The Best Vintage Porn Sites: A Complete Guide

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Want to know where you can find the best vintage porn?

Porn in the modern age offers an abundance of viewing pleasure with a choice of everything from softcore to hardcore, role-play and fantasy to parody porn, tentacle porn and Hentai to MILFs, cougars and teens porn ; if you can think of a theme, costume, position or fetish then there is no doubt some porn content out there to suit. Much of this material is shot in HD and even amateur footage is usually of a high quality. But spare a thought for our fathers and grandfathers who had much less choice and a far harder job getting access to recorded porn. Yes, we are talking about vintage porn, classic adult movies and retro dirty movies.

In this feature guide, we take a look at the best vintage porn sites on the web, from retro porn of the 1970s and 1980s through to ‘antique’ vintage porn of the 1920s and earlier.

Vintage Porn: A Definition

First of all, what do we mean by ‘vintage’ porn? Speak to someone in their 40s or 50s and vintage porn is anything in black and white, whilst retro porn will take them back to their teens and cover the 1970s and 1980s. However, anyone under the age of 30 would, no doubt, classify the 70s as vintage and think of adult movies from the 1990s as being ‘retro’.

We’ve decided to loosely classify vintage porn into three categories:

  • Antique Vintage Porn
  • Classic Vintage Porn
  • Retro Vintage Porn

Antique Vintage Porn

By antique vintage porn we mean adult movies that were made pre-1960 and can refer to black and white flicks as well as color. Adult films made during this period were not intended to be shown in a home-movie setting as the home video player wasn’t a common appliance until the 1970s.

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Drawing from The Autobiography of a Flea, published in 1887. Image via Wikipedia.

These films would have been produced for projection screens with the main markets being adult cinemas. Though intended for larger audiences some still had quite hardcore content but most were far softer than you would find in modern porno films.

By comparison, nudity is also kept to a minimum and often there are no explicit shots of genitalia just the odd breast, nipple, ass and sometimes cock and pussy.

Of a low quality often with poor sound (some with no sound), these porno flicks are a reminder that, even in days gone by (and you can find antique vintage porn over 100 years old), there has always been an appetite for erotic material.

Classic Vintage Porn

Often referred to as the ‘golden age of porn’, this period covers the revolution of porn production when adult movies really began to shine. With ownership of VHS players on the rise, porn aficionados could readily access adult content in their own home and this fact helped pushed porn production rates through the roof.

Made during the 1970s and 1980s, classic vintage porn comes from across Europe and the USA (specifically from California) and is often the stereotype of porn we imagine….the music, the lighting, the muffled grunts and plenty of pubic hair….and chest hair (the men, not the women).

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Late 70’s/early 80’s porn star Seka. Image via Wikimedia.

A lot of classic vintage porn is heavily plot based and a full length feature film of over an hour will likely only have four or five sex scenes.

They can be softcore or hardcore and, depending on where they were produced, can also include some very risqué and taboo scenes. Notably some of the European studios were producing highly explicit content during this period.

The male performers are less ‘buff’ or ‘ripped’ than you might find in contemporary porn but the women are still busty, leggy and good-looking but also mainly ‘natural’.

Retro Vintage Porn

Referring to adult movies made during  the late 1980s to 1990s when porn production was in its prime, retro vintage porn is starting to get of a much higher quality and, in hard format, is available on DVD as well as VHS.

In this period, we can see a much more varied output of porn titles with less of a reliance on plot and more hardcore scenes being the norm. In general mainstream, the men are getting less hairy but more muscled and there is an increased number of women who have had breast augmentation (this is particularly true in porno films shot in Los Angeles).

There is more humor in adult movies made during this time and the porn parody really starts to come into its own as adult film directors pay homage to their favorite movie scripts by dedicating whole pornos to them.

For the purposes of our feature guide, anything made after 1999 is most definitely modern porn….sorry, guys. Like a good bottle of wine, leave those millennium porn flicks on the shelf and let them age a while longer.

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Movie poster from the classic vintage porn movie Deep Throat (1972) starring Linda Lovelace and Harry Reems. Image via Wikimedia.

Vintage Porn Viewing Stats

According to the popular porn tube hosting site, Pornhub, classic vintage porn is enjoyed by men far more than by women. In fact, men are 35% more likely to be using their site to view vintage porn.

Men over 65 years of age are the prime audience and were 67% more likely to be watching adult movies tagged with the word ‘vintage’ than any other age group. By contrast, audiences in the 18-24 year old category were 58% less likely to be interested in viewing classic porn.

In their regularly updated porn viewing statistic reports, Pornhub also reported that:

  • Content from their Vintage category is viewed 139 seconds longer than the average clip. The take-home from this is that it is an older demographic of audience viewing this category who perhaps have more stamina?….or more patience? Or is it just that a younger audience are far more perfunctory with their porn viewing?
  • The 1980s were the most searched for era followed by retro vintage porn from the 1990s and then, in close third, was content from the golden age of 1970s porno flicks.
  • The most popular search term used in combination with the word ‘vintage’ to find content was ‘taboo’ and ‘retro’ plus country specific porn such as ‘German’, ‘Swedish’, ‘Italian’ and ‘French’.
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1980s porn star, Nina Hartley, at the 2010 AEE Show. Image via Wikimedia.

The most regularly searched for vintage pornstars are:

  • Nina Hartley
  • Kay Parker
  • Peter North
  • Blake Mitchell
  • Ron Jeremy
  • Ginger Lynn
  • Christy Canyon
  • Linda Lovelace
  • John Holmes
  • Juliet Anderson

Interestingly, vintage porn is more popular in European countries than in North America or across Asia with the countries most interested in this category being:

  • Belarus
  • Moldova
  • Germany
  • Ukraine
  • Austria
  • Croatia
  • Switzerland
  • Spain
  • Serbia
  • Poland

The USA and Canada didn’t even make the top twenty!

Best Vintage Porn Sites

So, without further ado, we give you our selection of the best vintage porn sites so you can judge for yourself if there is any truth to those statements that ‘they don’t make things like they used to….’

Bruce Seven Films

www.brucesevenfilms.com

Winner of the 2007 Adam Film World “Lifetime Achievement Award”, Bruce Seven was a porn director who worked in the 1980s primarily producing lesbian themed content as well shooting bondage features for Bizarre Video.

Seven went on to specialize in S&M, as well as fetish, films and went on to work with Evil Angel during the 1990s. He is probably best known for his directorial role on House of Dark Dreams as well as some of the Buttman and Buttwoman titles.

This premium vintage porn site gives you all of Bruce Seven’s movies in one place and you can follow his career over 100+ films. As well as downloadable DVD quality movies, you can also access high-reslution photos from the movies plus get access to 5 bonus sites (Ed Powers, Luke Hardy, 3 AM and Sexy Momma).

Though Bruce Seven died in 2000, his work lives on and proves his quality as a porno director worthy of a modern audience.

You can access the site on a variety of memberships including a 3-day trial for just $4.95 or take up a six-month deal which works out at just $15.83 per month.

Delta of Venus

www.deltaofvenus.com

This truly vintage repository of movies spans the early 1900s through to the 1970s and delivering some fantastic antique vintage porn as well as classic clips from the Golden Age of skin flicks.

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Image via Delta of Venus.

There are over 900 movies to watch and include everything from explicit retro sex to the teasing art of burlesque and Victorian smut. There’s even vintage erotica animation as well as erotic art and postcards.

Content is in the form of movies and photos plus articles, audio files, erotic literature and more. The collection is equally as diverse in origin and comes from both the USA and Europe as well as Asia. The scenes and content also cover everything from the rude to the lewd, the obscure to mainstream and everything in between including straight sex, BDSM and fine-art.

Access to the site is for members only and costs:

  • 1 month membership – $14.95
  • 3 month membership – $42.00
  • 6 month membership – $69.00
  • 1 year membership – $99.00

Delta of Venus is a real delight for anyone who enjoys true vintage porn and is a site for genuine connoisseurs only.

Herzog

www.herzogvideos.com

Known for being the home of ‘Heidi’ porn, Herzog was founded in 1979 and has produced over 250 titles, most of which were released in the 1980s and 1990s.

Image via Herzog Videos.

Once a big name in Europe, Herzog Videos are a German studio who were responsible for some classic ‘old school’ porn of a very niche genre from this period; Heidi porn.

Often shot outdoors with a backdrop that might be better to suited to The Sound of Music, the action is hardcore (sometimes hairy) and often featuring pigtails, lederhosen and Bavarian country girls.

The site is a celebration of these feature movies and offers subscribers the chance to go back in time to enjoy some classic vintage European porn.

You can get a membership to the site (along with bonus content from the Stiffia Network) for just $10.68 per month (annual membership) or $14.95 per month (30-days rebill). Payment can be made by credit or debit card, PayPal or using major brand gift cards such as Starbucks, Walmart and Target.

The company has been faithfully restoring their older titles to ensure the best quality is preserved and these porno films are well worth their second chance at a new lease of life.

Rodox

www.rodox.com

From Germany to Denmark, Rodox is a celebration of Danish pornography from the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s covering retro and classic vintage porn. All of the material on this site is in the form of photosets or photo stories taken from popular magazines such as:

  • Color Climax
  • Lesbian Love
  • Teenage Sex
  • Sex Bizarre
  • Blue Climax

Though not movies, the action is pretty hardcore and, in some cases, extremely explicit and ‘taboo’.

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Image via Rodox.

In total, there are 700+ stories and several thousand pictures; though not exclusive content, this is one of very few places online where you can access such a large archive of vintage Danish porn.

Rodox is part of the same network that brings you Retro Raw and Vintage Classic Porn (see below) so you get access to all three sites for the same price:

  • 1 Month Access: €19.95 per month (approx. $22.75)
  • 3 Months Access: €15.95 per month (approx. $18.20)
  • 12 Months Access: €7.95 per month (approx. $9.00)

The Classic Porn

www.theclassicporn.com

The Classic Porn has one of the largest archives of premium retro erotica available online with:

  • 8,300+ DVDs/Movies
  • 11,500+ photos
  • 8,000+ pornstars

The earliest content they have is from 1965 but you can find around 170+ movies from this decade with most of their titles being from the 1990s.

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Image via The Classic Porn.

It’s a great site in terms of filtering and search functions with all of the movies being well categorised and curated. Choose from interracial porn, DP flicks or everything from fisting to shaving, lesbian to squirting. They’ve, pretty much, got most angles covered.

You’ll certainly find all the legends of porn being represented by some of their most famous titles including John Holmes, Rocco Siffredi, Buck Adams and Harry Reems as well as Brigitte Lahaie, P.J. Sparxx, Isis Nile, Tonisha Mills and Bianca Trump (no relation to the President).

Members can access VIP content which includes daily updates and a pornstar database. Costs vary depending on how long you sign up for but you can get a subscription for less than a $1 a day.

You can also access three other classic porn sites on the same network, including:

Classics of Porn

www.classicsofporn.com

With over 900 movies all from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, Classics of Porn has a large library of some great vintage porn content.

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Image via Classics of Porn.

The site is stuffed with examples of porn from this ‘Golden Age’ that range from elegant, soft-focus seduction scenes to retro hardcore cock-fests with double penetrations, facials and group sex. What you wont get is any high-definition, synthetic studio shot porn.

It’s a real mix of genres and studios but most is from the USA with some European content in the mix as well.

Although not an exclusive deal, Classics of Porn has some good DVD quality material along with high-res photosets from the titles along with bonus content access to:

  • Over 40 terabytes of downloadable video
  • Pornstar database
  • 90 exclusive reality sites
  • 35,000 scenes from 7,200 DVD titles on the MegaPass.

New retro content is converted from DVD to digital quite regularly so even if you reach the end of  the current 13,000+ hours of porn, there will be more to enjoy.

You can access the site for a two-day trial for just $1.00 or you can subscribe on a monthly basis from $10.00 to $29.95 per month.

You can pay using credit card, PayPal or even BitCoin.

Hall of Fame Stars

www.halloffamestars.com

Not explicitly a classic vintage prn site but more of a retro porn, this premium service curates content produced by or starring those directors and performers who have been inducted into the ‘Hall of Fame’. Though this is most likely to be the AVN, it could also be the Adam Film World Hall of Fame, XBiz or other adult film industry organisation.

The list of stars reads like a who’s who of the porn industry and there are some big names here including Jena Jameson, Asia Carrera and Christy Canyon (all seriously retro these days) as well as proper vintage legends like Ginger Lynn, Debi Diamond and Vanessa del Rio.

Most are from the late 1980s through the 1990s and the content here is not exclusive however, there are over 400 DVD titles to watch (not in full).

Members also get access to a the ‘Pornstar Legends’ site (see below) plus a huge selection of bonus content (modern) porn sites, including:

  • Hungarian Honeys
  • Watch You Jerk
  • HQ Flix
  • Girls Recruit Girls
  • Teen Sluts Need Cash

You can get a three-day trial to the site for just $4.95 or you can sign up for longer from $0.41 per day (six-month membership).

Pornstar Legends

www.pornstarlegends.com

A part of the same network (New Sensations) as ‘Hall of Fame Stars’, Pornstar Legends is another premium vintage porn site offering an archive of scenes and movies from the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s.

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Image via Pornstar Legends.

The line-up of stars and studios is very similar to the Hall of Fame site but there are some more obscure performer and titles on here (as you’d expect). However, this does mean that you get access to more than 780 pornstars in 2,206 scenes.

Expect to find clips from Nina Hartley, Amber Lynn, John Holmes, Crystal Wilder and Jeanna Fine from popular titles and series including:

  • Face Sitter Series
  • Diamond Collection
  • Deep Throat Collection
  • Debbie Does Series
  • Seka’s Diary
  • Sorority Sex Kittens Series
  • Talk Dirty to Me Series
  • White Men Can’t Hump

They aren’t exclusive clips but they are well curated and cover quite a wide range of tastes from softcore to hardcore. They are all mainstream titles with little or no specialist content.

Access to the site is subscription only which also gets you access to all 11+ bonus sites in the network (including Hall of Fame Stars) such as:

  • Real Hidden Porn
  • Total Hentai
  • Stretched Out Snatch
  • Parody Pass
  • Heavy Handfuls
  • Stolen Porn Video

Membership costs are the same as for Hall of Fame and you can either start a 3-day trial for $4.95 or opt for monthly membership fees of $9.95 to $29.95 per month depending on the duration you initially sign up for.

Private Classics

www.privateclassics.com

One of the biggest European porn magazines and (latterly) studios of the last few decades, Private has been making adult content since the 1960s and on this site you can find an archive of all of their best material from those early days right the way through to the millennium.

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Image via Private Classics.

Restored and converted from VHS to digital, the movie library is pretty big and contains some of the some great titles produced by this legendary porn studio. There are some classics here from the 1980s that will make some guys pretty nostalgic for those retro girls with their big bushes. They were also pretty hardcore over at Private and there are some ‘filthy’ girls who performed in these movies.

Much of the older content (from the 1960s and 1970s) is taken from their magazines and are in the form of high-res photosets.

In total, there are:

  • 250+ magazines
  • 1500+ photosets
  • 200+ pornstars
  • 100+ movies
  • 800+ scenes

It’s a great archive of vintage porn from a European perspective and is genuinely porn worth paying for. Content is updated daily.

Access to the site is by subscription only with rates being charged as follows:

  • $1.00 for a 2-day trial
  • $29.95 per month (30-days only)
  • $20.00 per month (90-days only)
  • $12.50 per month (365-days)

Retro Raw

www.retroraw.com

With content from some classic retro labels such as Sunshine Films, Caballero Classics and Swedish Erotica, Retro Raw is a great archive of historic erotica. As with some of the other premium sites on here the majority of the content is from the mainstream studios with big name DVD titles and popular porn stars like Lisa de Leeuw, Seka, Annette Haven and Bridgette Monet.

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Image via Retro Raw.

The range is great and membership includes access to Vintage Classic Porn as well as Rodox, the Danish retro porn magazine archive.

Prices for membership are as follows:

  • 1 Month Access: €19.95 per month (approx. $22.75)
  • 3 Months Access: €15.95 per month (approx. $18.20)
  • 12 Months Access: €7.95 per month (approx. $9.00)

Free Vintage Porn

Of course, not all vintage porn is exclusively curated by premium sites and you don’t need to sign up to enjoy some vintage porn. We’ve pulled some of the best niche vintage porn sites that offer a reasonable collection without you having to pay for it.

However, the content on a lot of these free porn tube sites is often duplicated and they don’t give you the best versions unlike the premium sites listed above plus there are a lot of ads as well as re-directed links.

As well as the dedicated free porn sites listed above, there is a lot of vintage adult movies on the major porn tube hosting sites. We’ve collated the links for the best selection from the some of the most frequently used free porn channels:

Vintage Erotica Forum

http://vintage-erotica-forum.com/

And lastly, we bring you the Vintage Erotica Forum, a community site that gives fans of retro, classic and vintage porn a shared outlet to discuss everything from favorite movies, pornstars and directors to model ID requests.

The community is an active one and plenty of members scan and upload their dirty magazines, movies and photo stills for other users to enjoy so the site has a great collection of material; some of which isn’t featured on any of the sites we’ve reviewed. In fact, there is some rare footage here to enjoy.

It is 100% free to join and, if you are a big fan of vintage erotica then you won’t regret signing up.

Featured image via Delta of Venus.

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