FratMen was reviewed on 24 Jun 2010
|Site Score: 80 out of 100||Videos:||16 / 20||Tour Claims:||4 / 5||Find out more about ratings, read the score criteria.|
|Pictures:||4 / 5||Uniqueness:||16 / 20|
|Content Amount:||18 / 20||Usability||3 / 5|
|Updates:||11 / 15||Value:||8 / 10|
319 exclusive videos in WMV format, downloadable versions shown at 640x480 @ around 1 Mbps, mostly good amateur quality, streaming WMVs shown at between 320x240 and 852x480, lower quality than downloadable vids, all vids are full scenes, no DRM used.
319 exclusive pic sets, all pics are digital stills shown at from 240x360 to 480x720, average of good amateur quality, no slideshows offered, no downloadable zip files available.
Daily live shows, over 500 recorded live shows.
No dates on updates, so no way to be sure when site will update next.
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- Monthly: $24.95 (recurring every 30 days)
- Monthly: $34.95 (30 days, non-recurring)
- Quarterly: $59.95 (90 days, then recurring at $18.95 monthly)
- Half year: $99.95 (6 months, non-recurring)
It's been over 2 years since we last visited Fratmen. In that time, there have been some improvements, but the important stuff hasn't changed. Fratmen still has some of the most gorgeous jocks and college-aged guys around, and you can preview every model, which is a plus. There are plenty of slender athletic or muscular bodies, model-quality faces and a feeling from the guys... not exactly of innocence, but the guys of Fratmen are not pornstars or hardened by life. They seem natural and approachable, the all-American college boys next door. Want to know more? Let's log in and get a closer look.
The Fratmen member area and tour look exactly the same, which is a good thing since both are very simple. You'll find the first page of thumbs of the guys on the right, each with the model's name. Click on any guy to be taken to the page where you'll find his videos and links to his pics. The live show schedule and link to the shows is underneath the model listings, and to the right is the date of the most recent update, which is a week ago. There are currently 319 episodes, each with videos and pics, which is 98 more than there were 28 months ago. There is also a live show every single day plus hundreds of archived live shows.
Each model's page links to his pics and videos. The newer episodes show you the streaming video as soon as you log in, and all the videos include a link to a downloadable WMV. These are full scenes shown at 640x480, with bitrates ranging from 980k to 1.12 Mbps. Quality is good average or better, and these videos really show off the guys. The streaming videos are also WMVs, shown at between 320x240 and 852x480, but they're a bit lower quality, probably so they'll play smoothly for most users. The videos here are DRM-free full scenes with good sound.
When you go to the guys' pages, you will find the link to the pictures on the upper right of the page. There is a big pic shown on the left and thumbs on the right. The older big pics are shown at 240x360, which is a little on the small side. Good news is that the newer sets show the bigger pics at 480x720, double the size of the older pics and a welcome change. All the pics look good and really capture the essence of the guys.
Sometimes when I review a site I find a couple guys who really stand out. That's not the case on Fratmen - because pretty much all of the models would stand out anywhere. They look like the hottest of the 19 and 24 year olds you might see at the beach or playing baseball. As I take a look at some of the guys, I see plenty of washboard abs, boyish smiles and hard cocks. A lot of the shoots start outdoors at a park or by the pool but they all end up indoors and in private where they can jack off for the camera.
Another feature I really liked is the live show and the archive. You click LIVE below the thumbs on the home page and - unless there's a live show in progress - click the archive link at the upper right. A page pops up with a selection of 78 guys and special presentations, all of which are the same guys you can see in the pics and videos except for John, who is the webmaster.
Most of the guys has multiple live shows which you can select by date. Some of the guys, like Leo, have over 30 shows, and there are over 500 archived live shows, several added in the last month. There is sound, which is cool when the guys talk to members - or in one case, sing. And of course, sound is a plus as the men of Fratmen grab their cocks and jerk off. The live shows are nice and long and you get to see and hear the models in a very different way than in the videos. The archived shows are shown in WMV format at average or low average quality. They stream smoothly and each one is around an hour in length.
While the site has some good things going for it, the best thing about Fratmen is the guys. They're cute, fresh and hot with great bodies and each one brings himself to a climax so hot, you'll want to watch the videos with kleenex in hand. You'll find 319 episodes inside the site at this time, with updates averaging a little under 1 update per week - but then there are daily live shows, and many of the guys can also be found in the live show archive, where there are over 500 more videos. One thing for sure - if you like 18 - 24 year old jocks and athletes, you should definitely check out Fratmen!
Things we liked:
- Exclusive content
- Stunning all-American college jocks
- Episode are offered as downloadable full scenes (no DRM)
- Scheduled daily live shows
Things we didn't like:
- Older pics and streaming vids smaller than new ones
- Updates are not dated - no way to be sure exactly when site updates
- Older vids could be better quality