The Best POV Porn: Everything You Need to Know

Want to know more about POV porn?

Likened to gonzo porn, true POV is exclusively filmed from the perspective of the main performer. It is an intimate and close up way to watch pornography that can be very immersive and, when combined with VR and interactive sex toys, offer the closest thing to real sex that you can get by yourself. It’s a style of porn that is growing in popularity and has many mainstream studios producing exclusive content to meet demand.

In this guide, we take a closer look at POV porn, including why it’s so fashionable right now, the origins and similarities to gonzo porn plus how it is filmed. We also include some good websites where you can find the best POV porn on the net.

What is POV porn?

POV (or Point of View) pornography refers to a style of filming where the action is shot using cameras that make the viewer see only what one of the actors’ sees.

It is a popular style of porn which breaks from the traditional filming convention where the camera crew are placed outside of a scene and the action takes place in ‘third-person’.

The use of POV porn has been quite specialized over the years with only some studios, producers and directors creating content in this style. However, the growing demand for porn filmed in this way combined with better camera technology has seen more studios including POV scenes.

In fact, the style has become so mainstream that even the big industry awards organisations such as XRCO and AVN now include specific gongs for Best POV Sex Scene, Best POV Production, Best POV Series and Best POV release.

Digital Playground, Jules Jordan Video, Evil Angel and Digital Sin are all big players in the advance of POV filming in the porn industry.

Interestingly, according to the Pornhub’s annual insights, POV porn is one of the categories of adult videos that is viewed for the shortest amount of time. With the average viewer watching POV clips for 8 minutes and 20 seconds, it seems that this kind of porn helps get the job done faster. By contrast, amateur clips take the average viewer 15 minutes and 25 seconds to enjoy.

What’s the Appeal of POV porn?

One of the reasons for the popularity in POV porn is the fact that watching the action can feel more immersive and viewers get more of a sense that they are involved.

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Image via POVD.

Scenes like blowjobs and oral sex from this angle are particularly impressive to watch and give you those hungry, upward-looking eyes that a lot of standard porn misses out on.

Combined with advances in Ultra HD as well as Virtual Reality filming, POV porn can offer a very realistic experience. Some proponents of this style have reported that VR, coupled with interactive sex toys like the VStroker Fleshlight, offer the closest thing to actually having sex when it comes to watching porn.

The chances are that you have already seen at least some camerawork shot in this way but a full scene filmed in POV is definitely something you should try. We’ve listed some of the best POV porn sites below.

A Brief History of POV Porn

So, when did POV first come to light and who was responsible from this break in convention?

In the U.S. this is believed to have started with gonzo porn, another kind of filming which is closely related to ‘point of view’ camera work.

POV Porn vs Gonzo Porn

Gonzo pornography is another style of filming that precedes POV.

It is believed to have been created, or made popular in mainstream Western porn (see ‘Japanese POV Porn’, below) at least, by the founder of the Evil Angel film studios, John Stagliano in the 1980s and 1990s.

Prior to Stagliano’s style, porn was filmed in a traditional way, often using static cameras and wide shots to accommodate all of the action in a scene.

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Note the actor’s headcam to capture POV footage. Image via Explicite Art.

By contrast gonzo porn places the camera right in the middle of the action and is recognizable by the following traits:

  • Lots of close up shots
  • Variety of shots and angles
  • ‘Loose’ camera work
  • Few wide-angle shots
  • Extreme close ups of genitalia
  • ‘Direct’ camera shots

The name ‘gonzo’ is taken from a similar term used in journalism where a journalist is taking part in the action on which they are reporting. The word ‘gonzo’ to describe this style was first used in the 1970s by magazine editor, William Cardoso. It is thought to be a corruption of the French/Canadian word ‘gonzeaux’ which means ‘shining path’.

Notable directors that favour this style of pornography include:

  • Tom Byron
  • Christoph Clark
  • Ben Dover
  • Erik Everhard
  • Manuel Ferrara
  • Jules Jordan
  • John Leslie
  • Rodney Moore
  • Ed Powers
  • Rocco Siffredi
  • Joey Silvera
  • Randy West
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A fan of filming in POV and gonzo style, Erik Everhard. Image via Wikipedia.

POV and gonzo porn is not a strict convention and there are variants of the style that you can see in porn movies that are branded as POV. One common technique that you can see in POV is when the handheld cam is circled around the head of a girl who performs oral sex, though not quite ‘point-of-view’ in reality, it does have its advantages. This is a feature of some amateur POV films but has also become the trademark shot of the studio, Amateur Allure.

Of course, the biggest difference between gonzo and true POV porn is that the latter should not really show any camera shots that couldn’t be seen directly from the point of view of the main performer. It is also characterized by the fact you don’t see the face of the main performer.

Japanese POV Porn

Known as hamedori, point of view pornography in Japan was believed to have been produced, and was popular, before Stagliano started producing the Buttman series which gave rise to gonzo porn in the West.

Hamedori style films can be dated to the early 1980s but the term was only coined in 1988/89 when the style was popularized by the AV director, Company Matsuo.

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Did the Japanese pioneer POV porn with hamedori? Image via POV AV.

Hamedori is very similar to gonzo and POV porn and uses the technique of an actor (sometimes director) operating the camera in a more loose and mobile way to a traditional filming method.

Matsuo himself developed his own style of POV porn by creating his videos using amateur actresses and preceding the action with intimate chats. By ‘getting to know’ the performers before a sex scene, Matsuo believed that the POV action would be even more immersive.

The videos were (and still are) very popular and this kind of prequel to a hardcore scene with candid and natural chats can be seen in the work of many current studio content. You can see this kind of material particularly well demonstrated in many BDSM films.

How is POV Porn Filmed?

This style of filming can be achieved using a range of different techniques.

The main shooting is often performed by one of the actors themselves or a dedicated third -person camera crew who films from close proximity to the main performer.

When the action is shot by the performer themselves, this involves them either:

  • holding a camera (not ideal as this can be subject to the ‘shakes’ at critical times), or
  • fitted with a head cam.

Basic head cams also do not produce the best results as they can be affected by small amounts of motion; however, new technology in this field enables performers to be fitted with a sophisticated camera that is mounted on a helmet and is able to stabilize the filmed images much better.

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Filming POV porn can be done in a number of ways. Image via Wikimedia.

Where a cameraman is used to film POV, this can demand some awkward angles from the main performer as the right shot is often needed over the shoulder or from above them.

The benefit of this technique is that the crew member is not a part of the action and is more likely to be able to keep the camera still.

Depending on the position, some studios also use more static rigs to suspend the camera in a position above the performer to catch the right shots. The downside of this is that the action is quite static which works for scenes featuring oral sex but not so useful for the more acrobatic of positions.

With virtual reality, you will also notice that the scenes are more static as the action is filmed using much more sophisticated cameras that require to be fixed in position to capture the whole scene.

There are other techniques which, when combined and edited together will create a mix of angles and shots. Though they may all be POV, there is some cutting required to piece these together. For this reason, POV is sometimes considered to be quite ‘jumpy’ when it comes to a scene change.

Best POV Porn Sites

There are lots of premium POV porn sites that specialize in either exclusive POV scenes or offer the best curated POV content from major studios.

Of course, you can sample some of this material using the popular free tube hosting sites like Pornhub, XHamster or RedTube but the length and quality of these are not the most impressive.

Our top ten favorite POV porn sites are listed below with some detail but we’ve also give you some other suggestions in some niche areas:

Bang POV

http://bangpov.com/home

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A POV site brought to you by the Bang Bros you can be guaranteed the hottest pornstars and highest production quality.

You can choose to stream or download unlimited content in either SD or HD quality and there are literally thousands of videos to choose from. The site is also mobile-friendly.

With the volume of scenes to choose from, there is quite a lot of variety and expect to find everything from anal to oral, cowgirl to doggy, interracial to threesomes. What Bang Bros do well as a studios is celebrating diversity.

Prices for membership to Bang POV are as follows:

  • One day trial – $1.00
  • Seven day access – $4.95
  • 1 Month – $29.95
  • 12 Months – $119.95

Content is regularly updated but, let’s face it, with this amount of POV porn it would take you a long time to watch it all.

Blow Me POV

http://blowmepov.com/

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Part of the Pegas Productions Network, Blow Me POV is, unsurprisingly, a point of view porn site that specializes in blowjob porn. It’s a French-Canadian site and most of the girls are from Quebec.

Content is exclusive to the site and is filmed in HD 1080p. Blow Me POV offers pretty good download speeds and the site is mobile and tablet friendly.

As well as POV, there are also scenes in the following categories:

  • Deepthroat
  • Facial cumshot
  • Titfuck

With 3 updates per week across the network, there is always something new to enjoy and the prices for long term membership are very reasonable:

  • 1 Month – $24.95
  • 3 Months – $54.95
  • 6 Months – $64.95
  • 12 Months – $84.95

First Class POV

https://firstclasspov.com/

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With a lot of exclusive content, First Class POV is definitely one of the best sites out there for enjoying this kind of porn with high quality.

You can download or stream the videos and there are more than 400 POV films to enjoy, each with a set of stills to go along with them. Most of the focus here is on blowjobs but there is also some girl on girl action to be enjoyed at close quarters with a couple of good threesome scenes.

Most of the videos are filmed in 4K Ultra HD and are around 20 minutes in length.

Prices for membership are as follows:

  • $29.95 – 1 Month
  • $20.19 – 2 Months
  • $119.88 – 12 Months ($9.99 per month)

Fucking Glasses

http://fuckingglasses.com/

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This premium site shows the exploits of a guy travelling around Eastern-Europe sneakily filming casual sex with amateur girls using spy camera glasses.

A lot of the footage (most) is filmed in 4K Ultra HD and the clips are mostly over 15 minutes in length; well-edited and with great sound quality.

There’s over 200 videos to enjoy and a really nice range of scenes to choose from. Unlike a lot of POV porn sites, there is not the same focus on just oral but plenty of good, old-fashioned hardcore sex.

Prices for access to the site are as follows:

  • One day trial – $1.95
  • 1 Month – $29.95
  • 3 Months – $49.95
  • 12 Months – $119.95

The site is part of the Dirty Flix network (12 premium sites) which has daily updates, fast streaming and downloads as well as being mobile-friendly.

Humiliation POV

www.humiliationpov.com

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The home of POV porn where spoiled bratty girls get to humiliate you over the size of your penis, Humiliation POV features very niche content.

It is a top rated Femdom site and there are over 1000 videos covering genres such as:

  • Cuckolding
  • Jerk Off Instruction (JOI)
  • Financial Domination
  • Tease & Denial
  • Ruined Orgasms
  • Sissy Humiliation
  • Foot Worship

The site also offers live cam humiliation shows so that you can experience the real deal in person. There are also POV pics, audio clips, hypno MP3s and other bonus content.

Membership costs $34.95 per month or you can pay $79.99 for three months up front.

Jay’s POV

https://jayspov.net/

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Featuring videos that are only shot in full 4K Ultra HD, Jay Rock’s website homage to the POV style is a real treasure trove of hot, high-quality porn.

Rock is now a veteran of the porn industry, originally starting production in 2008, and has created over 1000 adult films. He has certainly brought this experience to bear on his POV productions and you can see the skill he brings to the set with the quality of these videos.

Of course, Rock is also a performer but it is the ladies who get the screen time with this site. And Rock works with some of the best. Expect to find big names like Bailey Brooke, Gina Valentina and Trisha Parks.

Each of the videos comes with a set of stills (often over 100) which is a nice bonus to the main videos themselves all of which are 100% exclusive to the site.

At the moment there are 100+ videos and 110+ photosets.

There is just one way to become a member of the site and that’s by paying a monthly subscription of $29.95

Mr POV

www.mrpov.com

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Apparently, Mr POV lost his job, lost his wife so changed his name and started a new career in Porn Valley as a ‘stunt cock’. The result is a huge library of more than 1200 high quality POV movies, all filmed in either 1080p HD or 4K Ultra HD.

All of the first-person scenes are downloadable in multiple formats and the site is very responsive and mobile friendly.

Performers range from some big names to fresh new amateurs and there is really eclectic mix of scenes available to view on this site.

The cost to access content on Mr POV is currently:

  • Two day trial – $2.95
  • 1 Month – $29.99
  • 3 Months – $59.99
  • 12 Months – $99.99

Members also get access to two bonus sites; Mr Mano and The Dick Suckers.

Mr POV is updated regularly and is very user-friendly in design with lots of categories and ways to filter content.

Makes us consider ‘losing’ our jobs and starting a new career….

POV Central

http://povcentral.com/ 

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This European site features models in saucy uniforms and you can expect more than your fair share of nurses and maids along with policewomen, stewardesses and even cosplay. Sometimes the costume only stretches to a Santa hat, fur coat or bikini but you get the gist.

It’s not the slickest of sites in the world but what you do get here that is pretty special is VR and 3D POV porn.  There is also Ultra HD 4K videos to download or stream (unlimited).

The content is 100% exclusive and there are more than 475 titles available to view.

Scenes are also varied and you can find CFNM, double blowjobs and a whole host of crazy positions being filmed in POV.

Membership is around $35 per month but you do have to abide by certain conditions as a member. This includes not using VPNs, proxy servers, Adblockers or download managers.

The site’s owner, Enzo Barracuda, is also pretty determined to keep his content from being distributed and there is a long message from him that you can read before sign up.

Treat the site right and you can enjoy some impressive benefits including access to buy some of the actual costumes used in the filming along with autographs and accompanying stills.

POV Life

https://povlife.com

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A Team Skeet site, POV Life features the exploits of hot and horny amateur teens

There’s a ton of content on the site and most is feature length of at least 20-30 minutes with some videos being almost an hour long. All clips are at least 1080p HD in quality.

  • Two day trial – $1.00
  • 1 Month – $28.97
  • 3 Months – $49.86
  • 12 Months – $119.40

Membership also gives you access to the whole range of Team Skeet sites which includes over 53 premium porn archives, including:

  • My Babysitters Club
  • LustHD
  • Dyked
  • Bad MILFs
  • Teen JOI
  • Little Asians
  • Perv Mom

POVD

https://povd.com/

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Self-advertising as ‘innovative’ and ‘cutting edge’, POVD offers ‘a new porn experience’.

There are more than 300 exclusive videos featuring the talents in full POV of more than 230 pornstars including some big names like Dillon Harper, Sydney Cole and Anya Olsen.

All videos are HD 1080p, feature 3D audio and have running times of around 25 minutes each.

It’s a fast site that works on all devices with members getting unlimited downloads and streaming.

The content is a nice mix of hardcore action and the POV covers plenty of angles from the popular cowgirl and reverse cowgirl positions to doggy style and more.

Prices for membership with POVD are as follows:

  • One day trial – $1.00
  • 1 Month – $29.95
  • 3 Months – $59.37
  • 12 Months – $119.40

POVD is a nicely designed site that is easy to navigate and is updated regularly with new content. Some of the clips are quite large and although most stream quite well, these can take a long time to load if you have a slow connection.

Other Premium POV Porn Sites

If you are looking for some very specific POV porn then these sites have a good mix of content from Japanese AV idols and BBW models to BDSM and fetish POV:

All prices quoted are correct at the time of this review (January 2019).

Staff Writer

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