Nina Hartley's Guide to Erotic Bondage - dvd by Adam & Eve - review by Harlot O

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I really recommend this for couples who want to get into bondage, but don't know where to begin. This is a much more realistic depiction of basic bondage in an erotic hetero context. Inoffensive, instructional, light-hearted and basic. A great starting point.
Great for beginners
Lower quality lighting/editing
Only useful for beginners
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Make no mistake, this is the ultimate guide for the bondage beginner and designed predominantly, it would seem, for hetero couples who might like the idea of adding a little kink to their sex lives, but don't know how to get started.

Nina Hartley is such an enjoyable educator to watch and listen to, but is let down by the stilted, scripted interaction with Carmen Luvana. For Nina, this information surely needs no script, and the introductory instruction component of the DVD would benefit from a more free-flowing conversational format. The information they deliver, however, is great. It is comprehensive without being intimidating, and basic enough to ensure those new to bondage are comfortable with this baby step into restraints and other toys.

For the demonstration component of the DVD, Nina Hartley restrains Randy Spears and proceeds to tease, suck and fuck him for the camera. For anyone who has experimented with bondage this level of basic play will seem almost quaint, but it's a reassuring demonstration for newbies, who can observe basic-level bondage in action. This scene was almost a little too dark at times, and some more instruction could have been advantageous when Nina was cuffing and chaining Randy, but just watching the two in action helps normalize this behavior and reduce some of the fear and uncertainty.

Where the demonstration really succeeds is during the anal sex component of Nina and Randy's scene. An acknowledgement that porn-anal is not how we all generally do it at home, and a great visual and verbal guide to easing one into anal play, that is also quite hot to watch.

The second demonstration shows Carmen Luvana dominated by Tommy Gunn, and once again, this is less of a practical 'tie this to that' guide and more of a demonstration on how non-scary introducing a little bondage to one's relationship is.

There are a decent number of extras included on this DVD, including two bonus scenes, one being a scene from Nina Hartley's 'Guide to Threesomes'. A stills gallery and lengthy 'behind the scenes' section rounds off the DVD. Worth watching for the interesting insight into how normal things are on a porn shoot, and for the glimpse at Nina's admirable toy collection!
This product was provided free of charge to the reviewer. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.
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