Review date: September 2016
Cocky Boys is a unique offering in the gay porn world, featuring videos that are expertly filmed and edited, with spellbinding story lines and charged eroticism that moves at a measured pace. This focus on quality has yielded impressive results, with all the videos available in high-definition in multiple formats and ready to play on any sized screen. There's a talented roster of hot guys, exclusive new videos are added twice a week, and many of them actually tell stories along with the sex.
When you go to Cocky Boys non-members homepage you'll see that it is page one of the episode index and that it is filled with nice large thumbnail images from recent videos. Scroll down this page and you'll see numerous short preview clips start up as you pass over them. Some images also have the classic player arrow in them and you'll be allowed to see up to five of these longer clips before reaching your limit. Anytime you click on an image and get sent to the join page but aren't quite ready, just click back to continue with the video index, or check out the model index. In the Mini-Series area we were able to watch a twelve minute preview of "Answered Prayers" - a porn epic by any standard!
The design of the site is state-of-the-art with a flexible width that will fit most any screen. The navigation is clear and intuitive, with lots of large graphics to draw the viewer in. Look for the drop-down options along the tool bar at the top of each page. The members' homepage has a rotating clip montage at the top of the page, below which you can browse the "New Updates" or scroll down to videos by Mini-Series, by Member Favorites, by Genre and so on. At the bottom of this long first page you'll find the page numbering so you can dive into the large inventory.
The Men and the Action
The site has attracted a who's who of hot young porn actors, ranging in age from 18 to 28. The list of past and current "names" is long and impressive, but even among the newbies the thing that ties these guys together is that they're not shy and inexperienced -- you might call them cocky! Some may be young but they fuck like pros, and look great doing it. In the older videos shot in L.A., the settings were at beautiful homes in the Hollywood Hills, around the pool, or in luxurious interiors. The N.Y.C. shoots take a jump in innovation, location, and quality, epitomized by the "Mini-Series" -- long form videos of forty minutes and up that combine plot points, humor, and sex in everything from horror to reality TV situations.
You'll find guys solo, or in charged up suck, fuck, and rim sessions, sitting on a big toy - there's even passionate kissing! There is also a good mix of power bottoms, powerful tops and big dicks. That's not to say that the sex is particularly unusual or full of fetishes.The focus is on the guy's personality, on the pairings of models that can generate a lot of heat and chemistry, and surprisingly, even on the story! The model index has stats to keep you informed, the videos have detailed text descriptions, and many include several minutes of interview time.
As mentioned above, every video is not just shot in high-definition, but rendered in high-def as well, for overall excellent viewing quality. There is a high degree of clarity and sharpness in these videos, along with great lighting and professional camera work, as we see various angles, poses, and close-ups. Under the new owners, the 600 most recent videos are expertly shot in various locations using story lines and real cinematic techniques that heighten the erotic appeal. The oldest, L.A. based videos have slightly less impact.
Over the past year Cocky Boys has been right on time with their twice weekly updates. It now has 810 videos, averaging about 20 minutes in length. So this is a good deal, with two full updates weekly. There is a search function, and there are no download restrictions on the videos -- so you can can download and save any video for as long as you want.
The site offers an excellent selection of streaming and download options.
You can stream or download any of MP4, Quicktime or Windows Media formats; the top quality for the more recent one third is 1920x1080p, 7000 kbps; for the rest the best is still HD (1280x720; 3000 kbps). The embedded player, which starts as soon as you go to a video page, displays the video at 960x540 pixels, which you can upsize to full-screen.
Screens: The videos will stream on an iPhone or iPad. The highest quality videos look good when streamed to a TV screen.
Image and Other Content
For each video, you'll find complementary video captures, averaging 35 images per set. These are good quality screen grabs, ranging in size from 1280x720 to 640x480 pixels. The site is in the process of reintroducing digital image galleries, which were lost due to a server issue in early 2016. As of this review there are digital images for the videos released in about the last year and the rest should be back up well before our next review update. Zip downloads are available for images in three sizes up to 1600 pixels wide. There's also a slideshow feature.
Cocky Boys serves up a mix of very sexy porn stars and new amateurs, all with distinct personalities and a certain "cocky" attitude, which definitely leads to some intense and memorable scenes in imaginative, plot-driven videos. The design is fun, the quality of the videos is excellent, the array of video format choices is generous and it really is refreshing to see a site proclaim that sex is something to cherish and enjoy.
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Cocky Boys is operated by Media Partners LLC and has been online since 2007.