Nina Hartley's Guide to Bondage Sex - dvd by Adam & Eve - review by Tart

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Bondage AND sex? Hell yea, Nina!

A sensational instructional film from Nina Hartley! It incorporates erotic bondage scenes with important information about bondage safety and satisfaction. This truly is a must have for individuals interested in bondage for sex.
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Pros:
Great info for novices, erotic, amazing actors.
Cons:
Not much specific information about bondage and bedroom furniture.
Rating by reviewer:
4
extremely useful review

Content / Genre / Audience

Nina Hartley's Guide to Bondage Sex is an educational introduction to bondage for sex. It is a fetish film for couples or persons interested in bondage with a specific purpose. It is certainly for beginners rather than experienced players.

It begins with Nina and Claire outlining the usual and expected information about bondage and safety. They discuss why people enjoy the combination of bondage and sex, and how it can be done safely. Claire is an extraordinary bondage rigger, accomplished model, and presenter of workshops and demonstrations. She is certainly an expert on bondage and sex. It has an intimate feel, more of a conversation than a lecture. Though this portion is a bit lengthy, it is the most important part of the film. They address stereotypes and common misconceptions about bondage. Bondage can be safe, with the employment of common sense and proper technique.

An interesting twist to this film is that Nina bottoms for the first time on camera. The film includes two scenes or "demonstrations." Both demonstrations involve girl on girl bondage. The first is between Nina and Claire as they employ the techniques they discussed in the beginning about safety and negotiation when applying rope bondage in scene. Their session together is erotic, sensual, and educational. They go through many positions without using many knots. The only knots Claire uses throughout this demonstration is the square knot and the lark's head knot. It involves strap on sex between Nina and Claire vaginally and anally. One thing they do not address is how persons without bondage beds or equipment "suitable" for bondage are able to do these positions.

The second demonstration includes Trinity, Van, and Claire in a group scene as Claire does rope bondage with Trinity. Van penetrates Trinity vigorously orally, vaginally, and anally. Claire gets to have some fun while Trinity is bound and fucked as well. This scene is much more erotic with the lack of educational conversation and step by step instruction. This scene is basically a "now you try" as it incorporates many of the bondage techniques and knots that Claire explained during the first scene.

This video demonstrates the use of rope, leather, and alternative forms of bondage. During the first demonstration between Claire and Nina, Claire uses rope, leather cuffs, chains, and leather belts to bind and restrain Nina in many positions. Claire uses more intricate and decorative rope bondage during the second scene with Trinity and Van.

This film is perfect for individuals who are completely new to bondage, and might want to learn basic information quickly without doing extensive research. This video is for persons who wish to bring bondage sex into daily sexual encounters. It is not for persons who wish to access many skills in one sitting since the amount of harnesses and knots covered are limited, but is suitable for budding riggers and rope bottoms.
    • Bdsm
    • Instructional / educational
    • Strap-on

Actors

The chemistry between Nina Hartley and Claire Adams is amazing. I think they are a great team to be discussing the topic of bondage and sex. The second demonstration with Trinity Post and Van Damage is electric and sexually charged. Claire is included in this scene and ties Trinity in many inventive and exciting positions!

The costumes are of the fetish persuasion. Nina is dressed in heels and blue lingerie while Claire is dressed to kill in a red and black corset, garter, black stockings, and red high heeled boots. Trinity and Claire are dressed in black rubber outfits during their group scene including Van Damage.
    • Good acting / chemistry
    • Good presentation
    • Hot scenes

DVD Features

Features include: motion menus, bonus scene, photo gallery, trailers, interviews, behind-the-scenes, and web info.

The DVD includes a photo gallery of shots from the film in a slide show presentation style. It looks like a couple of shots were done of scenes that were not used in the final cut of the film. A bonus sex scene is also included! That one I won't give away, but it is very hot! Interviews from Nina and Claire about bondage in their personal lives and in their careers. Behind-the-scenes are fun as always! We see Claire go through hair, costume choices, and get to see off camera between Claire and Trinity. It's good times!

The display case leaves nothing to the imagination. Claire is on the cover in a rubber dress and cap with her breasts on display and includes a smaller photo of Nina with the words "bondage sex" across the top in large print. The backside shows many small photos of the scenes between Claire and Nina and the group scene with Trinity, Van, and Claire. There is nothing discreet about this packaging.
    • Not very discreet packaging
    • Scene selection
    • Special features / bonus included

Personal comments

I think the interview portion is a wonderful addition to the DVD. Nina discusses her personal experiences and interests with BDSM. She talks about her feminist views and how that outlook interacts with her sexuality. She also talks about her role as rope bottom for this video and although she is most often in the dominant role, she believes that it is healthy and natural to want to branch out and experience bondage as both a top and a bottom.

Claire talks about her techniques and her personal preferences as a rigger and as a bondage bottom. She has extensive experience with bondage in the mainstream and in the BDSM community. She discusses the different types of bondage and the importance of experimenting with bondage to find what is best for the individual.

Experience

I had a great time with this DVD. I watched it with my partner who is very new to bondage over Skype. It was really fun and adventurous for us. I have dabbled in bondage for a few months, but honestly I love hearing bondage safety and info over and over again. The more I hear it the more it gets drilled into my head, and that is important. Knowing the ins and outs of bondage is essential to doing it correctly and safely. The scenes were hot, and introduced sex beyond the bondage itself. Often couples aren't sure how to continue after the bondage is on. "He/she is tied up...now what?" and this video is great for the "now what?"
Follow-up commentary
Nina Hartley's Guide to Bondage Sex is still a classic in the boudoir! The scenes are as captivating and sexy today as the day I first watched the film. The information expressed in this film is vital for safety purposes and necessary for anyone attempting bondage in the bedroom.

Nina is a beauty and Claire is a knockout with her expertise in bondage technique. I am still completely in love with this DVD.
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  • Sir
    Sir  
    Excellent job!
  • Kayla
    Kayla  
    Great review. I've never checked this one out, but it looks like it might be worth it.
  • Danielle915
    Danielle915  
    Great review!! Sounds good!!
  • TheSinDoll
    TheSinDoll  
    I'm getting this.
  • leatherlover
    leatherlover  
    Thanks for the great review. I just watched Midori's Expert Guide to Sensual Bondage, and my wife and I were a little disappointed in it. This sounds much better. We might have to check this out.
  • naughtyjo
    naughtyjo  
    Fantastic review, I'm so getting this now! Sounds like it could be really helpful, and fun Thank yoU!
  • jankit
    jankit  
    Very thorough review! Thanks!
  • padmeamidala
    padmeamidala  
    Great review! Sounds good.
  • Tart
    Tart  
    I'm sorry to hear that, leatherlover. This film is a great investment!
  • faust
    faust  
    Nice review!
  • mandaj
    mandaj  
    nice review
  • Kylshae
    Kylshae  
    Awesome review. It sounds great. You described it in great detail and with great enthusiasm.
  • Kylshae
    Kylshae  
    Awesome review. It sounds great. You described it in great detail and with great enthusiasm.
  • Kylshae
    Kylshae  
    Awesome review. It sounds great. You described it in great detail and with great enthusiasm.
  • Tart
    Tart  
    Thank you so very much! I sure did enjoy reviewing this DVD!
  • Pixel
    Pixel  
    Oh, wow, I love Claire Adams! This is definitely going on my wishlist.

    Well done on the DVD review!
  • Nkev
    Nkev  
    thanks
  • Oliver Gray
    Oliver Gray  
    Thank you :3
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