GayDemon reviewed French Lads on 17 Jan 2015
I've seen a lot of British gay porn sites and a few German ones, but I haven't really come across many that take us to France in search of horny French guys. French Lads is a site that I was assigned and it looks pretty hot with some sexy guys and lots of previews on the tour, so why don't you join me and we'll have a look.
I actually like a lot of the guys on French Lads, but I have a bit of trouble fitting them into a neat and tidy category. We're familiar with twinks, jocks, muscle men, and bears, but there's not really a word - a niche if you will - for guys who are just guys. A lot of the performers on French Lads are twenty-something-year-old guys with average, slender bodies and some have a little muscle definition. Most are beyond the age of being twinks, but don't really have the athletic bodies one would expect from a jock or a muscle guy. Most of these lads are smooth, but there are some with body hair. Several have a skinhead look, but lack the gear to call them true skinheads. There are a couple of Arab guys, a few brown-skinned guys, and even a couple of mature bearish men. The guys are European, so you can expect lots of foreskin on French Lads and there are heaps of big cocks, too.
The action on French Lads is all over the map, too. Most of the videos feature suck and fuck sessions, but there are a couple of solo jack-offs. The site has outdoor sex videos, which I always like - nothing hotter than watching a couple of guys getting naked outside and going at it in places where they shouldn't. There's a lot of scenarios that involve rough sex, forced sex, gangbangs, deep throating, blindfolded guys used for another guy's pleasure, darkroom scenes, and piss play. There are quite a few videos with guys in sports gear playing together and even a few coach / team player type of scenes. And there are 32 group sex videos. So if you like your sex a little on the dirty side, I think you'll like what you find here.
The site has grown to 359 episodes, and a new video is added twice a week. The videos are DRM-free, and are offered in MP4 format. The newer downloads and streaming videos have been increased to 960x540, a more satisfying size than the streaming vids used to be. The older downloadable vids are sized at 640x360, and the newer downloadable vids offer that as a smaller version; some streaming videos are also available in a lower bandwidth version. The videos are average to fairly good amateur quality; some of the videos could have been a little more crisp while others look pretty good.
Last year French Lads started adding photo sets as well. These are pretty good quality screencaps sized at 800x450, and while the sets are small - most have between 8 and 19 pics each - they are hand-selected to show off the guys and the action very well.
The site has added some member extras. There are now 16 gay feeds in a variety of niches. These include the feed versions of such popular sites as Falcon, Rear Stable, Fratmen, and Fetish Force, and you'll find everything from horny twinks to tattooed leather men and bears, jock sex to raunchy bareback and fetish.
Let's talk about issues. There's a pre=checked email offer on the join page, so those who don't want to receive emails will have to untick that. The one that stood out for me is that this site offers members only limited downloads, although unlimited streaming. The first month, members can download 4 videos, the second 8 videos and you must be a member for 7 consecutive months or longer to be able to download 20 vids per month. Also be aware that if you download 1 video in 2 sizes, it will count as 2 separate downloads for that month. Also, while the site is searchable, and mostly the search function does a great job, but if you look up the word "uncut," you get only a single result *lol*
I tend to like watching sex that's a little rougher, dirtier, and more creative, so I was pretty pleased with the offerings on French Lads. In fact, if I had the time, I'd be loading up a video a couple of times a day and jerking off all month. I liked the 359 videos, 2 weekly updates, and the variety of guys, as well as the selection to suit whatever mood I might be in. Outdoor sex, dirty basement fucking, gangbangs, forced sex, and even the few piss scenes were a turn-on even though I'm not all that into piss. I love European men and I adore uncut dick, so French Lads got me pretty fired up.