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Issue 19.11 : Featured Article
Attention Magnets:<br>2017’s Best Know Gay Adult Sites

Attention Magnets:
2017’s Best Know Gay Adult Sites


Benji Lovari checks out some of the most well marketed and widely recognized gay adult sites.



2017 has been another great year for gay porn fans. There weren't as many new sites being  launched as in previous years, but the quality of the material being produced by the industry's most popular sites has continued to get even better, more creative, and more responsive to the rapidly changing trends in both gay porn and gay pop culture. This month we'll take a look at some of the gay adult sites that have become household names to most gay porn fans. Each of these sites has perfected its own unique formula for success using ingredients such as memorable performers, high quality production, and great marketing – as well as a playful and experimental attitude that allows them to have just as much fun making their videos as the fans have watching them. Instead of getting stuck in a grind, they continually challenge themselves to push the envelope.

Believe it or not, the industry might actually be getting a bit smaller behind-the-scenes with each passing year since it’s not uncommon for larger companies with cash reserves to strategically acquire smaller niche sites in order to beef up and diversify their own portfolios. Even well known sites are sometimes acquired in this way, such as the 2015 acquisition of SeanCody.com by Men.com. The good news is that this phenomenon is generally good for everyone involved, including the fans. In fact, there are more sites looking to sell at the moment than there are buyers. That’s because the gay adult market has become very competitive, so even established sites can sometimes find themselves struggling to make ends meet due to dwindling numbers of long-term subscribers. Luckily, the large companies that absorb smaller ones generally acknowledge that variety and diversity are vital to a strong, sustainable adult industry. As a result, the larger companies aren't just trying to eliminate competition. Instead, they acquire the smaller, more specialized sites in order to expand their own market reach, and it also allows them to create novel new kinds of multi-site package deals that will  appeal to today's more frugal consumers. As such, it's in their own best interest to keep the smaller sites that they acquire going strong. Without the occasional merger or acquisition, a lot of unique sites probably would have ceased production by now, which is how we end up with “zombie” sites that continue to accept new members but that no longer update.

Despite all of the behind-the-scenes strategizing, the gay adult industry is still primarily a consumer-driven meritocracy. Having a sophisticated infrastructure and workflow in place can make it a lot easier to make a new site successful, but amazing content will always find an audience – and Colby Knox is one good example.

Pay-per-view sites and live cam sites have become powerful players in the gay adult industry in recent years, but in this article we'll be focusing exclusively on pay sites that create their own original content. And now, on to our look at some of 2017's best known gay adult sites!

NakedSword
The “Netflix of Gay Porn" now offers subscribers unlimited streaming access to more than 5,000 full DVD's from over 100 of the industry's top studios – plus a huge library of exclusive, award-winning NakedSword Originals content. In addition, NakedSword offers more weekly updates than any other porn site. Both the site and its original content continue to win awards each year at every major awards show. With an amazing stable of performers and top notch talent behind the scenes, this flat-fee porn site offers quality and value that no one else can match.

Falcon Studios Group
When AEBN purchased Falcon Studios Group and merged production for Falcon Studios, Raging Stallion, and Hot House, Falcon Studios Group then became the world's largest producer of gay adult erotica. Founded in 1971, Falcon is approaching half a century as one of the industry's most recognized brands. You can learn more in our recent article about the Falcon Studio’s 45th Anniversary.

Men.com
Men.com's fun original content continues to win awards every year, thanks to the talent of the folks both in front of and behind the cameras. Men.com now encompasses nine sub-sites, over 650 models, and more than 2,000 scenes. In terms of original content, Men.com is the most updated gay adult site online, with daily updates.

Sean Cody
Founded in 2001, Sean Cody's unique mix of amateur, all-American hunks and scorching hot sex have made it possibly the world's most visited gay adult site. Sean Cody has a large and loyal fan base, and it's a brand with which almost all gay porn fans are now familiar. The purchase of Sean Cody by Men.com’s  parent company in 2015 had some fans worried, but the merger has actually had positive outcomes for both studios.

Cocky Boys
The ambitious, full-length features and web scenes from Cocky Boys have helped to usher in a new era of creatively ambitious porn. The studio selects  unique models and maintains a close and responsive relationship with fans, which has helped to elevate it to almost cult status. Blurring the line between porn and art, Cocky Boys continues to blaze new trails.

Helix Studios
When it comes to sexy young guys from 18-25, no ones beats Helix Studios. Behind the scenes you'll find a hard-working, extremely talented creative team and a roster of stunning, intelligent young models who are all extremely personable. It’s a tight-knit family, and that unique company culture is a vital part of the studio’s success. When it comes to art direction and the construction of believable fantasy worlds, very few studios can match what Helix has been able to achieve.

Randy Blue
Randy Blue’s distinctive original content has made it a fan favorite for many years, and the studio has found success with both its original porn content and its interactive live cam shows. The studio offers a wide range of subscription options that include access to a large back-catalog of original content, a steady stream of new videos, and even tokens for its live cam shows. The site has changed a lot over the years, but Randy Blue just keeps getting stronger.

Next Door World
This powerhouse studio now offers subscribers access to all 17 of the sites in its diverse portfolio, and each of them continues to add new original content on a regular basis. The studio's award-winning videos cover a wide range of genres and feature some of the industry's most beautiful exclusive models. Subscribers have unlimited access to 3,500+ videos and 200k+ photos showcasing more than 1,200 gorgeous models.

Sketchy Sex and Fraternity X

These sites are produced by the same studio and they both specialize in irreverent and playfully trashy fantasy scenarios. In addition, both sites revolve around a core group of regular cast members that is frequently supplemented by guest performers. The sites both do a good job of framing their footage as authentic reality porn, which adds to the fun. The primary themes at Sketchy Sex are risky, drug-fueled sex and sex addiction whereas Fraternity X purports to document sexually exploitative hazing rituals and other prurient goings-on at an all-gay frat house in Arizona. If I had to describe these sites in four words, they’d be, “Fucked up but hot.” Good casting and direction make it very easy to suspend disbelief, which has helped to keep the fans coming back for more.

Corbin Fisher
Corbin Fisher's visual style and hunky, college-aged models have made the studio into an industry leader. Corbin Fisher takes very good care of its models and helps them to use adult work as a stepping stone to their long-term aspirations. Over time, viewers can watch as exclusive models evolve and become more confident, which helps to create a strong bond between the studio and its fans. Corbin Fisher has always stayed true to its own ideals, and that’s part of what makes it special.

Eurocreme
Eurocreme is one of Europe's biggest and best known gay porn studios and the Eurocreme website offers subscribers access to a huge library of videos featuring hundreds of models and access to all 14 of Eurocreme's websites.

Bel Ami Online
For over a decade, Bel Ami has been creating top quality adult entertainment, featuring stunning european jocks, and this award-winning site offers a huge library of material with a packed schedule of regular updates.

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Titan Men
TitanMen has been producing award-winning, hardcore gay porn content for two decades, and in recent years the studio is back on top with a brand new generation of models and a steady stream of award-winning titles from director Jasun Mark.The studio is known for featuring the industry's beefiest and most masculine models and for being the home of the world's hottest jocks, daddies, and muscle studs. The site offers over 3,000 HD scenes for streaming and download from over 200 feature films and showcases a large roster of stunning exclusive models.

C1R
Chi Chi LaRue and C1R have been back in the spotlight again in 2017 thanks to some great new projects. The C1R empire now includes Rascal, All Worlds, Catalina, and Dirk Yates, with a back catalog of more than 6,000 scenes and 2,500 full-length movies starring thousands of top performers.

Chaos Men
Chaos Men is one of the studios that just keeps cranking out amazing content year after year. Known for their sexy models and high quality production, Chaos Men has earned a strong reputation as a reliable source of top notch porn content. The studio has a style that is all its own and rather than resting on its laurels the studio works hard to keep making its videos even hotter.

Dominic Ford
Since it first launched five years ago, the Dominic Ford site has stayed on the cutting edge of technology, often adopting new formats years before competitors. The skill and artistry behind the scenes is phenomenal and the studio works with all of the industry's top talent rather than focusing too much on exclusives. Fans may initially come to Dominic Ford because it's the only place where they can find high quality 3D, 4K, and 3DVR gay porn videos, but they end up staying because the videos are always sizzling hot and gorgeous to look at. The videos at Dominic Ford are clearly a labor of love and passion, and that seems to be what keeps the site's creative team inspired. Behind the scenes, Dominic Ford has also created technologies to help protect adult studios from content piracy.

Kink Men
Thanks to Kink's success in the straight porn world and its one-of-a-kind facilities and infrastructure, the studio has been able to raise the bar for the entire gay fetish genre with its collection of award-winning gay sites. With talented director Van Darkholme at the helm, Kink works with many of the industry’s top performers and has created some of the decade’s most memorable gay fetish content. In a move that has now made Kink's content more affordable and accessible than ever, the studio has brought together all six of it's formerly independent gay porn sites under one network umbrella. When you join KinkMen, you get access to all six of Kink's gay sites. It's an incredible deal, and it's material that you cannot find anywhere else.

PLAYGIRL
This is the official membership site of Playgirl, the legendary company that has been bringing the world beautiful, masculine men for more than two decades. The Playgirl website is a favorite with many gay men and it offers a high quality, first class experience which includes  photos, videos, and some amazing extras. The site is also popular with women, and it's strong brand recognition and long history continue to attract new fans.

Icon Male
With its beautifully filmed videos and taboo themes of incest and forbidden relationships, Icon Male has consistently offered unique, high quality content that taps into the most intimate fantasies of gay porn fans. If you're looking for porn that draws you into believable fantasy scenarios, you'll find it at IconMale, where subscribers enjoy access to all 60 of the studio's videos, as well as regular updates from the latest releases.

Treasure Island Media
Treasure Island Media was celebrating bareback sex and raunchy man-to-man encounters before it had become the new normal. Back when safe sex ruled, they emerged as counter-culture heroes for some and as creators of taboo, guilty pleasures for others. Fast forward to today's world and all of tho cautious safe sex messages have been quietly ditched. The majority of gay porn sites now feature bareback sex, and over-the-top raunch has become quite common. However, Treasure Island Media was first and their uniqueness has stayed in people's minds. So even in today's highly competitive and bareback-saturated industry, they remain hugely popular.

Active Duty
Active Duty has been producing some of the best porn featuring authentic military and ex-military men for over 15 years. The site showcases beautiful models and offers subscribers over 1,000 videos starring close to 600 performers, with new material added twice a week.

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