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Actors: Tristan Taormino, Mr. Marcus, Mika Tan, Kurt Lockwood, Marie Luv, Dana Dearmond, Jack Lawrence, and Taryn Thomas
DVD Menu Feature Disc:
~ Easy to navigate
~ Includes Feature film, Scene Selection, and Positions Room
Positions Room: Consists of videos having to do with: “Pussy Eating”, “Blow Job”, “Missionary”, “Doggie”, and “Cumshot”. I kind of felt like this was nothing special, it was pretty much just compilations of scenes including those specific things from the feature film. In these videos you are watching the same thing you see when you watch the feature movie, it’s nothing new. The only pro is that it makes it easier if you want to just watch those specific kinds of scenes because you can go straight to it instead of treading through the extra fluff in the video.
Feature film: Chemistry focuses on the seven adult film stars listed above. These stars were chosen to stay in a house together for 36 hours and have to be taped by camera people the whole time they are there. There aren’t any scripts given to them or any schedules. They get to choose the “who, what, where, and when” for all of their sex scenes basically. There is also a “confessional” that they go into tell the viewer the “why” of what they chose to do. Tristan Taormino directed the video, she decided she wanted to do a video to give the viewer a more authentic “no holds barred” kind of video. This is also the first volume in the Chemistry video series.
The video starts off with all 7 of the stars sitting in the living room of the house with Tristan Taormino. Tristan Taormino is interviewing them, asking questions like “What do you think people most misunderstand about porn stars?”. The scene seems to be there to help the viewer get to know the actors in the film better. It also shows the viewer that they aren’t just porn stars, they are real people. One thing that I kind of felt detracted from the scene though was that the women were all sitting around with their breasts hanging out and that seemed to put a fine line between the real person/porn star aspect. It took a little bit of authenticity away for me because I felt that in a way they were still stating that they were porn stars and that they were just there because they were getting paid to do it.
One feature of the video that pops up during the sex scenes in the “perv cam”. The “perv cam” is operated by one of the 7 porn stars and they are filming parts of the scene along with the professional camera person. In some instances it was okay, but in most scenes I found it to be very distracting as it pulls you out of the fantasy into reality in a way.
The sex scenes in the movie were definitely unique (as the actors were allowed to joke and talk to each other unlike in most porn) but I felt that some lacked a bit of chemistry compared to the other scenes in the movie. It almost seemed as if they were overacting (fake orgasms) or being a bit awkward which also took a bit of the authenticity away from the video. Alot of the positions that the actors assumed were those you would see in a typical porn movie. Though they are porn stars – so that probably was due to it being out of habit or something like that. I do like that there is variety throughout the video – a threesome scene with Mika Tan, Taryn Thomas and Jack Lawrence – that eventually evolved into a Taryn Thomas being double penetrated by Mika Tan and Jack Lawrence. There is also pegging in the video – Mika Tan pegs Kurt Lockwood with a strap on. Pegging was not something I expected to see in the video – but was glad it was there because it added something unique and not often seen in “straight” porn. There were also a couple “foursome” scenes, one filmed on the “Perv Cam”, the other filmed as a regular scene. Another disappointment to be was that there wasn’t a lesbian scene at all through the movie – though I admit I am extremely picky about lesbian scenes because I hate it when it seems like a couple of women faking being lesbians – with no chemistry. It would have been nice to see it included to see that it was catering to everyone. A plus is, that safe sex is shown as well – some use of condoms; use of lubricants during toy use and anal sex.
I really feel that the idea behind this film was great, because it was completely unscripted. The women got to do what they wanted, when they wanted which pleases the feminist in me because it strayed away from the air of male dominance that is in some porn. I wasn’t really into all of the scenes, but the scenes I liked – I really loved. The only thing is, if you watch porn to be in your own little fantasyland, than the Perv Cam and the interview scenes thrown in can be a bit jarring to reality. You go from watching sex, to suddenly thinking “Oh wait, this really is just a movie with porn stars – not authentic sex.”
All in all, I would give this video 4 stars, despite the cons – it really is a well made film and I will always love Tristan Toarmino as a sex educator:
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DVD by Vivid
Cast: Taryn Thomas, Dana De Armond, Marie Luv, Jack Lawrence
Director: Tristan Taormino
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The Expert Guide to Female Orgasms is one of Tristan Taormino’s educational DVDs in her “Expert Guide” series. This DVD was sent to me by the sex toy shop, EdenFantasys. This DVD is all about female pleasure, achieving an orgasm and how to get there. The DVD runs for an hour and 51 minutes. I feel that the DVD will be helpful for those who are starting out sexually, those who would like to help their partner understand how to help them achieve an orgasm, or those just plain struggling with achieving their orgasms. The DVD has an informational movie guided by Tristan Taormino, but it also features short videos covering safe sex, kegel exercises, and a vibrator guide – which are all also very informative. There are no voice overs during the sex scenes like past Taormino videos. The DVD also features a wide variety of actors and actresses. The main movie starts with Tristan giving an “Orgasm Workshop”. In the workshop she gives a lot of information as well as shows the various actors and actresses giving their opinions about the female orgasm. I love that Tristan is sure to make an emphasis on how every woman’s body and orgasms are different – which means that we women don’t all work and feel the same way.
Ms. Taormino also gives information about the sexual arousal stages a women’s body goes through: excitement, plateau, orgasm, and then resolution. Though that does not mean that all of those stages are clearly defined and it doesn’t always work the same way every time. She also even mentions that we should look at the whole picture, and think about our emotions, feelings, psychological/spiritual aspects that come out for us during sex. The types of orgasms are covered: uterine, clitoral, vaginal, blended, and g-spot. Ms. Taormino does make a point to mention that the orgasm classifications may make it tricky because there is no absolute way to tell what was what and it can feel different each time. So it is better, to put more emphasis on the different ways that a woman can receive pleasure. Such as clitoral stimulation, vulva/vaginal, g-spot, cervix, anal, and a combination of stimulation. She puts an emphasis on lubricant because even though your mind is ready, it doesn’t mean that your body necessarily is. Ms. Taormino covers the basics of lubricant and then goes on to give tips about clitoral, vaginal, g-spot, and anal orgasms. She mentions that the mind is a huge part of sex and that even stress can cause issues. She ends her workshop by giving an “Orgasm Challenge” which includes experimentation and sharing your likes and dislikes with your partner.
After the workshop, the DVD goes into the sex scenes. Each couple scene starts out with an interview and then it goes into the sex scene. The first couple shown is Katie St. Ives and Sean Micheals, what I liked about them is that you can tell that they have great chemistry already from their interviews. Katie starts off her interview by talking about how her body works and her and Sean talk about the connection they have with each other, and I love how they also joke around. Once it goes into the scene starts off with sensual kissing, then it features cunnilingus, fellatio, and various sex positions. There is sex toy use shown. You can tell that they have a connection with each other and they talk to each other during sex.
The next couple is Evanni Solei and Evan Stone. I will admit now that I am not a huge fan of Evan Stone, just something about him looks dirty and skeezy to me, so it makes it hard for me to get into any scenes that he is in. I will say that I liked their scene a lot though, it seemed sensual and sweet. During the interview Evan Stone jokes around a lot and Evanni mentions that communication is very important to help achieve the orgasms. The scene starts off with very slow sensual touching and kissing, it’s very sexy. This scene also shows cunnilingus and vibrator use. For some reason, I feel that this scene feels short compared the others.
The third scene is between Madison Young and Jiz Lee. I love Madison Young, I think she is such a cutie. I am envious of her because she mentions in her interview the many ways that she can have an orgasm. During part the their scene, Madison would purr like a kitty or bark like a puppy, which I thought was cute because it showed how playful sex can be. I am a bit bi-curious but not a lot so I don’t watch a whole lot of lesbian videos. So I don’t know if I can really compare it, but to me it seemed that they had great chemistry. This scene also showed cunnilingus and vibrator use, but it also showed dildo use and hand stimulation. It was a great example of safe sex, because they both wore gloves during the hand stimulation.
The fourth scene featured Dylan Ryan and Mr. Marcus – I liked in the interview how Dylan Ryan seems so sure of her body and what she needs. She talked about the first time she had an orgasm and then talked about how she is able to achieve an orgasm through both masturbation and sex -and talks about what kind of stimulation she needs to do so. She also talks about what stimulation she needs to cause herself to reach female ejaculation. I also like how Mr. Marcus mentions that every woman is different and how it is important to find out what the woman needs. The scene is similar to the others as it features, cunnilingus and dildo use. I also enjoyed seeing Mr. Marcus pull Dylan Ryan’s hair – I love hair pulling. You are also able to witness Dylan Ryan ejaculate in the video, which I feel is great because you can visually see what it’s like. Plus some guys (like my partner) and gals don’t understand what it is, and where is comes from. Though I feel it important to add that not all women achieve ejaculation or enjoy that type of stimulation.
The last scene features James Deen and Adrianna Nicole. I absolutely love both Adrianna and James. They are both great looking actors and I like how they look normal and not all fake and plasticized. They have really good chemistry together and work great in their scene. James is really funny and seems like an everyday normal guy. Adrianna talks about the first time that she had an orgasm. She mentions how she likes to make an afternoon of masturbating (just like me!). She also mentions that it is easier for her to orgasm through anal sex. James also mentions that his favorite part is being able to watch a woman orgasm. The scene features cunnilingus, fellatio, vibrator use, butt plug use, and also has a bit of hair pulling. Most of the scene involved anal sex, which I was glad to see included so women and men can understand and see all the different ways that a woman can achieve an orgasm.
The DVD menus are well designed, easy to navigate and understand. As I mentioned there are special features, that include the informative “Safer Sex”, “Kegel Exercises”, and “Vibrator Guide”. The Safer Sex video goes over safe sex and why it is important. The Kegel Exercise video covers what kegel exercises are, how they are helpful, and how to do them. The Vibrator Guide goes over the various types of vibrators available to purchase. There is a “Masturbation Montage” that pretty much shows the various stars masturbating – this would be helpful to some women if they are looking to experiment and figure out new ways to stimulate themselves. There is also a “Behind the Scenes” feature that shows the stars behind the scenes.
For me, the pros of this DVD is that there is a wide variety of actors and actresses. They are all natural looking and seem as if they are normal people. I loved that the whole movie focused completely on how the woman is receiving pleasure, all but one of the scenes seemed to end after the woman had an orgasm. I loved that safe sex was emphasized in the video, condoms were used (even on the sex toys) and gloves were used. Lubricants were also shown being used as well during sex toy use and anal sex. The DVD did truly show that all women are different and that their bodies work differently. I don’t feel that the DVD’s information was as beneficial to me because I knew a lot of it already, but I did still enjoy it and it helps to give me and my partner new ideas and tricks to use.
I really didn’t find any huge cons about the DVD, but one thing I did notice was that most of the sex toys that were used in the video were huge. Which I am sure worked great for the stars in the video, but that may be intimidating for some women. Though there is a little bit of variety in the video, there isn’t a lot of kink included besides a little bit of hair pulling and then in the Jiz and Madison scene, Jiz smacks Madison’s butt a bit.
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DVD by Vivid
Stars: James Deen, Tristan Taormino, Evanni Solei, Jiz Lee
Director: Tristan Taormino
|This product was provided free of charge to the reviewer.|
The DVD feature starts out with an “Anal Workshop”, which is given to you by Tristan Taormino. She starts off by first talking about the male anatomy, and she has an illustrated diagram right next to her to help give you an idea where everything is. She points out areas such as the perineum, the anus, sphincter muscles, and the prostate. Then she goes on to explain the preparations for anal play, such as going to the restroom first and taking a nice soapy shower. Tristan talks about and gives examples of the types of lubes that she suggests is best for anal play. She also tells you which ones are not proper for anal play, such as the desensitizing lubricants. Warm up is just as important for anal play and Tristan gives tips on the foreplay, such as analingus and tells you to be sure to have short smooth nails before any finger play. One section of the DVD I loved is the “Toys” section, because she goes over examples of toys meant for prostate stimulation. I liked that this was included because when you are a beginner to certain toys, you are never sure what to look for.
Devin and Penny are the first actors that appear in her workshop. They work with Tristan to give an informational “how to” show. They first talk to her about their experiences with anal play. Devin mentions that he really enjoys it. Penny mentions that she can not experience it that often because she is required to have long nails – so Tristan shows her the glove and cotton ball trick to help protect Devin during finger play. This also gives Penny the chance to experience finger play as well. Tristan gives tips and tricks for finger play while Penny tries it on Devin. She then leaves them along with toys such as a harness and curved dildos. First Penny tries out one of the curved dildos on Devin and tries out tricks, such as tapping on the base (and for safety presentation, they make sure to show you only the toys with the flared bases). Afterward, they move on to harness use and you get to learn various tricks and positions to try out on a man during anal intercourse.
The next scene is just like a plain porn scene only there will be voice over information or pop up information. This scene features Nomad and Annie and they show forms of foreplay such as oral and fingering. Then Annie moves on to toy use with Nomad and she uses an anal bead strand on him. This scene shows a good amount of harness use, because she bends him over the bed and thrusts into him. Annie orders Nomad around and they go into spooning position. After some time, she then tells him that it’s her turn to be fucked and he uses a glass dildo for anal play on her. Once Annie climaxes, then the scene is over. There is no vaginal intercourse shown in this scene whatsoever. The last scene features Christian and Jandi. The scene gives you tips on good anal stimulation while giving a man a blow job. Jandi is shown inserting a butt plug into Christian and then begins to have sex with him. The tip overheard is that if a man wears a plug during intercourse, it will help to intensify what he is feeling. The scene is mostly filled with sex and a little bit of anal play here and there. Jandi does use a glass dildo to stimulate Christian’s ass.
The DVD menu looks great and is easy to maneuver. The DVD is about 2 hours long (including the features) and has quite a few special features to look at. You can look at the scenes with or without instruction. There is a “Safe Sex” feature which shows you tips and tricks to make proper tools to have safe sex. Such as condom, dam, and glove use. A feature on how to choose and use a harness, which is very informative on how to properly put one on and wear it. The solo prostate stimulation goes over how to and which toys and how to use them for solo prostate stimulation. “Anal Hygeine & Enemas” shows you the types of enemas and how to properly use them.
I’ll say now that I absolutely love Tristan, to me she’s interesting and even if I already know the information presented in some of her books or DVDs I find them valuable. I would definitely recommend them to any beginner or even advanced user that is looking to improving a certain part of their sex life. I felt that the actors all had very good chemistry. I especially loved the scene between Devin and Penny, because to me – you could see that Devin was experiencing pleasure from the anal play. I loved that because I think it really helped to relax my guy. He and I watched the video together because we had been talking about trying prostate stimulation on him for a bit. He really enjoyed it and was eager to have me try it on him while we watched the video. Nomad and Annie had a good scene, though Nomad seemed quiet and shy – I thought it was adorable though. The scene with Christian and Jandi put me off a little though, because she was very giggly and to me at times it seemed like she was talking to someone off screen. I also hate seeing people spit in each others mouths. I don’t know why it really puts me off so that grossed me out. I really liked the tips on harness use because I have yet to use one on my guy but we are working our way up to it. All in all, it’s a great video and I recommend it to anyone!
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DVD by Vivid
Director: Tristan Taormino
Dvd feature: Widescreen 16:9, Web site access, Behind the Scenes
|This product was provided free of charge to the reviewer.|
Thanks to the lovely website Good Vibrations, this is my first porn movie to review, I have reviewed one instructional DVD before but I had yet to review an actual porn movie. Now I will start off to say that I am not a huge porn person and I have never been. Though I do have voyeuristic tendencies from time to time (that I am learning to embrace), I am not huge porn person so I can be incredibly picky with what I like and don’t like. Also, my partner and I aren’t swingers and aren’t really interested in swinging, so I can’t really comment on that aspect of it too much. Though I do feel that if you are into swinging, this is the DVD for you.
Why did I decided to review the DVD then? Well, both my partner and I are a bit voyeuristic so I feel like it’s nice to have a movie to put on every once in a while so we can cuddle up and watch it together. I really don’t need it for inspirational purposes because my partner is inspirational enough, but it’s a nice intimate moment for us that eventually helps to be a good mood setter for sex. The other reason is because I was interested in seeing the group sex that is show in the movie and the last reason is that it has a story line.
The movie focuses around a couple known as the Blumes who have lost the spark in their love life. Which you can tell by the way they make love in the first scene. It’s just sex, done, okay let’s go to bed and you can tell by Ms. Blume’s face that she is unfulfilled. They then meet another couple, the Angels at dinner. The Angels had been eyeing the Blumes from afar and were very curious about them. So they have the waiter seat them nearby and strike up a conversation with the Blumes. The Angels invite the Blumes to a party that turns out to be a swinger’s party. Ms. Blume gets confused when she comes out of the bathroom and sees two of the women together with husbands that are not their own. She goes down stairs and tells Mr. Blume and seems uncomfortable. The couples explain to the Blumes how they can enjoy swinging and the Angels seduce the Blumes into group sex. Eventually throughout the story you get to know the Blumes and the Angels and it leads you to a “real” swingers party in San Fransisco. The majority of the people at the party are actually supposed to be amateur, there are only 15 porn stars mixed in. (Though the most of them are pretty much just standing around and watching the porn stars, not very many of them have sex). It makes the DVD very interesting, and actually since some of the people are real life couples – the chemistry between them is great.
I really enjoy the chemistry between some of the actors, the Chemistry between the Blumes and the Angels together as couples is great. The sex scene between them is pretty good and it’s mainly just straightforward group sex. Also, I really enjoyed the sex scene that introduces the Angels, they are passionate and all over each other. I also enjoyed the incorporated use of sex toys such as anal plugs and vibrators into the scene. It shows that there is nothing wrong with incorporating toys into the act. Another one of my favorite scenes is the scene between The Blumes after they start spicing up their love lives, the actors have great chemistry and the scene is enjoyable. There is a lot of dirty talking and fantasy role playing, he even blindfolds her. Now, the party scene at the end is also very good, you see a lot of sex and it’s very erotic. I mean, I found what the couples were doing in the background a lot more of a turn on than the porn stars in the front of the scene that were the main attraction. It was just very erotic to see couples being sexual in different parts of the room and sitting on couches next to each other. It almost made me want to look up a sex party for my partner and I to go to, though it’s a fantasy of mine – I don’t think I’ll really ever get to play that one out in real life. At least the scene helped me to live out that fantasy. Also, one other good thing to point out is that to me all but one of the star’s bodies looked natural and that was refreshing to see. There was also a wide range of body types in the movie which I felt helped to make it a little more women friendly.
Now there were a few scenes that I was not to thrilled with, the all female scene in the movie won awards but I have seen better girl-girl scenes than this one. Though I’ll admit that I am only bi-curious I am not fully into women. Also, they do wear condoms in the scenes which I think is great because it promotes safe sex, though I do know that some viewers aren’t interested in seeing condoms. There is a bit of anal in the movie which I enjoyed such as sex toy use, anal sex, and double penetration. There is quite a bit of couple scenes, group sex, and one girl-girl scene. There is also a few short shots of amateurs during the party scene. The DVD also includes trailers for more Private Independent Films and a bonus scene.
So what is my final reaction of the DVD, it was actually quite entertaining, so I would fully recommend it – especially to those that are actually swinging or interested in swinging. If you enjoy good group sex scenes then you will enjoy the movie as well!
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