Time: 2:00, Director: Jacky St James, Date: 2016
Screenshots: On our Tumblr
Source: 1920×1080 MP4s downloaded from the New Sensations subscription site
Pleasure ♀, Passion ♀-, Balance ✓+
Four vignettes, focused on couples who are experimenting with their sexuality. The "new things" are: watching porn, anal sex, female dominance, and having sex at all.
There is one really fantastic scene here: the first, with Sara Luvv and Donnie Rock. She catches him watching porn and gets angry, but then gets into it herself (wouldn't you know it) by watching Awakening to Love. The sex is passionate and convincing, and they are very into each other. Luvv is as wonderful (and cute) as she usually is, and the photography is well balanced and creative. The scene is also a good length, with the sex lasting about 22 minutes: long enough for it not to feel overly edited, but not so long that we start to get bored.
That's the main problem with the second scene, featuring Casey Calvert and Anthony Rosano. Otherwise, it's excellent, but the sex lasts over 32 minutes. There's quite a lot of foreplay, so that helps, and they are very convincing as a couple "trying something new", which also helps, but it's still just too long. We did really appreciate, though, how this scene presented anal sex as something that can be, and should be, pleasurable for women, and that can be loving as well as hot. Jacky St James didn't miss the opportunity to do a little, very subtle, sex education, either. But we think it might have been even hotter had Casey and Anthony worked up to actual butt fucking over a series of sessions, getting a little closer each time until they can hardly stand it.
The other two scenes are a bit less satisfying.
In the third, Kasey Warner playfully dominates Richie Calhoun, which he has been asking her to do for a while. The length here is not a problem. But the sex doesn't seem all that natural; she doesn't seem all that comfortable in her role; and the camera work is a bit pornish.
The fourth scene features Alison Rey and Robby Echo. Alison wants to wait until they are married, not for any religious reason but just because it seems right to her. So this is a virgin fantasy. It's quite an ambitious idea, and they do a decent job in their roles. The sex is also loving and passionate. But they could have done a bit more to carry the story into the scene, and the scene felt way too long to us. The sex just isn't varied enough, or interesting enough, to hold our attention for thirty minutes.
There was one feature of the movie we found very striking. There are several places in which the women ask forthrightly for what they do and don't want, requests to which their partners smoothly and naturally respond. At one point, for example, Sara Luvv quietly says, "Don't bite me", as Donnie Rock is eating her. Similarly, Casey Calvery tells Anthony Rosario to be gentle with his finger in her ass. They might have edited out those sorts of comments, but they didn't, and we think that's terrific. Porn shouldn't be sex education, but for all too many people it's the only sex education they get.
Overall, then, we enjoyed this movie a great deal, and we recommend it highly. The first scene alone is worth the price of admission.
Scene 1: Sara Luvv and Donnie Rock (♀♂)
Female Orgasm: Multiple, Cumshot: Pussy
Pleasure ♀, Passion ♀, Balance ♀
Sara catches Donnie watching porn, and she is very angry. But one time when they are arguing, he challenges her: "So you're telling me, in our entire relationship, you've never fantasized about another guy?" So she eventually decides, as she puts it, "to embrace my fears", and she gives him a porn DVD, which releases some of their energy. And eventually he gives her a copy of Awakening to Love, which of course leads to their having sex in front of the TV when she starts getting turned on by it. (He should've given her Dear Abby.)
The story lasts about four minutes, which leaves about 22 minutes for sex. She does a good job continuing the story into the sex, but she is a bit alone in the effort, though he does look over to the "TV" occasionally. But the sex is passionate, and they are very convincing as a couple, though it does distract from the realism how she keeps her ridiculous heels on (and is wearing them at all while watching TV in her own house).
We'll ignore some of the disconnects between the movie they're supposed to be watching and how she describes it. We won't ignore the fact that, at one point, she tells him, "Don't bite me", as he eats her, and he does as she asks. They could have edited that out, but they didn't, and we think that's great.
The photography is excellent. The shot is usually wide enough that we have a sense of them as people and not just as parts. She is a fair bit more the focus than he is in some of the shots, but for the most part we see both of them. Unfortuantely, though, we do lose him right at the end. That is really the only thing wrong with this scene.
Scene 2: Casey Calvert and Anthony Rosano (♀♂)
Female Orgasm: Multiple, Cumshot: Ass
Features: Anal, Butt Plug, Cunnilingus Orgasm, Footjob
Pleasure ♀, Passion ♀, Balance ✓
Things have gotten a bit complacent between Casey and Anthony. So she decides that they are going to try anal, and gets herself a butt plug, because "Every marriage needs a new adventure". He opens a bottle of champagne, and they confess to being nervous and talk about their feelings.
The story lasts just three minutes, so there are over 32 minutes for sex. So this is a very long scene. But the sex is quite varied, and she spends quite a long time just playing with the butt plug while he strokes her clit and talks to her in a very admiring way. They are very convincing as a couple and seem very comfortable with each other, and they do a great job carrying the story into the sex. It is perhaps a bit unrealistic, but it is still very hot. We do think the scene could have been edited a bit more, though.
We really appreciated how this scene presented anal sex as something that can be, and should be, pleasurable for women, and that can be loving as well as hot. It also illustrates what it is to be caring about a woman's safety and pleasure when trying something like this. Our only complaint was that they could have said something about lube, which is so, so, SO important.
The camera work is good at times, but there are more closeups than in the first scene, and we see a bit less of him. We lose him, for example, almost any time they are fucking doggy style, and many other times, too. We wish we'd been able to see his excitement when he got to fuck her ass for the first time, for example. Still, the overall feel is of people having sex, not of body parts doing so.
Scene 3: Kasey Warner and Richie Calhoun (♀♂)
Female Orgasm: Multiple, Cumshot: Ass
Features: Analingus, Bondage, Cunnilingus Orgasm, Spanking
Pleasure ♀, Passion ✓, Balance ✓
Kasey is more the nurturer, and submissive, in their relationship, but Richie wants her to take control of him some time. She tries, for a while, to find the right moment, but then she has an idea: She suddenly puts a blindfold on him when he returns home and handcuffs him to a staircase.
The lead-in lasts about three minutes, so there is about 21 minutes for sex, so it is an average-length scene, but it still feels a bit long. The sex does not seem all that natural, as she does not seem entirely comfortable in her role. But she does still seem very in control of what is happening, without its being cartoonish, and she seems to enjoy herself very much.
The photography in this scene is a lot more pornish than in the previous scenes. This is largely a matter of angles that are hard to describe—usually, it is a camera too close to the genitals—but we see a lot less of him than we should, too, especially since this is supposed to be his fantasy.
Scene 4: Alison Rey and Robby Echo (♀♂)
Female Orgasm: Yes, Cumshot: Stomach
Features: Cunnilingus Orgasm
Pleasure ♀, Passion ♀, Balance ♀
Alison and Robby are soon to be married, but she is committed to remaining a virgin until their wedding night. Not for religious reasons, but for "fairy tale" reasons, and she starts teasing him even more mercilessly as the day gets nearer. We won't give away the rest of the story, but we will say they don't make it to the wedding day.
We really appreciate how ambitious this scene is. The idea is to show us a couple, about to be married, who are having intercourse for the first time. The story suggests that they have hardly had sex at all, and maybe not even really seen each other naked. That is not an easy role to play, but they are not unconvincing in that role. The nature of the sex feels appropriate to the story, and they are loving toward one another. But we thought they could have done a bit more to carry the story into the scene. They do, to some extent, but we would have expected more expressions of affection, for example, than there are.
It is a very romantic, sexy, loving story. But it only lasts a bit over three minutes, which means the sex lasts over 30 minutes, which makes this a very long scene. And that is the problem: It is way too long. The sex just is either varied or interesting enough to justify that kind of length. The various sequences could easily have been edited a bit, without loss. We wonder if the people at New Sensations put too much of a premium on length, as if short scenes somehow seem to have less value than long ones.
The camera work is very good. There are a lot of different sorts of shots, and the pornish angles are kept to a minimum. We really loved how the scene was shot when they first started fucking, though to be honest the angles that follow are a bit more predictable. We really do lose him when they are doggy style.