GayDemon reviewed Helix Studios on 24 Dec 2014
Helix Studios is one of the biggest and best-known twink sites out there and has been delivering high quality porn for more than twelve years. The Helix Studios site was launched at the beginning of 2002, and later that year they released their first full length movie on DVD. Back in the day they were releasing videos under the brand name SpankThis. Along this line, five more sub-studios have been introduced; 8Teenboy, Fratboy, LatinStuds, HotStuds and RawLads. Each has its own specialty and all together they make up the Helix Studios brand.
The focus here is on smooth twinks, college-aged guys and athletic jocks. While most of the guys have slender bodies, I did find some more muscular and beefy guys as well. In my opinion, the majority of them are attractive - handsome or cute, depending on type. There's a mix of clean-cut guys as well as some with tattoos or a bit of a bad boy look. Since the Helix models come from North America, South America and Europe, there is quite some variety in types of guys. Plenty of them have pretty big and thick cocks, and there are some uncut ones, too.
This is a very large site and it offers all kinds of action, from jerk off videos to hardcore duos and from horny threesomes to gangbang action. Besides some very hot cock sucking, rimming and ass plowing, there is also some more kinky stuff such as bareback fucking, sex toy play, double penetration, bondage, spanking and role playing. Expect sex in bedrooms, by the pool, livingrooms and locker rooms; there's also the occasional outdoor fuck session.
Helix Studios has grown to offer 2316 scenes inside the video section, 306 more than there were a couple years ago. Some of the scenes have been filmed exclusively for the website while others were pulled from DVDs. Besides the normal scenes, there are plenty of recorded live shows and behind the scenes videos, too. The site updates with at least three new videos every week, and this month there were some bonus videos added, as well, which are from other sites but are full scenes.
The videos here are available as downloads and streaming videos, but it does depend on which membership you are buying. There is a full membership that comes with downloads and streaming videos and there is a cheaper streaming-only option, as well.
The DRM-free downloads are available in M4V format, the newer vids at 1080x720 plus 1 or 2 smaller sizes at good amateur quality, the older videos at 960x540 or 640x480 at fairly good amateur quality, although the very oldest vids are amateur. The streaming videos come in three different sizes. Looking at the largest sizes, newer videos play at 960x540, while some of the older videos play at 640x480 or 640x360. The smaller downloads play fine on most mobile devices including iPhone and iPad, and membership comes with access to a mobile optimized site, as well. The videos are also optimized to play on your Roku streaming player. Overall, the video quality ranges from average to good and everything in between.
Every Helix Studios scene comes with a short description of the action, links to the model pages and a picture gallery. Each gallery contains between 12 and 40 pictures; the newer photos are digital stills sized at 1000x1500, while the older photos are screencaps at either 640x469 or 480x360. The newer pictures are sharp, the older aren't bad, and they all show the action quite well, and there are 28 galleries in a separate photo section, as well. You can view the pictures online in galleries or download them all together in zip files or just download the ones you like individually.
Helix Studios has built a quality product over the years and there aren't any major issues here. There's a pre-checked email offer on the join page, so if you don't want to get emails, you'll need to uncheck it. As mentioned, some of the older videos aren't the best quality and could use some work, but there are plenty more good quality videos. And one last thing is to make sure that if you want to save the videos, don't accidentally choose the streaming-only membership option.
Helix Studios is one of the best and biggest twink sites, offering a mix of guys including super cute twinks, well-built jocks and regular guy types in a huge video library. There is plenty of action from solo masturbation and fucking to raw sex, role playing and spanking. Videos are available as DRM-free downloads and streaming versions, and they are compatible with mobile devices and Roku players. There are now three exclusive scenes added every week, so the site constantly offers something fresh for its members. If you are looking for a site that offers tons of content featuring horny fresh-faced guys, Helix Studios is definitely a site you'll want to check out.