It’s safe to say, I’ve given a blow job or two in my life. I may even go as far as saying, I’ve gotten pretty good at it. I know how to incorporate my hands when a cock is too big for my mouth, I know that breaks are sometimes necessary, and I know that the balls are important to remember. Even with this vast (read: basic) knowledge, I also try to keep in mind that you can never have too much info. So, when
Babeland offered me the chance to review Tristan Taormino’s Expert Guide to Fellatio, I thought, what the heck.
The film opens with a Tristan explaining some basic anatomy in front of a small group of women. She goes over the basics, and makes sure to mention areas that most men find the most sensitive. She also mentions that it’s important to discuss with your partner where you want him to cum, because a great number of women either don’t like the taste or just don’t want to swallow. I was particularly pleased that she included this in the video, because too many women I know personally are passive about letting a man cum wherever they please because they don’t want to seem like prudes. It’s a personal preference, not to be judged. Personally, I have no problem letting a man cum in my mouth, but I’m very selective with whom I swallow….I’ve only swallowed twice in my life, actually, and the most recent (about a month ago) was because the man had the sweetest cum ever. In fact, he mentioned that he had been eating a lot of pineapple, and I could taste it in his cum, for sure.
This diet-cum correlation is mentioned by Tristan in the video. She explains that while it’s not scientifically backed up, many people report changes in the taste of their cum based on things they eat. She goes on to explain that pineapple is one thing that tends to improve taste, where asparagus can actually make cum taste more bitter. Thanks to my recent swallowing experience, I’m a believer.
The first couple to demonstrate techniques are Christian and Roxy. After some brief discussion, Tristan invites Christian to get naked so Roxy can perform the demonstration. Tristan explains the importance of taking time to look, taste, and smell before jumping right into the blow job.
Then, she goes over the basic steps of a good blow job: Warm up, Experiment, Rhythm, and Orgasm.
Warm up: During warm up, Roxy treats Christian’s cock like a drippy ice cream cone. I was honestly impressed with the movements Roxy’s tongue made during warm up. She genuinely seemed to enjoy it as much as Christian.
Experiment: After warming things up, phase two is basically trying different things that your partner may enjoy. It’s important to realize that not all men like the same things, so it’s vital to a good blow job to try different things. Whether you’re gauging his response via twitches and sighs or you are asking for verbal feedback, this is the time to try out your arsenal of techniques or do some exploring.
This video provides a variety of things to try, that most men respond positively to. My only qualm about this scene is that ball sucking is done quite fervently and is accepted graciously and universally by all men involved. In fact, this is a trend throughout the entire video. In my experience, ball sucking is very touch and go. Gentle licks, light sucking, yes, good. Full on balls in the mouth sucking? Not great. I’ve complied a few quotes by 3 anonymous men on the subject of ball sucking:
“Ouch. I don’t want my balls touched at all, actually.”
“It’s nice, but easily overdone and heavy suckers are not so nice….If daftly done, can be delightful, if not.. stomach-pain inducing.”
“Light licking is good, but I don’t like having my balls sucked. It makes me nervous.”
So, you can see that ball sucking, even in my group of contacts, isn’t universally accepted as pleasant.
Rhythm: This is the phase of the blow job in which you implement the technique with which your partner best responded. And, barring breaks, you stick with it until he cums.
Orgasm: I don’t need to spell this one out, right?
Overall, I thought the workshop session of the video was sex positive and somewhat enlightening, though mostly redundant. However, to people who have never given a blow job, it could be incredibly useful.
After the workshop, there are three additional couples (all M/F) that demonstrate (with or without commentary) various ‘types’ of blow jobs: Submissive, Hand to Mouth, Sloppy, Sixty-nine, Sensual, and Advanced (deep throat).
Just a few notes on these various scenes, because I don’t want to give everything away. First, they were all fairly exciting to watch, but again, as far as instruction, they were fairly redundant for the skilled blow job…er, giver? For the novice, they may give lots of insight.
I was really excited to watch the Submissive scene, because I equated submissive with face fuck – and I love a good face fuck. So when there wasn’t as much dominance and forceful face fucking, I was a bit let down. Maybe it’s my fault for assuming….
The Hand to mouth scene, I found to be the most informative and stimulating to watch. Roxy was able to work her hands and mouth on Christian’s cock in such a skilled way….I was pretty jealous, actually. I’m gonna have to study that scene. Also in the scene, we see that Christian has a prostate stimulating vibrator inserted, which is further discussed in the extras.
The sloppy scene I found RIDICULOUS. I’m all for a little messy fun, but the saliva in this scene was excessive, in my opinion. The gal looked like she just got off a shift working at KFC. And also, she had a very large and noticeable booger. Gross.
Finally, I want to mention that I am highly impressed with the fact that the uncircumcised penis is featured in this video on one of the men. I’ve handled a couple in my life, and it can be intimidating if you’ve never encountered an uncut penis. There was discussion on foreskin retraction, arousal, and communication – all important things to have info on before embarking on play with an uncut penis.
There are also extras in this video, including behind the scenes discussions with the actors, commentary with Tristan, and a lube tasting party scene.
To sum it up, I think this is a great video for those who are new to blow jobs, curious or new to prostate play, or new to uncircumcised penises. Also, it’s fairly helpful for tips on techniques, particularly the hand to mouth scene, in my case. There are informative scenes with all those things, certainly. I wouldn’t buy this if you are looking for simply porn. Because, porn it is not.
Thanks to Babeland for sending me this video to review!
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