January 8, 2014

Friends With Benefits, from New Sensations Swingers


Time: 2:33, Director: Paul Thomas, Date: 2012

Screenshots: On our Tumblr

On the web: The Romance Series, IAFD

Cast: Krissy Lynn (28yo), Steven St Croix (44yo), Jonni Hennessy (20yo), Skin Diamond (25yo), Tony De Sergio (46yo), Bailey Blue (23yo), Alec Knight (40yo), Brooklyn Lee (23yo), and Tommy Pistol (36yo)

Source: DVD

Pleasure ✓, Passion ♀-, Balance


Jessica (Brooklyn Lee) has broken up with her boyfriend, and her friend Chloe (Krissy Lynn) suggests that, if what she needs is sex, then she should try swingers' clubs, where there is plenty to be had. So Jess asks her friend and co-worker Alex (Tommy Pistol) to go with her. The story revolves around their discovery of the "lifestyle", the problems it is causing for Chloe and her partner Roger (Alex Knight), and, eventually, the blossoming relationship between Jess and Alex.

The movie won the Feminist Porn Award for Steamiest Straight Movie in 2013, and it is very story-focused, with nearly an hour being spent on the story. And the story is very good, with much more nuance than one would expect. The "lifestyle" is not at all presented as without difficulties. It would have been nice, though, to have a bit more resolution of some of the other plotlines at the end.

Unfortunately, though, while the sex is pretty well integrated into the story, it just isn't that good, and we could have done without the standard porn music during the sex scenes, too. The first scene is excellent, and the second scene starts off amazing, though it devolves into fairly standard couples porn afterwards, which is a fair characterization of the third scene, as well, in its entirety. The fourth scene, though, is very good again, as Lee and Pistol seem very into each other. So, well, we get two great scenes and two that are at best mediocre.

Overall, then, I thought this was a very good movie, and I enjoyed watching it. That was more for the story and how well the sex was integrated into it than for the sex itself, though.

Scene 1: Krissy Lynn and Steven St Croix (♀♂)


Time: 22:00

Cumshot: Ass

Features: Deepthroat

Pleasure ✓, Passion ♀, Balance

Chloe (Krissy Lynn) recounts her first swinging experience, with Benny (Steven St Croix). Nervous and unsure of her body, she's cautious and scared as they sit on a couch together, talking and then starting to have sex, slowly at first, then more passionately, as she gets into it. She seems to be on the verge of orgasm for much of the scene, though she never does quite get there, as far as we can tell. He cums on her ass and back.

The acting here is terrific, and he is actually very kind to her. This is definitely one case where the story makes the sex hotter. There's a lot of passion between them, and genuine attraction. The scene could easily have been edited down a bit, though. Some of the fucking sequeneces are a bit too long. There are also some issues with the camera work. The usual sorts of issues, basically: The focus is too much on her, and we see too little of him.

Scene 2: Jonni Hennessy, Skin Diamond, and Tony De Sergio (♀♀♂)


Time: 28:00

Female Orgasm: Maybe, Cumshot: Pussy

Features: 69

Pleasure ✓, Passion ♀, Balance

The second scene is from the first swinger's party that Jess and Alex attend, where they watch Stella (Skin Diamond), another unnamed woman (Jonni Hennessy), and Dan (Tony De Sergio) have sex on a bed. Two other women and a man are watching and masturbating, as well. The main three characters interact in quite a lot of different combinations, with the women paying attention to each other as well as to him.

The beginning, when Jess and Alex are watching and trying to figure it out, and then taking tentative steps toward involvement, has fantastic tension. Once they leave, however, the sex that follows is not all that passionate and definitely does not live up to the beginning of the scene.

The women seem to have a reasonably good time, but it's not clear that either of them ever has an orgasm, though Hennessy may cum while Diamond is eating her pussy, and Diamond may cum while Hennessy returns the favor. Tony cums on Skin's pussy.

Unfortunately, there are the same issues with the camera work as in the previous scene.

Scene 3: Bailey Blue and Alec Knight (♀♂)


Time: 29:00

Cumshot: Ass

Features: Rough Sex

Pleasure ✓, Passion ✓, Balance

In the third scene, Roger (Alec Knight) has been getting more and more jealous of his girlfriend Chloe's involvment with Stella (Skin Diamond), and he is wandering around depressed when the two of them go off again together. His friend Laura (Bailey Blue) finds him, though, and gets him to have sex with her, off in a bedroom.

Unfortunately, the whole scene feels like standard-issue porn, or perhaps better standard-issue couples porn. There is not much passion to the sex, which generally feels pretty routine, and that's especially unfortunate given how long the scene is. She never seems very aroused. He cums on her ass.

There are the same issues with the camera work, again. We hardly see him at all when they are doggy style, for example.

Scene 4: Brooklyn Lee and Tommy Pistol (♀♂)


Time: 22:00

Female Orgasm: Yes, Cumshot: Pussy

Features: Analingus, Deepthroat, Footjob, Mutual Masturbation, Rough Sex

Pleasure ♀, Passion ♀, Balance

In the last scene, Jess (Brooklyn Lee) and Alex (Tommy Pistol) have sex in the living room at one of the swingers' parties, after he has gone there to declare his love for her, or something of the sort. The sex is extremely passionate and varied, and a little rough at times, though in a way that they both seem to want: She slaps his face and her own tits, and he squeezes her nipples very hard. They masturbate together a bit, as well, which it is very unusual to see.

She cums near the end, as he eats her pussy. He cums on her pussy.

The sex here is pretty passionate, and she talks to him a lot, pretty dirty, but also affectionately. Unfortunately, though, there are the same issues with the camera work as in the other scenes.

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