Review: Tristan Taormino's Expert Guide to Pegging

Review: Tristan Taormino’s Expert Guide to Pegging

Do you know how many years it’s been since Bend Over Boyfriend? I hate to break it to you (and myself), but 1998 was 14 years ago. While you were suffering through “Hooch” and “Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It,” while Bill Clinton was not having sexual relations with that woman, and while some dumb new search engine was launching, Carol Queen and some couples were making a video that was soon to change the landscape of sexuality. They didn’t know what to call their crazy groundbreaking sex act or how to make a video without neon lights and jug-jug-a-jug guitar noodling in the background, but by golly, they were into it. And ahead of the curve: the term “pegging” wouldn’t be coined . . . read more

Review: Tristan Taormino's Expert Guide to Advanced Anal Sex

Review: Tristan Taormino’s Expert Guide to Advanced Anal Sex

[This post contains mentions of James Deen. I no longer support him or his work.] Tristan Taormino is obsessed with the butt. This is a known fact. But somehow it’s been four years since her original guide to anal sex. Therefore, Tristan Taormino’s Expert Guide to Advanced Anal Sex is a mouthful, but what else was she gonna call it? Like all the Expert Guide movies, this one begins with a workshop in which Tristan dispenses info on anatomy (including the prostate), preparation, lube, lots o’ positions, and double penetration. In a much-appreciated attempt at inclusivity, Tristan notes that “while these will be demonstrated with a male giver and a female receiver, people of all genders can try these. Most also work well for . . . read more

Review: Tristan Taormino's Expert Guide to Advanced Fellatio

Review: Tristan Taormino’s Expert Guide to Advanced Fellatio

I’m not big on blowjobs in porn. I don’t hate them, but I’ll usually only watch a couple minutes of a blowjob, then fast-forward to whatever’s next. Thus, I wasn’t as excited for Tristan Taormino’s Expert Guide to Advanced Fellatio as I was for, say, Rough Sex. And while Advanced Fellatio isn’t typical-porn-blowjob boring, it’s very much a niche movie. You need to love watching blowjobs to thoroughly enjoy it. Advanced Fellatio begins with a 50-minute workshop. The anatomy section is actually pleasurable to watch, as snippets from pornstars are interspersed throughout Tristan’s lesson. Also, this probably shouldn’t have made me laugh, but it did: “the prostate is about the size and shape of a walnut. But it shouldn’t feel like . . . read more

Review: Rough Sex

Review: Rough Sex

So we’ve already established that rough sex, when directed and shot by genius pornographer Tristan Taormino, is hot as fuck. What could possibly make it hotter? Let’s see… how about casting hot, strong women and having them call the shots? How about interviewing the performers prior to the scene to discuss roughness and trust? Yeah, I think that’ll do the trick. The premise behind Rough Sex is enough to make anyone wet. Rough Sex seeks to fulfill the fantasies of its female performers, and not in a lame cop-out way. Each scene comes straight from its female performer’s brain, and the male counterparts have been chosen by the women as well. Adrianna Nicole wants to be taken advantage of by . . . read more

Review: Tristan Taormino's Expert Guide to Anal Pleasure for Men

Review: Tristan Taormino’s Expert Guide to Anal Pleasure for Men

What am I gonna do with you, Tristan Taormino? Really, if you keep making innovative and hot porn like this, people are going to stop believing me when I drool all over your stuff. Oh well — the truth is, Tristan Taormino’s Expert Guide to Anal Pleasure for Men is as delicious as it sounds. It’s educational; it’s fun; it’s sexy. It’s also a sex toy lover’s wet dream. Running an hour and forty-two minutes long, Anal Pleasure for Men begins with Tristan’s 13-minute lesson about anal play. First, straight up, she dismantles myths about male sexuality; although anyone buying this DVD probably doesn’t believe such myths, they’re still very important to demolish. She makes a few key points right away: . . . read more

Review: Tristan Taormino's Expert Guide to Threesomes

Review: Tristan Taormino’s Expert Guide to Threesomes

Tristan Taormino’s Expert Guide to Threesomes begins with a lesson from Tristan, about nine minutes long. As you might imagine, nine minutes isn’t much time to go beyond the basics. Tristan explains the reasons people engage in threesomes, the types of threesomes (the triangle threesome in which everyone is sexual with everyone, and the “V” threesome in which two people have sex with a third person, but not each other), and the opportunities that threesomes present (e.g., for you to have sex with a person of a gender different than your partner’s). Tristan lists and explains eight main tips, beginning with “Get on the same page” and finishing with “Talk about it afterward.” Unfortunately, there is not much in the . . . read more

Review: Star 69: Threesomes

Review: Star 69: Threesomes

Genre: Edited-down threesomes Director: Varies by scene Length: 3 hours and 43 minutes on each disc, 7 hours and 26 minutes altogether Cast: See below. Ctrl + F might be useful, here. Overview: I thought they were kidding about the 69 scenes thing. They weren’t. Each scene is an extremely abbreviated version of a scene from some other Vivid production. On average, the scenes last 6.4 minutes each. As you might imagine, foreplay is minimal and pop shots are religiously included. Special Features: Previews and a commercial for Vivid products. The inside of the case mentions “Bonus Scenes,” but I can’t find any. Thankfully. Audio/Video Quality: Obviously, video quality varies greatly, from very ’90s-looking scenes to well-lit, modern-looking scenes. Both 4:3 . . . read more

Review: Chemistry Vol. 3

Review: Chemistry Vol. 3

Um, can Tristan Taormino make one of these per year until I die? I dare say she’s found the gold mine with the Chemistry series. Each one of them has been exciting, interesting, and hot. The premise of the series is reminiscent of reality shows, such as Real World or Big Brother; only these are carefully hand-picked porn stars whose only instruction from Taormino is to have sex whenever they feel like it. They also do “confessionals” for the camera. Initially, in terms of physicality, I was a bit wary of the stars in Chemistry Vol. 3; I wasn’t at all attracted to Christian or Steven St. Croix, and Roxy DeVille struck me as a dumb wannabe rockstar. That couldn’t . . . read more

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