Review date: December 2016
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Rippling muscles, washboard abs, smooth or furry man-scaped chests, and huge sausages plunging into well-primed manholes: this is the world of Raging Stallion Studios. The studio staked out the territory for masculine men many years ago, and it remains a clear leader today.
At this review the site contains over 1700 scenes, including more than 800 from Raging Stallion itself, making the site a Who's Who of masculine, muscular porn gods. When you combine the high quality camera work, provocative locations and the excellent viewing quality of recent 1080p videos, you'll have all the naked muscle you dreamed of. That said, the video is streaming only and the playback quality varies quite a lot, depending on the age and origin of the videos.
The tour is a mirror of the "Scenes" section of the site and allows you to preview explicit preview clips from any of the scenes, but only up to a limit of six clips. When you go to sign-up, watch out for the pre-checked trial offer to another site, which you should uncheck.
Navigation through Raging Stallion is very straightforward. There are links across the top of each page to the main areas: "Scenes," "Interviews," "DVDS," "Men," "Photos," "Categories," "Channels," "Live" (an upsell that goes to models on cam) and "Cinema XXX", which goes to eighteen video plug-ins.
The handy "Categories" menu allows you to select from the Scenes inventory by 20 types of activity. The "Channels" links lets you select by studio. There are a ton of features for members, including the ability to save custom playlists, list favorite actors and favorite movies, video time markers, ratings, comments, and a message center. You can also choose to display results as "Thumb View" (a grid of images) or "Detailed View," which displays scene information.
The Men and the Action
Raging Stallion boasts a roster of over 1100 muscular, masculine studs. Some have chest hair, some not, but there are always rock hard abs, piercings, tatoos, sexy stubble, and willing bottoms wide open for the abundance of tops. The guys in these studio productions are found in solo and action scenes shot indoors and outdoors in countless locations. Each scene includes a text description of the action.
The viewing quality of the scenes shot since 2009 is very good and many are available at 1080p HD. However you can only stream so playback is not as smooth as a downloaded version would be. The earliest videos in this collection can be traced back to DVDS that were shot in 1998 so they can only be upgraded to a certain level. Raging Stallion was always a quality studio, so the videos feature professional camera work, lighting, and editing.
There are approximately 1735 scenes all together and the site updates with new content three times a week, though only one a week is branded as Raging Stallion; the other two, called "Member Exclusives," are actually from Falcon or Hot House, owned by the same company.
Raging Stallion: 828 scenes from the prime studio.
Member Exclusives: 234 scenes from Falcon and Hot House (therefore not "exclusive")
Monster Bang: 225 scenes from the Raging Stallion line that specializes in giant cocks:
High Octane: 297 scenes, mostly muscular and smooth European and Latin men.
Hard Friction: 153 scenes, many starring Steve Cruz and Bruno Bond who started the site.
Hairy Boyz: 1125 scenes; these are essentially repeats of scenes that appear elsewhere; it was never a real studio or line, just a website with a subset of Raging Stallion content.
The video streams only in MP4 format at up to seven qualities. Raging Stallion has upgraded a large portion of the catalog; it appears that any video originally filmed in HD has now been rendered in true HD. The result: most of the videos added since 2009 are now available at 1920x1080 pixel high-definition. However, the videos play in the browser at a maximum size of 1200x650 pixels, though you can toggle to full screen.
Older videos are in standard definition, so have a top quality of just 640x480 pixels. For these it is best to decrease the size of your browser window, because quality suffers when they play at the default maximum size, which is almost twice as large.
Screens: A mobile version of the site is included with your membership; those videos available at 720p or higher look very good on a TV-sized screen.
Image and Other Content
The image galleries can be found in the "Photos" section and there are a lot of them: almost 3720 digital image galleries of models or scenes. Most of the galleries have very few pics, though, sometimes only one. On the plus side, the images will expand to a very large size with the toggle in the bottom, right corner. You can zip and save any image gallery.
"Cinema XXX " houses plug-in video content from 18 studios, including Falcon TV, Paul Morris, Fratmen, On the Hunt, Jake Cruise and many more. When you're viewing the plugin scenes, be sure to choose the "high" speed option for better viewing quality.
Raging Stallion includes a very generous amount of video at a reasonable price. The upgrading of many of the videos to 1080p is a huge plus for anyone who wants to enjoy the videos on a larger screen. Although you can only stream the videos, if you include all the content included with your membership, its pretty clear this site is a great choice for fans of manly men.
30 day: $29.95 $14.95 (rebills @ $21.95) Conditions
Some older scenes are bareback.
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Raging Stallion is operated by Next Door Entertainment and has been online since 2004.