Review date: December 2018
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Rippling muscles, washboard abs, 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.
As of this review the site contains over 2000 scenes, including more than 930 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 drops a lot for older videos.
The tour gives you a good idea of what you can expect from the site, though it is not an exact mirror. The opening page highlights the latest and most popular scenes, but you can click through the menu items along the top of the page to dig in. You can watch explicit preview clips from any of the scenes, but only up to a limit of five. 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," "DVDS," "Men," "Photos," "Categories," "Channels" and "Cinema." The "Live Sex" and "Dating" links are upsells.
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 hundreds of muscular, masculine studs. Some have chest hair, some not, but there are always rock hard abs, piercings, tattoos, 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 most of the scenes added 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 came out in 1998; much of the catalog is standard definition and no comparison in quality to recent HD scenes. Raging Stallion was always a quality studio, so the videos feature professional camera work, lighting, and editing.
There are almost 2000 scenes all together and the site updates three times a week, though only one or two are branded as Raging Stallion; the others, called "Member Exclusives," are actually from Falcon or Hot House (owned by the same company) are are not always recently shot scenes.
Raging Stallion: 937 scenes from the prime studio, with regular updates.
Member Exclusives: 376 scenes from Falcon and Hot House (therefore not really "exclusive"), with regular updates.
The following lines are no longer updated:
Monster Bang: 223 scenes from the Raging Stallion line that specializes in giant cocks
High Octane: 293 scenes, mostly muscular and smooth European and Latin men.
Hard Friction: 160 scenes, many starring Steve Cruz and Bruno Bond who started the site.
Hairy Boyz: is 1200 scenes that are repeats of scenes that appear elsewhere; it was never a real studio, 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: the majority of videos added since 2009 are now available at 1920x1080p HD. The default size of the videos is a max of 1370x770 pixels, but you can toggle to full screen to enjoy the HD streams.
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.
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
"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. These will open in a new browser tab.
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.
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Some older scenes are bareback.
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Raging Stallion is operated by Next Door Entertainment and has been online since 2004.
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