I have started collecting erotic movies. I figured it might come in handy to have the ones that I like at home. Not ‘just’ for voyeuristic purposes, but for research and inspiration. For who knows, maybe, one day, in a near or further future, there will be a Naked Men, Happy Women production…
Next to some Erika Lust and Jennifer Lyon Bell goodies (I love Headshot!), I decided on bringing The Art of Sex, a Viv Thomas production, home with me. I had not seen it yet; the sensual cover image simply awakened my curiosity.
Every one knows a woman can multitask. Therefore cleaning the appartment and watching a DVD is a piece of cake. The first few minutes of The Art of Sex though, I feared I might end up focussing completely on the dishes, vacuum cleaning and the question wether or not to go down and throw away the smelly garbage now or wait until tomorrow. The music and the images somehow did not hold the promise of anything thrilling or exciting. But soon I forgot all about my duties as a housewife and made myself comfortable on the couch. Mhh, not bad…
The Art of Sex consists of a couple of longer scenes, with some interview fragments in between. All the scenes are boy/girl, with the exception of one in which the girl who’s being interviewed throughout the film pleasures herself.
What is totally great about The Art of Sex, is that the producer has successfully combined sensuality and hardcore pornography. The first scene – which is by far my favorite – starts with both actors being fully dressed, lying on the bed, kissing and carressing. The man takes his time with her: with his skillful caresses he is making sure she is more than willing. I had to think of one of Barbara Balldini’s words of advice: “When the woman is moving her pelvis up and down, you know she is ready.” It is true. I also thought: “Wow, what he is doing, must feel gooooood…”
The sex that follows is explicit, with close ups and the usual order of positions – no anal sex though – and a cum shot. The difference lies in the actors stopping in between the action to kiss, cuddle and smile at each other. You really get the sensation of watching two people who are very attracted to one another, maybe even in love with each other, having super hot sex. Even better is that they are not hasting themselves or constantly do everything fast and hard like in regular porn movies. Another big plus is that there is no music running in the background. You only hear the moaning of the actors – mostly by Tristan Seagal by the way, which is hot.
The following scenes are more or less the same, but with different ‘couples’. Some women seem to be more ‘authentic’ in showing that they are having fun than others, but it is not so bad that it gets annoying. One of the men hardly makes a sound, which to me suggest he is not enjoying it so much. Men who do not moan are a no-go in pornography: half the turn-on for women is hearing that the man is in sex heaven.
Conclusion:The Art of Sex is definitely a movie that appeals and stimulates both women and men. It is therefore very suitable for couples who would like to see more, but with a touch of sensuality and no unnecessary distractions. I would not watch the whole thing in one go. First of all there is three hours of footage on it. Secondly it may get a bit boring to see more of the same.
In my opinion this production could also function as a manual for (young) men who want to learn proper foreplay techniques. If I had a teenage son, I would not discourage him to see it :)