Review date: November 2014
Southern Strokes hasn't updated in a very long time, so don't be fooled by the recent dates on the tour content; it's recycled from previous years. This Georgia-based site features good-looking, muscular, young jocks.The twist here is the Southern accent: these guys come from Texas, Alabama, Mississippi and other Southern-flavored locales. But though this site has been around a while now and the videos are available in "Super-Res", the playback quality is sometimes better at the slower speeds.
The Southern Strokes tour is misleading as it makes it seem like it has been updating every two weeks, when it has not. Once you click "Enter" the first 180 episodes of solos, duos, and group sessions have an explicit Quicktime clip, along with half a dozen good-sized sample images. Although the clips are fairly small in their default size, you get a really good idea of the men you'll see as a member. You can browse through the rest of the episode index to get a few images and a full text description for every video.
Navigation is a smooth ride. The homepage is the beginning of the episode index. Along with each individual episode page you'll find links to the model's profiles, options for video viewing and downloading, an episode description, and an image gallery. There is also a search function that allows you to search using six criteria, however the site has now grown to the size where it needs a more comprehensive search function.
The Men and the Action
Southern Strokes claims their guys are the hottest in the South: this is hard to dispute because they don't have a lot of competition! The guys are sexy and fit, youthful and masculine at the same time. Many fit the good ole' boy profile, with big dicks, toned bodies, sexy tattoos -- and a girlfriend. Around two-thirds of the videos are solo shoots and a growing number are guy-on-guy movies. The style is fairly standard: there's a friendly chat before the solo, and for the duo or group action the guys just dive right in.
The videos are filmed either indoors, or around the grounds of "SoStro's" beautiful Lake House. In the solos the guys are relaxed and uninhibited, many enjoy playing with their own asses. And in the duos and group videos there's no sign of the conservative South, with enthusiastic sucking, fucking, ass licking, and facials. In one of their great cumshot videos, they put together the money shots of ten of their hottest guys.
All of Southern Strokes videos can be viewed in high-definition, or what they call "Super High-Res"; even so the viewing quality is inconsistent even within one video; oddly, sometimes the lower resolution videos looked better than the higher resolution ones. The videography is quite good, with multiple camera angles and lots of light.
There are over 400 episodes on the site, with no new additions. The videos have an average running time of 15 minutes. And since there's no DRM you can keep the downloads as long as you like.
You can stream or download the videos in Windows Media in your choice of three qualities; the topmost is 1280x720 pixels, 2600 kbps.
Mac note: The Quicktime (MOV) videos have a top size of 640x360 pixels, 1600 kbps. .
Mobile note: The low resolution MOV files can be downloaded to an iPod and they will also stream on an iPhone.
Image and Other Content
There is a digital photo gallery for each film Southern Strokes offers. The number of photos in each set varies, from less than 20 to more than 50. The quality is very good; and you have the option to download an entire set in one single zip file or watch a slideshow at your choice of 3 speeds.
Southern Strokes has a distinctive name, and a laid back personality that lets you know these guys are so hot they have nothing to prove. But the updates stopped a long time ago and the tour is now very misleading. This site is still worth joining for a month to enjoy the 400+ videos even though the playback results are not as crystal clear as they should be.
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Southern Strokes is operated by Jackson Holdings Inc. and has been online since 2008.