Review date: June 2016
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 1700 excellent quality HD videos, updated daily. The idea from the beginning was to offer exclusive themed content with name porn stars. Now, over 600 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."
Still, there are irritating aspects of the Men.com user experience: the tour is minimal and there's a pre-checked cross-sale on the sign-up page. Once a member, there are numerous upsells to live cams and to other sites owned by the same company. There's also a $5 per month upsell for "VIP" status in order to access behind-the-scenes videos and solo scenes. Even with these issues, Men.com offers a massive amount of content at a great price.
On the tour homepage there are 35 thumbnail scene images, but you can only watch a few clips; after your limit of four is reached, clicking on the images just takes you to the join page. Clicking on the horizontal navigation bar for "Scenes," "Models" or "Sites" also takes you to the sign-up page as do many other links. There is no mention of the "VIP" section of the site or the $5 surcharge for access to it. The small number of clips and lack of access to the indexes seems more like a tease than a tour.
The site's navigation and content display remains clear and well-organized. Once you're on the members' homepage, click on "Explore." Right at the top of each page there is an advanced search feature 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 (wouldn't "Quality" be more descriptive?)
The large Bonus DVD section has been extensively reorganized so that you can easily filter for favorite themes, studios, or porn stars among the more than 60 studios, 1250 DVDs and 6500 scenes.
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.
The Men and the Action
The men of Men.com include lots of well known porn stars, age 18-30, 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 and has a title that gives a clue to the story. 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 can be interpreted liberally) and there's even a brief story line at the beginning to set the scene.
Drill My Hole; 666 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; 404 scenes: a straight guy is somehow convinced to have sex with another guy.
Big Dicks at School; 220 videos: college guys get it on with each other, and with their teachers and coaches.
Gay Office; 161 scenes: man-to-man sex in the workplace.
Jizz Orgy; 112 scenes: group sex scenes.
Men of the UK; 114 scenes; at least one of the models carries a UK passport.
Gods of Men; 94 scenes: a range of guys in hardcore encounters.
Top To Bottom; 19 scenes: experienced tops who bottom for the first time.
Super Gay Hero; 34 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 1731 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").
Video is available to stream in Flash in your choice of three qualities. The default size is 860x480 pixels, with an easy toggle to full screen. Choose the stream quality by clicking "Settings."
Video can be downloaded in MP4 format only, in three 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.
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 large versions in a zip file.
This is a true bonus, in the form of a huge selection of "Bonus Videos" comprised of 6500 scenes, from over 60 medium range studios. The video streams and downloads are good 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. As a bonus, your membership includes another 6500 videos that can also be streamed or downloaded. While there are a lot of upsells on this site, the price is right!
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Men.com is operated by Mind Geek and has been online since 2011.