As with all the DVDs we have seen from Erotica X so far, this one features four unrelated videos, though there is a common theme here. As the title suggests, these scenes all focus on sex in the context of loving relationships.
And unlike the first DVD from Erotica X that we reviewed, this one is absolutely totally fucking fantastic. There are three amazing scenes here—and much of what makes them so are the short, but very effective, stories with which they begin.
We'll start with the one scene that isn't incredible: the third, with Kimber Day and Logan Pierce. The story revolves around his asking her to move in with him, and her excited reaction to his invitation, which leads to her inviting him to have sex with her. And the sex is passionate and convincing. The problem, for us, is that she ends up seeming somewhat frustrated. She seems on the verge of orgasm several times, but never quite seems to get there, and that left us feeling a bit frustrated ourselves. It's a weird problem to have, but we had it. And we had it again when we watched the scene a second time.
We admit that some will find the first scene a bit corny. The first few minutes feature Maddy O'Reilly and Tyler Nixon sharing a ride in a helicopter, which drops them on a hill where there just happens to have been a picnic laid out for them. As it turns out, it is all an elaborate preparation for a proposal, and we confess we did shed a tear when he dropped to his knees. But none of that would matter if the sex didn't live up to the intro—and, much to our delight, it totally does. The chemistry between them is wonderful, with lots of eye gazing, quiet talking, and kissing. And the sex, though by no means "wild", is passionate and intense.
The second scene is even better. James Deen is annoyed with Presley Hart for taking too long to get ready for some event associated with his job. She, in turn, finds his annoyance irritating, and they have a bit of an argument—one that leads to an interesting realization on his part. And the sex is every bit as good: tender and yet passionate, and hot without being over the top. They both seem to have a great time, and she remains at a serious arousal peak throughout much of the scene.
But it is the last scene, with Dani Daniels, that is truly stunning. How many porn directors have been willing to introduce the subject of pregnancy into porn? Not many! But Mason does so here, and in a truly incredible way. We won't say more, since we don't want to ruin it for people who haven't seen it—and everyone should see it—but it is truly astonishing, and Daniels is amazing in her role. And the sex, once again, lives up to the promise of the story. It's natural, passionate, and hot as all hell.
The camera work, too, is extremely good, though better in some scenes than in others. To be sure, the women are still more the focus than the men, but they are very much present, and it is only rarely, and usually towards the end, that the men are out of frame for any extended period of time.
Scene 1: Forever In a Day (Maddy O'Reilly and Tyler Nixon)
They take a flight together in a helicopter, enjoying the scenery along the beaches and over the California mountains—and making out a bit in the back seat. The copter eventually lands on top of a hill, and they get out and take a walk together—somehow stumbling across a picnic basket that has been left for them. They sit down on a blanket and start kissing, and he puts a flower behind her ear. He says he wants to show her something, then walks her over to a tree and asks her to marry him. So the whole thing has been an elaborate lead-in to his proposal, which of course she accepts. They then make love on the picnic blanket.
The scenery at the beginning is beautiful, and what follows when they are on the ground is extremely romantic. It's quite a tear-jerker, in fact, and it establishes a wonderful context for what follows.
The story lasts about seven minutes, so there is about 20 minutes of sex. There is excellent chemistry between them, with lots of eye gazing, quiet talking, and kissing. The sex is passionate and intense without being "wild", and both of them seem to have a terrific time. She has several orgasms.
The camera work is excellent. She is a little more the focus than he is, but there are some truly wonderful shots when they are first fucking, intimate without being overly explicit, and highlighting the connection between them.
Back on the blanket, they make out and she lowers the top of her short, white sundress so he can kiss her tits. He moves behind her and helps her lower the dress over her hips, kissing her neck and massaging her tits from behind. She rolls into a sitting position, and he pulls the dress off over her boots. He kisses her and rubs her pussy through her panties, and she unbuttons his shirt and kisses his chest.
She reclines back on her hands and spreads her legs, and he kisses his way down her body, pulls her panties aside, and eats her pussy. He pulls her panties off, kissing her again as he slides out of his shirt, then lies her back and returns to her pussy. He reaches up and squeezes her tits, and she cums, quietly, at about 13:00, a flush spreading across her chest.
He kneels up and enters her (having lost his jeans somewhere along the way), and he leans over as they looks intently into each other's eyes. She reaches a small peak at around 15:40, lying back to enjoy it, and she has an intense orgasm at about 17:40 as he fucks her long and slow.
He lies on his back, and she gets between his legs and sucks his cock, long, slow, and a bit sloppy. He sits up and kisses her as she continues stroking him, and she crawls up on top of him and envelops his cock, squatting up and leaning back on her hands. She fucks him slowly and then faster, and he reaches down and rubs her clit with his thumb. He falls out, and she leans over onto him and puts him back into her. She kneels up and rides him, grinding hard onto him, and she cums again at about 22:10, and then maybe again at about 22:50, after which she slows to catch her breath. She starts bouncing on his cock, fucking him hard, and then slows again.
They switch positions so she is on her back again, her legs pulled back, with him kneeling in front of her. She cums yet again at about 25:25, shivering with pleasure. He lets her recover, then starts fucking her hard, and he pulls out and cums on her stomach and pussy.
Scene 2: A Lonely Heart (Presley Hart and James Deen)
Presley and James are going out for the evening, and she is in black undies in the bathroom, doing her makeup. He comes in and asks her if she knows where his tie is, saying that they need to go, and they have a bit of an argument. She says he doesn't appreciate her, and he seems a bit stung, looking down toward the ground. He rests his forehead on hers, connecting with her, then kisses her lightly. "I thought we were going to be late", she says. "We don't even have to go", he responds, and they go make love.
It's a short interaction, but an interesting one, and it's sweet when he realizes what really matters to him.
There is great chemistry between them, and the sex is both tender and passionate. It is also a bit more varied than one often sees, at least in so far as it avoids the "suck, eat, fuck" routine. As usual, too, Deen seems very invested in his partner's pleasure, and it is great how he encourages her, cheers her on, as she approaches orgasm. She cums at least six times, some when they are fucking and some when he is eating her. The last time she cums, unusually, is after he has cum on her stomach. He puts himself back into her and masturbates her as she bucks against his hand.
The best thing about the camera work is how intimate it is. There are a lot of closeups of their faces as they make love. He is also kept in the shot a lot of the time when he would often be absent, though we do lose him some.
He starts kissing her, then lies her on an large couch. He tosses away his jacket, and they continue kissing. She takes off his shirt, and he lowers her bra and sucks her tits, then takes the bra off. He lies next to her, squeezing her tits and kissing her, then puts his hand in her panties and rubs her clit, which has her writhing around. He takes off her panties, and she helps him out of his pants, stroking his cock as they kiss, and he rubs her clit again.
She maneouvers his cock into her as he rubs her pussy, and they start fucking with her kind of on top of him on her back. She gets off him and sucks his cock, then gets astride him on her knees. He thrusts hard up into her, then asks her to cum for him, and she does, at about 12:55, and he encourages her through another orgasm, at about 15:40.
He rolls her onto her side and kneels over her, fucking her slowly, then turns her onto her back as she pulls her knees to her chest. He rubs her clit again, then coaxes another orgasm from her at about 18:45. He gets off her and eats her again, and she has yet another orgasm at about 20:20 and another, sitting up on his hands, more or less, at about 21:40.
He re-enters her, fucking her hard, and she may cum one more time. He pulls out and cums on her stomach and tits, leaning over to kiss her as he does. He puts himself back into her and rubs her pussy to one last orgasm as she bucks her hips against his hand.
Scene 3: The Moment I Knew (Kimber Day and Logan Pierce)
He is drinking coffee, clothed, at a small table on the porch, and she comes out, wearing a robe over lingerie. She says that he seems nervous, that he tossed all night, and he tells her about a dream: he was alone, and then he woke up, and she was there. All of this leads up to his asking her to move in with him. She wanders around, excited, asking if various things are now hers. She then runs up toward the house, loosens her robe, and tells him that her body is all his. He runs up towards her and tosses her on the bed.
They are very sweet together, and there is a real sense of attraction between them. The sex is reasonably passionate, and not at all predictable, even if it isn't in any sense "wild". The only real downside here is that she seems a bit frustrated at times. She often seems as if she is about to orgasm, but never quite seems to get there. So that left us feeling a bit frustrated ourselves.
The photography is very good, with a great mix of angles. We do lose him a bit, as usual, though, once they start fucking.
He sits on the bed with her on his lap, and her robe and his shirt get lost pretty fast. She grinds against his pelvis as they kiss, and he takes off her bra, sucking her tits. She then pushes him back on the bed, kisses his chest, and rubs his cock through his pants, then pulls them down and strokes him as she sits on his thighs.
She pulls her panties aside and rubs him along her vulva, then puts him into her, grinding onto his pelvis and then kneeling up and bouncing on his cock. He sits up and kisses her, then flips them over. He takes off his pants and lifts her legs, kissing her feet and then her calves as she strokes his cock with her feet. He then takes off her panties and goes down on her.
He kneels over her and enters her as she reaches down and lubricates herself, then pulls her legs back. They sit up together, with him still inside her and her leaning back on her hands. She then pushes him back on the bed and spits on his cock, stroking him as she licks his perineum, then sucking his cock and taking him almost all the way into her mouth (which is an impressive feat, as he is quite large). She keeps stroking him as she kisses his stomach and chest.
They start fucking again spooning. She rubs her clit but just can't seem to get there. They switch positions, so she is on her back, and she continues masturbating, but still can't quite get there. He eventually pulls out and cums on her stomach.
Scene 4: Crossroads (Dani Daniels and Seth Gamble)
We're not going to recount the story—which consumes six minutes of the video—here, because we really do not want to ruin it for those who haven't seen it. As we said above, it's about pregnancy—an unusual topic for porn, to say the least. We expect there are some people who will find it corny, but we feel sorry for them. To us it was poignant and extremely touching. Dani acts her part incredibly well, and Seth is really sweet towards her. It is easy to believe they are a couple, very much in love, and that feeling continues through the entire scene, which is romantic, sexy, and passionate, with plenty of giggling and kissing.
The sex too is extremely realistic, and it is obvious that they are genuinely attracted to each other and enjoy fucking each other. Dani has four or five orgasms, and of course Seth has his.
It's just a great video, overall. One of the best we have ever seen.
The only downside is the camera work. It is terrific in some ways. There are wider shots of their bodies, and closeups of their faces as they make love. But we lose him a little bit on a couple occasions, in the usual sorts of places, and the focus is definitely more on her, so it could be better. But he is definitely part of the scene.
He carries her to their bed and tosses her on it, then lies over her and kisses her. He pulls down her top and sucks her nipples, then pulls off her panties and goes down on her. She cums at about 7:50, and he leaps up on top of her and enters her as he wriggles out of his shorts. He kneels up, and she reaches down to rub her clit.
They stop and kiss, then turn over, and she gets between his legs and sucks his cock, then gets astride him on her knees, bouncing then grinding and falling over onto him. He thrusts up into her, and she cums again at about 13:20 and then again at 14:30, right after he slaps her ass hard. She grinds on him as she rubs her clit, then he rolls them over and gets on top of her again, and she cums again in there somewhere.
He lies next to her, with her still on her back, scissoring with her. She reaches down to rub her clit again, and then he reaches over and does it for her, and she cums yet again at about 20:40. He then gets back on top of her, then pulls out and cums on her stomach and tits.
She wipes a bit of his cum off her face and tastes it, and he leans over to kiss her.