Review date: June 2018
In the few years since it launched, Men.com has made its mark, quickly becoming one of the largest gay porn sites, with more than 2500 excellent quality HD videos, updated daily. The idea from the beginning was to offer exclusive themed content with big name porn stars. Now, over 700 models are showcased in scripted, professionally produced videos in nine sites: "Drill My Hole," "The Gay Office," "Str8 to Gay," "Big Dicks at School," "Jizz Orgy," "Men of the UK," "Gods Of Men," "Top To Bottom" and "Super Gay Hero."
There are irritating aspects of the Men.com user experience, the most recent is that a membership is now streaming only, with the option to add downloads for $15 a month more once you're a member. The sign-up pages don't mention that a membership is streaming-only and there are many upsells to live cams, on-demand video, other sites and a "premium" membership.
On the tour homepage you will find a display of the latest and most popular videos. Depending on your browser and operating system, clicking further in will either a) take you straight to the sign-up page or b) lead you to the scene page where you can watch a hardcore trailer and then browse through the scene indexes. (It's more likely you'll get the "straight to the sign-up page" version).
The sign-up pages are confusing as they don't tell you that the basic membership is streaming-only and there's no way simple option to start a downloads included membership. Avoid the offer of the "Premium" membership. It's not worth it.
The site's navigation and content display remains clear and well-organized (however, you may have to surf past an immediate upsell to sister sites before being able to access member content). Once you're on the members' homepage, click on "Explore"; an advanced search feature will drop down that allows you to filter by date, site, tag and keyword. You can also "Favorite" any scene and watch it later on your playlist.
All the video download options are displayed below the video. Click on the "Download" button and a choice of video quality will pop up. One thing to look out for is the "Settings" button, which is where you can choose the quality of the stream.
We have mentioned the many upsells on the site; the most irritating aspect is that the "VIP" content is interspersed with the regular content so you keep getting reminded about it. Also, you will often find when you log in that there is page offering memberships to other sites before you get to the Men.com homepage; you will need to find the link to men.com and click on this to see the actual site.
The Men and the Action
The men of Men.com include lots of well known porn stars, most between the ages of 18 to 30, all with nice builds and handsome features. The physical types range from masculine and muscular to younger collegiate and a few twinks. There are almost no solo scenes so just about every video is hardcore sex. Name just about any room of a house, any type of activity, or any type of office or commercial space and you're likely to find a video for it. Each site has a particular theme (though these are often interpreted quite liberally) and there's even a brief story line at the beginning to set the scene. In mid-2018, the site started adding the occasional bareback video.
Drill My Hole; 1090 scenes: the bottom-boy screws up somehow -- he damages property, attempts a robbery, loses an important file, etc. -- and is taught a lesson.
Str8 to Gay; 547 scenes: a straight guy is somehow convinced to have sex with another guy.
Big Dicks at School; 230 videos: college guys get it on with each other, and with their teachers and coaches.
Gay Office; 171 scenes: man-to-man sex in the workplace.
Jizz Orgy; 140 scenes: group sex scenes.
Men of the UK; 117 scenes; at least one of the models carries a UK passport. (Last scene, July 2016.)
Gods of Men; 160 scenes: a range of guys in hardcore encounters.
Top To Bottom; 22 scenes: experienced tops who bottom for the first time.
Super Gay Hero; 73 scenes: fantasies from comics and adventure stories come to life, with a decidedly sexy twist.
The viewing quality of the videos is excellent; their sharpness and clarity is quite outstanding. The video camera work is professional, complete with establishing shots, multiple sets per scene, and a variety of close and long shots on the sex action.
There are over 2540 true HD videos on the Men network, running over 20 minutes each. A new video is added each day. Happily, you can download and keep most of the videos for as long as you like. The exceptions are behind-the-scenes and solo videos for which you are asked to pay an extra $5 to access ("VIP status").
If you have a Premium subscription, video can be downloaded in MP4 format only, in four qualities. The top grade is true high-definition, with very high bitrates from 8,000 to 10,000 kbps and a default size of 1920x1080 pixels, ideal for viewing on a TV screen.
Video will stream at a default size of 960x540 pixels, with an easy toggle to full screen. Choose the stream quality by clicking "Settings."
Screens: Men.com is fully responsive, so you can browse and view on any device. The scenes look great on a TV screen, whether you save them first orstream direct via AppleTV or another media box.
Image and Other Content
There are digital image galleries for all of the videos. These are excellent quality sets of 50-80 pics each. You can view average-sized versions in a slideshow or one at a time and you can download much larger versions in a zip file.
There is a true bonus in the form of a huge selection of "Bonus Videos" comprised of over 6550 scenes, from over 60 medium range studios. The video streams and downloads are or varying quality, and this large inventory has been sensibly organized so you can search and filter by studio, type of activity, porn star name, and various other criteria. Considering the reasonable price of a monthly membership, this is a very generous cache of bonus content.
Men.com is a very large, frequently updated and excellent quality collection of professionally made videos starring many big names and some Men.com discoveries. While there are a lot of upsells on this site, the price is right!
30 day: $24.99 $14.99 (rebills $14.99) Conditions
30 day: $34.97 (rebills $34.97)
(Lower monthly price is for streaming-only membership.)
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30 day: $24.99 $14.99
30 day: $34.97
(Lower monthly price is for streaming-only membership.)
Men.com is operated by Mind Geek and has been online since 2011.
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