Review of Lads Next Door Reviewed on 2012-12-17Last update on 2012-12-12

Reviewed Site: Lads Next Door

Lads Next Door
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Primary Category: GAY-VIDEO
Other: Gay Ethnic

Content

Exclusivity
5 / 5
Updates
5 / 5
Originality
8 / 10
Quality
11 / 15
Speed
12 / 15
Quantity
8 / 15
Total
49 / 65

Nav, Design & Features

Design
4 / 5
Navigation Ease
8 / 10
Features
6 / 10
Total
18 / 25

Cost

Price
5 / 10
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Short Review:

Mostly British, always horny, you're about to meet the Lads Next Door. This is a hot Brit site featuring uncut (mostly) British guys and guys of other nationalities who are in the area, and who are all amateur. You've got exclusive content, decent quality, good downloads and stream options, some background on each guy, a forum to use and you can also apply to be in the videos if you want. There is a mix of straight and gay models here and a mix of action as well.
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Price Details:

Trial N/A
Monthly 22.99

Current Ratings for Lads Next Door:

Our total rating: 72/100
72
Rating

Detailed Review:


Content:

The first piece of content here is dated June 2012, that's eight months ago as I write and there are now 56 pieces of content to view, so an update schedule of, roughly, two videos or galleries, or a mix, per week, accepting that the site may have uploaded many at the start. Checking recent dates though there are definitely weekly updates happening, so that's all good news to get us started.

The next good piece of news is that the site is easy to handle. Your home page is the start of the 14 index pages and each one holds four scenes with a couple of sample pics per scene; you will also notice members' ratings on each set of pics, and the title or name of the model. Some of what you see here are galleries and some are movies; some pages have two of each, some have three movies and one gallery, it's a case of looking at the wording.

Click a pic to find the viewing page (were talking videos here) and you find another simple, straightforward page with a written introduction, and then a choice of stream and downloads; there is also a set of instructions that appears when you put your pointer in a certain place. Its actually very easy. You can stream in Flash or download in QuickTime or WMV and resolutions were around 960 x 540 @ 5,000 kbps, with other resolutions also in use. The scenes will play on your hand-held devices as well, I'm told and the overall quality is fine.

The action is varied in that you have some solo work, with guys playing with toys, using Fleshlights and so on, and also playing with themselves, fingering their own holes and letting you see all of their bodies. And you have some action scenes with straight guys being fucked for the first tie, BJs and all stops in between. The whole this is nicely natural and movies run for decent lengths of time; around 20 to 30 minutes. You can jump through the streams if you want and the download speed was fast as well, so I had no trouble viewing these movies. Oh, and I also tried out the mobile versions on my PC and they streamed really quickly and well and I was surprised to see that even at full size they were OK to view; not perfect of course, but if you want a quick look at a scene before you download a large file, then that's one way to test them out.

There are more videos here than there are galleries, but the photo sets are also worth viewing. There are not many images per set and the thumbnails are large enough to almost count as full sized pics, but when you click one to enlarge you get the full size image of 900 x 600 scaled down to fit the screen. The quality is OK.

Looking at the model index, you find 34 guys at the moment and each one is shown with a good body shot, not just a still from a movie or a face pic, but a full, clothed, shot so you get the full picture. They come with stats, details and a write up, plus links to their videos, and you really get a good feel for them by reading all the info. The models are also a good mix of amateur men, all kinds of types and definitely British (mainly) next-door types, so you never know who you are going to get.

Features & Navigation:

Once you are inside the members' area you wont have any technical issues or navigation problems. You have a simple top menu to work through that leads you to the home page for your content, the model index and then the forum. As of December 2012 the forum was still coming soon so that's something to keep an eye on. There is a link into the blog which looks very similar to the content pages and shows you who and what is new, and then you have a page to go to if you want to apply to be a model; and there is a comprehensive form here. There is a search tab which opens a general search box/area above the main menu, and there is also an about page.

The rest of the site and its pages are very simple really; it's not that interactive and there is nothing fancy or flash about it. The pages have a landscape design rather than the usual portrait one, so they're good for all screens (though maybe not so mobile phones) and the video pages have a basic star rating system if you want to use it. I would have liked to have found comments and an add to favourites function, and it would also be nice to have videos and galleries arranged in different areas, just for ease of finding things. Images in the galleries were easy to click through using the basic navigation tools given but there were no slideshows or zip files.

So, the members' area doesn't have many additional features or interactive functions, but it does work smoothly and well and gives no hassles.

Also note that the sign up price for the monthly membership reduces after your first month.

Conclusion:

Lads Next Door is growing at a good rate, it is giving us good and solid, well made and straightforward amateur porn from the British Isles, with mainly British guys. There is a nice mix of straight and gay, bi and curious men here, there are basic but good downloads and stream choices, and hopefully soon more interactivity with a forum. You can't knock it, it delivers on its promises, it is very easy to use and navigate, and it updates regularly.

Pros & Cons

+ Exclusive videos and galleries
+ Nicely varied amateur British models
+ Easy to use
+ Regular updates
+ Downloads and streams

- Not very interactive
- No extras
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