GayDemon reviewed Tickled Hard on 6 May 2013
Tickled Hard focuses on putting guys in bondage, and once they're helpless, tickling their bellies, arm pits, soles of their feet - just about anywhere the average person is ticklish. The dominant and light-hearted tickling, not to mention the bondage plus a little cock-stroking and sucking, is done by Franco. He's a bearded tattooed bear of a man who really knows his way around a bondage table AND the male body, and unlike some bondage sites, Franco keeps the sessions fun as well as sexy. As each tickling episode moves on, he strips a little more clothing from his victims till they're being tickled while totally naked, struggling against their bonds as they unwillingly laugh and squirm.
The guys here are mostly college aged, from 19 to their mid-twenties. They're a mix of straight guys, amateurs and gay-for-pay performers, with fit bodies including slender, average and athletic types. Some are clean-cut guys, some are tattooed or a little bit scruffy, and there are a couple of black jocks in the mix. Most have never been tied up before OR tickled professionally, and each responds a little differently, not only to the tickling, which becomes a matter of endurance, but also to being tied up and stripped or sucked by another guy. The action is fun, fresh and the videos make great watching for those who love seeing helpless guys stripped, bound and tormented as they lose control of their bodies.
Tickled Hard opened their doors late in 2012, and currently offer 24 episodes, each with pics and videos. When it comes to updates, the site adds a new episode every Friday like clockwork. The videos are available in WMV and Quicktime, are sized at 960x540, and are sharp and clear. They are downloadable, DRM-free, and can also be streamed if you prefer to watch online. Sound and lighting are good, if not studio quality, making these videos a very nice tickling experience.
The photos are probably vidcaps, but they could be digital stills - it's hard to be sure since they're good amateur quality, as well lit as the videos, and almost certainly chosen and processed by hand. The pics show off the guys and the sessions very well, and there are 12 to 20 photos of each session. Disappointingly they're not offered in downloadable zip files, but I was able to individually save each pic, a plus since some of the photos are definitely worth saving.
While the site doesn't offer extras like bonus sites and feeds, each video includes a juicy description of the action that's sometimes long enough (and hot enough) to get tickle fetishists revved up before they even get to the pics and videos. And the reasonable membership prices make this site a pretty good value, especially considering that there aren't that many tickle torture and male tickling sites around.
There's not a lot to complain about here. While the site is on the small side, it's updating weekly, and the videos run from 15 to over 30 minutes each, so there's still enough to keep members watching for a while. There was a pop-up when entering the site, but my pop-up blocker handily defeated it. Last, I was unable to play the streaming WMVs in Google Chrome, but I had no problems with the Quicktime vids nor was there a problem downloading the WMVs.
Tickled Hard delivers hot straight guys, amateurs and a couple gay-for-pay performers being bound, stripped and tickled by a dominant, tattooed daddy bear. Sometimes they also get blown or stroked, as well. The tickling here is done with fingers, feathers, brushes - whatever tickles the most sensitive parts of the body. The 24 videos are downloadable, DRM-free and pretty well-lit, and the pics look good, too. I think that fans of bondage and male tickling are going to like Tickled Hard, and I look forward to watching this site grow.