- First Impression
Maybe I'll learn a thing or two from CircleJerkBoys.com. I won't lie, circle jerks don't sound that pleasant to me. I mean, I guess the idea of a bunch of men with their dicks out is pretty hot but if all you do is jerk, that's pretty boring. I'm pretty specific with how I like my dick to be tugged and generally--if all that's happening is a handy--my hand is the only one that's going to get me off (insert lyrics for Britney's "Touch of My Hand" here).
At the very least, I've learned that a website needs to have a better design and layout than a lame Geocities website from 2001. The guest homepage is simple, but boring in its simplicity. There's nothing that really makes me want to enter the website, with its grays and whites and boringness. The guys in the banner might be hot, but you eat with your eyes first and right now all I'm seeing is one tiny morsel. The "Free Tour" link is much better. There are some orangey-gold hues that make the site seem warm and the video updates are a perfect little amuse-bouche to log in.
Logging in, the site maintains some of geocities feel and some of the…well, y'know, good site design. It's a bit disappointing that the Website 101-ness prevails, because I'm digging this color scheme (who knew gray and gold could look so good?) and without the weird side bar that reeks of advertisement, the layout could be pretty baller, too. Straight down the middle are the three most recent video updates and at the bottom of the page is a link to the Circle Jerk Boys Video Vault. It's all very clumsy and so simple that a kindergartner could do it.
As far as the pictures go, they're pretty superfluous: not screencaps of the video sessions, but not original content either. While they can be downloaded one by one or viewed in a slide show, it's not really worth your time, in my opinion. Just go straight for the videos which can be downloaded in a surprising number of venues, including RealPlayer, Windows Media, Flash and high quality. It's nice to see that as I dig further into the site, it's getting a little bit better. One downside here is that there's no centralized way to search for videos, and with more than 400 in its archive it can become a bit cumbersome. You just gotta make your way through the pages.
- Guys and Sex
That's okay, though, because the guys are hot. Just…so very hot. I don't get it. Apparently, Circle Jerk Boys fails at the fundamentals like site design and layout because they're too entirely focused on finding hot guys to have hot sex and for the most part, I'm okay with that. First thing's first: the concept behind Circle Jerk Boys is not that there are circle jerks; rather, it's that there are "Hot Str8 STuds" [sic]. Whether or not the "straight" is true, the "hot" certainly is (and I'm not just saying that because my porn boyfriends Cameron Marshall and Christian Wilde pop up in some of the videos…good sweet fuckery, Christian Wilde looks like he knows how to fuck). The sex is pretty great, too. There are the occasional videos that are kinda "enh" but for the most part the videos are slammin'--literally and figuratively.
Your username and password to Circle Jerk Boys gets you access to the 1 Gay Pass network, with full use of Men Over 30, Boyz Party, Boys Gone Bad and Extra Big Dicks. And that's about it. It's not the biggest network in the world, but it's a nice treat.
- Bottom Line
Awesomely, Circle Jerk Boys has the hardest part of a successful paysite down: the sex. Once the site works on navigation and design, it will be one of the stronger paysites out there. Until now, slog through the treacle and go to town.