May 3, 2015

Restraint, from New Sensations Tales from the Edge


Time: 2:13, Director: Jacky St James, Date: 2015

Screenshots: On our Tumblr

On the web: New Sensations Catalog, IAFD

Cast: Dahlia Sky (26yo), Chad White (27yo), Sara Luvv (22yo), Xander Corvus (27yo), Ashlyn Molloy (21yo), Logan Pierce (24yo), Presley Hart (27yo), and Ryan McLane

Source: 1920×1080 downloaded from the New Sensations subscription site

Pleasure ✓+, Passion ♀-, Balance


Four vignettes organized around the theme of bondage. Mostly, the bondage is very light, invoving blindfolds and hands that are restrained, but not bound to anything. The second scene is a bit heavier. Xander Corvus both ties Sara Luvv to the bed and spanks her with a paddle.

The couples are all portrayed as married, and the relationships between them are an important part of all of the stories. We really appreciated that.

All four of the scenes are enjoyable, but the second scene is just amazing. The chemistry between Corvus and Luvv is intense, and it is part of their play that she is only to cum when he allows it. He has her so hot that she is begging him, over and over, to let her cum. Which she does, quite explosively, and more than once. But even as he denies her, he is totally focused on her pleasure, and he really does seem to take her on a wild ride.

The fourth scene is almost as good, even though it is extremely long: The sex lasts almost 36 minutes. But in that 36 minutes, we are treated to almost 16 minutes of foreplay, and both Ryan McLane and Presley Hart seem very aroused by the time they start fucking. The fucking itself is more varied and interesting that one usually sees, and both of them seem to enjoy themselves a lot. She cums at least twice.

The third scene is almost as good, but what is most unusual about it, for these movies, is that it is really two scenes in one. In the first, Ashlyn Molloy blindfolds Logan Pierce and blows him until he cums in her mouth. He then shows up at her office with handcuffs and has his way with her. The second bit is not quite as good as the first, but the first really is special, if only because it's the only part of the movie in which the female partner is at all dominant. It shows, for one thing, that "female dominance" doesn't have to mean the sort of cartoonish thing it often seems to mean in porn. It can mean something more subtle.

And that's our only complaint: We would have preferred a bit more of a mix of who is the more dominant partner.

The camera work in the first two scenes is absolutely terrific. There's a great mix of wider and closer shots, and some really interesting shots, too, such as a closeup of Dahlia Sky's hands struggling against the ribbon with which Chad White has tied them. The photography in the first part of the third scene is equally good, but it's a bit less good in the second part, and also in the fourth scene. But, overall, it's very good.

We greatly enjoyed this movie, then, and recommend it very highly, especially for couples who might have some interest in experimenting with bondage. Or at least imagining what it might be like to experiment with it.

Scene 1: Dahlia Sky and Chad White (♀♂)


Time: 29:29

Female Orgasm: No, Cumshot: Pussy

Features: Bondage

Pleasure ✓, Passion ✓, Balance

It is her birthday, and her present is to do something "a little different", though their relationship is already a bit kinky.

The story lasts barely two minutes, so there is about 27 minutes of sex. That makes this a very long scene, so it needs to be really, really good. And it is quite good, though not, we are afraid, that good. There is nice chemistry between them, but for the most part the sex does not feel terribly passionate. She doesn't seem nearly as aroused as you would expect her to be from the story, either, and she never seems near orgasm. As a result, we felt that some of the sequences went on a bit too long, though not too too long.

The camera work is terrific. There is a great mix of shots, including a really cool shot of her hands struggling a bit against the ribbon that is tying them, and there are wider shots as well as closer ones when she is sucking him. We do not see quite as much of him once they start fucking, and that becomes worse toward the end. But we do still see a fair bit of him, and there are some more wonderful shots during this part, as well.

Scene 2: Sara Luvv and Xander Corvus (♀♂)


Time: 26:39

Female Orgasm: Multiple, Cumshot: Hip

Features: Analingus, Bondage, Massage

Pleasure ♀, Passion ♀, Balance

She has "brought work home"---talking on her phone as she enters the house—against his orders, apparently, so he picks her up and carries her to the bed to punish her.

We found this an incredibly hot scene. Both of them do an excellent job playing their roles, and it's completely obvious how into what they are doing they both are. There's great chemistry between them—the way she looks at him is amazing—and the communication between them is terrific, as well. She seems extremely aroused throughout the scene, begging him to let her cum, and doing so a few times. What's so amazing, though, is how totally focused the whole scene is—and how totally focused he is—on her pleasure, even if the recurring theme is how insistent he is that she not cum, at least for a while.

The camera work is very good. There's a great mix of shots, once again, and we see plenty of his face, as well as hers.

Scene 3: Ashlyn Molloy and Logan Pierce (♀♂)


Time: 35:08

Female Orgasm: Yes, Cumshot: Pussy

Features: Blowjob, Deepthroat

Pleasure ✓, Passion ♀, Balance

Sex has become very routine with them, so she decides to try blindfolding him as a way to reinvigorate their sex life. That seems to work, and so a necktie, she says, becomes their shared symbol for "a promise of hot sex later that day", and that leads to more experimentation, including him appearing at her office with handcuffs, again to reinvigorate their sex life.

So there are actually two distinct sex scenes here; One that is about eight minutes, which involves her blindfolding him, and another that is about 25 minutes, which involves him handcuffing her. So it is a long scene, overall, but neither of the two scenes that make it up are terribly long. We thought this was a great idea. It makes this scene more like a mini-movie.

We thought the first sub-scene was really hot. We appreciated the fact that she was the one in control, and yet that she was so thoroughly devoted to his pleasure.

The second sub-scene was not quite as good. At the beginning, the sex was not quite as passionate as it should have been, and the chemistry between them was not as good, either. The way in which he was dominant felt a bit pornish and predictable, too. As the scene continued, though, she seemed to enjoy herself more and more, and as she became more aroused, we found it easier to connect with them, since she seemed more connected to him, too. Still, we thought this scene might have been a bit shorter.

The camera work is really terrific, once again, in the first sub-scene, but in the second, it is a bit pornish. There were a few too many close-ups for our taste, and we really do not see very much of him while they are fucking.

The second part by itself would probably have been just four stars, but the first part is so good....

Scene 4: Presley Hart and Ryan McLane (♀♂)


Time: 39:22

Female Orgasm: Multiple, Cumshot: Ass

Features: Deepthroat

Pleasure ♀, Passion ♀, Balance

For their third anniversary, she gives him a blindfold, which makes him a bit nervous, and she has to talk him into blindfolding her.

The story only lasts about three minutes, so the sex lasts about 36 minutes, which makes this an extremely long scene. Maybe a bit too long.

And yet, it never seems to drag. The sex feels very natural, and it is varied and intense throughout. There is excellent chemistry between them, and some good communication, so we always felt like we were engaged with what was happening. We really liked how into sucking him she seemed to be, and she really seems to enjoy herself. There are some nice "back and forth" moments when they are fucking, for example: he is more active, then she is, then he is.

To be honest, the blindfold trope felt a bit artifical by the end, but that is about the only criticism we'd have.

The camera work is generally very good: better than in the third scene, but not quite as good as in the first two. There is a nice mix of shots, and we never felt as if the camera lingered in one place for too long, but she does seem more the focus than he is—more so than in the first two scenes.

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