Review date: September 2016
With a video inventory that is now over 75% high-definition MP4s, it's not surprising that Thug Boy has won the Cybersocket award for Best Black Themed Site numerous times. It really stands out, with its attractive roster of hot younger black and Latino guys, most of whom are less "thug" and more "just plain hot." The viewing quality of most of the videos is quite good, though a few of the older videos have some annoying camera pops and flashes. Thug Boy is an excellent choice when you're looking to see hot young African-American men sucking and fucking enthusiastically in over 580 videos.
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The homepage of the non-members tour allows you to view six preview clips of the most recent videos. Clicking on "Models" or "Video" in the menu will take you to a new page with a more extensive menu along the left side of the site. "Thugs" and "Thug Flix" will give you thumbnails of all the men and their videos, but clicking on the images will take you to the sign-up page. You can also access "Hood Tales" for free erotic fiction, though the other links will take you to the membership sign-up page or to another pay site.
Though the homepage looks contemporary, as soon as you click through to look at the content, the navigation is very dated, and not all the menu options work like they should. The main areas are "Thugs" for the pics and "Thug Flix" for the videos. Finding a specific video or model is not easy as there is no longer a search option. You can only sort models and videos alphabetically or by newness of the scene. The "Top Thugs" category offers a list of the best content.
Other menu options are available, but they offer little to members. "Hookups" and "VOD" will take you to new sites; "Da Hood" offers links to other black-focused pay porn sites; and "Pimpin" was once an escort listings page, but now only offers the download of two desktop calendars.
The Men and the Action
The model roster on Thug Boy is a long and attractive list of 18-29 year olds. These guys are generally on the trim and lean side rather than being big slabs of muscle. All are easy on the eyes and some are downright hot. Each model profile includes a photo gallery, a bio, and stats.
The videos are usually shot mostly indoors. The solos seem to get right into the action, while the duos often include a simple storyline to get things started.
The video quality of the HD videos (about 75% of the total) is generally very good. More recent videos have better clarity, better sound and more variety of shots and poses than in the older videos.The cumshots are caught most of the time. Issues: the frequency of camera flashes and pops in some of the oldest videos can be quite distracting -- and it's unnecessary. And the handheld camera is sometimes too unsteady.
There are 580 video episodes averaging 10 minutes in length. Updates are promised weekly, but at times the updates are a little late. Most videos can be streamed online or downloaded, though the older ones can only be downloaded.
Videos will stream in an embedded player with a default size of 770x430 pixels; these can be played in standard or HD qualities.The site now offers over 75% of it's videos as true high-definition MP4 downloads (1280x720 pixels; 3,000 kbps). Smaller sizes are available. Older vids are much smaller: 480x360, 940 kbps.
The oldest videos are in Windows Media only (480x360 or 320x240 pixels, 940 kbps)Screens: While there is not a mobile-specific site design, the videos will play on iPhone and Android mobile device. The HD versions of the videos look great on a TV-sized screen.
Image and Other Content
The site features high quality digital still photos in 580 galleries. We do love these gorgeous pics which are a nice large size at 750x500 pixels. A slideshow and zipfile is available for each gallery.
If you're into erotic fiction check out the "Hood Tales," and you can now adjust the text to the best size for you. There's also a desktop calender, puzzle and wallpaper in the "Pimpin" section.
Thug Boy offers very good quality videos and images to members, with over 75% in high-definition. However, the site is seriously overdue for an update, and some of the menu items offer little value to members.
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Thug Boy is operated by FlavaWorks, Inc. and has been online since 2006.