Review: Expert Guide to Female Orgasms

I’ve heard a lot of good things about Tristan Taormino’s guides but only recently did I get the chance to review one of them.  When Babeland offered Tristan Taormino’s Expert Guide to Female Orgasms I jumped on it.

The Run Down:

  • Toy Type: Adult Instruction DVD
  • Studio: Vivid
  • Length: 2 hours and 50 minutes
  • Features: Safer Sex, Kegel Exercises, Vibrator Guide, Masturbation Montage, Behind the Scenes; Full HD
  • Price: $35.00
  • Pros: Good basic information on orgasms; Interviews with each couple; Shows couples using lube; Natural bodied women; Good chemistry in each scene; Good special features
  • Cons: I would have liked more detail;  Sounded very scripted; Too much focus on the Hitachi; Not enough safe sex in the scenes
  • Overall Rating: 3.5/5
  • Recommended: Yes

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The DVD Box

The first 27 minutes of the video is Tristan Taorimino talking about orgasms in general with some action clips related to what she’s discussing.  She discusses the different benefits to orgasms and how orgasms are different for every woman.  She also goes into detail about the different parts of the arousal cycle and visible signs that a woman is having an orgasm.  Overall, she gives very basic information on orgasms and with some suggestions on ways to orgasm.  I didn’t find that it went into enough detail for me.  However, it would probably be good for watching with a less experienced partner or if both partners are inexperienced.  I also found that whenever she was talking it sounded very scripted.  I think I would have enjoyed it more if it had flowed better and been more conversational.  There were also many cuts to scenes that weren’t in the rest of the movie.  I would have really liked to see more of these, such as Adrianna using the We-Vibe with James, so that was a bit disappointing.

After the intro there are scenes between five different couples.  Before each scene starts there is an interview with each member of the couple.  The first interview between Katie and Sean is the only one that they are together when answering the questions.  Each person is asked how they have orgasms, what type they have, etc.  I really liked hearing how each woman’s orgasms were different as well as what got them to orgasm.  There were a few other things that most all the scenes showed such as using lube and the Hitachi.  Each scene used the Hitachi or another wand style vibrator.  I think I would have liked to see something other than the super powerful wand style vibrators used.  Also, only a few scenes showed using safe sex practices.  There is a safer sex special feature, but I would have liked to see more during the actual scenes.  All the women in the film were natural bodied, which I also really enjoyed.

The scenes themselves were enjoyable.  They all focused on the female partner’s pleasure which was a big switch from typical porn.  My favorite scene was the one between Dylan and Mr. Marcus.  Dylan has a cute and bubbly personality that I enjoyed, plus she squirted with Mr. Marcus using the Elven on her which was very hot.  You can also see in some close-ups just how sweaty she was from playing with Mr. Marcus, which I really liked.  My next favorite was between Madison and Jiz Lee.  It was very obviously that they had played together before and had a lot of chemistry together.  The only thing I didn’t like was that Madison can be very loud.  I don’t mind, except for the first time I watched it when I had a headache.  If you’re feeling sensitive to sound, I would save this scene for a later time.

My next favorite was between Katie and Sean.  Katie is so cute and giggly and Sean is very attractive and carrying.  I also loved that Katie said she can’t work with large guys.  I did have one complaint though.  In the other scenes that used toys, the partners knew what they toys were and how they liked to use them, but it seemed like Katie and Sean were given some toys but they had never seen them before.  The scene with Evanni and Evan was probably my least favorite, though Evanni’s sounds were my favorite.  There was also a lot of chemistry between Adrianna and James, but I do find James a bit annoying, especially with his interview.

There are also several special features on the DVD.  The first talks about safer sex practices.  It covers gloves, dental dams, and condoms.  The short scenes here weren’t as good as the scenes in the main feature.  The next feature was on kegel exercises.  This one showed Madison using Betty’s barbell and practicing her kegels.  There was also guide on vibratos which gave a good basic overview.  I do like that they say it’s okay to use toys and if you need something with a lot of power it’s okay.  However, I do wish those of us on the opposite end of the spectrum were mentioned as well.  The last item was a masturbation montage.  These were okay scenes, but two of the three girls had not been shown in any other scene or clip in the rest of the movie, so it seemed a little out of place.

Overall, I really enjoyed Tristan Taormino’s Expert Guide to Female Orgasms.  I think it would be especially good to watch with a partner, or to give to a male partner to watch by himself or herself.  Some of the scenes did show some new methods of stimulation that I hadn’t really thought of or seen before.  There were a few things I would have liked to see differently, but it was still an enjoyable DVD to watch.  You can find this Guide and many other videos and books from Tristan Taormino on Babeland.  Now enjoy a few screenshots from the the video:

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*This review was sponsored by Babeland, the product was sent to me free of charge to provide my honest opinion with no form of compensation*


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