Blake Mason opened in 2005 and a year later was winning awards. Billing themselves as offering "amateur British men in action", the site's 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. We thought it was time to take a fresh look at Blake Mason and see what's new, because this site just keeps on growing.
While lots of sites feature well-known porn performers, one of Blake Mason's draws is their amateur guys. You'll find plenty 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 well-built physiques, you generally won't find guys who look like they spend their days in a gym. The site features a mix of smooth and hairy guys, and the odd guy will have some face scruff, although very few have full beards and mustaches. And these are mostly British guys with the odd other European, so you'll find lots of uncut cocks, but during some site changes there were more U.S. performers and the filming changed as the site changed to a new videographer.
While many of the guys are first-time amateurs, some come back to Blake Mason again and again, some shooting with them as many as 20 times or more (Kai has 39 videos and has appeared on other sites). So at what point do you stop calling a guy an amateur? And while loads of Blake Mason's guys are fresh faces and totally new to the site, you will find some of the performers doing the rounds on other British gay porn sites. A few, like the massively hung Matt Hughes, have gone on to become porn stars.
Most of the action on Blake Mason is filmed in bedrooms and living rooms, but they have a multi-part series called Mating Season that took guys outdoors on a camping trip, and I also saw another series filmed inside a bath house. At least once a week the site features a hardcore sex scene and a second update each week may be either another hardcore session or a solo jack-off video. The guy-on-guy sex scenes are usually duos, but there are a few threeways and groups. The performers get into horny suck and fuck sessions with lots of kissing, oral sex, face fucking, rimming, butt fucking and they end by shooting their juicy loads wherever they fly - on bellies or asses, splattering through the air and splashing across 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 now 1096 videos inside Blake Mason. The downloadable versions are offered in between two and four different sizes of MP4s depending on the age of the videos. The newer vids' largest size is offered in full HD, sized at 1920x1080 at good quality and the oldest at 640x480 plus one smaller size at good amateur quality. The videos are well lit, and the visual 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 with it.
You can also stream the videos, usually in two to four different sizes depending on the age of the video. I found the smallest version (640x360) was a decent size, but there were from one to three additional resolutions and the highest looks very good in full-screen mode. And for those who want to watch the videos on mobiles, the videos - being offered in MP4 format - will play on a variety of cell phones, tablets and other handheld devices.
Each episode comes with a picture set, the pics ranging up to as large as 667x1000. Newest pictures in particular are very good quality, and although the older vids come with good quality screen captures, the newer episodes include clear, well-lit digital stills. You can view the pictures in photo galleries with or without slideshows, and you can download them in zip files or save pics individually if you prefer.
Members get access to a forum which hasn't been very busy lately but is worth checking out, and also get 425 bonus videos on hand from a twink site plus another site. Your membership also gives you limited bonus access to the Phoenixxx network and the Emo Network so you can watch a limited number of videos in each network before you need to upgrade to a full membership.
I did find some negatives. There's a pre-checked offer on the billing page that, if left checked, will sign you up for a second site's membership when you join this one. There is a large ad with a video player at the top of every page, an animated group of thumbs at the bottom of every page that are actually ads, and ads have been added to the left side of the page. Gone are the blog and the separate behind-the-scenes videos section, the behind-the-scenes videos now added to the regular video section. Also the After Hours videos are listed both in their own section and in the main video section, which can be confusing.
The only other problem surrounded each scene's category tags. Nit picking perhaps, but clicking "3somes" got me five scenes, while "spit roasting" got me 17 listings including 13 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 the 1096 videos are a big plus. I must say that Blake Mason does a really good job of helping members find what they want. Every scene links the models to their other appearances and those category tags can be quite helpful, but you can also do free-form searches or tick pre-selected categories to find more of what you want. With regular twice-weekly updates along with mobile compatible videos and over 400 bonus vids, not to mention all those uncut cocks, there's so much at Blake Mason to keep members very, very happy.