Gemini Men has been around for over ten years, and it's a breath of fresh air. While many sites try to sell us supposed straight guys, the guys at Gemini Men are mostly the real deal, and they're definitely real amateurs. Gemini Men loves bringing us guys who are discovering and exploring their butts, usually for the first time, but it doesn't end there - these guys get into all kinds of action including sucking and fucking. We reviewed the site earlier in the year, but it's one of our favorites and we couldn't resist another peek before the year closes.
You won't find porn stars and adult actors at Gemini Men. These guys are mostly previously unfilmed amateurs, although some come back to do more than one shoot; in fact, some come back over and over. What I liked best is that the guys are regular Joes: construction workers and blue-collar workers, skateboarders, surfers, jocks and athletes, alternative dudes, rednecks and the guy next door, all looking to make a bit of cash and explore their curiosity.
The men range from 18 to 40 years old, but most fall in their twenties; they're in good shape with regular bodies. Most of them don't spend hours at the gym (lots don't work out at all), and they may be smooth or hairy, tattooed or not. Some of the guys are more well-defined, and some definitely work out. Expect clean-shaven guys as well as those with a variety of face scruff, lots untrimmed pubes, calloused hands and even dirt under their fingernails. Think of the kind of men you might find at a Home Depot on a Sunday afternoon.
The owner of Gemini Men loves filming straight dudes as they discover that playing with their assholes can be fun. The audition videos start with Mark interviewing the men - first sexual experiences, turn-ons, and if they've had sex with guys - all the while getting them to strip out of their clothes and get comfortable being nude in front of the camera. They continue talking, and Mark throws out the odd instruction like, "bend over and show me your ass" or "spread your cheeks". The guys get so comfortable with the easy-going, nude chitchat that they take their cues and do what the director asks. The audition videos end with the guys jacking off and shooting their loads.
Let's look at a couple of the latest guys and their videos. Link is a handsome guy with a hot athletic body and a big dick. He's also one of the site's most prolific performers with over 35 videos in his library. In his latest video he gets dildo-fucked, the one before that sees him blowing a pair of Russian brothers, another couple of butt play with toys videos follow, then he appears in a jack-off video with two other guys. But Link has also bottomed and topped, and he's pissed on a guy in the shower. Jackson is a big, beefy lumberjack from the Pacific Northwest. He's a tall, hairy ginger with a red beard and a big uncut cock, and he has just jacked off in his first video. And Vlad Garamov is a 24-year-old smooth Russian guy with a slim body and a big uncut dick. He jacked off in his audition and he's one of the brothers from that blowjob video I just mentioned.
Some guys come back for future sessions where they finger their asses, play with butt plugs and other toys; others return to try sex with another guy. But there's not heaps of guy-on-guy anal action, there are 57 videos under the Fucking category, but there are plenty of sessions where guys play around in other ways than anal sex. The other videos are jack-off auditions or dildo fucking and masturbation solos, and the site owner is often willing to lend a helping hand, but this site is mostly about guys discovering how good their butts feel.
Gemini Men has grown to 856 exclusive, DRM-free videos. The newer videos are good amateur quality full scenes offered for download in WMV and MP4 formats at 1280x720 plus small 3GP and MP4 versions for mobiles, although newer mobiles should handle the larger MP4s, as well. The older videos are available in WMV, MP4 and QuickTime at 640x480 plus a 3GP version for mobiles, and these are fair to good amateur quality full scenes that are also available in clips. All the videos are also available to stream in the same formats. These are good amateur productions that are usually filmed in the site owner's home with decent lighting and sound. The site updates once a week on Fridays, but frequently adds another video here and there.
Each video comes with a set of pics. These are screencaps that display at either 640x480 or 1280x720 depending on the video, and each gallery has a hands-free slideshow as well as pic-to-pic navigation. You still can't download the galleries in zip files, but you can save the pics you like individually. Quality varies from amateur to pretty good amateur, depending on the age of the shoot. One thing worth noting about the photo galleries is that sometimes there will be a few black frames or title frames from the video at the start of each set, but the rest of the pics are images.
How about any negatives? The current terms say "security software is in place to regulate excessive downloads" but doesn't specify a limit or tell us what they consider excessive; the site owner says you're limited to 4Gb per day. As well, you can only read the terms and conditions using the link outside on the tour; the member area link doesn't work. The filming here isn't always perfect and has the normal shakes and bumps that occur with amateur filming as cameras or microphones get jostled. But this style works for the site and gives it personality - it's almost like a friend is showing you what he likes about each model.
Initially I was bothered by the site owner's chatter and direction through a lot of the scenes, but it turns out this is what's charming, appealing and exciting about the site. Left to their own devices, these straight guys would probably watch a porn, jack off, maybe rub their butt holes or not, and we'd have a very ho-hum masturbation show. But Mark casually slips in his "do this" or "show me that" directions and gets these guys exploring - almost unknowingly - their assholes for us. I doubt these videos would be so exciting without the director's involvement.
Finally, there is a technical issue - the 3GP videos wouldn't stream for me because I uninstalled QuickTime after it was declared a security risk. The good news is that there are two other versions in MP4 and WMV format available to stream, and the MP4s should play fine on most mobiles. Btw, I had no problem playing the downloaded 3GP videos because I use a player that handles a number of different video formats.
I liked Gemini Men the first time I reviewed it, and it's still a winner in my book. It reminds me of the good old days of porn surfing from a couple of decades ago when amateur guys were playing around on their amateur cameras. There are nearly 900 exclusive videos to download, stream or watch on your mobile; each comes with a pic set and the site updates every week. I love that these are regular guys - gritty and unpolished - who aren't plastered all over the web. Gemini Men seduces these amateur dudes into discovering that shoving things up their asses feels good; some are happy doing it once for some cash, others come back a bunch of times because they enjoy it so much. There's a lot to love about Gemini Men, and the odd guy-on-guy fuck video is just icing on the cake.