Reluctant Young Men (1)
Current Member for less than 1 month (at the time of review).
||+ Realistic, pretty hardcore spanking
+ The straight guys seem genuinely straight to me
+ Fair amount of verbal in the videos, which I love
+ No DRM used
+ Sleazy, amateur feel unusual in a US site
+ Uses CCBill
+ Generally sexy models
+ Lives up to basic theme/promise of site
- Recurring billing
- Seems to use regional billing - see below
- Updates only once a week
- Updates may only be part-scenes
- Video quality variable, average at best
- Audio quality also variable and average at best
- Not everything promised in the description
actually happens in the videos
- Very little sexual action - some masturbation only and that's in a minority of scenes
- Fussy, intrusive log-in system
- Streaming seems slow with lots of buffering.
||The theme behind Reluctant Young Men is in the title - the men are there purely to earn money, do not enjoy being spanked, and have reluctantly agreed to do it for cash only. This in general seems to hold true - many of the models are belivably straight, and even the gay ones sometimes seem reluctant to do it. A minority of the videos do seem to show guys who are perhaps a bit more into it, but the spankings are hard and real and there's no acting here.
The video quality is variable and never goes above average - you can see it's an "amateur" site. The downloads are WMV, but I found the streamingly frustratingly slow - constant buffering meant long waits and gaps between scenes. Videos are 720x480 in WMV format. Photos are just sets of videocaps, with no zip files to download. The audio is only average too - audible but a bit muffled which is a shame as audio is important on a spanking site. Very much amateur production values here - sexy, but there's a trade off in quality.
The theme rarely changes - the majority of spankings are over-the-knee though a good range of implements are used. There's usually a reason given in the description as to why the guy is being spanked - turned up late for a shoot, didn't return calls etc. and sometimes other guys are brought in as witnesses.
The spanker is usually one older, chunky guy who isn't conventionally gorgeous but suits the role of a firm disciplining older male figure. He remains clothed throughout and is good at verbally humiliating the guys and reminding them that they are being paid by the viewers so to ensure we get a good look at his spanked ass etc. Sometimes if the guys cry and get remorseful he rubs some cream on their butts and gives them a hug to comfort them. Very occasionally he wanks them off too - but sadly this is rare.
I'd have preferred more of the comforting and and masturbating and maybe some more sexual contact at the end too. The site is very focused on spanking and it does it well, but sometimes you feel you'd like more variety in the guys both spanked and spanking, and maybe some costumes, different outfits and sceanrios to spice things up - the same format can quickly get a little repetitive.
The site is a pricey $34.95 a month on recurring billing - and when I paid it converted it straight to £25.83 which according to xe.com is actually $42.71 in US dollars, meaning they added several dollars on to an already price subscription for me in the UK. Thankfully it's CCBill so it was easy for me to cancel the recurring subscription.
The log-in system is frustrating - you have to log in with your username and password every time, it won't allow you to stay logged in - and you have to re-login before you watch or download each video - and if you forget to check the "remember me" box each and every time, it will forget you on the next video, even in the same session.
Most frustrating about the site was the lack of some things promised in the description - sometime it promised a guy would be rubbed and hugged at the end but he wasn't, and one guy was supposed to have been kept in a chastity device and was about to be masturbated for the first time in a month - but they didn't even show the chastity device or it coming off, which ruined the whole point of the scene.
This is a pretty hardcore spanking site and it does show real, fairly serious spanking with no acting so if you're a spanking purist, you'll probably like it. The verbal descriptions are sexy and there are some horny little twists, but overall for me there was too much promised and not delivered on, the quality wasn't good enough, the variety wasn't there and it wasn't sexy enough. For the very expensive price, these failings were a little too much to forgive. If you adore hardcore, pure spanking it might just be worth it, but personally I won't be re-joining.
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