Review date: May 2018
Southern Strokes was a unique and sexy site for years. Originally out of Georgia, the site featured good-looking, muscular, young jocks. The twist here was the Southern accent: these guys came from Texas, Alabama, Mississippi and other Southern-flavored locales. However, the site went into dormancy for quite some time and only recently started adding new content again. Unfortunately that content is nothing like the old Southern Strokes.
The Southern Strokes tour lets you preview about a dozen of the most recent updates. You can browse the video and model indexes, but there are no more free clips, or even text descriptions.
The homepage highlights the most recent scenes, upcoming videos and models. Click "Browse" and a drop down menu allows you to search specifically for videos, models, photos or specific categories (like anal, 3-ways or blindfolds). Each individual episode page includes links to the model's profiles, options for video viewing and downloading, an episode description, and an image gallery.
The Men and the Action
Currently the vast majority of videos are from the original Southern Strokes. 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. Of these originals, 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 original Southern Strokes 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.
But since the site started updating again, after an ownership change in 2018, the new updates have nothing to do with Southern boys. The new porn is hot, and some is even totally exclusive, but other scenes are watermarked "Twinks in Shorts," a different site that gets most of its content from Central Europe.
Quality of the videos is generally good. The videography is quite good, with multiple camera angles and lots of light. Older downloads are available in two sizes, while the most recent 20% can also be downloaded in HD.
There are over 470 episodes on the site, and there is a new video added each week. The videos have an average running time of 15 minutes.
With the newest videos you can stream or download the videos in MP4 in your choice of three qualities; the topmost is 1920x1080 pixels, 8000 kbps. But most of the videos, from the original Southern Strokes, are available at a maximum of 960x540 pixels (2000 kbps).
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. The site also includes a "Bonus" section, with links to free streaming content from 12 other sites (including AlphaMale Fuckers, Bear Films and Bareback Twink).
Southern Strokes' focus on Southern amateurs was a great idea and the core content is very hot, but the newer updates are not on theme.
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Southern Strokes is operated by Mania Media World and has been online since 2008.
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