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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Video Review - "XConfessions, Vol. 2"

One of the perks of working in Shipping/Receiving at The Pleasure Chest is seeing all of the new stock as it comes in. So imagine how pleased I was to open a shipment, and find DVDs from Erika Lust.

I first learned of Erika Lust by way of stumbling upon videos from her LustCinema channel on PornHub. Which is why as of right now, I own 3 of Erika Lust's DVDs. Hence why the DVD I'm reviewing the most recent that I own, "XConfessions, Vol. 2".

Before I go any further, let me warn some of you that the with the exception of one 1 guy-2 girl 3-way, the short films from XConfessions.com featured on "XConfessions, Vol. 2" are of straight sex. So why am I reviewing this DVD when I'm sure I have a mostly gay male readership? It's because straight, gay, or bi, I love, LOVE, LOVE, ♥♥LOVE♥♥ to play voyeur to sex. Especially when it includes seeing the male body in action. So as far as my gay male readers go, this review is for those of you who feel the same.

Most porn directors, especially male, shoot porn in a way that inconveniences the actors with the positions that they are put in. One reason I have become a fan of Erika Lust is because she shoots porn in a way very similar to how Ben Marksman did when he directed me  in "All Out Assault", by shooting around the action. You don't feel like the people in the scene are putting on a show for you because you paid for it - a method of shooting that caters to (an often male-driven) financial power dynamic. Instead, Erika's film direction allows you to feel a good kind of naughty yourself by catering to our human nature of playing "the silent voyeur".

You get to play the invisible spy or voyeur on these couples' (and in one case, threesome's) stories. It's like you're following each of them to the build up, then the passionate fucks the that build-up has led to.

Since most porn for decades has focused more on finding fit, gorgeous women, with their only concern about the male be that he has a big dick (and little about his looks and physique), in regards to attractiveness of the cast, let me make the males my primary attractiveness factor.
With that said, running from pale to caramel brown skin, the men in these short films
(Maximilian GamberroJoel Tomas, Franck Franco,


Kristopher KodjoeGeri del Bello, and Luke Hotrod)
are all GORGEOUS. 

Whether or not these guys fit the usual porn credo of having big dicks, since I'm not a size queen, it's something I never concerned myself with while watching the scenes. All I wanted to see was A DICK going into these beautiful women. With the exception of a hot oral scene featuring Kristopher Kodjoe (who has a full-on sex scene as well), that wish was granted.

Two (2) things that I look for in any porn that I watch now is 1)the respecting of partners, and 2)chemistry. For I have always been about exhibitionism in the porn I watch, not prostitution. However, seeing a lack of respect (especially for the one penetrated), and prostitution grow more and more in the porn industry is what fueled my exit from it, and unfortunately, still justifies my exit today. Luckily, that was not present in any of the scenes of this DVD. All of the couples seemed truly into each other. They all appeared to want to be there for the pleasure of fucking, with a side order of exhibitionism with money as a fringe benefit, not a necessity.
And in the case of Joel & Alexa Tomas, they're chemistry was evident in all 3 of their scenes. Mainly, because they are a real-life couple.

I personally like my sexual views challenged. So of all the fetishes (ex: feet, 3-ways, spanking) entertained in these scenes, I think the one that some might find the most challenging is the cross-dressing featured in "Dude Looks Like A Lady" with Geri del Bello.
 
It's a story in which a lady cross-dresses her man. She helps her man in putting on everything from a wig, lingerie, and make-up. We see from the start that the guy is very handsome. So much like the pegging scene from the 1st XConfessions DVD, his transformation challenges your views of masculinity during sex because the sex starts off with him totally dressed like a woman. Now, do we ever get to see that obvious male face again? THAT is what I'll leave you to learn the answer to when you buy the DVD.

With all of the negative things I have said about the porn industry (on this blog and social media) since I officially retired from it in September 2009, as well as my interviews with sites like AntiPornography.org, my being a fan of Erika Lust's work might come off as not only a shock. But also as a word I have much disdain at being called ---hypocritical. However, if you research the details I have reminded you about my feelings towards the industry, and compare them to this review, I do believe that you shouldn't find me to be a hypocrite.

I thought this category of my blog would never be revisited. Especially considering how the last time I posted a video review was in May 2010. So thanks to Erika Lust for creating erotica to motivate me to write for this category of my blog again. Now, part of the synopsis for this DVD reads as follows:
Regardless of your tastes, gender, sexual preference, or whether you're single or in a couple … you will never look at porn the same way after seeing Erika Lust's new erotic production!

And since Erika Lust makes good on that promise, I score "XConfessions, Vol. 2" with a 4.25 out of 5 cum loads.

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