Today we're reviewing Licensed to Lick. This is a lesbian site, and it's presented by Catalina Cruz, who not coincidentally is in many of the episodes. The site tour has a nice-sized trailer; the only actual claims it makes are that it has pictures, high-quality videos, live cams, and full access to CatalinaCruz.com as well. If one has to be licensed to lick, it seems like there's a lot of violators out there - or maybe it's the sexual equivalent of the driver’s license they give out after riding the bumper cars.
The members are is very... magenta. It's actually quite simple and organized, but it takes a moment to get past the colors. The navigation links are found just under the header, but it takes an extra beat to see them because they're a different shade of magenta and they fade into the other colors - it's not that they're hard to find, it's just easy to not notice them among a sea of reddish purple. There's not much text or personality, but it doesn't entirely feel lacking here either. There are no ads in the site.
There isn't much pretense here, mainly it seems to be Catalina Cruz and other porn actresses proving their girl-on-girl worth with lesbian sex. No story, no acting really, just a quick chat, and then getting it on with tongues and fingers - no toys here - and finally the approval of a job well done. The site stays on theme very well. The models here are all fairly attractive porn girls in their 20s and 30s, and they aren't trying to fake us out pretending these are someone besides these fairly known porn models - it does mean many of the models have breast implants. The videos run about 12 to 20 minutes a piece.
There are 15 videos on this site right now. Updates have been very sporadic, in the last 5 months there have been just 5 updates, none of which were in May and July, yet there were 3 updates 2 weeks ago at the time this was written (late August), and updates were more regular before April.
Videos are offered in WMV and QuickTime MOV formats, though only the WMVs can be played in the browser, the MOVs have to be downloaded. The largest videos are 720x396; the WMVs have a bitrate of 1228 kbps. There are smaller versions of each available. Playback is smooth and there's no DRM to worry about.
The videos are very nice quality. The camerawork is generally quite decent, the lighting and clarity are solid, and the shot composition is spot-on moving from medium to close-up shots. These videos can easily go fullscreen without looking the worse for wear. Audio is decent but sometimes turned down a bit, still it picks up well, there's no music though.
Each episode also has a photo gallery for a total of 15 photo sets. Currently, 12 of the galleries are separately-shot still photographs while 3 of them are video captures. Still galleries have around 60 to 90 pics each, the photos are about 853x1280 and 200-400kb. The photos are professional quality, great lighting and clarity; each of these galleries also has a low-resolution version. Vidcap sets have around 80 to 115 pics each, the images are 853x480 and about 70kb each. The vidcaps are decent enough, a little interlaced though. Both types of galleries have zip files to download the entire sets at once.
Bonus content is access to Catalina Cruz's official site, including over a hundred videos, a couple hundred photo sets, and access to its own 4 bonus video feed sites. There's also Catalina Cruz's live cam and live cam archive videos, there's over 75 of these - some are hardcore - and a bunch run like an hour. And there's the almost-prerequisite cam site access links which are somewhere between bonus and advertising.
The chief negative I can really think of is a bit of a biggie, there's not enough episodes because they don't update that often. The only other thing is the small handful of vidcap galleries - the other pic sets are great, so even if these are alright vidcaps, it's just not as good.
Licensed to Lick is an easy to use site that sticks hard to its theme - girl on girl sex with no toys. The site doesn't update all that frequently so there's not that many movies, but the videos are large and look quite good, most of the photo sets are very nice, and the bonus content is only 1 site but it ties in well to this one and has plenty more content. Bottom line, Licensed to Lick is good at what it does and is worth checking out, but is light on episodes and not to good at updating so be forewarned.