I had never watched an instructional sex video. So when I got the opportunity to review Midori’s Expert Guide to Sensual Bondage DVD, free and courtesy of Babeland.com, I was more than excited. While my husband and I play around with BDSM, most of what we do has come about from experimentation and a few hard videos.
Midori’s Expert Guide to Sensual Bondage is from Vivid Entertainment and Smart Ass Productions. It is directed by Tristan Taormino and written and hosted by Sex Expert and Author Midori. Midori has been a regular advice columnist for Men’s Health magazine, as well as being featured in Playboy, Cosmo, Vogue, and other magazines. She’s well known for her books including “The Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage,” and here she gets to present her information in a more visual manner.
The DVD is presented widescreen, and shot in high definition. It is DVD-rom compatible, with no regional coding. Chapter stops are reasonable throughout the running length of about 1 hour 36 minutes. Both the lighting and sound are great, and what music there is isn’t terrible.
The DVD stars Midori, Adrianna Nicole, Mark Davis, Madison Young, and Danny Wylde. These are nice pairings. The couples (Adrianna and Mark, Madison and Danny) seem comfortable with each other and really into the sex they are having, which is a nice change from run-of-the-mill porn. I’ve long been a fan of Adrianna’s and Mark’s work, but haven’t seen a lot of Madison or Danny. After this, though, I will be looking them up to see what else they’ve done.
Both scenes from the feature are presented in the special features, but here they are without Midori’s voiceover, and can be watched just for the action. They are smoking hot, but unfortunately can’t be viewed back to back without going to the menu in between.
Also in the Special Features:
- Midori and Adrianna demonstrate how to tie the Midori Scarf Harness
- Safe Sex information between two partners.
- Behind the Scenes footage with Adrianna and Midori chatting
- Photo gallery
- Vivid Ed commercial
The DVD has an introduction, lesson, and two scenes acting out a bondage scenario.
(about 11 minutes)
Midori starts out talking about why people like bondage. She talks about the importance of communication when delving into bondage in a relationship, and then covers some safety information like establishing a safe word or signal. Also covered is how tight restraints and collars should be, where to bind during restraint, and what kind of blindfold to choose. Midori mentions keeping scissors around just in case, and talks about simple household items that can be utilized as bondage tools, as well as what to look for in ready-made bondage restraints.
(about 13 1/2 minutes)
The lesson features Adrianna and Mark. These two appear very comfortable with each other and relaxed while Midori shows them how to transform their bedroom. Mark is going to be the top and Adrianna the bottom for the Lesson.
The couple chooses a regular blindfold, and Midori demonstrates, with their assistance, how to use scarves and ready made restraints for bondage. Each type of restraint is shown in several possible uses.
Adrianna and Mark
(about 37 minutes)
For this scene and the next, Midori does a voice-over, highlighting things to do or watch while playing out a bondage scenario. Adrianna and Mark make a nice couple, with what seems to be genuine interest in each other. They make out and tease while Mark removes Adrianna’s clothes and binds her. The two share a lot of kissing, and Adrianna enjoys a lot of oral and fingering while she’s tied spread-eagle on the bed. The collaring scene is hot, with Mark controlling Adrianna with a leash for a good deepthroat blowjob.
The two explore a variety of cuffing positions, as well as belt binding and cuffs and chains while they fuck in several positions. Mark cums on Adrianna’s pussy to end this hot scene.
Madison and Danny (about 34 minutes)
Madison and Danny’s scene is also incredibly hot. The two start out dressed, and kissing like crazy, and definitely seem into each other. He uses some strong hand play before she undresses and he ties her to a door facing forward. Some slapping play before he releases her for a blowjob with her ankles still attached to the door, followed by some doggie.
Madison ties Danny up with neckties and blindfolds him as well before sucking and riding him. Danny still seems the dominant here, even though he’s restrained. Madison attaches a collar and leash to Danny’s cock at one point, and more hot fucking before Madison gets restrained and uses a Hitachi on herself, before the Hitachi is tied on with silk ties while Danny fucks her. Madisom seems pretty orgasmic here, and Danny finishes by cumming on her upturned ass.
In a word yes! If you’ve ever been curious about bondage play, this is a great video to start with. Midori provides sensible and good information, and watching the couples demonstrate hot bondage sex is enlightening as well as arousing. There is good use of cuff play as well as toy use. I would have enjoyed having a few more scenes with couples interacting, but overall this was very well done.
While the scenes in this DVD are man/woman, the positions and restraining moves could be adapted for same sex couples.
You can get your copy of Midori’s Expert Guide to Sensual Bondage at Babeland.com. Thank you again to Babeland for providing this free to me for review!
This product was provided to me free of charge by Babeland in exchange for an unbiased review. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.