Tube sites, like twinks, are a dime a dozen. A lot of them are so-so, some are shite, and a few really stand above the competition for a couple or several reasons. So which is Xtube? Another run of the mill free gay porn site, a jewel in a sea of digital shit, or something else entirely? Read on to find out.
What Makes This Site Unique?
To be honest, not too much. Xtube incorporates the tried and true design and feature formula seen on most tube sites. That said, like any user-driven website, there are certain niches and filming styles which are common on this website.
First off, unlike a lot of tubes nearly all of the content is amateur uploads, so there's not much in terms of copypasta pirated premium content. On the plus side, you’re going to see loads of original content. But when it comes to whether or not it’s good…well, I’m sure you know about the internet adage about finding looking for quality content on the net is like panning for gold in a river of shit.
So, what’s popular?
In a word: fisting.
I’m not sure why, but Xtube seems to be a repository for dudes who like their holes being stretched to the extreme by another guy’s hand…or forearm. If you’re into that, then you’re going to feel right at home. In addition to that, there’s plenty of content of cock whores on their knees servicing a few or several dongs waving in their face. Other common videos are POV fucking clips and full-on jerk off videos.
Oh, and videos featuring blown out assholes seem to be pretty popular, too.
The Amateur Section Is Pretty Good-ish
Besides the main section, there is a special section devoted just to amateur uploads and include video and pictures. If you keep finding you gravitate towards a particular user then or aren't sure what to look for but know that you'll know it when you see it, check out the profile section under the Amateur tab. There you'll see page after page of amateur porn stars as well as basic info of the number of videos and pictures that they've uploaded as well as thumbnail preview of their work.
And boy are these bois devoted to their work.
All that said, a good deal of amateur content is closed off to casual users. For some content, you're going to need a free account. For others, you're going to have to pay for it. Fortunately, users not only offer their homemade smut for sale but put them on sale all the time. Content is usually sold from anywhere between 10-50% off, but I suggest jumping on these sales quick since there's often a strict time limit when can take advantage of these offers.
Besides all of this, there are other community features like the Community Feed which focuses on giving new users exposure or highlighting fresh uploads.
The one thing that’s really disappointed in this respect is the lack of a community forum. Plus, you are limited to the number of private messages you can send on a daily basis.
The Blog Section Has the Thirst
One of the other big community features is the blog section. And oh boy are the gays who post there stricken with a deep thirst. I mean I look at a lot of porn, erotic writing, and sex-related writing so I’m no stranger to randy content but dayum!
If you just skim the blog posts, you'll be wondering whether you're reading a blog or sorting through the casual encounters section of Craiglist. Or rather, Craiglist before the regulators fucked it up by forcing them to eliminate their personals section.
Anyway, most of the posts revolve around requests for sexual favors, solicitations for dick pics, or stories about sexual escapades. No manifestos or treatises here just posts about sex, sex, and more gay sex. The writing quality is all over the place. Some of the uploads actually using correct spelling and decent formatting while it seems like some people can barely type. Then again there are the users who do fake spam spamming. If you don't know what I mean, I'm talking about guys who are regular, active users but write barely legible posts or just enter non-sense text for some reason. To give you a more dramatic example, a sample of one user simply consisted of…
And yes, I checked, this guy didn’t just set up an account to post this shit. He’s been an active member who regularly hands out on the site and has been online for months.
So, I say check out the blogs at your own risk.
On the other hand, the blog section managed by Xtubes has excellent quality and revolves around news for the site and developments in the porn industry. Those who are into keeping up with the adult entertainment industry should check it out.
Want to Make Some Money?
Yea, I know you do. Well, besides selling your private videos you can sign up to become a webcam model. All you need is to e legally of age, have proof of identification, some good profile pictures, and the attitude for the job. Once you’re all set up, you can choose your own hours, set your prices for your performance, get to decide what you do on camera, and opt to go by your real identity or stay completely anonymous.
Individual results vary, and results are not guaranteed, but if you stick with it, you can make some serious money. In fact, Xtube has been known to pay models as much as $5000 in just two weeks of work!
Do you think you’ve got what it takes to make $10k a month? Then sign up and become an Xtube model today.
What a Basic Membership Gets You
Of course, you can watch Xtube videos without charge, but to cam model, upload your own content, or interact with the community you need an account. Fortunately, a basic membership is totally free and takes only a few minutes to set up.
With this account, you get a series of nice bonus features. You can watch all of the 100,000 videos in high-quality and browse through over 7 million dating profiles, not to mention all of the users you can interact with. You can post an unlimited number of videos and photos as well as cam model. Plus, by selling your homemade porn, you can start raking in the coin, too.
Lastly, you can watch high-quality DVD movies for a month without charge. After 30 days you auto-acquire a $34.95 membership until you cancel.
And If You Upgrade to the VIP Zone…
If you want to take full advantage of everything that Xtube has to offer and you've got some extra cash burning a hole in your pocket then get a GOLD VIP account. With this feature, you get video previews rather than only staring at still thumbnails. Yeah, this feature typically comes standard with most tube sites, but for Xtube, you've gotta pay for it. Anyway, like most websites with a paid membership you get to enjoy the site completely ad-free and without any stupid popups or redirects to another page.
Gold membership is particularly useful for active users who interact with the community and upload new content. For one, your conversations are no longer limited as you have unlimited messaging all day every day. You can see which specific users are viewing your profile, your video uploads are prioritized by the site for encoding and exposure. Plus, your account is marked as GOLD and you get VIP spotlight, so people are more likely to view your profile.
Moreover, with an upgraded account you get a 10% wherein every time you purchase Xtube money you get an additional 10%. The best part is that you get a complimentary DVD pass so you can watch over 4,000 DVDs on the site for free.
Membership prices vary depending on which package you order. After a one-month trial, your account costs $24.95 a month. Although you'll have to pay $59.95 all at once, by getting a three-month package, you'll save money by being effectively be charged $19.98 a month. Similarly, for a full year, you'll save even more money by having to pay $119.88 or just $10 per month.
If you're not sure which account to get, a two-day trail only costs a measly $2.
Should You Be Watching?
You may have noticed that while reviewing this website I’ve often commented on some limited features, poor design, or shitty features. The reason being that Xtube is one of the most underwhelming tube sites I’ve ever reviewed both on My Gay Sites and The Porn Dude.
First, like all tube sites, there is a good deal of variety with a focus on a few niches depending on the preferences of the users and what they upload. I know taste is personal but all of the fisting really puts me off. And know it's not a gay thing. I don't even like seeing chicks do that shit and I watch and wank to almost anything.
The rest of the content tends to have subpar quality compared to other tube sites. And it's not just because most of it is amateur uploads. Check out other tube sites like PornHub or Xvideos, and you'll find plenty of amateur videos which have good or at least decent lighting, video quality, and erotic action. Fisting aside, the kind of stuff you're going to see is pretty meh on average. Unlike other tubes, you’ll have to hunt around for a while to find some that fits your taste and has decent quality even if you use the search features.
Moving on, I think it’s complete bullshit that you have to pay for unlimited messaging. I mean what’s the point in trying to build community and then limiting how much you can talk to someone privately?To make things worse, for as much user interaction that there is, you’d like that the webmasters would put some goddamn effort into designing a forum to make chilling with other users even easier.
The membership fees aren't unreasonable but a bit steep, especially compared to some sites which charge anywhere between 20 bucks to just a dollar for a monthly membership.
All things considered, I give this website just three out of five hands. There’s stuff worth checking out if you’re an exhibitionist or you’re really into amateur fisting, but other than that I think most of you won’t be all that into it.
The webcam modeling opportunities are pretty good, and it is nice that you can sell your own videos, unlike a lot of other tube sites.
Check it out and tell me what I think. Do you guys think that I'm wrong and this is a great website or that you agree with me and this tube sucks?