GayDemon reviewed Hot Barebacking on 31 Jan 2015
Hot Barebacking has been around for almost a decade and they have grown considerably since our past reviews. They're still one of the best places to see your favorite porn stars barebacking, especially if they've since retired from the business. And the site has a fairly healthy collection of group sex videos, too. It's been two years since our last review and there have been some fairly major changes, so it's time for another look.
The guys on Hot Barebacking are a wide mix amateurs and porn performers ranging from 20 to 40+ years of age. You'll find some twink types with slim, smooth bodies, plenty of jocks and boy-next-door types with athletic and gym fit physiques; there's a good selection of black and Latino men and there's plenty of masculine mature men, leather men, muscle bears and daddies and all with fit to muscular bodies. I found a lot of hairy men and quite of few tattooed guys, but there are plenty of smooth and clean-cut guys, too.
And because SX Video (the producers of the content) have been filming for many years, you'll find performers you forgot about or haven't seen for a while - men like Jeff Palmer, Eric Evans, Josh Weston and Nick Moretti, but there are plenty of current men still working in the business like Armond Rizzo, Blake Daniels, Drew Sumrock, Adam Russo and Logan Stevens. With more than 300 models featured on the site, you're bound to find lots of performers to your liking.
The sex is mostly man-on-man sucking and fucking with no condoms, of course. Some of the scenes get into some kinkier action with about 20 videos featuring piss play and a dozen with fisting. But the vast majority of scenes are your standard kissing, sucking, rimming and raw fucking with lots of cream pie action or cum eating. There are over 75 group sex scenes, and not just threeways, but lots of gang bangs featuring four to six men.
There are 460 videos, the newer downloadable videos available in WMV format at 1280x720 and older ones at 850x480 or 640x480. The videos are also available in streaming WMV and Flash. The streaming movies come in the same screen sizes as their downloadable counterparts, but they're offered in three or four speeds. The quality of the videos is fairly good. These aren't great quality, but they're not amateur, either. The videos here are mostly well-lit with good sound and picture quality, but some of the older videos suffer a bit from over-optimizing in the encoding process. Overall they're definitely watchable.
Please note that this site uses DRM, which means you'll have to enter your password to watch the downloaded versions of the videos, and MAC and Linux users won't be able to watch the downloadable videos; they can only stream the videos on the site.
Each episode also comes with a gallery of photos. There's no dedicated picture section, but a gallery is included on each episode's detail page. The pictures are a mix of digital photos and screencaps, and they display in a variety of sizes from 900x6005 to 853x1280, but some are as small as 300x450. And each episode has anywhere from a handful to several dozen pictures. You can view these in galleries or use the slideshow feature, and while there are no zip files to download, you can save pictures individually.
Your membership includes 39 third-party video feeds offering you more movies to watch and some of that is bareback, but most isn't. And there's a live show archive with 478 past shows that display in a small 320x260 player.
Hot Barebacking used to update weekly with a new episode, but the production company is in the middle of a move, so production is stalled until they get settled. As such, older content is being shuffled around and brought to the forefront in place of new videos; the site does still update with the occasional brand new scene, but it's unpredictable. Another drawback is their persistent use of DRM. Most sites have abandoned DRM, but it lives here, and that's a pain for members. And like I've already said, some of the videos could have clearer picture quality, but most were generally pretty good.
Hot Barebacking has grown by almost 100 videos since our last review, bringing the grand total to 460 videos. I liked the mix of amateurs and porn stars and with a wide variety of men on the site, there really is something for everyone. I also really liked that many of my favorite retired performers are still here. While the DRM-protected videos are a bother, I'm also not really into downloading and collecting videos anymore and the robust streaming servers make it easy to watch the videos on the site. While there are a few issues, Hot Barebacking is still worth looking at and they have dropped their membership cost, always a plus.