80 Fratmen Review
Clean-cut, very handsome collegiate men in very erotic, mostly solo sessions and beautiful settings. The site has improved navigation and no DRM.
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MP4 (download); 960x540; 1700k (30% of videos)
Flash (stream); 640x360; ?_k (30% of videos)
Review date: January 2013
From the beginning, Fratmen.tv has focused on filming very handsome young jocks in the lush, quiet setting of beautiful tropical homes. There's a polished, luxurious quality to these long, quiet videos that perfectly complements the almost supernatural good looks and sexiness of these young amateurs. In the interviews they talk enthusiastically about football, wakeboarding, and their many other favorite sports. These are the (now 18+) golden boys that you had a crush on in high school, conveniently frozen in time. So sit back and indulge your fantasies, because there are over 450 videos to enjoy here.
On the downside, almost all the videos are solo, there's a pre-checked sign-up box for a Fratpad membership and there's no model index.
The Fratmen tour is much improved and now provides brief preview clips for every video on the site, so there's no doubt what you'll find inside. However, on the sign-up page they claim that the video is "high quality HD streaming" while only 30% of the videos are shot with HD cameras and -- while they are high quality -- they are not rendered in high-definition.
Getting around has also been vastly simplified since last we visited Fratmen. Large thumbnails of the men are arrayed in a grid pattern; just click on your fave to watch the stream, view the pics or download the video. But there is no model index, though the search function has been improved: enter a model name and a Google-like auto-fill drop-down list will appear.
The Men and the Action
The sultry expressions on the Fratmen's faces invite you into a (usually) solo fantasy interlude, where the atmosphere is quiet and erotically charged. The guys are featured under the cascading outdoor shower, at poolside, or on the bed in a luxurious bedroom. There are some exceptionally handsome young guys here, such as dark haired twins Micky and Ajay, plus two other sets of twins. One Fratmen subscriber describes these amateurs as "model quality".
These are videos that can be described as minimalist. They unfold slowly, the model has little interaction with the camera. You'll experience just a very hot guy, the sound of water trickling over his smooth skin, or lazily lapping the side of the pool as he slowly brings himself to a shuddering orgasm. Usually, the full-length videos have two to three scenes and include two cumshots. The site includes a brief text description, and each new guy sits down for a lengthy interview. Some of these are touchingly sweet and frank.
The viewing quality of the videos depends on how recent they are. The more recent 30%, shot in high-definition, are excellent quality; anything older that that looks good to very good at the default size, but loses some clarity when upsized. Videography is very good throughout, with superb lighting and deft single-camera work. These beauties get the treatment from the camera that they deserve. The videos are pleasant but would benefit from a little background music and a second camera to zoom in on the cumshots.
At review time there were 453 videos averaging 40 minutes in length. The site is updated with new, DRM-free video weekly.
There are not a lot of video choices on the site and -- oddly and without explanation -- they have the downloads set up so they will go into your iTunes library as podcasts. (Once they have downloaded you can manually move them wherever you like.)
For the more recent 30% of videos you can stream in an embedded 640x360 pixel Flash player or download as 960x540 MP4s.
For less recent content, video will stream in a 480x360 embedded player and download as a 640x480 MP4.
Mac note: Mac users should be able to enjoy all the content since it's in MP4 format.
Mobile note: The way the downloads are set up, you can transfer the videos to a mobile device fairly easily, but you cannot stream direct.
Image and Other Content
For each of the 435 videos there is a corresponding set of 28 digital photos. These images are clear and sharp, but a size larger than 480x720 pixels is long overdue, as is a slideshow feature. You can save images individually by right clicking and selecting "save target as".
Be aware of the pre-checked sign-up for a trial to Fratpad on the join page.
Fratmen offers an abundance of college men with really cute faces and lean, muscular builds in well-filmed, classy videos. There have been significant improvements to the site over the past couple of years, so Fratmen remains a premium solo site.
1 day: $1.95 (rebills @ $29.97)
30 day: $26.95 (rebills @ $26.95)
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Fratmen is operated by Pavlov's Dog and has been online since 2004.