Reviewed by GayDemon on 20 Feb 2013
Vintage Bareback takes us back in time, as this site offers classic gay porn from the pre-condom days of the 50s, 60s and 70s. The owner of Vintage Bareback is a collector of gay porn from before the 1980s. He is in a constant search of classic gay porn and buys old porn magazines and 8mm tapes at thrift shops, garage sales and online auctions. He searched for a way to share his rare vintage porn collection, and that's how Vintage Bareback was born.
All the content here is bareback content, also referred to as pre-condom, which is no surprise since little was known about STDs back then and condoms were only used as a method of birth control.
There is a good mix of solo and hardcore content, featuring a lot cock sucking, ass rimming and bareback fucking. The action is pretty hot and also includes some bondage, piss play, glory hole, outdoor and inter-generational action. The guys at Vintage Bareback are twinks, hunks and famous porn stars, with for that time athletic bodies, but I also found some hot mature guys. There are plenty of guys with unshaved pubic and body hair, as it wasn't common to shave it off back then.
Currently there are 101 videos inside the members area, and all are classics. The scenes are not dated and I see an actual update schedule, but the site has added 81 videos in the last 2 1/2 years. It seems that new scenes are being added periodically, which is a bit vague but realistic.
The scenes are not available for download; they are offered in streaming Flash, and can only be watched online through a player at a size of about 465x320. The videos have been transferred from 8mm movie tapes and some videos are more than fifty years old, so please do not expect high-quality or HD videos. There are plenty of black and white movies, and even when they are in full color they often look a bit yellowed or faded. While not all videos have sound, I was pleasantly surprised by the good quality of the sound in some of them.
There are from 3 to 30 screencaps for every video, but there are 120 individual gallery pages, as well. These galleries contain scans from classic gay porn magazines, each 800 pixels on the long side, and anywhere from 386 to 706 pixels on the shorter side. The galleries contain between an average of 44 pics per set. The images are scans of vintage material, so the quality isn't as good as modern digital stills, but most of them are pretty sharp. Lots of the pictures are in black and white. You can save each image individually, but you can't download the images in zip files. The site does offer a hands-free slideshow on most galleries.
Your Vintage Bareback membership comes with a few extras. First of all, your membership includes access to a bonus site called Muscle Bear Cub. Then there is a link to the Vintage Bareback blog, which contains lots of pictures, texts, drawings and videos. The blog is freely accessible to non-members, but there's no link to the blog from the free tour. There are a couple of links to third party movie theaters in the top navigation bar, but you would need to pay separately to watch any of the movies.
Vintage Bareback does have a couple of things I wasn't crazy about. First, as mentioned, updates are not dated, so it's hard to tell when and how frequently new content is added. Also, there are quite a lot of banner advertisements and links to other sites, which is a bit of a distraction. And I do wish the videos were offered for download.
Vintage Bareback is all about pre-condom classics and porn stars of yesteryear. It's also about preserving our gay porn heritage and does a great job collecting and sharing old videos from 8mm tapes and picture sets from old porn magazines. If you are looking for high quality porn, this site would be a disappointment, but for those of you who appreciate real classic stuff, this site offers a very interesting (and hot!) collection. If that sounds good, why not take a look at Vintage Bareback and see what the site has in store?