William Higgins is the granddaddy of gay porn. He started filming porn in the early 1980s and around 2000, Higgins moved to Prague and started filming athletic, college-aged guys. And his online site is a massive presence packed full of options, updates and features that drive a reviewer crazy because there's so much to talk about.
Williams Higgins offers us a dizzying collection of hot Czech and Euro guys. They range from 18 to twenty-something and are sporting a variety of body types, but most are packing well-defined bodies with tight abs, and some of the models can be pretty muscular with bulging biceps and rolling shoulders. One thing they all have in common is that their cocks are mostly uncut, so foreskin fans like me are very happy at William Higgins. The guys are almost always smooth, clean shaven and tattoo-free, but of course you will find some other types among the thousands of guys on William Higgins.
The action will take some explaining. The crew at William Higgins assigns each video session to a brand or category, if you will. And if I didn't miss anything, there are 15 different areas of focus. Session Stills and Backstage are simply guys filmed during their photography and video sessions, so a camera man filming the camera men filming the guys jerking, sucking, and fucking. Erotic Solo and Helping Hand are pretty self-explanatory, but these feature guys jacking off or getting handjobs; and similarly, Massage gives us guys getting their bodies rubbed and their dicks serviced by a hot masseur. Soft Duo has guys in blowjob action and Full Contact films the guys sucking and fucking. Wrestling features real, 15-round fights where the guys start off wearing shorts or singlets and wrestle their way through the rounds until they're completely nude and very sweaty. These usually end with the guys jacking off together. Wank Party is where you'll find the group sex scenes with horny guys in full-on sucking and fucking sessions with four or five guys.
There's a DVD Scenes section that includes the scenes William Higgins has produced for his line of DVDs. There's also Czech Up which features doctors and patients playing together. And last is the Kink section, which I call BDSM-light; it shows guys tied up being used, spanked and manhandled a bit before taking a cock down their throat or up their asses. I giggle at this section - just because a guy has chain hanging over his shoulder, doesn't make him a big, scary master. But it's playfully fun. And there's a Gonzo section where the guys hold the cameras themselves while having sex.
William Higgins is a gay porn surfer's wet dream come true. There are 2,397 videos today, and the site updates every day; in fact some months have had more updates than it has days. William Higgins used to have a lot of different video formats, but they have simplified things. The newest videos are available in MP4 format, including the impressively sized 4k videos shown at 2560x1440 plus several smaller sizes including one for mobiles. The recent but not brand new videos offer downloadable WMVs and QuickTime videos in two sizes: 960x540 and 1280x720. There's another version for mobile devices, and I have to say that surfing this site on my tablet was effortless. The site's tablet version looked identical to what I saw on my desktop computer, William Higgins worked on my cell phone, too. There's also an archive of over 3,500 video clips and more than 7,500 galleries covering the very early years of William Higgins from 2000-2009.
The picture sets are large, sometimes containing as many as 400 pics or more, although many have under 200. You can view the pics online as galleries or slideshows, and there's downloadable zip files, too. But my love affair with William Higgins ends with the galleries. There are too many repetitious poses. I'd be happier if this site would trim the galleries down to the hottest 100 pictures. And as a result, if you choose to view the pictures in the slideshow, it takes a while to load the gallery - but if you love pictures, it's worth it.
There's another section called Castings that offers 1,844 more exclusive videos that I didn't include in the overall count. These are the audition videos of guys who want to get into porn, so you'll watch as they undress and the photographer tells them to do this or that, and most of these guys never make it into the main videos, but a few do - that's what a casting call is all about. And this section adds about four new videos per week.
One thing I didn't care for occurs on videos produced on Jun 15, 2014 and before. The last listed size on many pages is full HD (1920x1080), but while it looks at a glance like the other video options, that one isn't included for members - it links to the video store. That is not true on the newer videos from June 16, 2015 and more recent, which allow downloads for even their largest 4K videos.
I do have a couple more complaints about William Higgins. Due to a combination of factors, and because there's so much stuff, navigating the site can be challenging, but I must say that the new and improved navigation has really simplified things. We can now browse content by date, and if you need to find behind the scenes videos, just check in the categories. But if you happen to find a guy you really like, there's not always an easy way to find more of him. You can search the model index by initial, which is probably your best bet, although it could take some browsing. You can also use the search engine, which is great if his name is Zdeno, but if his name is Pavel or Tomas, good luck.
Having said that, when you click on a particular flavor of video like Wresting or Massage, the ensuing page has your episode at the top with lots of other wrestling or massage videos underneath. So in this way, William Higgins makes it easy for you to hone in on what you really like, I spent a lot of time in the Wank Party section. On the menu bar there's also a section called Actions, which will take you to page displaying some pre-defined sex acts like tickling, spanking, rimming, feet and softcore, to name a few.
There are a few last things worth mentioning. First is that for the first 30 days of membership, members get a 11 GB per day download limit. While no one likes limits, this one has been increased by 4 gig since our last visit and seems pretty reasonable, and after the first month, members get unlimited downloads. The non-recurring monthly membership costs $20 more for the month than the recurring version. And also there's a pre-checked email offer on the join page, but it's easy to uncheck if you don't want to receive emails.
I really do like William Higgins a lot - it's even in my top three. The site is packed to overflowing with hot guys and uncut dick; a member could just get lost in here, as I did several times while trying to write this review. There's so much to see (2,397 exclusive videos, 1,844 castings plus the archives) and they provide members with a new, good quality video every single day plus four casting videos each week. The site worked well on my desktop computer, tablet and cell phone; as a member you couldn't ask for a better site. And watching all those videos and jacking off three times a day, you still couldn't get through this site in a year. I didn't love every guy on the site, but with thousands of guys available, it's simply not a problem.