Strong Men was reviewed on 31 Dec 2010
|Site Score: 83 out of 100||Videos:||16 / 20||Tour Claims:||4 / 5||Find out more about ratings, read the score criteria.|
|Pictures:||4 / 5||Uniqueness:||15 / 20|
|Content Amount:||18 / 20||Usability||3 / 5|
|Updates:||14 / 15||Value:||9 / 10|
216 exclusive videos and 242 DVD titles, newer WMV's shown at 1280x720 @ 3 Mbps, good quality, 2 smaller sizes, newer MP4's shown at 640x360 @ 1+ Mbps, good amateur quality, streaming Flash 640x360 @ average quality, older WMV's shown at 640x480 @ 1 Mbps at good amateur quality, 2 smaller sizes plus small MP4's, DVD scenes shown at 640x480 at from 1 to 2 Mbps, average quality, all videos are full scenes, no DRM used, all vids downloadable.
437 pic sets, pics are digital stills, 43 newest are exclusive "HD" pic sets, shown at approx 1200x1600, good amateur quality or better, rest are shown at about 633x1000, no slideshows or downloadable zip files available.
66 mostly gay feeds in a wide variety of niches.
Lots of ads, some of which can be mistaken for content.
Credit Card processing and billing by CCBill.
- Monthly: $24.95 (recurring every 30 days)
- Quarterly: $59.95 (recurring every 90 days)
Strong Men offers exclusive content that focuses on muscular men and well-built hunks showering, jerking off, using sex toys and plenty of sucking cock and fucking. The tour also shows non-members a preview of their large collection of hardcore gay porn DVD's - enough of them to be an entire separate site. And the tour also previews all the models plus a good-sized collection of bonus content. It's been a while since our last visit to the site, so join me as I log into the member area of Strong Men and see what's new.
At first glance it's pretty obvious that the Strong Men member area is packed with content. First are the navigation links, including Videos, Pictures, Models, DVDs and Bonus. Next come the updates - the latest DVD scenes and newest exclusive updates, on the right is a very handy list of updates by date. When it comes to updates, Strong Men delivers 1 exclusive video and several DVD scenes every week, which means there's new content added at least 5 days each week. The site now offers 216 exclusive videos, 142 than there were a little over 2 1/2 years ago. The DVD section has also been growing, so there are now 242 DVD titles with an average of around 4 scenes per title. And at the bottom of the page is a link to the mobile version of the site, which is new since our previous visit.
Let's start by checking out the newest exclusive videos. The HD videos are offered in 3 formats, but the biggest and best are the good quality Hi-Def WMV's, which are shown at 1280x720 at 3 Mbps. There are also 2 smaller sizes of WMV. Each new video is also offered in MP4 format at 640x360 with bitrates over 1 Mbps, and there are also streaming Flash vids offered at 640x360 at average quality. The older exclusive videos are offered in 3 sizes of WMV, the largest shown at 640x480 at just over 1 Mbps, at average or better quality. These older vids also include an MP4 version shown at 320x240. And the DVD scenes are shown in average quality WMV's at 640x480 plus 2 smaller sizes and MP4. All videos are full scenes and except for the streaming Flash versions are both downloadable and DRM-free.
Strong Men offers 437 photo galleries - 43 exclusive sets of what they call HD pictures and 394 sets of standard pics that are mixed exclusive and non exclusive. The exclusive HD pics are big, shown at about 1200x1600 at good amateur quality or better. Most of the older pics are 1000 pixels on the longer side, around 650 on the narrower, which is pretty good, and quality is mostly pretty good. One thing for sure - there are enough muscle and hardcore pic sets (both exclusive and non exclusive) to keep you busy for quite a while.
There are 66 feeds inside Strong Men, mostly gay in niches like interracial, barebacking, Latinos, twinks, amateur men, college guys and even some muscle men and hunk feeds. Some of the 11 gay reality porn feeds are actually full-on bonus sites, complete with a good selection of videos and pics and plenty of hardcore gay fucking and sucking.
I did run into a few issues. In the video and picture sections you can only navigate one page at a time. I'd much rather have the option to browse any page in the listings, but while going one page at a time is a little annoying, it wasn't a deal breaker. Also there's plenty of ads, some of which can easily be mistaken for content. And I ran into an odd problem. Every once in a while when I'd start to download a video, the download speed would be very slow. What I'd do is cancel the download and start over, and this time the video would come in at the normal speed.
Strong Men delivers a mix of hunks and gay hardcore action, downloadable DRM-free videos and frequent updates that include an exclusive video and several full DVD scenes every week. Offering a total of 216 exclusive videos (over half of which are HD), 1000+ DVD scenes and over 400 pic sets, there's a lot to see here. And if you're looking for more, there's all those video feeds. While the site is a little heavy on ads, and navigation could be a little better, overall if you love watching well-built men sucking cock and fucking, Strong Men is definitely worth a visit.
Things we liked:
- Muscle hunks and well-built pornstars
- Videos are downloadable (No DRM)
- A new scene at least 5 days per week
- Can do 4+ simultaneous downloads
Things we didn't like:
- Older content not as good as newer
- Can only navigate one page at a time
- Lots of adverts
- Occasionally a video would come in slower than normal