Authentic New M/M Spanking Site: Bad-Lads.com [UPDATE]

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I normally don’t write full site reviews on Gay Spanking Clips because the nature of this blog is that each post is itself a mini review of a video or a photo set. But I think in this case, it’s warranted. I’ve been close to giving up on the old standby spanking sites because even though they might still be putting out content, they have little to no appreciation or attention to aesthetics or function. How many spanking websites still look like they are straight out of the 1990s? How many m/m spanking videos feature poorly lit pairings in a featureless room?

Finally, someone with some modern sensibilities has launched a new site that is hopefully the antidote to the AngelFire/Geocities inspired spanking websites.

Bad-Lads.com is the new gay spanking project from the mystery producer behind Spanking-Boys.com. It features a new HTML5-style design, meaning that the site loads faster, has much better browser cross compatibility and is optimized for mobile browsing (responsive design). Besides that, the design is fresh, edgy and colourful, featuring lots of well lit photos of models and spanking action.

Navigation

Navigation is basic, prompting the user to go from tour page to tour page. As of today, there is no models page, and no traditional homepage that allows the user to view a grid of thumbs linking to episode pages with trailers and pics. The same philosophy is carried over in the member’s area; users must navigate from scene to scene. There is no option to select a specific scene from a gallery-style homepage, which I would prefer.
[click here to view Bad-Lads.com]

Models

Models are all in their late teens and early twenties, and all amateurs hailing from either the UK or Eastern Europe. But make no mistake, they are still hot! Among the first group of models on the site are Bass, Mark and Jalik. The lads are lean, mostly smooth, mostly uncut, and I saw quite a few very delicious bubble butts, especially Jalik. They are portrayed as chavs, scally lads and young street hustlers. All of the lads are getting spanked bare handed and over the knee for now, but as the site matures perhaps we’ll see paddles, canes and floggers becoming more prevalent. The spanking seems to be done by two men primarily: Roland (who appeared on Spanking-Boys as TJ), Billy (also a model on Spanking-Boys), and a few guest spankers who submitted fan-made videos. In my opinion, the models is where this site excels. As with Spanking-Boys.com, Bad-Lads is finding models that are utterly brand new, genuinely eager to appear in the video and sexually excited by getting spanked. This kind of dedication to finding new faces is what has made me a fan of this producer for the last five years.
[click here to view Bad-Lads.com]

Content

Bad-Lads is launching with 15 scenes featuring mixed photo and video content. As I said above, their photos are very well lit, using lots of natural light so the colours are very bright and vibrant. Full photo sets are not available with every scene as of right now, but the site says they are being rolled out over the next few weeks.

As for videos, member videos are offered at high and medium streaming speed in MP4 format with an H264 codec (No Download Option).
High: 1920×1080, 20MBPS(!)
Medium: 960×540, 5MBPS

The video quality is very good, and as with the photos, the composition and colour are excellent. Using mostly natural lighting, the videos are very bright and capture a great amount of detail. The videos I saw featured the use of a live camera operator, unlike a lot of amateur spanking sites that rely on a stationary camera setup. One thing that I have noted to the producer is that the member’s videos are embedded in a player that does not allow fast forwarding until the entire video is loaded. So, the user must wait for the player to preload the video (in the scene that I tested, the medium video was over 600MB, the high video was 2.5GB) before being able to skip ahead. Hopefully this issue will be resolved soon.
[click here to view Bad-Lads.com]

Pricing and Joining

Bad-Lads offers four subscription options for users:
1 month – $26.95 USD
3 month – $64.99 USD
6 month – $99.99 USD
1 year – $129.99 USD

Billing is done through Epoch.com, who accepts credit card or PayPal payment. There are no pre-checked cross-sales to be aware of at this time either.
[click here to view Bad-Lads.com]

Overall impression

It’s hard not to get excited about this site. It’s done by an experienced producer with a real knack for finding brand new and eager models who can take a hard spanking that makes them sexually supercharged. I would be far more dubious if this was a new, flashy site offered by some large paysite network, but it’s a single site that’s just devoted to spanking content with videos made by men who clearly appreciate above average production values. It’s still in its infancy, but there’s still a lot to take in here, and the producer has laid out a robust update schedule including seven new movies in December. Other than some technical issues, there’s so much to like about Bad-Lads. It’s so satisfying to finally get a spanking site that understands the importance of being mobile friendly. It’s just great to have a gay spanking site that sees the importance of striving for high production values, great amateur performers and a high performing, well designed versatile website. In the gay spanking niche, I can’t think of another site that hits all three of those benchmarks.

Take the Bad-Lads.com Tour

Tour ScreenCaps

Images from Roland and Bass (First Featured Update)

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See all Gay Spanking Videos from Bad-Lads.com

UPDATE (November 20, 2015): Member’s video total has been increased to 18 total videos.
UPDATE (January 14, 2016): Member’s video total has been increased to 26 total videos.

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