Review date: April 2016
Now in it's sixteenth year, the Boy Fun Collection offers an enormous volume of exclusive porn, with seven video updates per week - not to mention a library of over a million high-resolution images. For admirers of younger guys - from eighteen to mid-twenties - the effect is mesmerizing. BoyFun relies on 25 video producers from around the world to keep the faces fresh, and in the past four years the new videos are all in full HD. The main drawback is the site's lack of personality: there are names but no stats, very few interviews, and even ages are rarely given for these cuties. And the monthly price is above average. But if you're OK with that, then sit back and enjoy.
The BoyFun tour homepage opens with a rapidly rotating graphic displaying images of recent episodes. Down the page there are explicit clips and images from the latest video updates. At the bottom of the page you're asked, "Missed last week's update? Click here to view it." This allows you to move backwards through the site's updates and look at lots more clips and sample images.
If you like, take a look at the entire model index, divided into categories such as Amateurs, Action, and Teens. Inside these category indexes you'll see a single, small image of each guy (but click on any of these pictures and you're sent to the Join page). The tour does give you a generous sample of the massive amount that's on offer, though it's not a full mirror of the site.
Most of the categories in the vertical and horizontal navigation bars are still linked only to the photo galleries - while all of the videos are lumped into "Movies." It helps that the model index includes links to a particular model's image galleries and to the movies he's appeared in. There is also an "advanced search" feature that allows you to narrow down your search by media type (pics or videos) and by model attributes and action.
The Men and the Action
Boyfun has over 2400 attractive 18-25 year old amateur guys, mostly European, ranging from young and slender to collegiate hunks. The majority of the image galleries and movies are shot indoors. Outdoor locations include pools, beaches, the forest, and a tropical garden. The action includes solo jerk-off, duo and group scenes and the use of some toys. Unfortunately, what BoyFun lacks is personality. There are few model interviews, and the young guys themselves do not throw many real sparks, even though, with their smooth muscular bodies and hard cocks, they are still hot as can be.
The viewing quality of the videos vary, with the more recent 50% available in high-definition MP4, but older ones are lesser quality. Occasionally we found blurring or pixellation with faster motion in the action of the video, particularly in the streams. On the videography side, although the one-camera, usually handheld, movies are well lit, competently edited, and usually have several poses and angles, they could not really be called inspired.
This is a site that updates with new video and image galleries 7 days a week. At this year's review there are almost 3700 videos, averaging 20 minutes in length. If you like gay porn number-crunching that's many hundreds of hours of high quality video to watch (not all at once please!) There's no DRM on the videos so you can download them and keep them as long as you like.
About one-third of the videos can be viewed in an embedded Flash player.
All videos will stream or download in Windows Media (WMV) format; the most recent 40%, filmed in high-definition, are 2,000 kbps, 720x408 pixels. Slightly older ones are 1,600 kbps, playing in a standard-sized 620x480 screen; the oldest are 750 kbps, playing on a small 320x240 screen.
Videos added since May, 2010 (about 50%) are also available in MP4 format. These are true high-definition, sized at 1280x720 pixels, with at least a 4,000 kbps bitrate, and are the best quality.
Screens: While there isn't a mobile version of the site design, since May of 2010, small MP4s, that will stream or download on a mobile device have been available. The high-definition MP4s are suitable for viewing on large screens.
Image and Other Content
BoyFun has always featured top notch digital still photos. The quality of the more than 5800 image galleries -- averaging 130 pictures for each gallery, is excellent, and can be viewed as "High-Res" (large) and "Low-Res" (medium), opening up to pictures of exceptional clarity. A slide show and drop-down "pic-pick" menu appears on each gallery page. Photosets can also be downloaded as zip files.
Your monthly membership also includes a handful of third-party feeds to several voyeur cam sites, streaming video, and 'zines.
There are a few free pictures from Boyfun's sister site Freshman X, including a pitch for membership at a reduced price. If you do decide to go for it you'll find similar quality videos and pictures that feature younger guys.
BoyFun gives admirers of young guys an absolute mountain of 18-23 year old amateurs. The amount of content is mind-boggling, particularly with the addition of more and higher quality format choices; and - for those into still images - the hi-resolution photos are very impressive. While the site does lack personality, it is somewhat over-priced, and it would be nice to see older videos upgraded, BoyFun is still a good bet, especially since you can download and keep any of the videos.
30 day: $29.99 (rebills @ $29.99)
30 day: $39.99 (no rebill)
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BoyFun Collection is operated by EENT, Inc. and has been online since 1997.