Year In Review: Here Are The Top 20 Most Searched-For Gay Porn Studios Of 2016

Posted December 20, 2016 by with 63 comments

j243What was the most popular gay porn studio of 2016? It’s time to find out!

This list of the top gay porn studios is based on internal WordPress and Google Analytics stats showing which gay porn studios generated the most Str8UpGayPorn page views referred from search engines (Google, Yahoo, etc.). The higher a studio appears on the list, the more people are searching for it online.

There are a few surprises on the list, particularly #12 (WTF?) and #6, but some studios ranked exactly the same (Sean Cody) or very similar (Sketchy Sex, Gay Hoopla) to where they ranked on last year’s list. Congrats to BelAmi and Helix for their big jumps up the list, and a very sad farewell to Randy Blue, who fell completely off the list after ranking quite high for several years (it was #4 last year). Also falling completely off the gay porn map: Deviant Otter, Hot House, NakedSword, and MenAtPlay.

Here are Str8UpGayPorn’s Top 20 Most Searched-For Gay Porn Studios Of 2016.

dieseleric20. Titan
19. BrokeStraightBoys
18. Bromo

daxpizza117. RawCastings
16. Active Duty
15. NextDoorEbony

1745_chaosmen_rylan_troi_serviced_hires_01414. ChaosMen
13. NextDoorBuddies
12. Cody Cummings
11. CockyBoys

01410. Corbin Fisher

ryanrose9. Falcon Studios

jackjohnny38. Men.com

breakin-in-scene-four-0137. Helix Studios

jordansin6. Legend Men

tomkick5. FraternityX

4. GayHoopla

ss070b_0223. Sketchy Sex

mick201622. BelAmi

06-copy1. Sean Cody

 

  • DaveAtom

    Wow. First two don’t surprise me (in fact I think well deserved) but Sketchy Sex?? Really? Fraternity X that high?! =
    And I think MAP is so underrated.

    • Two Cents

      None of my favs are on the list but you’re right about MAP. I don’t move outside of the ‘darker’ circles of porn but when I do I go straight for MAP. Every scene has what I love to see most in a porn – rimming!

      • sxg

        Darker circles? What’s “dark” about their sites other than the black and navy suits?

        • Two Cents

          Darker circles refers to skin color not suit color. I was trying to be slick and say that I like Papithugz, Dawgpound, Taggaz, etc. but they’re not on the list. I just go to MAP when I get a taste for tan lines and aggressive booty chewing.

          • sxg

            Well just say that, and not this darker circles bullshit lol. I actually thought you were mostly referring to fetish porn, which suits could be seen as fetish porn but it’s extremely mild fetish compared to what else is out there.

          • Two Cents

            Well I could’ve said that but I just wasn’t trying to have a race discussion today with some folks who always have something to say when I bring up those sites. Not you but some others definitely. The suit fetish is one of my things but I mainly like the site bc it’s all grown men, with thick bodies and no twin ish to deal with. Not hatin on twinks, but I like the look of a man from thirty to fifty. Younger is jail bait to me. I also like to just see a man hungry to eat some booty. I love it and love doing it more so MAP gives me my fix. If only everybody ate booty like River Elliot the gay community would be the happiest place on earth. BTW, River Elliot is just the man right now theres others.

    • Dale Bergman

      I am surprised that Sean Cody is still number one. The site hasn’t been the same since 2014.

      • Marik Ishtar

        It’s very well advertised. And their scenes are prolific enough to make people want to pay for it to be apart of the experience.

      • Jon A

        I honestly think they’ve built up so much goodwill, they’ll be hard to dethrone, barring a truly disastrous year.

    • sans

      I agree Men at play is super underrated. Ignore the suits and you got jaw dropping Men who are drop dead gorgeous. Also the men from Men at play are ten times hotter than the Bel Ami boys.

      (Fight me)

      • DaveAtom

        I don’t know if ten times. but definitely hotter. The thing is, in MAP you can get men, not guys or twinks or whatever, they are gorgeous, viril men.
        People should appreciate this site more. They don’t disappoint.

  • brock

    FraternityX and SketchySex in the top 5? As if we needed more proof that 2016 was a dumpster fire of a year

    • snoopyfo

      took the words out of my keyboard lol, the fact that sketchy sex is number 3 says a lot lol

  • snoopyfo

    im here for the white chair

  • Victor

    I didn’t understand the white chair.

    • ToxicBrew

      Nobody understands the white chair.

    • C3xxx

      Nothing to understand but merely accept that the white chair *is*.

    • nick

      It’s a metaphor

  • Xzamilloh

    Jordan Sin… Why is this my first time seeing this Jordan Sin???

    http://www.reactiongifs.com/r/omy.gif

    • McM.

      B/c Legend Men is primarily a solo site. Those don’t get much coverage.

      The guys at Legend Men are all hot enough to burn through a solid steel table, but they do throw out a fucking scene once in a blue moon. The Jon Hector and Sean Renner flip-fuck is my favorite.

  • Jason

    Cody Cummings? Hasnt he been gone for 2-3 years?

  • Marik Ishtar
  • Marik Ishtar

    I think Titan falls behind because they hire older men. The growing trend is people hiring men who look either barely legal or “I’m only doing this to afford drug money” look.
    MenatPlay I feel lacks the publicity and also the exclusives. Being able to search most of their performers doing barback coupled with then no longer the only ones selling suit sex; the number of people who complain about condoms will take their money elsewhere.

    GayHoopla, Fratx, and Sketchy really sell that ‘straight guy’ atmosphere. People get off on the fantasy that men can be so horny they’ll fuck any hole. Also, payers want romanticism removed from porn. Two men having sex as a matter of convenience than attraction. In addition, the presence of the slut-bottom, shameless in every open action.

    But didn’t Santoro claim he was making more money than Titan? And that both they and Falcon were so threatened by him they sent him emails to stop? Where are the receipts?

    • Zachary Sire

      “But didn’t Santoro claim he was making more money than Titan? And that
      both they and Falcon were so threatened by him they sent him emails to
      stop?” https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c081fcb64ac19ec48aa263ff477a702656430a1e5e0015f7274eeaf9bc96fcdf.gif

    • sxg

      The emailing part is probably true, but it’s definitely not because they feel threatened by him.

      Santorum has been harassing Titan exclusive models into doing scenes or buying their homemade videos for his studio. He keeps telling them that it won’t interfere with their exclusive contract, which is a lie. He’s probably been harassing Raging Falcon House exclusives as well.

      They probably email him to stop harassing their models.

    • sxg

      Well it’s the growing trend for this site. According to the description this is based on studio searches linked to this website, not an entire internet search. Titan making the top 20 list at all when Zach barely mentions it, with the exception of the whole Diesel drama, is a surprise in itself. MAP got knocked out because it’s never mentioned on here anymore.

      And searches don’t mean that the sites are doing better or worse than other studios. MAP has been going strong for years and despite there being more suit sex sites out there, or studios that do suit scenes, they’re still the best one out of all of them. The models there don’t look like they’re wearing cheap thrift shop suits that at least 2 sizes too big. And they know how to tie ties.

    • moondoggy

      I enjoyed this comment. I would only add that men having sex for convenience (the straight premise) and men having it because their sex drives turn them into savages are two potentially different fantasies that you can often appeal to with one scene, like a reversible jacket. The Matt Sterling movies of the late 80s were great at pairing the equivalent of Brandon (straight top who will fuck any hole if he’s horned enough, or so the fantasy goes) with the equivalent of Eli (an “I’ll do anything, just please fill me with your virile straight cock” bottom).

    • nick

      I want romanticism back in porn, at lest a little bit, please.

  • Atticus

    I know that most people are surprised that SketchySex and FraternityX are in the Top 5, but I’m more shocked by GayHoopla making the Top 5. How? Why? What even?!

    • Marik Ishtar

      Redneck fetish

    • snoopyfo

      self loathing gays

    • kevin

      I find this encouraging since they remain one of the last safe-only sites. Their success indicates there’s still a market composed of those of us who don’t mind the rubbers.

      Much as people complain about the sloppy camera work etc., GayHoopla the amateurism that made Sean Cody and Corbin Fisher such a breath of fresh air a decade ago. And yes, also the voyeuristic thrill of seeing straight guys having gay sex.

      And their models are pretty uniformly hot! It’s like FratPad with actual fucking.

      • Atticus

        I have to agree that they do have some really hot models. Unfortunately their content doesn’t capture how hot their models actually are.

  • Where is Treasure Island Media in the standings as odd not make list?!

  • Scrapple

    Subtle Shade. Blatant Shade. Killer Shade. Life-Giving Shade. All in one list. I’m going to let it all wash over me.

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  • Adrian Sanderson

    This list is ridiculous and obviously falsified. It’s just Zach personal taste, that’s all; Obviously, he would omit he doesn’t like (Lucas?). Very trasparente, Zach.

    • Marik Ishtar

      From what I understand, the majority of Lucas Entertainment subscribers lie outside of the United States. That may skew search results.

  • Lady Macbeth
    • kevin

      nah, men.com is probably the worst thing to happen to gay porn during the cyber age, followed by their little bro, Bromo, which Sean Cody has become little better than since it’s acquisition by MindGeek.

      FraternityX and SketchySex cater to a very niche market. They stick to one thing and do it well. Compare with its poor cousin, MindGeek’s RealtiyDudes.

      Active Duty’s another one I wish would just give up the ghost. Leave us with our memories of Dean, Kody, Chaz, Shane, and Cole’s Dick of Death. Such naughty boys!

  • moondoggy

    To me, this is surprisingly close to being a merit based list. Sean Cody is sometimes the bane of my existence, but there’s a difference between judging their crappy new scenes and acknowledging that as a SITE, all the old scenes are still there and still matter. I think I’d rank CF higher for that reason, but they have been more mediocre for much longer than SC, and their models as a group are not as hot as all of SC’s models. I also think that this list is a testament to the power of doing things to attract attention and flash. Sketchy/Frat’s scenes are incredibly flawed, but if you didn’t know about their fakery, then watching all those young guys have Treasure Island-ish sex would be an incredible experience.

    I do think Lucas deserves to be on this list for all those reasons, but that’s the only thing I can think of that is a real head scratcher here. I’m on the record as despising MEN, but they deal in volume, which I would guess is the number one way to attract clicks.

  • sanfv

    Looking at the list… If I can invoke Presidnt Trump, Drain the gay porn swamp!

  • Jon A

    Who are thse people who enjoy sites like Fraternity X, Sketchysex Bromo, Men.com(and their boner killing parodies)

    Gross.

  • nick

    No PigProd ?
    Year of vanilla.

  • WhimsyCotton

    I told myself there was no way anything would surprise me when I read your “#12 (WTF),” but my mouth dropped open nonetheless when I read Cody Cummings’ name.

    I’m honestly not surprised that Sketchy Sex has somehow made it to #3, your posts on them have become fairly frequent which tells me that they clearly have a growing audience.

    What did surprise me is that Belami hasn’t overtaken Sean Cody yet. Belami has done an amazing job this year. They’ve hired hotter newcomers, some of the existing ones have become better performers (Peter, Joel, Helmut), their travel scenes have been both hot and fun, and, probably most importantly, they’ve renamed KinkyAngels into Freshmen which, I imagine, will bring a lot more accidental traffic to the site.

    Unless something revolutionary happens with Sean Cody in the next year, I see this list changing. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/987260da36dd69d87594aa982382be210133865f434856b441bd0a1987e86622.gif

  • kevin

    how much of this is due to popularity or notoriety? Does it translate into business, or are people simply curious about seeing what sleaze FraternityX/SketchySex is up to?

  • Badbike

    I ALMOST forgot about that awful pizza scene…thanks…

  • BSB Fan

    Y’all need to give Broke Straight Boys more love. :)

  • Parker Lewis

    All 20 combined doesn’t even come close to pornhub.