Helix Studios Review (2020)

Helix Studios

Helix Studios has carved its niche in the online porn world and earned a loyal audience thanks to its well-stocked resources and the ease of use which it brings to enthusiastic purveyors of porn.

Although as a free user, you can only preview the videos and for watching the full version requires you to sign up with a paid membership, we believe that good user experience and satisfaction is what matters at the end of the day.

Owing to an extensive library of videos, they have one of the biggest and best collection of gay porn available across the Internet.  

This has further contributed towards it becoming one of the most  scored porn sites for  featuring gay, twinks and those ripped and athletic jocks, with yumminess being exuded in every move of theirs.

Being older sometimes gives you a certain advantage over spotting emerging trends and changing tastes and preferences of those you serve.

Helix Studios is one such site that has been around for 18 years now (yes it started way back in 2002), which means that not only it has seen the good times and early days of Internet porn, but has also reinvented itself in time and again  in order to cater to their users in the best way possible.

Helix Studios used to release DVDs back in the days under the name of SpankThis and  since then it has come a long way in establishing itself as the forerunner of the online gay porn revolution.

It has taken over the Internet porn industry in the last few years,  introducing a total of 5 sub-studios that produce content under the Helix Studios brand name, which are - 8Teenboy, Fratboy, LatinStuds, HotStuds and RawLads.

Like all good professional porn sites, you will find a lot of variety to explore and cater to your fantasies on this site.

With the site tour, the platform serves you some delicious, sugary stuff right at the beginning itself, providing free clips for the most recently uploaded videos. As you dive deeper  into the site, there are far lesser freebies, but you do  get an idea of what you can expect from them.

Most guys are in the regular 18 to 24 years’ age bracket, and one can expect to find solo jerking off sessions, gay couple and group sex taking place either in the pool or the bathtub or even in the backyard.

Helix Studios YouTube Channel Intro - The Outtakes

Typical scenarios include jerking, fucking, sucking, rimming and double penetration, which are enough to make you go weak on your knees.

Additionally, while most scenes don’t have a build-up  story, there are undoubtedly a few scenes here and there which includes everything right from foreplay to the finale. At the same time, some of them are also bareback, which is a delightful occurrence for bareback sex enthusiasts.

Amongst all the videos from numerous producers available on the site, Helix Studios’ in-house content is a revelation,  it has some of the most polished and most entertaining videos one can find here.

Viewing quality is good, and one must remember that it is a site that’s 2 decades old, hence, some of their older videos might not be the best in terms of production quality, camerawork and lighting alongside other factors.

The Helix Studios’ team specialises in close-ups, poses, camera angles and  sound quality of these videos, which makes their content genuinely ubiquitous. The site also contains ten or fewer videos from the likes of Dominic Ford, French Twinks, Puppy Productions, and Himeros among others.

There is a mix of clean-cut guys along with a decent number of scruffier ones with  tattooed  bodies, while some of their twinks are gorgeous. They have big cocks, which are well hung and a treat to the eyes of viewers.

A lot of these factors, over the years, have contributed to the success of Helix Studios and propelled it towards the top.

Why is Helix Studios better than other similar sites?

Helix Studios is one of those porn sites  that know exactly what they are  serving to their users. It surely knows  things they’re good at and what needs to be done to further improve their user’s experience. 

The popular gay entertainment portal bills itself as the destination for those who seek ‘twink, jock, and college’ guys although there are models who do not look like they’re college students or under 25, but we won’t complain, because more the variety, better is the enjoyment.

Comparing the membership charges with  CockBoys and Lucas Entertainment that have moderately high prices   which is not in the budget for a lot of  porn enthusiasts, Helix Studios is reasonably priced.

Interestingly, a 3-day trial on Lucas Entertainment costs more than the one offered by Helix Studios, whereas CockBoys doesn’t even have the concept of a free-trial in its membership structure.

All their videos and image sets are DRM-free, so you do not have to worry about entangling yourself in various legal issues that are associated with content that’s uploaded on the Internet.

The studio’s videos are available in H.264 MPEG4 format and the library of videos uploaded post-2008 are available in full HD.

Navigation is easy and intuitive, and the site is well organised, with clarity and ease of use being vital elements to the site’s design. Under the ‘Videos’ tab on the website, you can browse through the entire catalogue of videos, which the studio claims to be around 3,500, although the claim as mentioned above is a bit contentious.

There is also a ‘Photos’ section and ‘Models’ section under which you can either access photos or scour through the entire database of performers that are regulars on the platform.

The fact that there’s also a ‘Live Cams’ section, it is an additional benefit since it enables you to watch live and some of the most exquisite gay sex scenes ever.

Also, if you  fantasize about your favourite pornstars being romantically involved in real life, as well, you might be surprised to know that Kyle Ross and Max Carter, two of their biggest draws and probably  the most famous ones to work with the studio, are a real-life couple too!

Site Statistics

  • Most popular bonus sites – 8TeenBoy, RawLads, Fratboy, Latin Studs
  • Bonus sites – 5 bonus sites
  • Total number of videos – 3,255 videos
  • The average length of videos – 20 minutes
  • Maximum resolution of videos – 1280x720
  • Download limit – No
  • Total number of photosets – 1,180
  • Photo slideshows – No
  • Watermarks on photos – No
  • Maximum resolution of photos – 1280x960
  • DRM protection – No

Website Performance Scores

Feature

Score

Website Design

8 / 10

Live Stream Quality

8 / 10

Quality Of Private Shows

8 / 10

Number Of Models

9 / 10

Streaming Options

9 / 10

User-Friendly Features

9 / 10

Support

8 / 10

Value For Money

8 / 10

Privacy

8 / 10

Price

9 / 10

Overall Score

84 / 100

Overview

Website address: https://www.helixstudios.net/

Helix Studios offers one of the most extensive collections of gay porn available across the Internet, and being one of the oldest names in the business, enjoys a certain amount of cult following among those who enjoy watching guy-on-guy action.

Originating back in the day as SpankThis, it has rebranded itself and now hosts content that is not only made in-house but also sourced from some of the biggest producers across the USA.

Helix Studios offers 3,311 DRM-free videos under the ‘Videos’ tab, where about 2,323 of them are in-house, original productions by the host platform. 

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The videos are available for download as well as online streaming in  1920x1080 resolution. Additionally, there are about 900 bonus videos from other producers who distribute their content to the folks at Helix Studios, with explicit, high-resolution scenes with condoms or no-condoms on.

Their videos require the flash player plugin to be installed  for streaming without any lags or difficulty. Several new videos are released every week alongside photo galleries, with no restrictions on how many times you view or stream them or the bandwidth required to do so.

Members are provided with first glimpses  of each new video that is uploaded onto the site and are also offered a lot of special discounts on purchasing one of the subscription plans  while signing up.

Video quality is supreme, though there might be some quality issues concerning the technicalities when it comes to accessing the older videos (which date back to the early and mid-2000s).

Streaming content is accessible, which can be watched either in HD or on your TV sets, thanks to the Roku integration which Helix Studios offers. Each video runs for about 20 minutes at the most, which is  positive since shorter or longer duration videos can sometimes get a tad too irritating. 

Vidcaps, tags and a gallery along with a link to the model’s page are stapled bonuses that accompany each video and help you gain interesting insights both about the video as well as the performers that are  the part of that particular scene.

You can either view the pictures online via the media player or download them in the form of zip files. The live cams, studio blog and online store are some of the benefits that come with being a premium, paying member of the site and add up to the overall browsing experience of the site.

Lastly, the mobile-friendly website further ensures that users can access their favourite gay porn without any hassle whatsoever, while still being on the go.

Pricing & Membership Fees

The Helix Studios’ pricing structure is  way cheaper than most industry counterparts and offers a slew of discounts and deals when a new user is signing up  on the website.

If you are interested in a wholesome gay porn experience, you should consider one of the below-mentioned pricing plans  while signing up on the platform. Their subscription plans are as follows –

  • 3-day free trial - $4.95
  • 1-month subscription @$19.95
  • 3-month subscription @ $65.95
  • 12-month subscription @ $ 199.95

You can also join the site anonymously via purchasing a prepaid credit card, which is available at your nearby gas station, pharmacy or convenience store. They also accept checks and money orders as form of payment.

Pros

  • One of the oldest and most renowned brand names in the online porn industry
  • An extensive collection of about 3,300 videos that can be streamed or downloaded
  • Hot twinks, athletic jocks and college guys can be seen performing amazing gay sex scenes
  • Includes everything from hardcore barebacking, rimming, facials as well as sucking
  • Two updates per week ensure fresh content is served to the users
  • The videos are DRM-free
  • Vidcaps available
  • Image galleries
  • Zip downloads available
  • Full HD videos provide a lot of quality content  available to stream
  • Advanced search options available
  • The website is mobile-friendly
  • Multiple download and sorting options are also available
  • Most guys are between the ageof 18 to 24 years
  • Model index list helps find relevant content  of your favourite porn stars
  • A lot of variety in terms of content
  • Multiple tabs can be accessed on the site, which helps in easy navigation
  • Users can either like, comment or add their favourite videos and scenes
  • Blogs, live cams and online store are additional benefits that come as part of the paid membership
  • Helix Studios distribute over 900 bonus videos from different producers on their platform

Cons

  • Pre-checked offers on the billing page
  • As a trial/free user, the site provides limited access to features and content
  • Automatically signs up to the newsletter  while registering with your email
  • The annual membership fees  is a bit on the higher side
  • Older videos are a bit low in terms of quality, camerawork and lighting
  • Download links are placed at the bottom of the web page and can be easily missed upon
  • There are a lot of advertisements and upselling happening on the website’s members’ area
  • No photo slideshows available

Competitors

Helix Studios, as of now, stands in direct competition with the likes of Homemade Twinks, GayMaleTube, Gayforit and Naked Sword.

Helix Studios has  an extra advantage over other gay porn sites owing to sheer quantity and quality of their content library, along with a host of interactive features which it provides, thus making the entire browsing experience a pleasure.

To maintain its position as one of the foremost destinations of online gay porn, it, however, has to work a bit on its UI and annual pricing plans, because both of these aspects lag a bit  while talking about the overall site browsing experience.

Customer Support & Other Services 

The customer support team at Helix Studios is pretty responsive, polite and kind towards their customers.

They pay utmost attention  on making  user’s time on their platform a great and fulfilling experience. To  resolve any of your  problems  regarding membership, billing or other FAQs, you can reach out to them at the following links –

Final Verdict

According to us, Helix Studios is one of the best online gay porn sites available globally. It is excellent in terms of  overall browsing experience, content quality and quantity. The site also includes  some really cool behind-the-scenes footage and a slew of additional features which provide for a more inclusive, highly appealing gay porn session. ​

They focus tremendously on visual quality and aesthetics  that make them probably one of the top contenders when it comes to filming the entire scenes on camera.

The site is perfect for those who want more from their online porn watching sessions rather than just plain old videos. With live cam sessions, they further take it upon themselves to add up to whatever content the user gets access to, when they’re signed up with the paid membership.

That said, we would surely love to see some changes in the UI and design of the site, and lesser amount of advertisements being played, along with the upselling that happens on the site. They need to work a bit more on simplifying their pricing structure too, since the current one is a bit on the expensive side.

Parting words

Reviewed above, was the premium gay porn community and streaming site, Helix Studios.
We hope that you enjoyed the content of this review and it helped you in making the correct decision while purchasing your first online porn subscription.
Further, we would love to know your suggestions and ideas as to how we can make the reviews more comprehensive as well as entertaining and informative at the same time.
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