Welcome to the abbywinters.com Frequently Asked Questions. Here you can find answers to how our site works and operates, how to sign up as well as billing and account related questions. Browse our frequently asked questions, if you still can't find an answer you can try contacting us or post your question on the discussion boards.
Our Intimate Moments (IM) videos run for around 10 minutes each. They are a single shot of a model masturbating to orgasm - for real, not faked. Some are subtle, some are screamers, but they are all fascinating to watch their methods and results.
Sometimes, we shoot double-IMs (DIM), this is where we have two models in the scene, both masturbating to orgasm. They might interact, or just trade glances, or ignore each other. Sometimes, we have one girl masturbating, and one just watching her closely.
We have some self-imposed constraints on these videos.
We use two Sennheiser 416 shotgun mics to capture the best possible sound we can.
We value your feedback on IM's, and there's a thread on the boards to discuss them. Please do not ask us to show more vagina closeups in IM's - you're missing the point. If you want that stuff, check out the model's regular site video. The IM's are something else.
We have all heard of ladies masturbating with a shower head or faucet in a bath, right? This is pretty much impossible for us to film, as the sound of the water drowns out any sounds the model might make. That being said, we have done a few bath IM shoots.
We add two Intimate Moments masturbation videos to the site each week.
It's our policy not to coerce models or push them to do things that they're not comfortable with. It's also our policy to not to direct models to fake an orgasm. There's enough of that overacting on the internet as it is, no need for us to contribute more!
We came up with the idea of setting up a camera in a private room for models who are comfortable to masturbate to orgasm. We set the camera rolling, and leave them alone to do their work. We call these shoots Intimate Moments and release all of them on the intimate-moments.abbywinters.com site and some on DVDs.
We don't have as much racial diversity as we would like, but we can only shoot models as they come to us. We never turn away any person if they are suitable for the site, you can rest assured.
Australia is a predominantly white country.
Models on this site do a range of posing levels. They are paid differently depending on their posing level. Unlike some sites, we don't coerce models into doing more explicit posing, nor do we make it a requirement for working with us.
At the interview stage, we show models the types of stuff we shoot, tell them how much we pay, and let them make an informed decision. When we get models back for redux shoots, they are often comfortable to do a little more.
Our minimum requirement is nude - legs together. Around a third of our models do this level of posing. We add one or two models a week at this posing level.
Next is open leg, pretty obvious. This does not include hands-on stuff, but does include pretty much any position a model can get her body into, legs akimbo. Around a third of our models are comfortable with this level of posing. We add around one model a week at this posing level (sometimes none).
Then we have explicit and insertions levels of posing. This means they will be holding their vaginal lips open, and possibly inserting fingers or toys or whatnot. This may also include masturbation stuff. We add one model a week at this posing level (sometimes two).
We sometimes get criticism that no one wants to pay to see models in nude only poses, that we should make the models do more... And we get an equal amount of criticism that no one wants to see that explicit stuff, so we should not shoot that. We also get a lot of positive feedback about both types of shoots (way more than the negative combined), so we end up averaging it out.
If you're after hardcore explicit stuff only, this site is not for you.
We shoot models dressed in their own clothes, usually what they wear to the shoot. The fact is, very few Australian gals of the age we shoot wear heels-and-stockings clothes normally, and we're not a dress-up site, so you're unlikely to see that here, sorry. Some models prefer g-strings ("thongs"), and we shoot them wearing these sometimes.
That being said, we do buck our own trends sometimes; check out our 'After Dark' series.
There are plenty of glammy sites out there, and some of them are excellent. (We can recommend http://www.simonscans.com - normal girls dressed up this way, excellent photography, and a great site.)
For more info on what we shoot, and why we shoot it, please check out the About The Site page.
The Dressing Room sets are an idea we had in late 2004. Here's how it works: we try to hold the camera really still and take a fast sequence of images of the model getting dressed as if the camera was not there (sometimes we actually hide behind stuff to help the model feel like we're not there!).
The models get dressed as they normally would, and it can be fascinating to see a tight pair of jeans slide up a shapely bum, or see how different models tuck their breasts into the bras in different ways, not to mention adjusting knickers and skirts before they face the world!
We try to use natural light (ie, not flash gear) to get a realistic look to the images. This means, we have to up the sensitivity of the camera (ISO) to get a correct exposure... Unfortunately, that also means a reduction in quality in the form of grain (noise).
We think these effects add to the overall feel of dressing room sets, but we also acknowledge that not everyone likes this. We add a DR set for most new models who appear on the site, and they are not taking the place of sets that could be going up instead. You can treat them as a free bonus that you choose to enjoy or not, as you prefer.
If you think that getting dressed on a nudie site like this is silly, you may choose to page through the set backwards, so she's undressing. ;)
The recommendations (suggestions for other adult websites that are linked from our main news page) are sites that our staff either likes themselves, or highly regard. These link to galleries on our site with some pics from the other site, so you can get an idea of what we are recommending.
No money changes hands for these "ads", but the clicks are tracked so webmaster can see where their traffic is coming from.
These websites also have prominent links to us on their sites.
Links to all the recommended sites, as well as some good review sites, are here.
We mainly shoot models aged 18 to 25, but every so often we shoot older models (up to 40), but they will never be a focus of this site. You can see the older models on our site, and here's how to do it yourself on the Browse page:
Actually, we're not ripping you off. This is a style of shooting that many of our customers enjoy, and does not appear to be done any place else we have seen.
What happens is this: We sometimes lock off the (stills) camera on a tripod, compose the shot carefully, and get the model to perform an action - say inserting and removing a dildo. Then, we take a pic at between three and eight frames every second, recording the action as she performs it.
If you download these images (as a zip is the easiest way), and use an image viewing program that allows you to press a single key to page through the images (you might want to choose to view our images full screen, "fit to screen"), you get an extremely high-quality "movie".
This allows you - in this example - to see what happens to each individual pubic hair, fold of skin, tiny muscle, and dollop of girlcum in the best possible quality and largest amount of detail.
Perhaps this is all a bit too explicit or "clinical" for you? Sure, we understand not everyone wants to see this kinda stuff, so we do the same thing for other actions as well, like a model taking her top off (seeing her tummy muscles and skin and breasts all move about is fascinating, we think!), or exercising, or rubbing lotion all over herself, or two models kissing passionately.
Some people think this is a waste of... something. They never can seem to tell us what, but we always say two things to them:
First, if you prefer, you can treat these sequences as a free bonus that you choose not to enjoy. They are not something we charge you extra for, we just add them into the set because we think they look cool, and we get a lot of positive feedback from customers.
Second, we provide many different options to download files from our site - entire set zips, entire page zips, custom zips you make yourself, or just single files you can choose to save on their own. If you want to skip these sequences, go right ahead. We ensure the sets look fine without them.
All the series of pics on abbywinters.com are numbered in the same order they are shot in, so you get to see how it really happens. Before an image set is published on the site it goes through a lengthy post-production process.
Throughout the process the internal Post Production Content Management System (PPCMS) tracks the image set to ensure every step is completed.
There's no touching up on ANY of the pics, and we are proud of that. They are taken well in the first place. And the girls are real. The camera does not lie, and nor do our eyes. Note that occasionally, on some images, we may blur items in the background that show a model's full name or address.
We try to photograph the girls as they are, as we know them. There's no such thing as a "perfect" person, and far be it from us to try to make one! We produce pics technically that are as true to life as we can make them.
There is a technical limitation of cameras that affects the "depth of field" of an image - that is, how much is in focus. This is controlled via an "aperture", the hole in a camera that lets light onto the film. The larger the hole, the more light gets let in. A secondary effect of using a large hole is a shallow depth of field: what the photographer focussed on is in focus, but not much in front or behind that point is in focus.
Part of the mandate of this site is to shoot models in their natural habitats when we can, and there is seldom enough light in these environments to achieve a depth of field (DOF) that has everything in focus.
We could bring in high-power flash gear and aim a million watts at the model, but we'd lose the intimate feel of the images that we think is so important - and sets us apart from a lot of our competition.
Or, we could use a slower shutter speed, which would allow us to use a larger f-number (more depth of field), but then we'd need to use a tripod to hold the camera steady, which would affect the pace of the shoot and our photographer's rapport with the model, which is bad.
Also, if you have everything in focus, the image looks cluttered; there's no separation between the foreground (the model), and the background (say, a bookcase). That makes for a visually confusing image. A lot of stock porn sites will shoot models against sets that are deliberately bland for this reason. But we don't shoot sets, we shoot models at their homes.
Quite. So when we shoot (especially in those low-light environments), we're careful to include images with a range of focal points. It's then down to the image editor to sort from the 800 or so images from a shoot, down to a cohesive imageset of 150 or so.
Our editor is well aware of the issues between titillation, clarity, and frustration. We think she strikes a good balance between being true to our mission, and downright raunch. It's a fine line to walk, and we freely admit we don't nail it every single time. She'll usually include images that are similarly composed, but with different parts in focus.
But we do think we do a pretty good job most of the time. Have another look through an image set you think "suffers" from this "fault", with this in mind, and let us know what you think.
We first did a few girl-boy shoots to try it out in 2003-04. We have a policy of only shooting models with their real-life boyfriends, in an effort to make the whole thing less sleazy, and to capture that spark of genuine attraction which is so hard to find elsewhere. Since then we've played around with it a bit more, and made some pretty sexy and tasteful shoots. We currently add one new girl-boy shoot per month.
Girl-Boy isn't our 'main course', it's just something we do for fun alongside everything else. If you only want loads of girl-boy content, this site probably isn't for you. That said, if you';re craving some genuine and 'real' girl-boy erotica, you should definitely check out our stuff, we're quite proud of what we've done.
You can see all of our girl-boy shoots here.
This is a shorthand way for us to refer to planned shoots in the office, that has spilled over to the site (a shoot for girl-girl material usually includes both stills and video components). Here's text adapted from our policy doc (yes, we have a policy doc for this kinda stuff!):
Girl-Girl Fun - level Tier 1 ("GGT1")
This includes being fully naked as for “nude”, and may include some light contact (such as rubbing in lotion to non-genital areas), but no sexual contact (such as kissing or genital touching). An example might be play-fighting, or mutual sunscreen-application (all over).
(Note that T1s are usually reserved for groups of four to six girls.). All Tier 1 GG Sets
Girl-Girl Make-Out - level Tier 2 ("GGT2")
This includes “girl girl Tier 1”, with the addition of passionate sexual contact – kissing, breast contact, bum squeezing. Usually no vaginal contact, but may be implied or lightly touched. All Tier 2 GG Sets
(We also have some Tier 2.7 shoots, which include finger stuff but no oral) All Tier 2.x GG Sets
Girl-Girl Hardcore - level Tier 3 ("GGT3")
This includes the things that happen in “girl girl” Tiers 1 and 2, with the addition of genital penetration with fingers, and oral sex. All Tier 3 GG Sets
We aim to add around two (sometimes three) GG shoots a week, varying the exact number of T1s, T2s, and T3s.
TIP: You can always find these different GG sets from the LISTS menu by clicking on 'browse models'.
Uh, cos it's lame?