When instructional videos are bad, they make for some tedious and uninformative experiences. I've seen my share of videos so intent on gimmicks and preaching to he audience that nothing is actually given for the audience to take away. But when instructional videos are great, they can make for some of the most compelling informative experiences around. Tristan Toarmino is not a woman prone to just relying on gimmicks and preaching, and instead prefers to actually teach her audience something about the craft of cunnilingus and the female orgasm before actually showing them how to achieve such an amazing sexual satisfaction. Toarmino hosts a nearly three hour instructional DVD about the mechanics and fine variations of reaching the female orgasm while also teaching us the meticulous devices behind such sexual methods. Through helpful diagrams and formal explorations, I learned a lot about the intricacies of the vagina and what surprises it could hold for the male or female sexual partner hoping to satisfy their mates.
Toarmino guides the audience through different techniques and vast variations of the female orgasm explaining how some orgasms are mind blowing, and some can be merely bursts of pleasure. She clarifies that some women will seem as if they're in pain, convulse, make loud noises, and even announce orgasms beforehand. Some orgasms require anal stimulation, some manual finger stimulation, and sometimes just the thought of arousal can induce a massive female orgasm. The first and foremost lesson taught here is pleasing the partner, particularly the female, and being in tune to her needs and what she requires to reach that maximum plateau of pleasure and euphoria. Toarmino is helped with her lessons of reaching that crucial climax with other pornographic performers, all of whom shed insight on their experiences with orgasms and what it feels like to them when they've reached that high note.
Toarmino sheds some of her own insight with the use of vibrators, dildos, and a vagina diagram, all the while expressing the need to adhere to a certain technique and use this form of cunnilingus not just as a way to pleasure your partner, but to listen to her and communicate with her. Oral stimulation doesn't have to be a quick practice before sex, it can be a form of bonding physically and emotionally, and can be an indication of how much the partner's are willing to pleasure one another. Finally after testimonials have been given, we're shown full displays of sexual intercourse between partners of the male and female persuasion who provide their female partners with intense orgasms, all of which are rather arousing and informative in their techniques. Each segment is different, and will surely have couples experimenting with what positions offer the best satisfaction in the end. I found "The Expert Guide to Female Orgasms" to be utterly informative and a useful tool in the satisfaction of female partners for the couple who have yet to find that right method, or are just looking for a new way tos set her off and send her to bed with a smile.
Audio/Visuals: The audio is the most important aspect of these DVD's, and while the audio can sometimes sound canned and muffled in certain instances, it's generally top notch with Tristan's lessons coming through loud and clear. Her explanations of certain medical terms along with the testimonials of the performers are vivid and sharp and add to the experience. The video is fantastic with a clear definition and stark coloring that make the experimentation perfectly watchable and involving, especially when the audio comes fully in to play once the women begin reaching orgasm perfection.
Goodies: The special features offer an array of add ons for the couple looking for more with their documentary. And if you're not pleased by a three hour documentary then you're simply not capable of being pleased. There is a six minute featurette about the advantage of safe sex and some tips you can use. There's a three minute lesson on Kegel Exercises, a five minute guide about vibrators and their advantages, an eight minute masturbation montage, a nine minute behind the scenes look at Tristan composing the demonstrations and guiding her performers, and the typical Vivid promotional bells and whistles.
After Thought: In spite of certain audio segments sounding canned, "Tristan Toarmino's Expert Guide to Female Orgasms" is a marvelous and utterly engrossing look at the intricacies of the vagina and the technical aspects of reaching the orgasm for your mate that may sound complicated but will lead to immense pleasure and bonding in the long run. Vivid compiles a top notch DVD, and this is a bonafide X-Critic Pick.