Review date: February 2016
Bound Gods -- one of the sites included in the Kink Men network -- is the go-to site for man-on-man bondage and discipline, bringing a whole new level of authenticity to fetish porn. The site features very graphic and high-quality, professionally shot videos that skillfully walk the line between scorching hot sex and intense B&D. The stories driving these weekly videos are believable and draw the viewer in. The members' forums are very active, and there are occassional live shows. All the videos are in true 1280x720 high-definition, enhancing both the pain and the pleasure.
The Bound Gods tour has been greatly contracted: it used to offer an explicit preview clip for every update on the site. This was a good idea due to the intense nature of the content. Now the site states very clearly that it offers five preview clips, but we actually found we were only allowed to see one; after that, clicking on any thumbnail took us right to the sign-up page. Kink also divides each "shoot" into "scenes," so when they say there are 1670 scenes, it actually means there are 370 full-length videos (averaging 40 minutes) that they have divided into three to seven parts.
The site design is looking a bit busy these days, with upsells to other sites using the teaser of occasional live shows. If you click on "Kink Live Schedule" you'll be taken to a live show site with a bunch of women on it. The homepage is also the "Updates" page and it displays all the latest videos as well as drop-down lists for categories and sorting. There used to be a models index, but that seems to have disappeared. Once you're on an individual video page you can stream the video but you have to drill one layer deeper by clicking on "Videos" to see your various download options.
The Men and the Action
The men on Bound Gods range from masculine and muscular to younger and smoother guys in both the dom and sub roles. Most of these amateurs are good looking, with big dicks and some - but not too much - body hair. Their ages fall into the 25-40 range. It would be a mistake to think that models who do intense B&D are a bunch of grizzled piggies. In fact, some members' favorites are young submissives such as the handsome and smooth C.J., collegiate-looking Aaron Adams, or super-hung twink Devon Moss.
The scenes are all duo and group hardcore action, in which the men participate in very specific acts of bondage, including flogging, ball and nipple torture, electric stimulation, clamps, dildos, wax, mouth gags, piss, douching, and lots of verbal humiliation. Oh yeah, there's sex too, including sucking, fucking and facials. Some scenes are much more intense than others, but if you hear loud moaning and whimpering you can believe it's real - and not an act for the camera. You'd moan too!
The viewing quality of Bound Gods videos is excellent at the default size, with a slight loss of quality at full screen. These productions definitely exceed the industry standard for lighting, sound, and composition. The camera work is professional, with fluid motion around the scene as it unfolds, a variety of poses, and just the right balance of medium and close-up shots. The cumshots are all caught and repeated from two angles.
The video inventory continues to grow, now with a total of 370 videos: each is quite long, averaging over 40 minutes. For most of the videos, Kink.com divides them into scenes, so their video count is much higher. There is a new video accompanied by an image gallery each week and there's no DRM.
The video will start to play in a good-sized embedded Flash player as soon as you open the episode page; these can be viewed in 3 qualities. To see the rest of the video options, just click "Videos."
Most videos are divided into around five eight-minute clips (they call them "scenes") symbolized by large thumbnail images. You can watch each clip individually or download a full-length version.
The videos can be streamed or downloaded in MP4 format in two sizes; the best are high-definition, playing at 3,000 kbps in a 1280x720 window. They are also available in Windows Media format, 1280x720, 7,000 kbps.
Screens: A mobile version of the site is included with your membership. All videos are available in true high-definition, suitable for streaming to a larger, TV-sized screen.
Image and Other Content
You'll find over 73,000 high quality images corresponding to the videos. The pics display at up to
1200x800 pixels and are available at low or high resolution. However, the option to download zip
files has been removed and, since February, 2014, they are only posting about 50 pictures per
full-length video rather than 50 pictures per "scene."
There are occassional live shows included with your membership. There's also a store with many of the devices and toys used in the videos. Now you can get that ball crusher you've always wanted!
Bound Gods sets a high standard of excellence in gay fetish porn. The videos are true high-definition with great viewing quality, and the site overall is well-designed. While we have a couple of reservations such as the higher than average price ($34.95), the less that transparent tour, and the incomplete model bio information, it is still most definitely one of the best gay fetish sites online.
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Bound Gods is operated by Kink.com and has been online since 2008.