Blake Mason was reviewed on 14 Oct 2013 by GayDemon
|Site Score: 91 out of 100||Videos:||19 / 20||Tour Claims:||5 / 5||Find out more about ratings, read the score criteria.|
|Pictures:||4 / 5||Uniqueness:||18 / 20|
|Content Amount:||18 / 20||Usability||5 / 5|
|Updates:||13 / 15||Value:||9 / 10|
894 exclusive videos. WMVs: newest at 1280x720 @ 5 Mbps, the rest at 640x480 @ approx 1.5 Mbps or 960x540 @ 2+ Mbps, smaller sizes available. MP4s: largest at 1920x1080 @ around 7.5 Mbps. Good amateur quality or better. Vids are downloadable full scenes, streaming sized at 640x360 to 1580x900, older vids stream at smaller sizes in three resolutions. No DRM used.
894 exclusive pic sets. Pics are very good amateur quality screencaps shown at from 535x391 to 1000x668 (latest photos are excellent quality and may be digital stills). slideshows and downloadable zip files available.
37 After Dark videos, 322 bonus videos from another twink site, limited access to Phoenixxx (5 sites) and EmoNetwork (4 sites), Mason's diary, active member forum.
Pre-checked offer (called a cross sale) on join page.
- Monthly: $24.95 (recurring at $24.95 every 30 days)
- Quarterly: $49.95 (90 days, recurring)
- Quarterly: $69.95 (90 days, non recurring)
Blake Mason opened in 2005 and a year later was winning awards. Billing themselves as "amateur British men in action", they're well known for featuring sexy and horny college-aged guys. Many are first-timers to filming porn, some are repeaters returning for several appearances, and a few are straight, open minded, or exploring; most of these Brits are uncut. It's been a couple of years since we last reviewed Blake Mason, so it's time to get caught up.
While lots of sites feature well-known porn performers, Blake Mason's draw is their amateur guys. You'll find lots of fresh faces here, guys who are making their first appearances in adult videos. Ranging from 18 to 30 years of age, they have myriad body types from slender to athletic and well-defined to moderately muscular. While some have nicely built bodies, you generally won't find guys who look like they spend their days in a gym. Blake Mason features both smooth and hairy guys and the odd guy will have some face scruff, although very few have full beards and moustaches. And these are mostly British guys with the odd other European and so you'll find lots of uncut cocks.
While many of their guys are amateurs, some come back to Blake Mason repeatedly, some filming as many as 20 times or more. So at what point do you stop calling a guy an amateur? And while loads of Blake Masons guys are fresh faces and new to the site, you will find some of these guys doing the rounds on other British gay porn sites.
Most of the action on Blake Mason is filmed in bedrooms and living rooms, but they're just finishing up a multi-part series called Mating Season that took guys outdoors on a camping trip. And I've also seen another series filmed inside a bath house. Once a week the site features a hardcore sex scene and a second update each week is a solo jack-off video. The guy-on-guy sex scenes are usually duos, but there are a few threeways. The performers get into horny suck and fuck sessions with lots of kissing, oral sex, face fucking, rimming, butt fucking, and they end with shooting their juicy loads wherever they fly - on bellies or asses, splattering through the air, and splashing across cute faces and hungry lips. Each episode has helpful category tags, like flip flop, doggy style, 69, rimming, foreskin play, etc., to help you find more of what you like.
There are 894 videos inside Blake Mason and they're offered in three different sizes of WMV from 640x360 to 1280x720. The site also gives you five different sizes of MP4s from 320x180 to 640x360 and two very large HD versions at 1280x720 and 1920x1080. Older videos offer different configurations (usually 3 of each WMV and MP4) but don't offer the huge HD versions. The videos are well lit and the picture quality is good to very good. My computer struggled with the very highest HD MP4; it was too big to fit nicely on my 24-inch monitor and my computer is not robust enough to handle the 7+ Mbps bitrates. But the next largest version played well and I was quite happy it.
You can stream the videos on the site, usually in 3 to 5 different sizes depending on the age of the video. I found the smallest version (640x360) was a decent size, but it also comes in three resolutions and the highest looks very good in full-screen mode. Each episode comes with a picture gallery with pics ranging up to 1000x668. Newest pictures in particular are very good quality, and if they're screen captures, they're quite clear. You can view the pictures in photo galleries with or without slide shows or you can download them in a zip file.
While the site publicizes that they upload a new solos on Thursdays and duos on Sundays, they quite often upload two hardcore scenes, so many weeks you're getting three videos. Looking at September 2013, there was only one week where Blake Mason didn't give members three videos weekly.
Members also get 37 bonus videos in Blake Mason's After Dark series and there are another 322 videos on hand from another twink site. Your membership also gives you limited bonus access to Phoenixxx and the EmoNetwork and you can watch a limited number of videos in each network before you need to upgrade to a full membership. And Blake Mason itself also has 137 behind-the-scenes videos with outtakes, interviews, blooper reels, auditions, or guys cleaning up in the shower.
Are there any negatives about Blake Mason? They do have a pre-checked cross sell on their join page for another site. But if you're not interested it's easy enough to deselected. The only other problem surrounded each scene's category tags. Nit picking perhaps, but clicking "3somes" got me three scenes, while "spit roasting" got me a lot more threeways.
Blake Mason is the kind of site members really enjoy. The hot guys are definitely the first thing to catch your eye and almost 900 videos is also a huge plus, but Blake Mason does a really good job of helping members find exactly what they want. Every scenes links the models to their other appearances and those category tags are quite helpful, but you can also do free-form searches or tick pre-selected categories to find more of what you want. With twice weekly updates, and sometimes three new videos a week, along with almost 400 bonus videos and access to two other networks, there's so much at Blake Mason to keep members very, very happy.
Things we liked:
- Exclusive content with hot uncut UK lads and hardcore gay sex
- Videos can be downloaded (no DRM)
- 2 weekly updates
- Lots of search options
Things we didn't like:
- Some of the guys aren't exactly "amateurs" anymore