FratMen was reviewed on 24 Jan 2014 by GayDemon
|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:||17 / 20|
|Content Amount:||17 / 20||Usability||3 / 5|
|Updates:||11 / 15||Value:||8 / 10|
487 exclusive videos in MP4 format, downloadable versions of newest episodes shown at 960x540 at around 1.65 Mbps and older episodes showing at 640x480; streaming MP4s showing at same sizes. Most vids are good amateur quality, all vids are full scenes, no DRM used.
487 exclusive pic sets, all pics are digital stills shown at 480x720, good amateur quality or better, no way to save pictures, no slideshows offered, no downloadable zip files available.
No dates on updates, so no way to be sure exactly when site updates. Can't save pictures. Links on member login page appear to be bonus sites but are actually there to sell memberships to the other sites.
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- Monthly: 26.95 ( recurring every 30 days)
- Half year: $99.95 (180 days, recurring at $16.87 every 30 days)
Fratmen has been around for a lot of years and has built a reputation of having some of the most handsome and ripped jocks out there. And with some of the best and most artistic photography you'll find, Fratmen has turned plain old jack-off videos into an art form. Though you might not guess that as the site lingered with the same tour for years, stuck in 2001. But recently Fratmen did a complete overhaul of their site; it's a bit of a good news / bad news scenario, so let's take a fresh look.
The guys at Fratmen are in their twenties, all-American jocks with ripped bodies and beautiful faces. Almost all of them could have careers as fitness or fashion models, although some of them are a bit too muscular and beefy for runway work. Forgive me for being crass, but of the 25 newest guys on the homepage, you could line them up and I'd suck dick until my lips turned blue; there were maybe only three that I'd pass on. Most of the Fratmen are cute or very good looking, but a few are average. All the guys take very good care of their bodies with lots of rolling shoulders, chiseled pecs, ripped abs, and round bubble butts, and there's a nice selection of athletic bodies, too. Some of the guys are averagely hung, but quite a few are packing some pretty big dicks, too. Most have smooth bodies, but a few are hairy guys, and the all of the guys are white - blonds, brunettes, and redheads. If you're into jocks, there really is something for every taste here.
Fratmen started off as a jack-off site, but their approach is very sexy, sensual, and erotic. These guys aren't simply sitting on a couch stroking their dicks. Fratmen really wants to showcase the male body; the masturbation is almost incidental. The guys do seductive strips out of their clothes and spend a lot of time rubbing their bodies or flexing to show off their muscles. One of my favorite parts of almost every Fratmen video is the mattress fucking sequence where these studs slowly thrust their pelvises into the mattress or a pillow so we get to see their taut bodies and firm butts in pumping action. The guys do play with their cocks throughout, but take lots of breaks to tease us with rubbing, rolling around the bed, dry humping the bed or hitting the showers before shooting their lively loads all over those six-pack abs.
For a long time Fratmen offered nothing but solo masturbation scenes, but a while ago they started giving us the odd duo with a couple of jocks jerking their dicks side by side or showering together. That's hot, but there's no full-on cock sucking or fucking.
Fratmen has 487 videos in the member's area, and they're full scenes offered in MP4 format. You can download or stream them. The newer videos play at 960x540, but most of the inventory plays at 640x480. The quality is good to fairly good and they're filmed in luxurious condos or hotel suites with large beds and full, walk-in showers. They have a dreamy look to them with the producer using mostly natural light instead of stark studio lights. And there is both indoor and outdoor filming, although most of the action takes places indoors. But often times we can watch an initial sequence with a guy throwing some hoops, swimming or working out in the sun before he heads inside to jack his cock.
Each episode also has a gallery of 28 pictures and like the videos, there are 487 of them. You can only view the digital photos on the site as the galleries are sliders. You cannot save the pics as the site has disabled right-clicking; there's no slideshow feature and no downloadable zip files, either. The pictures display at 480x720 and they're good quality.
I don't know how often the site updates because the episodes aren't dated. However, at the time of our last review 42 months ago, there were 319 videos and now there are 487, which averages 4 updates a month.
There is a new feature called Frathouse, which has 9 cameras focused on Fratpad and the guys living there. When I started the review there was nobody home, but after about 30 minutes one of the guys showed up wearing nothing but a tank top. He was talking on cam, although Frathouse doesn't have sound, and he was eating his breakfast and playing with his cock. But this is more of a tease than a feature and is largely an upsell to get you to buy a membership to Fratpad.
While Fratmen has given us a fresh member area with a nicer design and bigger videos, I didn't like everything about the site. They're very protective of their pictures and there's no way to save them easily. Fratmen used to offer live shows with an archive. There's still a live show, but I don't know how often because the promo simply said, "Tonight at 9 p.m." and there's no longer an archive of past shows.
Another thing I didn't like about Fratmen is that their homepage gives you the impression that you're getting access to a lot of stuff with links to: Fratmen, Fratpad, Fratmen Sucks (guys blowing each other), Frathouse, ebonyU (black jocks, a site which no longer updates) and Fratpad Pay-Per-View. But in reality your membership only gives you Fratmen and the silent Frathouse web cams; everything else costs you extra.
The guys on Fratmen are about as hot as they come, good-looking jocks and athletes with beautiful bodies and stiff cocks. The jack-off videos pull out all the stops giving you much more than a guy beating off until he cums, and like I said, the mattress humping and showers are pretty standard with most videos and they're very hot to watch. Where Fratmen loses me is in their push to get you to spend more money on their other products. There's also no way to know if updates are added on a regular schedule. Still, with almost 500 videos of these incredibly hot guys, and an update added every week, you don't need to spend extra to get off here.
Things we liked:
- Exclusive content
- Stunning all-American college jocks
- Videos are downloadable (no DRM)
- Scheduled live shows
- Weekly updates
Things we didn't like:
- Older vids are smaller than new ones
- Updates are not dated - no way to be sure exactly when site updates
- Older vids could be better quality
- No way to save pictures
- Big push to sell memberships to other sites