Gemini Men has been around for over ten years, and it's a breath of fresh air. While many sites try to sell us supposed straight guys, the guys at Gemini Men actually got me turned on. I believe that most of their straight guys are the real deal, and they're definitely real amateurs, but that's not the most exciting part. Billing itself as "The Most Anally Oriented Site on the Web", Gemini Men loves watching their guys discovering and exploring their asses.
You won't find porn stars and adult actors at Gemini Men - these guys are mostly previously unfilmed amateurs, although some come back to do more than one shoot; in fact, some come back over and over. What I liked best is that the guys are regular Joes - construction workers and blue-collar workers, skateboarders, surfers, jocks and athletes, alternative dudes, rednecks and the guy next door - who want to make a bit of cash and explore their curiosity.
The men range from 18 to 40 years old, but most fall in their twenties; they're in good shape with regular bodies. Most of them don't spend hours at the gym (lots don't work out at all), and they may be smooth or hairy, tattooed or not. Some of the guys are more well-defined and some definitely work out. Expect clean-shaven guys as well as those with a variety of face scruff, lots untrimmed pubes, calloused hands and even dirt under their fingernails. Think the kind of men you might find at a Home Depot on a Sunday afternoon.
The owner of Gemini Men loves filming straight dudes as they discover that playing with their assholes can be fun. The audition videos start with Mark interviewing the men - first sexual experiences, turn-ons and sex with guys - all the while getting them to strip out of their clothes and get comfortable being nude in front of the camera. They continue talking and Mark throws out the odd instruction like, "Bend over and show me your ass" or "Spread your cheeks". The guys get so comfortable with the easy-going, nude chitchat that they take their cues and do what the director asks. The audition videos end with the guys jacking off and shooting their loads.
Some come back for future sessions where they finger their asses, play with butt plugs and other toys; others return to try sex with another guy. But there's not heaps of guy-on-guy action; for instance, the latest 16 updates only have two guy-on-guy scenes, but another is a cumshot reel; of the 16 updates before that, there are five guy/guy vids. The other videos are jack-off auditions or dildo fucking and masturbation solos, and the site owner is often willing to lend a helping hand, but this site is mostly about guys discovering how good their butts feel.
Gemini Men has grown to 856 exclusive, DRM-free videos. The newer videos are good amateur quality full scenes offered for download in WMV and MP4 formats at 1280x720 plus small 3GP and MP4 versions for mobiles. The older videos are available in WMV, MP4 and QuickTime at 640x480 plus a 3GP version for mobiles, and these are fair to good amateur quality full scenes that are also available in clips. All the videos are also available to stream in the same formats. These are good amateur productions that are usually filmed in the site owner's home with decent lighting and sound. The site updates once a week, and both this month and last there was also a bonus update.
Each video comes with a set of pics. These are screencaps that display at either 640x480 or 1280x720 depending on the video, and each gallery has a hands-free slideshow as well as pic-to-pic navigation. You still can't download the galleries in zip files, but you can save the pics you like individually. Quality varies from amateur to pretty good amateur, depending on the age of the shoot. One thing worth noting about the photo galleries is that sometimes there will be a few black frames or title frames from the video at the start of each set, but the rest of the pics are images.
How about any negatives? Previously the site had a daily download limit. The current terms don't specify a limit, but it does say that excessive downloads could result in a "full or partial suspension of membership". I prefer a specific number, like 10 Gb per day download limit, as it's easier to comply. The filming here isn't perfect, with the site owner stumbling over something as he moves around or hitting the microphone with his hand. And his zooming in and out can be rather abrupt. But this style works for the site and gives it personality - it's almost like a friend is showing you what he likes about each model. Also I noticed that a recent video the size of the older videos, so some may have been shot some time ago. And btw, the site terms fail to mention whether trial members get limited access.
Something else worth mentioning is that it appears in 2012 all the oldest videos were remastered. That's a good thing, but it may confuse some members, as the site has been around for years before 2012. Don't worry - the site is continuing to grow as it adds new videos. What I do know is that the site has grown by 138 videos in the past 19 months, which averages just over seven updates each month, so it definitely seems the site is currently growing regularly.
Initially I was bothered by the site owner's chatter and direction through a lot of the scenes, but it turns out this is what's charming, appealing and exciting about the site. Left to their own devices, these straight guys would probably watch a porn, jack off, maybe rub their butt holes or not, and we'd have a very ho-hum masturbation show. But Mark casually slips in his "do this" or "show me that" directions and gets these guys exploring - almost unknowingly - their assholes for us. I doubt these videos would be so exciting without the director's involvement.
My visit to Gemini Men felt like porn surfing from 18 years ago when I used to watch this redneck, straight dude stroking his horse-sized cock on cam or when I saw a couple of guys giving each other handjobs on a couch or maybe some head. It was fresh, unrehearsed, unexpected and a turn-on. There are over 850 exclusive videos to download, stream or watch on your mobile; each comes with a pic set and the site updates every week. I love that these are regular guys - gritty and unpolished - who aren't plastered all over the web. Gemini Men seduces these amateur dudes into discovering that shoving things up their asses feels good; some are happy doing it once for some cash, others come back a bunch of times because they enjoy it so much. There's a lot to love about Gemini Men, so the odd guy-on-guy fuck video is just icing on the cake.