Pros and Cons
- newer videos come in Full HD
- exclusive content
- hundreds of videos
- can't save favorites
- no advanced search engine
- no keyword tags
Sean Cody is a site I've looked forward to reviewing for a long time. After all, it's long been one of the most talked about gay porn sites and has brought the world some of the hottest amateur hunks out there. However, it's changed over the years and for some folks that will be a good thing, but for others, they may want to see it return to its roots.
Like a lot of sites with gay amateurs that have achieved notable market success, SeanCody has evolved from a more amateur site to one that's more slickly commercial. It's not that production values for the older scenes are particularly low, but rather it's more the types of models that have changed over the years. They seem less diverse, both ethnically and in terms of physique.
That's not say you won't see any men of color, but you will definitely see a lot of hotties who can fulfill your fantasies about white frat boys. You'll be hard-pressed, though, to find anyone who doesn't qualify as a jock, although some guys have leaner and clearly defined physiques, while others are beefier bodybuilders. There aren't many hairy chests, but you'll find a few.
The other thing that's changed is that the earliest material focused more on masturbation, mostly solo, but sometimes mutual or circle jerks. Then, over time, handjobs and blowjobs started to pop up, but often with shy bicurious guys who were awkward on camera. Eventually, whether involving gay, bisexual or gay-for-pay dudes, the sex got intense, with lots of bareback and group action.
Even though the collection has a bit of a "white bread" vibe, the gay hardcore action here can't help but be hot, even if some performers seem less passionate about what they're doing. Also, if you're one of those folks who get uncomfortable with how messy sex can get, here it often takes a near-sterile quality. There's not much sweat and no messy bed heads or unflattering angles.
Some of the factory-fresh perfection comes from the fact that the production values are very high. The newer of the 1,982 videos come in Full HD and that's been the case for quite some time (updates, by the way, are three or more times a week). You used to have a choice of QuickTime and Windows Media files in addition to MP4s, but now you just have multiple MP4 options with different sizes and bandwidths.
Now, you can't download any of the 1,051 photo sets in Zip files and they can be annoying to find. While lately all the scenes seem to come with pics, in the past they were limited to some of the solo ones. I find they've dropped the ball on the photo content. These young men are hot, so ideally they'd fill more photos, which could also do with being higher in resolution.
The best thing about the design is that you can choose any page you want from a dropdown menu. However, the interface is otherwise too basic. You can't post comments, rate the scenes or save your favorites. There isn't an advanced search engine or any keyword tags, either. You can't tell before clicking into a scene whether it has only a video or if it also includes pics.
Regardless, Sean Cody is one of those gay porn sites that everyone should check out. Maybe you'll decide that it's too vanilla or that the performers are just too perfect, but I'm sure you'll still find a few who catch your fancy. And what's nice is that you can preview all the updates before you join, with movie trailers and sometimes images.