Review date: April 2017
Gay Room is a network of thirteen sites with a total of over 1400 exclusive videos exploring a wide range of themes, including point-of-view, casting sessions, massage, sneaky sex, public sex and much more. The men are sexy, the videos are well-filmed, and there are currently about two new updates every week.
But while there's a big variety of fantasies unleashed in Gay Room, a number of the thirteen sites don't update and many drift from their presumed theme. There's also a lack of text descriptions, a poor model index and some upsells in the members' area. Still, the good does outweigh the bad, making the Gay Room network an excellent value -- especially with the BananaGuide Price.
It's a mirror-type tour, so you can browse freely through the scene indexes and check out what Gay Room offers. All the scenes have dates on them so it's obvious which of the thirteen sites are currently being updated. As is the trend these days, you can only watch a few preview clips of your choice (about 5); after that you can still browse around.
While we might forgive exaggerated claims like "the world's best gay porn site" and "the hottest, newest, most popular porn stars in the world," on each and every individual video page on the tour "1080p MP4 HD" appears as a video option; however, even though most videos are now in HD, older ones are not.
Don't take the $1, 1 day trial; it is streaming only and rebills at $40.
There are a number of ways to search the site with handy-dandy drop down menus at the top of the index pages. You can sort by Most Recent, Most Popular, Most Viewed or by Title. You can narrow the search by time period (this week, this month, this year), by a particular site, or by "Guys." Searches are cumulative, so if you are starting a fresh search you need to undo any previous selections.
Model search needs some attention. In the "Guys" index, the model's main image will sometimes include a picture of him and a recent scene partner, making it unclear who is who.
The Men and the Action
There are over a dozen sites within the Gay Room network, though some are small or no longer update. The majority of the sites don't really adhere to a narrow niche and others overlap in theme (ie: "Thick and Big" and "Damn That's Big"). But, if you take Gay Room as a whole, every fantasy and scenario is covered (especially massages) and there's a nice variety of indoor and outdoor settings. The men are all good looking, fit and often well hung and the sex itself is hot. Not a drop of cum is wasted, with great facials, splooge on butts, and closeups of welcoming holes.
The following sites are being updated, though unpredictably, in 2017:
Man Royale (251 videos); the crown jewel, so to speak, with a variety of men and scenarios.
Gay Castings (169 videos); amateur guys try out for porn complete with interview, script reading, jerking off - and getting fucked by the faceless casting director.
Men POV (65 videos); action scenes filmed from the point-of-view of one of the sex partners.
Massage Bait (169 videos); what starts with a massage ends up with full-on sucky-fucky.
Shower Bait (30 videos); guys get it on in public showers.
The following sites are no longer updated:
Thick and Big (63 videos, until November, 2016); well-endowed men in hardcore action.
Gay Creeps (199 videos, until August, 2016); some start with one guy secretly seducing his sleeping prey. Others aren't creepy at all.
Damn that's Big (204 videos, until February, 2015); more big dicks.
Boys Destroyed (41 videos, until July, 2014); yet more large dicked tops fucking willing bottoms; sometimes black on white.
Out Him (64 videos, until January, 2014); usually completely willing men have sex with each other!
Bathhouse Bait (23 videos, until October, 2013); sex in a bathhouse
Office Cock (33 videos, until March, 2012); sex in the office.
Gay Violations (127 videos, until January, 2012); sex in public places.
One thing missing from Gay Room is text descriptions of the action. It would help to have at least a paragraph or two beyond the descriptive title.
Video quality for the top video options is generally very good to excellent, even with the older videos.
There are an impressive 1430+ videos on the network. Videos have a running time of from 15 to 40 minutes long. Updates are less frequent than a year ago, but still average about three per week.
All videos will stream in-browser at a default size of 960x540 pixels; they can be upsized to full screen and viewed in "standard" or "HD" qualities.
For videos from June, 2014 to present (30% of the total) MP4s are available in three qualities, the best which is 1920x1080 (up to 8,000 kbps). They are also available in Windows Media, 1280x720, 3,500 kbps.
For the next oldest 20%, both MPEG and Windows Media formats are available; these are 1920x1080, with bitrates from 6,000 to 9,000 kbps.
For most of the rest, either MPEG or Windows Media is usually available to download at 1920x1080 pixels, though there are some that are smaller and others that do not have a download option.
Although many of the videos are classified as HD, only the newer one's truly are available in high definition.
Screens: There is a full mobile version of the site included with your membership.
Image and Other Content
There are digital photosets for all of the videos on the site. These average about 300 pics each and are high-quality, displaying at 960x640 pixels in browser, but you can download zip files of larger (1500x1000) versions. There are often smaller sets (about 120 pics) of screen caps as well.
One thing missing from all the image sets is the ability to seamlessly browse from one image to the next or to view them as slideshows. We also noticed that sometimes pictures have been enhanced with extra cum -- more than you'll see in the video!
Gay Room claims that it is "the world's best gay porn site." We would not go that far, but it does have a lot of potential. There's a massive amount of well-filmed, frequently updated, exclusive porn starring very sexy guys. The great price for this site should make up for its few minor shortcomings.
30 day: $29.95 $17.95 (rebills @ $17.95) Conditions
1 day: $1.00 (limited trial) (rebills @ $39.95)
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30 day: $29.95 $17.95
(rebills @ $17.95)
1 day: $1.00 (limited trial)
(rebills @ $39.95)
Gay Room is operated by SSC Group and has been online since 2010.