Pros and Cons
- high-def videos
- zipped photo sets
- bonus sites
- no longer updating
- monthly download limit
- network-shared content
Top Shelf Studs has some grade-A men that are the one factor that links all the episodes together. Most of the fellows are jocks or bodybuilders with nicely toned bods, but you will also see a twink or two. However, what you're really getting here is access to Male Spectrum Pass.
You see, instead of any of the scenes being original episodes shot exclusively for TopShelfStuds, the producers have simply taken scenes from their other sites in the network and added them here under a different name. If you join the network, you can do some digging around and find all 35 episodes here repeated on the other sites. They removed the dates awhile ago (probably to avoid any suspicion), but the amount of content has remained unchanged since 2011.
The sites the vids were pulled from include Hot Muscle Dudes, His First Gay Sex, His First Huge Cock, Gay Blind Date Sex and Gay College Sex Parties. None of those sites are updating anymore. Instead they are just rotating the content and if a site does have dates on them, they're changing them around. Not only that, but the "coming soon" scenes on the network's homepage are already on the site!
The movies give you high-def playback when you stream them online and download them in an MP4 format. The only problem is that you can only download 15 each month and that limit increases to 50 if you join for an entire year. Every movie comes with a set of pics that you can download in a Zip file. The pictures are decent enough even if they aren't always all that big.
You'll see hunks flexing their muscles and posing before masturbating and delivering a hot, sticky money shot. However, you'll mostly see handsome musclemen sharing blowjobs and enjoying anal relations. Most of the guys are white, but there are some Brazilian and ebony dudes as well. You will see a few shoots with interracial and bareback sex, so keep your eyes peeled for them.
Other extras include video feeds, but you'll run into the same download limit with the bonus sites, which also overlap their scenes quite often. So, in the end, Top Shelf Studs is just not worth joining.