Bound Jocks was reviewed on 11 Oct 2013 by GayDemon
|Site Score: 76 out of 100||Videos:||17 / 20||Tour Claims:||4 / 5||Find out more about ratings, read the score criteria.|
|Pictures:||4 / 5||Uniqueness:||16 / 20|
|Content Amount:||14 / 20||Usability||3 / 5|
|Updates:||11 / 15||Value:||7 / 10|
218 videos in MP4 format, largest are shown at 960x540 @ good quality, several lower quality versions available. Videos are streaming, most are full scenes or interviews, no downloadlable versions available, no DRM used.
113 photo sets, pics are good amateur quality digital stills, sized at 420x640 or 950x636, pics can zoom to 1280x853, no slideshows or downloadable zip files available.
Basic Training section contains 21 short bondage "how to" videos, blog in free / member section.
Pre-checked offer (called a cross sale) on the right side of the billing page. Trial members get limited access to site's content / features. Pop-up with fake rep when exiting join page.
Credit Card processing and billing by TrustCharge.
This site uses pre-checked boxes on the signup page. If this option is left checked, you will automatically be subscribed to another site and charged monthly until cancelled.
- Trial: $2.95 (3 days, recurring at $29.95 monthly!)
- Monthly: $29.95 (recurring every 30 days)
- Quarterly: $67.95 (recurring at $22.95 every 30 days)
- Yearly: $179.75 (recurring at $19.95 every 30 days)
Here's a bondage site that's a little bit different. It's called Bound Jocks, and it focuses on hot, athletic guys in mostly rope bondage. The men of Bound Jocks are well built. We're talking nicely muscled, but not TOO muscular, if you see what I mean. Some are porn stars or performers who appear on other gay sites while others are hot jocks who apparently like showing off in bondage. Many are very good looking, and some are not the kind of men you may expect to find tied up and helpless, which is a real plus.
Some of the sessions here are solo, showing each guy first in undies, shorts or jockstrap and then naked. Some struggle against ropes, others are put in cock and ball bondage, while still others play with bondage-like stuff, and then are put in bondage off-camera so they simply appear bound after a short break in filming. But there also duo scenes that include getting cocks sucked while in bondage, dildos, rimming, or in one case a hot scene with 2 bound men sucking each other. It's worth mentioning is that there's no BDSM here, so expect bondage but none of the harder stuff often associated with bound men.
There are 218 videos in the Bound Jocks member area, which is clean and pretty intuitive to use. The site updates once a week, although on weeks when they add what's called the Post Game Analysis, which is an interview done after the bondage sessions, that is added along with a bondage video. The site also offers 113 picture sets and 21 short videos in the Basic Training section. There are some handy sorting options via drop-down menus, and below these are profile links for the director and the site's "bondage expert."
The videos are offered in 3 to 5 sizes of DRM-free streaming MP4. The largest and best quality videos the site has to offer are called Web HD, and are shown at 960x540. These are sharp and clear, but may be too hefty for some internet connections. If the largest videos don't play smoothly for you, try one of the smaller broadband sizes. While these videos were displayed at the same size as the HD videos, they seem to have a lower bitrate and may play more smoothly. There were no downloadable versions or clips for the videos.
Bound Jocks also includes a photo section. These are good amateur quality digital stills, but while the pics are actually nice and large, for some reason they're constrained to a much smaller size on the pages. They're either shown at 420x640 or 950x636, but if you click the small icon on the upper right corner of each pic, you can view the pics at full size, which is 1280x853. The galleries are mostly on the small side, many offering as few as 10 photos or as many as 23, many contain 15 or 16 pics per gallery.
So let's talk about extras. There are 21 short training videos (all under 2 minutes) showing us the ropes, as it were. And last, in the free section is the blog, which mostly shows us updates but has some other things going on, and is worth checking out.
Does the site have any issues? There are a couple worth mentioning. First off, there's a pre-checked offer (sometimes called a cross sale) on the join page to the right of the billing form. Also if you choose to hit back and exit the join page, a pop-up will appear with a fake rep that tries to convince you to join the site. According to the terms, trial members get limited access. And here's something that may be an issue or may be a plus, depending on your preferences. The videos have links to the gear used that can allow you to buy the same attire - singlets, running shorts, etc - that the guys wear in the videos.
Bound Jocks delivers athletic guys in sports gear, underwear or naked, in ropes or other bondage gear. Expect some interesting positions, cock and ball bondage, gags, tickling and some blindfolds. The site has grown to 218 videos thanks to weekly updates, and the pic section has grown, as well. Keep in mind that some of those 218 videos are interviews, but there's still a lot of hunks in bondage and sexual scenarios to enjoy. I liked the mix of beefcake and bondage that Bound Jocks offered, and while the videos aren't offered for download, I think this site has a lot to offer.
Things we liked:
- Exclusive content
- Athletic hunks and jocks in bondage
- Good production values and content quality
- Regular weekly updates (all updates are dated)
- Bondage "how to" videos and after-scene interviews
Things we didn't like:
- Pre-checked offer on join page
- Limited trial memberships
- Pop-up when exiting join page
- Videos not offered for download