Icon Male is still a fairly new site featuring hot sex between a mix of performers including smooth twinks, hunks, and world-class porn stars. You'll find masculine, mature men (some with hairy chests) like Adam Russo and Brad Kalvo in scenes with slender and boyish types including Liam Harkmoore, Ian Levine, and Casey Tanner; there are hunky, well-built stars including Tommy Defendi and Billy Santoro, both bearded and muscular. Some of the guys are clean-cut, while others have tattoos or a bit of a scruffy look. And you'll find some really big cocks. There's no particular type here - this site focuses more on quality and chemistry between the performers rather than a type of model or action.
The action here is definitely hot and also passionate; you can expect plenty of kissing, cock sucking, and fucking, not to mention some ass play and cum play. Everything is well filmed to show hard cocks sliding in and out of hungry asses, men making out, and guys sliding their warm mouths up and down big dicks. Sometimes the sex is rough, sometimes it's romantic - the videos here have actual plots (gasp!) and the performers have really good chemistry, so you can expect eye contact and even tenderness in some scenes and hard ass drilling in others.
The sets, lighting, and camera work are top notch, and the videos touch on themes ranging on the taboo side - stepfather/stepson sex in "The Stepfather," inter-generational sex in "His Daughter's Boyfriend," and priest sex (starting with a confessional scene) in "Forgive Me, Father." You'll also find married and closeted men looking for love and lust in "Men Seeking Men," and the latest update is from a movie called "Prisoner of War," focusing on men in uniform during World War II. Icon Male was formed when Mile High Media teamed up with director Nica Noelle to produce a series of gay porn feature films focusing on high-production values, passion, intimacy, and great sex, and so far that's exactly what they are delivering.
Icon Male has grown, now offering 223 videos (70 more than there were about nine months ago), and the site is adding a new scene once a week every Thursday. Each video is a full scene from one of 58 DVD titles. Each video can be downloaded in seven sizes of MP4 including three HD sizes, the largest of which is 1920x1080, and a variety of smaller sizes that should be great for mobiles and tablets. There's also a single WMV option sized at 720x400. All the videos are good quality or better - the smaller sizes are excellent, and even the WMV and medium-sized MP4s enlarge pretty well in full-screen mode with only a minimal loss of quality. For those who prefer to watch rather than download, the streaming MP4s are offered in all seven of the sizes available for download.
Picture lovers are in for a treat. The site offers 516 picture sets (149 more than there were about nine months ago), which are a mix of action pics along with posed sets of the performers in duos and solo. The pics are very good quality digital stills sized at 1280x1920, although shown smaller in your browser. Like the videos, these are professionally shot and lit and show off the guys and the action extremely well. Each set comes in a thumbnail gallery; you can download sets in zip files, save individual pics, or sit back and enjoy each set as a hands-free slideshow.
I did find a few issues worth mentioning. First, there is a pre-checked offer on the billing page that if left checked will sign you up for a membership to a second site when you join this one. It's easy enough to untick though. Trial members get only limited access to what this site has to offer. When signing up for a membership, you are automatically added to the site's email list and there is no way to opt out during the join process. And last, while not exactly an issue, I was disappointed that the site slowed updates from two to one new video per week; on the other hand, the site is still adding new content.
One word comes to mind when describing Icon Male - quality. The performers, the action, the photography, and direction - even site navigation is easy to use and well thought out. The mix of gay porn stars, hunks, and slender twink types deliver plenty of heat in their scenes, not to mention a sense of intensity as they suck and fuck, and the camera catches the action to perfection. The site offers 223 full scenes to download, stream, or watch on your mobile, and they add a new video each week. I haven't been this impressed with a site in a while - and Icon Male has continued to give us the goods, their performers delivering heat and sexuality, and the production values are outstanding.