Men at Play
Men at Play was reviewed on 28 Nov 2012 by GayDemon
|Site Score: 83 out of 100||Videos:||15 / 20||Tour Claims:||4 / 5||Find out more about ratings, read the score criteria.|
|Pictures:||4 / 5||Uniqueness:||19 / 20|
|Content Amount:||18 / 20||Usability||4 / 5|
|Updates:||11 / 15||Value:||8 / 10|
449 exclusive videos offered in WMV, Quicktime and Flash, oldest WMVs and QuickTimes are shown at 652x522 with a bitrate of just a bit over 900k, average quality, newer WMVs 928x522 with about a 1.2 Mbps bitrate or greater, better quality, Flash vids are 960x540 at a little below average quality, videos are scenes, WMVs and Quicktime vids are downloadable, no DRM used.
140 sets of digital stills and around 140 sets of vidcaps, digital stills are shown at just under 400x600 to 600x900, mostly good quality but some a bit over sharpened, also approx 140 sets of vidcaps, slideshows available for galleries, no downloadable zip files offered, screen caps can't be saved at all.
Community section including forum and member pics, 4 hunk-oriented bonus feeds.
Screen capture pages are right-click protected so you can't download individual photos. Navigating the site can be slow going at times.
Credit Card processing and billing by CCBill.
- Monthly: $26.95 (recurring every 30 days)
- Monthly: $36.95 (30 days, non recurring)
- Quarterly: $68.95 (recurring every 90 days)
Almost every man looks sexy in a suit, and Men at Play has some of the hottest men around wearing expensive suits and tuxedos and playing in a variety of settings like offices, hotel suites and condos, rest rooms, bars, and even the odd glory hole club. Your imagination revs up with these men in executive attire as you wonder what's under that suit. And the best part is that even when these guys get into the action, whether it's jacking off or full-on suck and fuck action, the men spend a great deal of time in various states of undress. So you'll watch as a man in his shirt and tie, knee-high dress socks and shoes getting his ass fucked; or maybe one of the men is naked but the other is still completely dressed in his suit. I've never seen a site that pays such erotic attention and detail to the men in suits niche. We haven't visited Men at Play for well over two years, so it's time to see how the site is doing.
The men on Men at Play are top notch; they're usually pretty good looking, some downright gorgeous; mostly in their twenties and thirties with nicely muscled bodies. Some of the men are smooth, others are hairy; and a lot of them are wearing facial hair. Of the latest 20 models, half of them of have a few days of face scruff, full beards or goatees.
The Men at Play member's is simple to navigate with top-of-page links to the movies, galleries, and models. There are 449 movies that come in four flavors: solos, casting auditions, backstage / behind the scenes and full videos with hardcore gay sex action. The site has doubled in size since our last visit.
The latest 150 episodes are offered in downloadable WMV, QuickTime, and iPod formats, while the rest of the videos do not have iPod versions. The downloadable WMVs and QuickTime movies play at 928x522 at bitrates around 1.2 to 2.2 Mbps. The older downloadable videos play at 652x522 at bitrates of about 928 Kbps. The newest videos are the clearest and the color is more vibrant; older movies filmed before HD lack the crispness of the newer ones, but they're still pretty good quality. There are also three sizes of streaming Flash videos (low, medium, and high) that play at 960x540 and the quality varies on the age of the video. Men at Play does not use DRM, so the videos you download are yours to keep.
About the first 300 episodes come with a healthy gallery of screen capture pictures (usually more than 200, but sometimes as many as 400). They're average quality pictures (950x540) and could actually be paired down to a more reasonable number as many of them feature similar poses and action shots. These aren't downloadable and you can't even right-click save them but you view them in a slide show. There are also over 140 high quality digital stills galleries featuring 25 to 50 pictures each (600x900). These photos have no zip file to download, but you can right-click and save them individually, and you view them in a slide show, as well.
Men at Play offers four third-party video plugins - COLT, Blue Blake, Kristen Bjorn and Lucas Entertainment. There's a community area where you can chat with other members about the models and videos. As a member you're also entitled to a 20% discount on DVD purchases. And last, there's a blog that's updated several times a week.
One of the things I didn't like about Men at Play is that navigating the site was slow. The movies themselves played smoothly without a lot of buffering or stalling, but going from page to page was sometimes painfully slow. Also, as I said, there are far too many screen captures per set and there was a lot of duplication. The join page says the site updates twice a week, but I only saw one movie added weekly. They may add a new picture gallery weekly as well, but those weren't dated so I couldn't really tell.
You'll be hard pressed to find a sexier gang of men anywhere, and the fact that they're wearing expensive suits only heightens the tease. Because Men at Play films in England, you'll find heaps of European men, but they do film American gay porn stars,too. You'll see many of your favorites like Spencer Reed, Harry Louis, Dean Monroe, Kyle King, Damien Crosse, Will Helm, and Johnny Hazard. But Men at Play also introduces us to new men with no or limited exposure in gay porn. And then there are some of the local British men like Andy Lee, David Jones, and Ben Brown. And don't forget, most of those Euro men are uncut, so you'll be treated to lots of foreskin.
There are lots of interesting scenarios - job interviews, board meetings, guys masturbating at their desks, meetings with the boss, guys fucking in the executive rest room. And the site updates weekly with a new episode. The updates are dated and they add new video pretty consistently on Fridays, sometimes a little early on a Thursday. That, combined with the 449 videos in the archives means that you'll have plenty to watch for a long time.
The bottom line is that I've never seen a site that fulfills a fantasy as well as this site does with their office and executive sex scenarios and model-quality men in business attire. If you want to see men in suits in hardcore and jack off action, check out the tour of Men at Play - you won't be disappointed!
Things we liked:
- Exclusive content with hot muscular hunks in suits
- Videos are downloadable (No DRM)
- Can do 4+ simultaneous downloads
- Fast download speeds
- Site is searchable
Things we didn't like:
- Older videos could be better quality
- Site can be slow to navigate
- Not all episodes have galleries or iPod versions
- Right clicking prohibited on some gallery pages