• some ass to mouth (dildos used in ass were sucked on)
• lack of personality
I like masturbation DVDs on two different extremes. This DVD is a good blend of the two. On the one extreme, women masturbating are the centerpiece of a director’s grand artistic vision. The women are certainly important, but every shot and every element to a shot must be beautiful, every sound must evoke emotions. Beautiful women are often placed in front of beautiful backgrounds; the sounds of a woman moaning are often blended with music. The women seem to be chosen only on their ability to look good. The scenes are often only 5 to 10 minutes long. On the other extreme, women getting themselves off is treated like the only thing of importance. There is no music, other than the symphony of moans. The backgrounds seem to be chosen based on how little they add to the budget. The women may be chosen, in part, by looks, but I like to think that they are chosen by their willingness to truly put their private activities on full display. I like to think that they are more than just willing to play for the cameras; they are also willing to truly masturbate for the cameras. The scenes are often 15 minutes or longer.
Cum Alone offers good elements of both extremes. Most of the women have ‘porn star’ looks and they masturbated in front of visually appealing backgrounds (one woman even masturbates on a grand piano). The scenes are quite lengthy; they were each about a half hour long. Upon first viewing I often found myself thinking that a scene was over, only to be delighted to see that the woman was only taking a breather before going another round. There is not extensive editing and certainly not to the degree that moments are clearly presented out of sequence. There is little music. Instead the soundtrack is predominantly composed of the sounds of a woman moaning. This is a plus, however I must reluctantly admit that it gets a little tedious. Possibly because the moans are delivered in a common manner throughout a scene and across different girls, however I think it is more due to the one thing the DVD most lacks, personality. Granted, this is not a major detractor, but it is a bit frustrating to feel the experience could have been better with just a simple addition of the girls introducing themselves.
Bonus Scene: Lorena Sanchez is featured in a bonus scene from I Love Big Toys #10 that finely compliments the feature by offering all of the good elements while adding what was missing. Intentionally or not, the scene is a good choice for a bonus scene. It is different enough from the feature to not be just more of the same, but it is also so similar that it is guaranteed not to put off the target audience, at least in terms of content. Lorena has a great body and arguably is the most expressive with it, especially if you count her eyes rolling back into her head. Lorena shows personality and talks to the viewer in away that does not sound forced. At one point she suggests to the viewer that he stroke until he is really close to orgasm, but hold it there for a long time because the orgasm will feel so much better when it finally cums.
Bottom line: A safe bet for viewers that want to avoid possibly buying a masturbation DVD that is cheaply produced, yet also wants to avoid buying a DVD where ‘glamour’ overshadows sex.