Pros and Cons
- many 1080p HD videos
- easy-to-browse interface
- favorites tracking
- four sites are no longer updating
- no advanced search engine
- tags aren't hyperlinked
I had a real lightbulb moment while thinking about this mega-site. You know how MGM Studios uses a roaring lion named Leo? I think Pride Studios should have an entire group of roaring beasts called a pride of lions. Granted, out in nature you'd have only one or two males with many lionesses, but in this case it's all male, all the way.
In fact what you're getting here is a network of seven sites. The largest by far, Boyz Party, stopped updating back in 2013 and Circle Jerk Boys hasn't grown since 2014. Cock Virgins, which is the newest of all the sites, along with High Performance Men haven't updated since August 2015. Extra Big Dicks seems to be updating on a weekly basis and Dylan Lucas every two weeks or so. It seems like Men Over 30 is rotating content. It's also worth mentioning that some of the scenes can be filtered under PrideStudios, as well.
There are 4,502 videos to check out right now and many of the newer ones are in Full HD. You can also peruse 3,798 photo sets and they can all be downloaded in Zip files, many of which include high-res images. They aren't dated, so I can't say exactly how many have been added recently, but presumably they're added at the same time as the video they correspond to.
The interface seems to offer almost every feature you could want. You can save your favorites, post comments, rate the scenes and sort them, covering anywhere from the previous week to the all-time most popular. There are keywords labeling each scene, but they aren't actually hyperlinked, which is strange. The links to the model pages do work, however.
One thing missing is an advanced search engine, but this seems like a minor issue compared to how you'll feel having to deal with the limited pagination while browsing. You can jump ahead several pages a time and also skip to the last page or back to the first, but it still means a lot of clicking to get to some of the pages in between, which is not the most convenient. I should add that when you browse the individual sites, if you don't pay attention you'll land back on a page for the whole network.
I think when a site has as much content as this one, sometimes a great alternative to browsing by site or niche is to work your way through the model index. That way you can see all the scenes from the men who catch your eye regardless of which sites they've performed for or what types of scenes they've shot.
The content is exclusive on all the sites, which is great. Also, although most of the time the performers use condoms, there are a small number of bareback scenes, but I don't think many of them are very high in quality. And even though some of the older scenes aren't as impressive, most of the time you can expect well-made gay porn with pornstars or amateurs. In the end, there's no question that Pride Studios merits your proud patronage.