Frat Pad (0)
Current Member for less than 1 month (at the time of review).
||+Easy to navigate
+Original "reality " concept - follow 8 guys in a house
||-No photos at all
-No model/archive search facility
-No bonus sites included
-Flash player only
- Private, wanking/cum shows at additional $69-$189 for up to 35 mins!
-No guaranteed sex/nudity
||Fratpad has become well known in the gay porn world, as a "reality" show following 8 gorgeous young straight guys as they go about their daily business in a shared house. As well as the house being full of cameras, and the viewer having the option to move from cam to cam to follow the guys, each guy has an allotted slot each day where he will be on cam for an hour or so. This doesn't necessarily mean he'll be naked, but he'll chat, work out, may show his underwear etc. There's a chat window so members can chat to the guys too.
OK, so far so good, but there's no guaranteed nudity, let alone anything which could slightly be construed as sexual. And in reality this is generally a soft core, titilation site, not unlike the stuff you find on British network TV late at night on Channel 5.
There is an archive of about 160 "antics" videos, which does include a few jerk off races, but generally it's the guys doing silly dances, shaving each other and the usual straight male horseplay (most often non-nude). If you want something more hardcore then better plump for XFraternity or HazeHim.
If you're into softcore voyeurism, then that's all fine, but the site lacks immensely in its back catalogue navigation.
Firstly there are no photos at all of any of the models. There is a substantial archive of over 200 shows of individual guys (I imagine they're all softcore, but haven't had the energy to view them all). These are only classed in chronological order with no photo preview or any hint of what the content is, and there's no search engine within the site.
There have been quite a few guys come and go in the Fratpad over the years, but it seems as a guy leaves, so does his archived content.
There is a sister site, Fratmen, where there is more solo masturbation and hardcore material, but certainly it was not offered as a bonus through the portal I joined. I do feel some bonus material should be added for members.
You can pay $69 to get 20 mins to see one of the guys jerking off, which rises to $189 for 35 mins with cumshot. I cannot see how this can be seen as value for money at all, unless you're absolutely besotted with one of the guys on the site.
The quality of the videos is fine, but they're only available in Flash player, and all are fully downloadable - no DRM.
To sum up, if you don't view this as a porn site, but as a sort of reality show where you can follow hot guys around as they go about their business, and you're not after nudity, hard ons, or sex, then it's a decent concept. But the marketing should really include this.
There is very poor back archive navigation, and frankly, after a day or so I got the point and there wasn't much to see. Perhaps I was expecting too much hard cock...
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