You might remember a long time ago 8teenBoy was a standalone site, that came under the Helix Studios umbrella of gay porn sites. This was around the same time when Hot Studs was Helix’s bareback label, Spank This was their spanking site (which still exists), plus they had some other sites including Latin Studs, Raw Lads and FratBoy. Most of these sites were later merged within Helix Studios, but just recently, they decided to re-create 8teenBoy as a standalone site. The former 8teenBoy site was all-condom, but the re-released site includes a mix of both bareback and condom scenes, which is fantastic news! Helix Studios features twinks and college guys in the 18 to 23 year age bracket, with quite a few of the models being in the 20 to 23 year age bracket, so the studio has decided to continue heading in this direction but also decided to launch 8teenBoy featuring what they call “ultra twinks”, which sounds to me like they will be more in the 18 to 19 year age bracket. Naturally all of the models were at least eighteen years of age at the time they were filmed, but the site definitely features fresher looking twinks with quotes such as “boys will be boys” and “fresh American teen faces” splashed around the new site. There are several membership offerings, including a 3 day trial membership for $2.95 (limited access), or enjoy unlimited streaming and downloads for $24.95 a month (or lower if you purchase 3 month or 1 year membership). Check out the two cute guys in this update called Raw Teens featuring Hunter Graham and Jared Scott. Since I have discussed the site so much, there’s not much room left to introduce you to this scene. Let me just say that Jared tops Hunter in this video, which ends with Jared pulling out to release his load before he slides back inside for a fantastic creampie delivery. 8teenBoy looks very promising, with lots of cute twinks and high quality video production, so make sure you take a look at the site today!

Hunter Graham and Jared Scott - 8teenBoy
Hunter Graham and Jared Scott - 8teenBoy
Hunter Graham and Jared Scott - 8teenBoy
Hunter Graham and Jared Scott - 8teenBoy
Hunter Graham and Jared Scott - 8teenBoy
Hunter Graham and Jared Scott - 8teenBoy
Hunter Graham and Jared Scott - 8teenBoy
Hunter Graham and Jared Scott - 8teenBoy

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21 Comments
David Hawes May 2, 2017 at 7:56 am Reply

Glad to hear that Brad, thanks for info

Brad Berrigan May 2, 2017 at 1:59 pm Reply

It’s great news David and you’re welcome for the information. I look forward to presenting more updates from the site as they become available. The models look cute, the site design is fantastic and the quality of the videos are high-end, so 8teenBoy looks very promising.

Mitch May 2, 2017 at 3:41 pm Reply

Hi Brad — just wanted to reiterate a comment I made in another thread about 8TeenBoy. It looks very promising but the tour is SO minimal that I’m reluctant to sign up. Previews are available for only the nine most recent scenes, and an attempt to click on earlier pages or model information just brings up the JOIN page. I’m hopeful that this may just be an oversight, because the main Helix site is very transparent about what the site contains (they do limit the number of previews a viewer can watch, but they also allow you to browse the whole collection as well as search scenes by model name). I think this is an especially important “customer service” issue since much of the 8TeenBoy content was formerly available to any Helix member, raising the question of just what’s new on the site. I’m really delighted that Helix is rolling out this “even twinkier” twinksite, especially if more bareback and “extreme” content may be included. But they absolutely must open up the catalog a bit before I’d ever subscribe.

Brad Berrigan May 3, 2017 at 1:23 am Reply

Hello Mitch, I completely understand your concerns about signing up for a membership when you cannot clearly see what’s inside the members area. I have just sent an email to Helix Studios asking them about the difference between the video pages at Helix Studios and 8teenBoy and I also made them aware that nowhere does it say on the tour pages about how many videos are inside the members area. I agree with you about Helix Studios being more transparent on the tour pages, with more previews accessible than at 8teenBoy, so perhaps this is just an oversight on their part. I will update this comment once I receive a response from them, so if you are subscribed to receive comment notifications, you’ll get a notification as soon as I post an update.

Brad Berrigan May 11, 2017 at 1:01 pm Reply

Hello Mitch, I have just received a reply back from Helix Studios about the number of videos available on the preview pages. The person I wrote to was away doing promotional work, hence the delay. I have been advised that the video set up at 8teenBoy is intentional. It sounds as though they are trying to limit the number of videos people can watch in the preview section. There are other ways that this could be done, such as only allowing the videos on the first page to be watchable, while the other pages still show the scenes based on images, but this is the direction the studio is taking and they have added “that 8TeenBoy is a new website that will not necessarily market the videos in the same way” as Helix Studios. I think this is the direction more sites will start taking, because many people just look at the previews and never sign up for a membership. Even if they didn’t want to make all the videos on the tour scenes you could preview with a trailer, it would still be nice to see the number of scenes, which it doesn’t look like we’ll be seeing at this site.

Mitch May 13, 2017 at 1:22 pm

Thanks, Brad, for sharing the information you received from Helix. I totally get that sites want to limit the free previews (even my beloved BelAmi cuts you off after watching three — you have to wait a day to peek at any more, and they only show previews of recent updates). But I’m stumped as to why 8TeenBoy won’t at least provide a directory of scenes with, perhaps, a thumbnail image of what the scene contains, maybe the names of the models? And why have a MODELS link on the homepage if that will only call up the JOIN page? I don’t get it. It’s one thing to have such a huge inventory that you just CAN’T show it all (eg. BelAmi), but the 8TeenBoy strategy suggests they’re hoping consumers won’t notice that there just isn’t very much content available yet. Their homepage hints that that there are at least 6 pages of scenes available — and if each page holds 12 scenes like the homepage, there should be 72 or more scenes available. Hardly a bonanza, especially if lots of those scenes were formerly housed on the Helix main site (and were condomed). But now I’m just repeating myself from the earlier comment. Bottom line: Fine, 8TeenBoy, if you want to market your site differently from Helix, but please find a way to show us what we get with a membership.

Brad Berrigan May 13, 2017 at 3:21 pm

You’re welcome for the information I received from Helix Studios. It does seem as though they are trying something different with 8teenBoy and I can understand this, because the industry is changing. I can understand them limiting the amount of videos you can watch, but I do think they should be transparent about the number of videos that are inside the members area, which could be achieved by placing a thumbnail with name of the guys in each scene on the tour pages. I did email them back with some additional points, with the point you raised being one of them – if there are six page numbers at the bottom of the videos page, visitors will be expecting the number of videos on the first page multiplied by six. I also asked them whether they would consider providing a discounted membership for current members of Helix Studios (like Bel Ami Online and Freshmen or Jason Sparks Live and Raw Fuck Boys) and I am waiting for a response to these questions (any further updates I receive will be added to this comment thread). In their initial reply to me, they used Men.com as an example of no preview videos being available on the tour pages, with all pages leading to the signup page, which is the case, but I still pointed out the page numbers at the bottom of the 8teenBoy videos page is still going to be misleading until they actually have that number of scenes inside the members area.

Mitch May 13, 2017 at 8:53 pm

Brad — thanks so much for working on this issue. You’re my hero. My only added detail is that the number of pages indicated at a site is usually the MINIMUM, and once you join and have access to the whole site you discover just how many pages of scenes are available. 8TeenBoy shows 6 pages, but maybe there are more? I think 8TeenBoy should rethink their site design to let viewers know what they’re getting, and I appreciate you’re letting them know that. Many of us will be enthusiastic consumers of a site like 8TeenBoy if we know what we’re getting. And please — Men.Com? They shouldn’t be using that as a standard of excellence.

Brad Berrigan May 13, 2017 at 9:07 pm

You’re welcome Mitch. 🙂 There are only about 25 exclusive videos inside the members area at this time, so the six page indicator on the videos page is definitely a serious issue they need to look at changing (it’s better to have zero page numbers displayed than something alluding to a higher number of videos when they do not actually exist). The site is new (since the relaunch), so most people would expect and understand only a small amount of content would be inside the members area at this time, but when you’re searching the tour pages trying to find out, the six page indicator could fool people and annoy them after they sign up if they used this part of the tour to make their decision to sign up for a membership. I like transparency, where the tour pages replicate the number of scenes inside the members area, as then visitors can make the choice whether they want to become members. I’m not sure why Men.com was used as the example, maybe because their tour page offerings are so bad they make 8teenBoy look good?

Joseph May 9, 2017 at 11:39 am Reply

Hello-

if I understand it correctly 8TeenBoy is a separate site and is not included in your
membership to Helix?

Brad Berrigan May 9, 2017 at 2:39 pm Reply

Hello Joseph, That is correct, Helix Studios and 8teenBoy are separate sites and there is no discounted 8teenBoy membership for Helix Studios members unfortunately.

Joseph May 11, 2017 at 11:18 am Reply

Hello-

i took a look at the revamped site and the models while by no means emaciated or androgynous simply aren’t as hot, sexy or as stunning physically as many of the regular Helix raw models. for instance is there any raw model at any raw site that can even come close to matching Max Carter’s stunning physical beauty?

Brad Berrigan May 11, 2017 at 12:52 pm Reply

Hello Joseph, The new 8teenBoy site does look great and it’s going to get better over time. The models we are seeing at 8teenBoy are new to the industry and as a result, they might not seem as refined as some of the guys at Helix Studios who have filmed numerous scenes. The great part about 8teenBoy is that Max Carter is involved in the production side of things and he also appears in some of the videos at the site, so it’s definitely a site that’s going to become better as the site becomes bigger and expands their model portfolio.

Mitch May 13, 2017 at 1:53 pm Reply

Joseph, I don’t disagree with your assessment of the 8TeenBoy models compared to the Helix superstars. The 8TeenBoy lads are very appealing to me, though, in the category of cuddly/cute/sweet young men. The notion of very young men discovering the joys of sex is a turn-on to me, even if the sex itself is a little awkward and tentative (in fact, that can make a scene rather charming). I enjoy that “theme” as part of my collection, and I’m sure I’m not alone. But I agree — the scenes don’t have the intensity and sexual skill that some of the more experienced Helix show-stoppers bring to their work (oh Blake, Kyle, Sean, Corbin — fuck me now as hard as you can). Conversely, sites with huge musclemen, big daddy bears, etc. don’t light my fire in the same way (even though I’m a big daddy bear myself). I’ve complained plenty here about how 8TeenBoy is selling itself, but I’m absolutely a member of their target audience when they can get around to a more forthcoming marketing strategy. DON’T KEEP IT A SECRET what your site contains, 8TeenBoy. And re: Max Carter — let’s just say I don’t share your enthusiasm. Physically perfect, yes. Face/hair: above average. Personality/charisma/passion: meh. But if you think he’s da bomb, far be it from me to try to talk you out of it! Love the one you’re with!

Joseph May 12, 2017 at 1:02 pm Reply

Hello-

if i understood correctly something you said 8TeenBoy will not be raw but a 50/50 site. to which of the videos already posted on 8TeenBoy how many feature the exceptionally stunning Max Carter giving it to a newcomer?

Brad Berrigan May 12, 2017 at 2:17 pm Reply

Hello Joseph, It’s only early days at 8teenBoy, but so far the number of bareback scenes based on the amount of content is impressive. The action is mainly bareback, but some solo scenes are mixed in as well, so if things continue as they are, you could almost refer to the site as being bareback, with solo scenes included to showcase some of the new models. The tour pages have just been enhanced with bareback labels to help make the bareback scenes stand out more clearly. Max Carter is only featured in some of the solo scenes as a cameraman / director.

Joseph May 16, 2017 at 11:12 am Reply

Hello-

when you first announced the re-starting of the 8TeenBoy page you mentioned that Helix super hottie Max Carter would be involved in the videos. but from your above reply i gather he’ll only be the director/photographer in the solo j/o videos and won’t actually be in any of the videos.

Brad Berrigan May 16, 2017 at 2:09 pm Reply

Hello Joseph, When I stated “Max Carter is involved in the production side of things and he also appears in some of the videos at the site” it meant that he was appearing in some of the videos, but not necessarily having sex in the videos. His appearances in the videos are limited to the solo scenes at this stage, but he might become more involved in the future. He’s not in any of the bareback scenes at this point in time.

DBY May 20, 2017 at 1:25 pm Reply

I’ve been keeping an eye on the 8teenboy site for an update schedule. It looks like one update per week, scheduled for late Thursday night/early Friday morning. All bareback so far for the titles since the site reintroduction outside of a solo. The Helix Studios site on the other hand isn’t much more expensive for a membership and updates 3 times per week. 8teenboy seems to be exclusive rail thin twinks versus a bit of a mix on Helix and some of the guys such as Grayson Lange have done scenes for Helix.

Brad Berrigan May 20, 2017 at 3:37 pm Reply

You have put together an excellent comparison between 8teenBoy and Helix Studios DBY. I have also been keeping an eye on the 8teenBoy site and it’s great seeing the regular bareback releases there. I have emailed my contact at Helix Studios asking whether they are considering implementing a membership price reduction for members of Helix Studios who also want to subscribe to 8teenBoy like a number of other sites offer, but I haven’t heard back from them yet (so it might be a no). There’s not a lot of content at 8teenBoy yet, but the site does look great and it’s shaping up to become a great destination for bareback twink porn. Based on value for money, the main Helix Studios website is definitely the way to go due to the amount of content already at the site, but as 8teenBoy gets beefed up with content, it’s definitely going to become a website worthy of subscribing to.

Mitch May 25, 2017 at 5:00 pm Reply

Thanks, DBY, for your analysis. In frustration I’ve also started a little database of 8TeenBoy scenes so that, down the road, I’ll know what scenes and models the site contains, since the homepage only displays the most recent 12 (and sadly my database won’t include those scenes that have now disappeared from the homepage). This database shouldn’t be necessary and won’t be if Helix will redesign the site to show what is included. Re: startup website with small collection — I get that, but it seems like the marketing approach should be “come help us grow” instead of being so secretive. The standard rate of $25 ain’t bad, and I’d be more responsive to an appeal to get in at the ground floor of an exciting new site. Maybe extend a “loyalty discount” for new members guaranteeing a discount in the future to re-up membership. Or at the least, as Brad suggested, include 8TeenBoy with a Helix membership, perhaps with a modest upcharge. Make no mistake, this is a site that I’d like to see succeed, but the direction they’ve chosen so far seems inept. I’m reminded of a different approach of mega-site Bel Ami when they launched Kinky Angels and then Freshmen — not sure about KA, but Freshmen opened with MANY scenes already in the vault as well as an encouraging sample of upcoming scenes. 8TeenBoy — learn from the masters. Job one should be to build inventory and quality, that way you don’t end up posting three scenes in a row with the same model (and, conversely, you have some great content you can withhold and release later if a model really catches on). But again, I wish them well; there’s just not enough quality content on the 18-21 end of the spectrum compared to all other categories.

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