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Lavender Lounge

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Lavender Lounge is a gay site featuring really handsome gay guys of all shapes and sizes..enjoy!

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Lavender Lounge Review by Vanessa Lavender Lounge

Review by Vanessa

Released Apr 6, '11 , Written Mar 31, '11

Lavender Lounge is a unique name for a site offering gay nude men in solo & hardcore content. It's a site that emphasizes variety with men in all shapes and sizes, from twinks to jocks, bears, Euro and Latin lovers, and more. Apparently it's one gay site that's been around for some time, and your VIP membership gives access to more than 110 image galleries and 25 videos for $10 bucks initially, and a recurring monthly price tag of about $25 bucks. Two bonus sites are included with your membership here as well.

The Pros

  Some Original Contnet.

The image content and some of the video content here appears to be original. Exclusive photography is from gay-oriented festivals in San Francisco, bar & nightclub events, and other sexual gatherings. They are indeed candid, naughty and enjoyable to watch. They variety is pretty great too, from twinks to bears and everything in between. The site is set-up like a blog offering lots more to see than just in-browser videos and image sets.

Other Good Stuff:

  • Tons of bonus content is offered with your membership here, including 2 additional sites: Muscle Bear Club and Vintage Bareback. In addition to these sites there are tons of feeds, bonus pics & videos, guest posts, etc.
  • New blog posts are added often. Almost daily in fact, and sometimes multiple times per day.

The Cons

  Site Design is Confusing.

It takes a lot to understand what's going on here with the site design. In fact, I'm still not sure I understand it. I appreciate the blog set-up and all of the personality that it offers, but I had a hard time finding the actual image & video content that is original to the site. Instead I kept finding my way to bonus content, site feeds and upsells - really annoying.

  No Downloads.

All of the videos are Flash streams, in-browser only and without any option or alternative to download & keep. There are no ZIP files for the image sets.

  Quality Needs Work.

The images here are small, too small for a paysite these days. And the videos view in a small-sized Flash player without additional quality options.

Minor Negatives:

  • Not everything here is exclusive. Even in the image sets many are from other sites and I didn't even find very many (if at all) actual video clips here that aren't mere trailer type short clips from non-exclusive video content.
  • The initial join fee is just $10 bucks, but recurs at a higher $24.95 per month. A 1-month, non-recurring membership will set you back almost $35 bucks.

Bottom Line

A blog site with some content but many misleading links & feeds.

I have to be honest, Lavender Lounge disappointed me on many levels. I expected exclusive party scene content with lots of personality and variety. Sure there is a good variety here, and even some okay personality because of the blog posts, but in terms of actual content (pics & vids), that's where this site fell flat. Not only is the original content hard to find, but there were many times I was convinced there was barely any of it around. Instead there are ton of confusing links to feeds, other sites, ads and upsells. For the price of membership, I expected a lot more from Lavender Lounge.

Site Details

About the Content: 
Blog and images featuring a variety of gay content. Videos are mostly links & upsells to other sites, or short clip previews from scenes.

Download Managers: 
No downloads available.

Exclusive Info: 
My Opinion: There may be some exclusive content here, it's hard to tell for sure. The pics appear to be exclusive, but the videos are not.

File Sizes (HQ): 
JPG = ~75KB
(average size, HQ)

HD Video: 
No HD quality videos.

Logging In: 
Only user/pw required.
Saved after closing browser.
Videos don't require pw.

Model Appearance: 
Mix of white and black models.
Amateur-looking to model-types.
Body types from thin to built.

Model Info: 
Unknown # of models total.
Ages & locations unknown.

Other Content: 
Bonus content & feeds.
Bonus site access.

Other Details: 
Condoms may be used.

Pic Details: 
Amateur to semi-pro level photography.
Little to no airbrushing, nice!
Mostly good lighting, bright colors.
Good mix of indoor/outdoor.

Pic Dimensions (HQ): 
Most = 800 x 541
Sizes vary a little.

Streaming Player: 
Small flash player.
Must load to jump ahead.
2 second buffer.
Smooth playback.
Okay quality.

Updates in Last 7 Days: 
5 new blog updates.
Image galleries or not dated.

Re-Review Status
Review Completed

New review has been completed on May 29, 2012 and will be released in less than a week.
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