GayDemon reviewed Raw Rods on 20 Feb 2015
Raw Rods focuses on hot and horny black dudes, bruthas and thugs in solo and dirty bareback action. This black bareback porn site has been producing videos since 2008, and has a tempting selection of guys. We haven't visited Raw Rods since late 2012, so let's let's take a look and see what's new.
There's a nice variety of models from slender ebony twinks to more beefy and rough types. Most of the guys are in their early twenties, but you will find some men up to 40, too. Skin tones are mixed, as well, from dark coffees and chocolates to light caramels and everything in between, but the one thing most have in common here are massive rods. The "brothas", as Raw Rods calls them, are mostly handsome and with slender to athletic bodies, and some are more muscular. A lot of them have tattoos, which gives them a real bad-boy look with attitudes to match. Some of the guys are gay, but you will find straight and bisexual guys, as well. No matter what their sexual preferences are, these guys are horny and love sucking cock and fucking raw.
Most scenes are one-on-one action, but there are solo jerk off scenes and some occasional threesome, too. Expect plenty of cock sucking, condom-free ass pounding and also lots of rimming - if you're into black men eating ass, you'll be one happy camper. The content is exclusive, which means that you won't find the scenes on other sites. The models, however, aren't exclusives so you will probably recognize some of the Raw Rods models from other sites. For example, both Hotrod and Domino Star have worked for other studios.
At the time of this review, Raw Rods offers 291 episodes. The member videos aren't dated, but the updates on the tour are, and dates show that the site updates once per week. The videos here are downloadable in MP4 format, and come in three different resolutions: 1280x720, 854x480 and 480x270. The videos can be played on your computer, as well as on most mobile devices. You can also stream the vids online. Those play at 986x554 by default, which are good sized or you can choose to watch them in full screen if you wish. The videos are DRM-free, which means you can still watch the downloaded videos even after your membership has expired. The quality of the videos is good amateur or better and the action is captured very well with lots of different camera angles and close-ups.
Each video comes with a set of pictures, which are actually screen captures, but they're good quality screencaps - the newer ones could easily be mistaken for good amateur quality digital stills. The pics are shown at 700x394, there are between 50 and 70 pictures per gallery, and they're a great way to preview the videos. Picture sets can be downloaded in zip files or you can browse through the pictures in your browser, although there's no hands-free slideshow.
Besides the video and pictures, every episode comes with a juicy scene description and a model profile with some stats like age, relationship status, body measurements, preferences and cock size. Members also get a complimentary desktop calendar each month featuring the Raw Rods models, and these calendars come in a wide variety of sizes that should match any screen from older smart phones to high resolution monitors.
There are no advertisements on the pages inside the members area, however the top menu contains three links that lead to paid services. There are links to a video-on-demand store and a DVD store where you can buy all the products from Flava Works and Raw Rods Productions. Then there is a link to a chat room where you can chat with the Raw Rods models. Chats are free, however if you want to chat with models in private you would need to buy credits.
One of the things I really liked about Raw Rods (besides the hot guys and big cocks) is that the folks at the studio tries their best to match all the site elements to the theme of the site and that includes grammar and the use of slang words. On top of the latest episodes it reads "Yo, dis da latest shit right here. Brothas doin it like we do it, nuttin' but RAW dick up in dis joint!" and in the scene descriptions you will notice texts like "brothas doing their shit". I found it made the site a lot more fun and authentic.
Raw Rods delivers horny black men including amateurs, hunks, twinks and thugs in hardcore bareback action. With a nice variety of men and 291 high-quality videos with matching photo sets, this is a good-sized site with plenty of stuff to get off on. The videos can be downloaded or streamed, and should play on most mobiles, and good news is that the site adds a new video every Thursday. There aren't a lot of all-black male bareback sites and Raw Rods is one of the best ones out there, with no real issues and plenty of ebony cock. The bottom line: if you are into black guys and condom-free sex, Raw Rods is definitely worth checking out.