Review date: April 2016
In the eight years since our first review, Maskurbate has developed a fanatically loyal fan base. It offers a breathtaking group of masculine, muscular guys, many with big juicy cocks, in very high quality, well-produced videos. These 18-26 year old Quebec models perform self-loving solos, steamy duos, and get dick-worshiped by French-speaking webmaster Pascal. The main difference between this site and other sites that feature masculine, muscular guys is that some of these fresh looking amateur studs wear a mask, although this has been occurring less frequently in recent updates. Intrigued? Then read on...
The Maskurbate tour is definitely one of the more generous ones around. We counted almost 160 explicit preview clips, which adds up to almost 60% of the content; for the rest there's a message that there's no preview clip available. As a prospective member you'll get an eyeful of this impressive site.
When you go to sign-up, it's a three step process, and watch out on page 3) "Membership Activation" as there is a pre-checked trial offer to another site, which you should uncheck. Also you should be aware that the trial provides streaming access only.
The Maskurbate homepage starts you off with a large graphic for the most recent episode. Down the page are graphics for 21 additional "Recent Episodes". Across the top of the page are text links for the Scenes, The Men, and the Photos. Just hit Scenes for the video index and Scenes for the model index. There is a limited search function and you can sort by date, popularity, or by a few categories.
The Men and the Action
Maskurbate originates in Montreal and lovingly presents masculine and muscular guys in mostly solo videos - or being blown by eager webmaster Pascal. A few of the videos sometimes open with an interview; these are in French, with English subtitles. There are a few hardcore scenes, and it is definitely time for more of them, matching up these studs.
The guys are carefully chosen for their perfect physiques. As anyone who has visited Montreal strip clubs knows, some guys from Quebec have been blessed with huge, uncut dicks - along with friendly and quirky personalities. And it's funny about the masks: after a while you hardly notice them. Though their performances can be quite riveting, we'd like to see fewer solos, more hardcore, and fewer Pascal-aided scenes.
The videos look great, with close attention paid to clarity, light and sound. The camera catches the guys in many poses and moves around them to catch a variety of medium and close-up shots. The cumshots are always caught, and the videos are equipped with a catchy musical soundtrack.
There are 265 exclusive video episodes on Maskurbate. The average running time for a full-length session is 16 minutes. There was a period when the site was not updating, but during the 12 months prior to this update the new videos have been absolutely regular at one per week. And there are no download restrictions, so you can keep them as long as you like.
The videos will stream in-browser in MP4 format in several qualities, displaying at either 960x540 pixels (approximately 65%, filmed in high definition, after June, 2010) or 720x540 pixels (the remainder, filmed in standard definition)
The 65% of MP4 downloads filmed in HD are now available at 1920x1080 pixels, 6,000 kbps. Older ones max out at 720x540 pixels, 2,000 kpbs. There are several lower quality options.
Screens: There is a mobile version of the site included with your membership. The high definition MP4s look good on a TV-sized screen.
Image and Other Content
The site has been working steadily on adding image galleries and now has over 245 image galleries to complement the videos.
There is a three page sign-up process to become a member of this site. You will encounter a pre-checked box for sign-up to another site. Uncheck this box before you buy your membership or you will be charged extra.
Maskurbate has taken a unique idea -- men in masks -- and done well with it. There are now more than 265 videos and the site is updating regularly at once weekly, though quite a few of the guys don't have masks any more. You can now enjoy high-definition downloads, which is a real positive considering these muscled and gorgeous guys. This site has real personality and these are guys you probably won't see anywhere else. Even the mask idea is a turn-on, and the abundance of big, uncut dicks doesn't do any harm either!
30 day: $29.95 $14.95 (rebills @ $14.95) Conditions
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30 day: $29.95 $14.95
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Maskurbate is operated by Next Door Entertainment and has been online since 2006.