There have been many websites that offered advertising, reviews, or discussion forums for the CTS Community. Some offered all of these things, to various degrees of success and value. Many of those sites have disappeared since the passage of FOSTA.
In their absence new sites have started up. PrivateDelights (PD) is attempting to become a leader within the CTS Community. Offering shareable user profiles, advertising, reviews, and user chat rooms, PD is working to be a “one-stop shop” for our community. PD is attempting to replace—and in reality, surpass—the now defunct site NightShift (NS).
PD’s format is very simple. Not much in the way of frills to this site. The advertising “listings” are very similar to those of NS. Pictures, basic contact information, rates, and other information are readily available to users. One of the better features is the “No” list of things that a provider will not do.
The reviews are intentionally very vanilla, without much in the way of detail. This is perfectly acceptable, though some users might prefer more graphic and detailed reviews.
PD also has a set of chat rooms accessible via the Discord app/website. These include set-ups for providers only, clients only, and a co-ed area for both to interact. These have replaced some of the community aspect of the forums on the previous site, but only in a limited way. PD will be creating new forums directly on their website, though it remains to be seen how those will work out.
The search feature on PD was somewhat troublesome at first, but has become more usable. But it does not have a comprehensive set of filters to allow users to pinpoint what they are looking for.
PD is attempting to be much larger than it’s predecessor NS. It is working towards a truly national reach. This is a major step up from NS, which was most useful in Northern California, and did not have any real reach outside of California (except for Reno and Las Vegas). A national site is much preferable to a regional one when it comes to advertising, especially considering the number of providers who travel to multiple states.
Some cities have large numbers of listings, making the site fairly useful in those areas. But other places have very few listings, despite the existence of large CTS communities in those cities. Hopefully this will improve in time.
It is an acceptable platform, but it remains very basic. While this has helped them get started quickly, it could be a liability down the road.
One of the biggest issues has been the verification process for providers wanting to advertise. In some cases it has taken a very long time for PD to approve providers. This seems to be improving, and hopefully their process is succeeding in keeping out underage or trafficked women.
Best value to the CTS Community: Detailed advertising and some reviews
Overall Grade: B-. This site has a lot of potential, but it remains to be seen how much quality they can put into the existing platform and how useful it will be to users in many areas.