK18 links. Mercilessly, you get the horribly designed NetGate parental control login page.
So, if you want to watch harder pornography, you can’t avoid registering with Erotic Lounge and Telekom- NetGate- AVS (age verification system).
Rating of the porn sites registration
Registering Erotic-lounge.com is like an exciting, nerve-racking adventure: after each step, you don’t know what’s coming next and you’re constantly surprised with new restrictions. You hop around among the wildest pop-up windows and designs, continually hoping that you will get through the authorization procedure as quickly as possible without any errors.
But here are the individual facts
Fresh and motivated, you click on the button „Registration“ in the right menu. One lands in a NOCH clear input form, in which one enters its email address, passwords and contact data. A gray security code graphic with really badly readable letters is the first hurdle. Step three is clicking a verification link in the welcome email
After authorization, things really get started!
A message appears „You have logged in for the first time. From now on you can purchase offers without age verification in Erotik-Lounge“. How, where, what – I’m not even logged in yet? Well, a „Next“ button reveals that you can probably see FSK18 content after a parental control check
In step 5 you have to log in with your access data. Now you land again on the Erotic-Lounge.de page and are greeted with a box that the registration was successful. But it says in the box „Want more? Access to the adult area 18+ conveniently via E‑PIN. Apply now!“. No idea what an E‑PIN is, but you click on the button „E‑PIN BEANTRAGEN“.
Step 7: Oops, another page! You have the choice between „Apply for adult PIN“ and „Watch a free movie“. You don’t even know where to click anymore because of all the advertising!!! Erotic Lounge Blog? Halloween Special? Facebook, Netgate? Erotic Lounge on TV, payment methods? HOW, WHERE WHAT?!?! So slowly the desire to shimmy further through it fades!
Ok, step 8: Let’s click on „REGISTER NOW FOR FREE“. YUCK! A white telecom page opens. It says something about „NetGate parental control system“ (Never heard of it).
Again 5 links! –
aah at the very bottom right the button „Zur Anmeldung“!!!
Step 10: You have to enter all your data into a form field. In addition, an e‑mail address and cell phone number (prepaid cell phones do not work). And again links, links, links.
Then the cell phone beeps! Aaah, a PIN came by SMS. This must be entered in a form in the next step.
Step 12: WHAT IS THAT? Do you want to check your eligibility via SCHUFA? Excuse me? What does a porn site have to do with my SCHUFA file!!!? As an alternative, you can choose the PostIdent procedure: No better! Who wants to traipse to the post office and have an embarrassing identity card check carried out?
OK, then the SCHUFA! Gritting one’s teeth, one clicks on „continue“.
Now you have to read a SCHUFA-Lexus again and confirm everything with a consent checkmark.
Step 14: ZACK- An empty page. Nothing happens. You can’t read anything. You can’t click anything. One looks stunned at the screen! Intuitively you try to save what can be saved and courageously click on the link „Jugendschutz NETGATE“ in the left menu.
Oh, something happens there! It says: „Your Netgate registration is currently being processed. The settings for Netgate are therefore not yet available in the customer center. Thank you for your understanding .“ HÄÄÄ-What’s going on?!
You are finally fed up and check your e‑mail inbox to be on the safe side. But you find nothing there
Well, now you just have to wait. A few hours later, a new attempt. Now it says:„Protection of minors has a special priority at Deutsche Telekom AG. -Please enter your four-digit PIN“. Underneath it says „Adult PIN:“ and „Security code:“ as well as “ Please enter the security code we sent you by text message here.“
WHAT DO THEY WANT?!?!? The click on the link youth protection at Deutsche Telekom vaguely suggests what you have to do now! You have to wait a few days and get an „adult PIN“ from the Telekom by mail(registered mail! ). Every time this form is called up, the cell phone beeps and a cell phone PIN is sent via SMS for the current session. Cell phone PIN and adult PIN must be entered each time the user logs in to the 18+ area of Erotic-lounge.com.
It doesn’t get any more complicated!
We summarize again:
1. register at Erotic-Lounge.de
2. click email link
3. enter cell phone PIN
4. one is now activated as a softcore-FSK16-User
5. bantragen so-called E‑PIN via the youth protection system NetGATE
6. You have the choice between SCHUFA- or PostIdent-Identifizierung
7. By letter post (registered mail) an „adult PIN“ is delivered
8. With each Netgate login a SMS is delivered, which one must enter together with the adult PIN into a form.
Test – Review Member Area
Once you have made it through the absolutely disastrous registration process, you are finally allowed to enter the 18+ area of the Erotic Lounge. To do this, you log into the FSK-16 area and click on „Direct Login 18+“ in the right-hand menu.
A white Telekom page opens with a login form of the Telekom-owned youth protection system NETGATE. At the same time, the cell phone buzzes in your pocket and delivers an SMS with a PIN code for this session. The PIN from the Telekom letter and the SMS PIN are entered into the form. You are then redirected to the familiar black layout, but now in the FSK18 version.
The „member area for big boys“ looks only slightly different from the FSK16 area. In the left menu, you will find various search and filter functions, as well as an extensive category list (genres), which covers almost all sexual inclinations. Unfortunately, most categories consist of English terms, with which porn novices or people with no or school English knowledge will have problems (eg: Blowjobs, Bukkake, Creampie, M.I.LF.).
The erotic movie detail pages are quite clear. They usually have descriptions in German, a porn model / actor list and information on film language, country and year of release. The front and back pages of the video covers can be viewed. The transparent display of the costs is pleasant, although it should be mentioned that the Erotic Lounge is not quite cheap. Movies can only be „borrowed“ as a 24-hour stream – with a lot of luck, there is also a download movie that may be saved as a WMV file on the hard drive. Preview movies (trailers) are unfortunately not offered.
Once you have selected one or more films to watch, a shopping cart overview is displayed after each purchase. This page leads to the selection of payment options. You can pay at Erotic Lounge by credit card, ClickandBuy, gift card (voucher), online transfer or cell phone pay.
You can then list your purchased movies in the box „My Erotic Lounge“ via the menu item „Purchased / Borrowed Movies“. Depending on the payment method, the movies are clickable and open a Flash player with the movie in a pop-up window. The flash player runs very comfortable. You can fast forward and rewind and enlarge the stream to full screen in XXL view. The resolution and colors are clear and suitable for beamer and TV.
Unfortunately, the login runs over a so-called session, which expires after about half an hour. So if you watch a porn movie and then click on a link to Erotic-Lounge.de you will be mercilessly kicked out, see the white login window and your cell phone will jingle with a new SMS. Gaaanz „class“!!!
In principle, Telekom meets almost all the requirements of a German-speaking VoD porn consumer with the VoD portal, but the absolutely peppery youth protection gangsterism gets on one’s nerves quite violently.
It is great that mainly German porn models but also occasionally international erotic stars appear in the videos. Among others: Tyra Misoux, Vivian Schmitt, Annette Schwarz, Annina Ucatis, Briana Banks, Ashlynn Brooke, Aurora Snow, Carmen Luvana, Evan Stone, Eve Lawrence, Jana Bach, Janine Lindenmulder, Jesse Jane, Jessica Drake, Katie Morgan, Lena Nitro, Leonie Saint, Lexie Marie, Mandy Bright, Gina Wild, Melissa Lauren, Monique Alexande, Savanna Samson, Sunny Leone,Tatjana Gsell, Tera Patrick and many more.
Opinions about page layout & design
The layout of Erotic-lounge.com sticks to the left side of the monitor, which is a bit annoying if you have a large monitor
Even if the black design is a matter of taste, the portal looks rather boring and unimaginative in our opinion. We would have expected a bit more creativity from the telecommunications company!
After a good hour, you get used to the entire link structure – but you get lost quite often, due to all the advertising.
Experiences with the subscription cancellation
To cancel the Erotic-lounge.com and all related services and subscriptions, you have to log into the Telekom Customer Center. There is a clear listing of services and also a link „Unsubscribe from Erotic Lounge“. This function is very commendable and saves annoying hotline calls and letters.
If you pay attention and don’t sign up for a subscription, you can keep your Erotic Lounge and Netgate account running with a clear conscience, since the access data also works for the Telekom projects VideoLoad, MusicLoad and GamesLoad.
Review judgement & conclusion of the Erotic-Lounge.com test report
On Erotic-Lounge.com, the youth protection check has been taken to the extreme at the expense of user-friendliness!
What the Telekom expects from the interested new customer of Erotic-lounge.com at the registration is a shrill madness! A whole 15 steps, SMS PINs for each login, a registered letter and a SCHUFA query (or a PostIdent procedure) are required to finally get unrestricted access to the FSK18 area
The other presentation and also the prices are slightly below our expectations. There are VoD portals that have fulfilled the same task in a far nicer, more transparent, cheaper and more user-friendly way in a direct comparison.
Of great advantage are the German models and porn video labels as well as the German-language texts.Visit Erotic-Lounge.com
|Country of operator:|
|Cost:||Billing per film|
|Clips: 2,99 € / 24 hrs.|
|Long films: 5,99 € / 24 hrs.|
|Club-ABO 15,99 €|
|Test / Demo – Access:||yes|
|Payment methods:||Credit card, direct debit, ClickandBuy|
|Parental control filter:||yes|
|Photos / Images:|
|Quantity:||0 porn images|
|Image Gallery Control:||-|
|Count:||7,300 porn movies|
|Ø Resolution:||normal TV resolution up to HD|
|Ø Length:||60 minutes|
|Ø DL speed:||800 kB/sec|
|DRM copy protection:||no|
Test report summary for Erotic-Lounge.com
Image quality – 150%
Video quality – 100%
Sound quality – 100%
Exclusivity – 150%
Models – 100%
Authentic emotions – 150%
Variety – 100%
Extraordinary – 83%
Content quantity – 50%
Fairness – 50%
Promises / Reality – 100%
Sexual stimulation – 100%
Design – 50%
Navigation – 67%
Preview area (Tour pages) – 67%
Updates – 83%
Loading speed – 100%
Costs – 67%
Price-performance ratio – 50%
Payment – 67%
Price transparency – 83%
Advertising / Spam – 67%
Subscription cancellation – 100%
Overall impression – 50%
User Review( vote)
- Telekom is a reputable biller
- Porn movies are available in HD
- German language
- German sex models & video labels
- FSK16- area for testing
- Absolutely excessive age check
- Intransparent contract conclusion
- At every login: cell phone SMS pin
- Almost only rental videos for 24 hrs
- A lot of advertising
Hi. I was a member of erotic lounge a few months ago because I had created a Gamesload account for myself. I agree with you: the Telekom youth protection could also be called a ‚spawn of German thoroughness‘! I was fed up and switched to another VoD service.