Review date: August 2016
Twinks.com is a trove of luscious twink and collegiate boys, mostly European, in almost 540 good quality videos. Central Europe is scattered with these gay-for-pay cuties who bring mad skills and amazing bodies to the screen, but they don't offer much in the way of personality and "new" updates are actually several years old.
The tour provides 24 explicit preview clips, easily accessible by clicking the thumbnails on the non-member's homepage. The clips are 30 seconds long and very good quality. The non-members area is a mirror of the membership site so it's easy to browse through the model roster and the video indexes, though every click in these areas will send you to the join page.
The design of this site hasn't changed in several years. The homepage is straightforward enough, with links in the horizontal navigation bar to the "Boys" model index, "Jerkoff" galleries and videos, "Buddy" hardcore galleries and videos, and "Stories" for a little erotic reading. Each individual model page includes a nice profile and links to all of his image galleries and videos.
To download a video you have to right-click the download button. If you left click it will just start to stream, and sometimes will just give you an error message or crash the page.
For some reason, you can no longer filter your searches by various categories -- such as "big dick" or "toys" -- so you'll have to rely on the search bar to anything specific.
The Men and the Action
Twinks has a tasty roster of over 400 models. These young guys are great looking, slender, smooth-skinned and often big-dicked cuties who develop their stroking skills in the solos before graduating to duo and group scenes. Most of the recent boys are from central Europe, and there is no dialogue, so they lack personality.
In the solo or hardcore video areas, when you click to play a video an embedded player comes up; it will automatically play at its highest quality, but you can chose to decrease this to medium or low at the bottom right of the window. Quality varies from good to very good for the more recent videos, though the streams can be kind of jerky. The fairly conventional solos and hardcore scenes are shot indoors with good light and sound, along with a reasonable number of camera angles, poses, and close-ups.
At this review there almost 540 videos averaging 20 minutes in length. The site appears to be recycling older videos with new dates, as "new" videos have production dates that are actually several years old.
Videos will stream in Flash and download in MP4 format. Less than 10% of the downloads are in high-definition (1280x720 pixels, 2200 kbps); others have a top bitrate of just 1500 kbps, playing in a 850x480 window.
Screens: The site is now optimized for mobile viewing; the videos marked as HD have a bitrate of only 2,200 kbps, so they still don't look as good as they could on a TV sized screen.
Image and Other Content
Twinks.com offers just over 770 high quality digital image galleries, 33% of which are hardcore. Strangely, this is a similar number of image galleries as last year. The image galleries average 120 pics each. There is a multi-speed slideshow available and you can also download the image sets as zip files. Free bonus content available on Twinks is found in the "XXX Cinema," with 24 feeds.
Twinks.com houses a collection of very good looking young European guys aged 18-25, but they don't bring a lot of passion or engagement to their performances. The biggest minus, though, is that few are HD and there's no really new content.
1 day: $4.95 (limited trial) (rebills @ $24.95)
30 day: $24.95 (rebills @ $24.95)
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1 day: $4.95 (limited trial)
(rebills @ $24.95)
30 day: $24.95
(rebills @ $24.95)
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Twinks.com is operated by Gunz Blazing and has been online since 2002.