Review date: February 2020
Icon Male is great for those of us who like a bit of a storyline in our porn. In 2020, the site merged with Noir Male, so there's lots of quality porn featuring black models here as well. Video quality is great and the site updates regularly, though there are a lot of upsells to other Mind Geek sites.
You will get a very good idea of what to expect from the site through its free tour. Icon Male allows you to fully browse the "Scenes," "Movies," and "Models," and to watch several video previews. On the Join page, be sure to de-select "add Premium."
Icon Male is a good-looking site and fairly easy to get around -- once you take into account the huge number of upsells, including a full page of ads after you log-in. Click "Movies" for the themed series and "Scenes" for all the scenes (with the option to filter by Icon Male or Noir Male). Use the "Filters" button to sort by date or popularity or filter by category.
The Men and the Action
You can't really pin down a type of guy among the different models on Icon Male; some are more collegiate, and some are very masculine and muscular, with chest and facial hair. It may surprise you but a few of these guys even have some acting talent. You'll probably recognize some well-known porn stars, including Tommy Defendi, Trenton Ducati, AJ Monroe, Jesse Colter and Brent Corrigan, while others have had much less exposure.
The content is released as themed "movies." In some, like "Fathers and Sons," there is much more of a plot-thread linking the scenes together, while in others, like "Prisoner of War," the only unifying factor is the theme. Some fantasies explored include teachers / students, "straight" men discovering their gay side, football teams and priest confessionals.
As mentioned, the previously stand-alone site Noir Male is now a part of Icon Male, so there is a great selection of hot black men on the site as well. Note that, while almost all of the content on the site uses condoms, in 2020 they started adding bareback scenes.
The technical viewing quality of the videos is excellent, given that the sex scenes are shot in a naturalistic manner with a hand-held camera. There's nothing fancy about it, but it does the trick.
As of this review update there are almost 560 scenes on the site (431 in Icon Male and 125 in the Noir Male), averaging 25 minutes in length. In the past year the site updates have averaged twice a week (about once a week for each of the Icon Male and Noir Male sections).
There are several quality choices for MP4 streams and downloads; all the videos have a top size and bitrate of 1920x1080p HD (6000 kbps). The streams all play in a resizable embedded player.
Screens: The videos will play on any sized device and the largest ones will look good on the full sized television in your living room.
Image and Other Content
There are image galleries for some of the scenes each scene. These average about 125 images per set and can be viewed at the optimum size for your screen. These are available as zip files and can be viewed as a slideshow.
Icon Male's themed movies featuring many of today's hot young performers will be of interest to anyone who wants a little more from their porn than just sex. The quality is high and the video options are generous. With over 550 scenes, including Noir Male content, there's a lot of bang for your buck here.
30 day: $29.99 (rebills @ $29.99)
(Trial is streaming only.)
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30 day: $29.99
(rebills @ $29.99)
(Trial is streaming only.)
Icon Male is operated by Mind Geek and has been online since 2014.
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