Review of Icon Male Reviewed on 2017-02-10Last update on 2017-01-04

Reviewed Site: Icon Male

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Primary Category: GAY-HUNKS
Other: Gay Young Adults

Content

Exclusivity
5 / 5
Updates
4 / 5
Originality
8 / 10
Quality
13 / 15
Speed
13 / 15
Quantity
11 / 15
Total
54 / 65

Nav, Design & Features

Design
4 / 5
Navigation Ease
8 / 10
Features
7 / 10
Total
19 / 25

Cost

Price
8 / 10
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Short Review:

Icon Male is one of those rare gay hardcore sites that does things differently. It focuses on 'forbidden sex', older and younger, step-relations, priests and youths, straight guys and gay guys together, that kind of thing, and it does it with well-made hardcore movies that are all exclusive. The quality is very high, there are loads of download and stream options, images, some bonuses and a really easy to use members' interface. The prices are good and the guys are all iconic.
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Price Details:

Trial 1.00
Monthly 14.95

Current Ratings for Icon Male:

Our total rating: 81/100
81
Rating

Detailed Review:


Content:

You only have to look at the list of 58 Movies to see what Icon Male is all about, their titles give the game away: Brothers, Fathers and Sons, Straight Boy Seductions, Schoolboy Fantasies, Forgive Me Father, Hot Daddies They take these general titles and produce movies to fit the headings, adding in new ones over time. This means you now have 58 movies but 224 scenes with each movie having its own number of connected scenes. Updates come in every week and each movie is as good and well-made as the one before.

But, before we get to the technical details, you need to know about the guys, the males. There are top star names in here, guys you may have seen on other sites: Billy Santoro, Dirk Caber, Brent Corrigan, Trenton Ducati there's a long list of 92 models so far, some I know from other sites and companies and some I'd like to see more of. The site takes guys who range in age from 18 upwards and so you have a mix of twinks (rather than 'teens') and jocks, to daddies and butch, hard, and salt and pepper older men, but all fit and toned, good looking and, well, iconic in their own way. You can find them in the model list and see how many scenes they have made, find a write-up about them and some details.

So, you have a site that's new and different and good quality, and you get plenty to see. How you see it is another good point, another feather in the old cap. Icon Male sets you up with up to seven choices of download. Okay, so they are all in Mp4 and you'll have to be happy with that, but this also means they should play fine on your mobile devices, tablets and also your PCs and Macs. There's 1,920 x 1,080 HD at the top of the list, then 720p right on down through standard definition sizes to 240p and even 160p for small screens. These are full scene files, with videos of around 20 to 35 minutes each, and there are no clips or parts, but files came down nice and fast. When you want to stream online, you have a large Flash screen with the same seven options for viewing.

Over in the photos area you find 517 image sets with good numbers of pics per set. As with the videos, you have large and good sample shots to guide you and these show up the quality of the content for what it is: perfect. Large images, well taken, hot guys and nicely presented, it's easy to flick from one set to the other. There are solo, posed shots so you can collect images of your favourite guys and there are action ones from the videos, plus others that are set up for the photo shoot only. They are shown with thumbnails that then click up to good sizes (1,280 x 1,920 for example) and come with slideshows and easy downloading. There are zip files for full sets and around 30 to 50 + pics per set on average though some have over 500, or even over 600.

Icon Male has found its own niche within the niche of 'hot hardcore with great looking guys' if there is such a thing. There is, of course, as it's here and it's a site that continues to put out exclusive and original movies that are brilliantly made with some of the most iconic male models around.

Features & Navigation:

The design of the site is great. It's all easy to use and there are no technical issues, no advertising (well, not much) and it works well. The sample images are big and clear, as are the details which are well written there is info for members about the models and scenes, upload dates and runtimes are all shown and the pages are fast to load.

You have a few extras functions and bonuses to play with too. It's easy to click across to related videos when watching one, there is a function to add scenes to a favourites area, and you can rate each scene with a thumbs-up. A Free Scene link in the menu takes you to a scene from another company - it was Raging Stallion when I was there, and a Bonus Site link takes you straight into Male Reality for a look at its 200 hot scenes that are all there for you to take and stream, plus its photos, model index and the full DVDs.

When it comes to prices: you have a trial offer at $1.00 for three days (which recurs after that at a higher rate than the monthly fee), there is a good monthly recurring price and then savings to be found when you sign-up for longer; the annual membership works out at $8.33 per month paid in one instalment. Watch out for an already checked cross sale on the join page, but otherwise, signing up is simple.

Conclusion:

Icon Male presents you with a set of original and exclusive videos with all kinds of handsome guys, your classic muscled studs and tattooed guys, your classic hunky twinks and jocks and it does it with a mind towards slightly taboo subject matter. It's tasteful and very well put together, nicely designed, easy to use and high quality. The movies are exclusive and the guys are a mix of newbies and industry professionals. Updates are good and it's fast becoming an iconic site and one of the best.

Pros & Cons

+ Exclusive movies
+ Excellent quality
+ Weekly updates
+ Large bonus sites
+ Good info and details
+ Hot niche content

- No comments area
- Cross sale on sign-up
- Limited trial
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