Cast: Nina Hartley, Natasha Sweet, Anna Mills, Claire Adams, and Sarah Blake.
Director: Ernest Greene.
Production date: ©2005.
Length: 69 min.
Audiovisual quality: The videography is excellent; I'd rate it at 4.5 stars. Most of the excitement is communicated through body language and facial expressions, but there are some explicit shots, including a brief glimpse of penetration in two scenes. The audio is only average at 2.5 stars, in my opinion. The on-location sound is so sharp that it catches the squeaking vinyl when a sub writhes on a padded bondage frame. It also captures crew voices, however, which range from a few subtle background whispers in the first and last scenes to distinct instructions in all but the first scene. It's irritating to hear a direction and correctly anticipate that the camera will pan away or pull back, which happens more than once in this production. I've split the A/V rating to 3.5 stars accordingly.
Tech note: The disc is a DVD-R. My player was initially dropping frames, but the problem did go away when I restarted my computer.
Screenshots: At the time of this writing, an image gallery is available at Adult DVD Empire for registered customers.
Nina Hartley and Anna Mills Anna, wearing a head harness and tethered by a chain, offers oral service to Nina. Ma'am provides extra incentive with her jack-in-the-pulpit whip and a flogger. Rosy imprints appear on Anna's flesh. Nina uses her hands and mouth to further arouse Anna, who successfully begs for the mechanized dildo that releases her orgasm. Time: 14:48. Rating: 4 stars.
Nina Hartley, Natasha Sweet, and Sarah Blake Young cutie Sarah receives initiation into the art of submission. Nina and Natasha instruct her to kneel with open legs and palms. The ingenue soon proves her sturdiness, enjoying firm nipple pinches and full-body floggings. The sweetest expressions flit across her face. The dommes gently seat Sarah on an industrial-strength plug-in vibrator and penetrate her with a metal dildo until she comes. Time: 15:36. Rating: 4.5 stars.
Natasha Sweet and Anna Mills Natasha interrogates Anna, who's strapped to a bondage chair and unable to turn her head, thanks to a severe posture collar. Suction and electric shocks are applied to Anna's pendent bits. She's then whipped with a flogger, a riding crop, and the jack-in-the-pulpit whip while cuffed to a St. Andrew's Cross. Anna provides good service by removing Natasha's leather opera gloves one finger at a time, and she receives a dildo as a reward. Time: 19:28. Rating: 4.5 stars.
Nina Hartley and Claire Adams Claire hangs in inverted suspension, supported at the hips and waist by a single coil of rather slender rope. Her arms, bound at the wrists, drop straight behind her, shoulders hyperextended. This challenging pose requires robust circulation and supple joints. Nina flogs her and presents her shoes for cleaning. A spanking, flogging, caning, and machine fucking follow at the spanking table. Nina wears fingerless boxing mitts and percussively thumps the Claire's pectorals as she happily diddles. Time: 16:39. Rating: 4.5 stars.
Thumbs up: I love the variety in these scenes. Each is unique, tailored to the individual pleasure of every participant. There's quite a broad range of sensation play presented, all of which looks extremely appealing.
Thumbs down: I miss seeing Ernest! His appearances in this series are sporadic, and he stays behind the camera for volume 16. 'Tis a pity, because Ernest and Nina are the perfect co-domination team. Yet I can't complain too much, since Natasha also does an excellent job.
Themes: BDSM, oral sex (f/f), masturbation, bondage (chains, rope), fucking machine, whipping, flogging, cropping, caning, spanking, boxing, kissing, toys (vibrators, dildos), suction, electrical stimulation, fetishwear.
Condom use: None needed.
Final analysis: I've watched four installments in this series: 3, 12, 16, and 19. Each has its strong points, but the edge goes to volume 16 as my personal favorite. It's consistently satisfying from start to finish. Viewers who enjoy this style of BDSM will find lots to love in Nina Hartley's Private Sessions 16.