As the name suggests, Roped Studs features guys in bondage scenes who are left to struggle with their ropes before their dom has some fun teasing and tormenting them. These scenes look pretty exciting - at least for the dom and the viewers - and we last reviewed the site well over a year ago, so let's head inside and check it out.
The Roped Studs themselves are mostly guys who don't fall into any neatly-defined niche like jocks or twinks. What they have in common is that they're in their twenties; beyond that, they have slender, athletic or slightly muscled bodies; some are smooth, others hairy, and they're sporting a mix of cut and uncut dicks. Most of the guys are white, but there are a handful of black and Latino studs as well. I recognized a few of the performers as porn regulars, guys like Duncan Black, Bryan Cole, Doug Acre, and Garrett Cooper, but most of the others seem to be amateurs.
The guys aren't simply tied up, but wrapped with perfectly wound rope and secured with proper knots. The rope work is beautiful and the movies include some of the roping process, maybe not enough for enthusiasts, but enough for viewers like me who are more interested in the action. The guys are bound to benches, chairs, wooden pillars, metal poles, or suspended from the rafters. And a very few of the scenes don't use rope at all, but plastic wrap, duct tape, handcuffs, or other restraints.
Once the guys are secured, any number of things can happen: they are tormented with clothes pins, plastic clamps and nipple clips; they're flogged, strapped, or caned; there's ass play with dildos and butt plugs, and there's cock bondage and CBT. There's just too much to detail completely. One dom really loves using pin wheels (a metal handle with a spiked wheel) that he rolls all over a bound stud's body and cock while he watches him writhe. And there seems to be a cumshot at the end of the entire bondage session, but I didn't watch every single one. Also worth mentioning is that there's not a lot of interaction between the dom and bound guy; there was no verbal humiliation that I heard.
The guys are tied up and left struggling or the dominant plays with them. Bryan Cole is one of the latest subs. He's blindfolded and tied to a metal rack; the dom slaps his abs, then pulls out Bryan's stiff cock and plays with it. He clamps a plastic clip to Bryan's cock, then attaches electrodes to give his sub a few jolts. Bryan is roped to a cage and gets his back and ass whipped before an electrified butt plug is shoved up his ass. Then the clothes pins come out and the dom clips them across Bryan's chest and attaches another clip to his cock.
Another guy named Wesley is tied up in a chair after being flogged against the wall. His feet are bound to his wrists so his asshole is exposed, and his Master dildo fucks him. And so it goes. The guys are restrained in various ways, sometimes standing or reclining, and they are whipped or flogged. Sometimes there's ass play, but not always, and it seems the guys are allowed to cum, although they're often denied orgasm for a long time first.
There are 406 video updates on Roped Studs, but each update is only part of a full scene. There are 54 guys in full sessions that are broken into four to nine parts each, and each part is released as a separate update. You can download the videos in MP4 format, the newest scenes in three sizes: 1280x720, 960x540, and 640x360; older scenes are sized at either 1280x720 or 960x540 depending on the age of the episode, and each is available in a smaller size as well. They're good amateur productions with decent lighting and sound so we can hear the guys scream and beg. You can also stream the videos, the newer in MP4 at 960x525 and the older in Flash at 570x326. A notable improvement is that the streaming is much faster than it was when we last reviewed the site, so I found it easier to fast forward.
Each update includes a set of 40 decent screencaps that display at 1920x1080. You can view them as galleries or slideshows, or you can download each set in a zip files. I'd recommend opting for the zip because these huge pictures aren't resized to fit in the browser window, so you have to scroll horizontally to see the entire picture and the slideshow is useless unless you have a 24-inch monitor. A few of the episodes have a small gallery of six to eight digital stills that are 1500 pixels on the horizontal axis but vary in height.
Roped Studs says it updates with two movies on Saturdays, but only the latest two episodes are dated, so I can't confirm this. However since our last review in August 2014, the site has added 155 updates, which is pretty close to two a week. Another thing about the updates - and this is my biggest complaint about the site - is that each guy's full bondage session is broken in four to nine parts and added separately, each part used as a weekly update. Roped Studs also has several guys in rotation simultaneously so they string us along for a few months waiting for each guy's complete session to roll out. Having said that, each update ends at a natural stopping point in the action, so you're not left hanging, pardon the pun.
The site could also use some navigation improvements. The episodes are added on the homepage, then you navigate using a "more" button to see the next 10 episodes and you continue like this through a couple dozen pages. A guy's single scene page has a good description of the action along with the videos and gallery, but no link to his other scenes; for that you have to go to "The Studs" section, which I find more useful since it gives each guy's complete session along with his stats.
I think overall Roped Studs is a good site that delivers titillating and painful bondage sessions. I was happy that we didn't have to sit through all of the rope work, but there was enough of it to keep me interested. There's a good variety of action once the studs are all tied up, everything from CBT to spanking and from teasing with a pinwheel to ass play, and a lot more that kept me excited and wanting to continue watching. The 406 updates represent about 54 full scenes, the downloadable videos are impressively large and played well, and the site is still growing. I think BDSM and bondage fans will be pleased with the offering of guys and mixture of action.