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Penny Flame's Expert Guide To Hand Jobs

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Overall Rating 4 stars
Penny Flame's Expert Guide To Hand Jobs overall rating 4 stars
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Plot/Acting Penny Flame's Expert Guide To Hand Jobs Plot/Acting rating 4.5 stars
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Reviewed by fu_q  on  11/14/2008
Cast
Penny Flame, Amber Rayne, Alexis Texas, Harmony, Justice Young, Daniel, Christian, and Anthony Rosano

Directors / Writers
Tristan Taormino and Penny Flame

Summary
If you are looking to learn how to give hand-jobs to either men or women (or to just get off while viewing some), then go no further than “Penny Flame’s Expert Guide to Hand Jobs for Men & Women” by Vivid. Penny Flame is an expert on the subject, and she uses both a seminar format and voice-overs during actual, sample scenes to impart her knowledge. The seminar portion of the disc is informative, though not too steamy, while the three actual scenes that follow are scorching. In terms of female talent, the sample scenes include Amber Rayne, Alexis Texas, and Penny herself, while the seminar stars Penny and Harmony. The entire production is presented in an infomercial format which adds a bit of levity to the proceedings. Penny is cute, sexy, intelligent, and funny throughout.

Inserting the Disc / Main Menu
The DVD begins with the current set of Vivid brand commercials before reaching the main menu. I always find these advertisements fun, as I enjoy seeing how Vivid is diversifying its offerings and expanding its product lines. They also generally feature some of the Vivid contract performers, who are amongst the most beautiful women in the world, making them more than tolerable. Things like phone sex, the Vivid website, clothing, sex toys, etc. are all presented here. After this, we get to the main menu and find, as is also typical for Vivid, a large number of options. I will cover these options over the course of the review, starting with the primary one, “Play Feature”.

Opening Segment
The opening segment begins with a disclaimer about the sexual nature of this educational program and then immediately cuts to testimonials about the star of the film, Penny Flame, and her skills—particularly in the area of hand-jobs. An announcer’s voice then follows as clips from the seminar portion of the film play underneath. He gives an overview of what’s to come, stating that the art of hand-jobs will be examined, and he mentions that the production is the brainchild of Penny Flame and Tristan Taormino, who has many sexually-oriented publications to her credit. I found this opening to be fun and a bit cheesy, as it is clearly parodying late-night infomercials.

Scene One
After a brief interview with Penny-enthusiast Tyler Knight, an African-American co-star of hers from a previous film, the seminar begins with Penny Flame in front of an audience in what appears to be a large living-room area. She is extolling the virtues of using one’s hands during sex and even has diagrams on an easel to aid her in this endeavor. Penny, a cute and sweet brunette, is clearly at ease with speaking in front of this group of predominantly non-porn-professionals and comes off as charming, funny, and also intelligent. She is a natural at this, and she is full of useful tips for the attendees, including information about proper hand hygiene / upkeep and types of lubrication.

Penny moves from these tidbits into a diagram-aided description of the female genitalia. She stumbles ever so slightly over some of the more technical terms here, but not really in a meaningful way. At this point, she brings out her friend, Harmony, for an in-the-flesh demonstration. Harmony is a well-built blonde who is wearing a short tan skirt. Her less-formal look complements that of Penny, who is a bit more formal, wearing a white top and dark skirt. Harmony goes through what she does and does not like in receiving finger-work, and they begin the demo. Penny removes her own top but keeps her dark blue bra on, while Harmony moves forward on the chair, spreading her legs and revealing that she is both wearing no panties and is also shaved other than a small, slightly-triangular landing strip. There is a positive reaction from members of the audience at this point, which comes as no surprise. Penny goes through a variety of techniques for using one’s fingers (and a vibrator) to pleasure a woman—Harmony, in this case—complete with plenty of close-ups and explanation. It is exciting to watch Harmony become more and more aroused while Penny works over her most intimate areas, but the scene fails to deliver a climax, which is something of a let-down. Still, for educational purposes, this is quite useful—just don’t be expecting a lot of porn-driven heat. Penny’s voice is a touch garbled at times, both in this scene and the next, but this doesn’t really get in the way of understanding what she is saying.

Scene Two
In true infomercial form, there is a cut-away from this scene to introduce both what will happen later in the “program” as well as what is up next—techniques for the male hand-job. Harmony joins the audience, and Penny uses diagrams to describe both the circumcised and uncircumcised male anatomy in technical terms. For the live demonstration that follows, she brings out Justice Young, and she takes a seat with him on the chair. Justice briefly discusses what he does and doesn’t like when receiving hand-jobs, and Penny decides that it’s a good time for her to remove her skirt, leaving her in only her dark blue bra and panties. Penny’s figure is cute and attractive, and her hairstyle suits her frame quite well. She starts working Justice’s semi-hard member through his boxers, but this doesn’t last long, as she is intent on unleashing it from its confines. With his unit now fully devoid of any cover, Penny takes over completely and shows why her past partners rave about her skills. She uses multiple erotic techniques to quickly work Justice’s cock up into a full, raging erection. A lot of spit is involved, as are deep, pinpointed rubbing and stroking motions. Penny even gets her tongue in on the action, though only as a complement to the hand-work and not as a full-on blow-job. Also included is a good amount of ball-rubbing and two-handed maneuvering. Most of the action is excruciatingly sexy, even while Penny continues her explanations and takes questions. Here, as with Harmony, there is once again a lack of a climax, which leaves much of the build-up of the scene unresolved, and the viewer somewhat unfulfilled (not to mention poor Justice!). Showing how Penny brings a man to orgasm and deals with his pop-shot would have been a good addition—even for educational purposes. The scene then ends, as does the seminar, with promises of seeing these techniques in action in actual sex scenes next. It is noted that these will be complete with Penny pop-up balloons for instructions.

Scene Three
This scene is introduced as “Scene 1” by a Penny pop-up caricature in which a tiny cartoon body has been drawn and had a large, real picture of her head pasted onto it. This cartoon doesn’t speak but instead uses dialog balloons. It’s through this mechanism that we learn that the first full sex scene will involve Amber Rayne and Daniel. This will not be the last time that we see the pop-up Penny character (or things quite similar), either.

The action is already underway as the scene cuts to Amber and Daniel deeply involved in a heavy make-out session on a white, leather sofa. The kissing is intense as Amber is straddling Daniel, each of them holding the other close. It isn’t long before Daniel has Amber’s skirt hiked up and panties pulled down, revealing her beautiful derriere. Amber’s small but beautifully-natural breasts are also exposed, perfectly accentuating her young, thin frame. As the action continues, Amber’s clothes are completely removed (other than her heels), and some finger-work by Daniel follows. While Daniel is working Amber’s tight, cleanly-shaven pussy, Penny’s voice chimes in over the action with some play-by-play advice. The kissing and stroking continue for some time, with Amber really appearing to get into it, moaning faintly as he manipulates her body. Penny’s advice continues during this sequence, with the occasional appearance of the pop-up character, though it really doesn’t get in the way of the heat, as it is done sparingly (enough) and appropriately. There are plenty of close-ups of the action, and not only does Daniel masturbate Amber, but she masturbates herself as well, showing him what she likes. The action here gets very steamy, as Daniel works Amber up into what appears to be a deep and sensual orgasm. It was quite nice to finally see some full sexual release, which had been lacking up to this point, and it didn’t disappoint.

After the orgasm, there is a cut to a close-up of Amber’s smooth female parts, and Daniel works her over with a finger-tip vibrator. The camera angles vary throughout this part of the scene, giving a nice blend of zoomed-in and farther-out shots. Amber appears to cum in this portion of the scene, as well, using her own fingers to massage her clit in tandem with the vibrator atop Daniel’s finger. Penny’s advice continues to be interjected as all of this is taking place.

There is another cut to Amber riding the side of Daniel’s hand with her cooch, as she straddles him up near his chest. Amber’s tight, young body looks incredible as she grinds into his waiting hands. There are some great shots of her tummy here, complete with dangling / flailing belly-button jewelry, for those who are into that sort of thing. Amber works his hand so hard that she shudders and shakes upon orgasm. This is quite a sight to behold and really leaves the viewer feeling as though he / she has witnessed something very personal and private.

Next up, it’s Daniel’s turn. There is a cut to him sitting on the sofa, and Amber begins massaging his member—first underneath his pants and then with them off. Daniel’s cock is both uncircumcised and long. Multiple camera angles are employed in this portion of the scene, with Amber utilizing a number of pleasurable techniques on his engorged manhood. It’s fairly obvious that Daniel is getting extreme joy out of this. For those who dig watching hand-jobs, there is a lot here to be excited about. For me, I enjoy viewing them because there is something intensely sexy about watching a woman have full control over a man’s aching erection. There is also plenty for the female viewers of this scene, as well, as it focuses heavily on Daniel’s lubed-up unit. Amber switches up her stroking quite a bit but always keeps it rhythmic and sensual. She is quite the little expert here. There is also a cup-like vibrator that she brings out as the scene moves on; the cup goes on the head of Daniel’s cock or on his testicles, and he seems quite content as Amber incorporates it into her handiwork. Eventually, Amber tries out her feet on his penis, grasping it between both soles and slowly sliding them up and down. For people with a foot fetish, this is sweet and sexy material that lasts a good amount of time. Finally, there is a cut back to hand action, and Daniel is allowed to orgasm. He does so with vigor, as his semen flies through the air and also squeezes out from between Amber’s fingers as they’re still curled around his cock. Amber then licks some of the cum from her hands, and the two kiss and cuddle to the end of the scene. This scene was intensely hot and a “must-have” for those who enjoy finger- and / or foot-work. The participants were into it, and Penny’s interspersed advice added to the educational value but didn’t squash the intensity.

Scene Four
The next scene, “Scene 2”, is “introduced” by the Penny pop-up character, and stars Alexis Texas and Christian. The scene begins with Christian, a bald, muscular gentleman, and Alexis, a beautiful blonde with a famously-ample and round backside, kissing on a bed. Christian immediately begins working her through her tiny black panties with both his mouth and his fingers. Shortly, he moves her panties aside, revealing Alexis’ shaved lips and triangle of tightly-trimmed pubic hair, and begins to eat her out. After removing her panties, he continues with this oral activity before starting the finger-work. There are plenty of close-ups here, and Alexis indulges us with some guided masturbation, as well. Her moans and facial expressions give away just how much she is enjoying the goings-on. From time to time, Penny chimes in with her advice and / or a pop-up character makes an appearance, but this once again doesn’t detract from the action and does lend educational value. Alexis is a gorgeous woman to behold, legs spread and sprawled out on the bed, as she receives Christian’s fingers and (occasionally) mouth. She is also not afraid to audibly express what she’s feeling, and it must be good as evidenced by her quivering vocal inflections.

After Alexis’ orgasm, it’s time for Christian to be fulfilled. There is a cut to a close-up of Alexis lubing up his thick, large cock. She begins to stroke and massage his member, being sure to apply plenty of lubrication. As in the previous scene with Amber, Alexis varies her technique but always keeps things sexy and sensual. Again, there is plenty for the ladies to look at here, with Christian’s veiny, curved shaft prominently featured. Penny’s advice comes through in an unobtrusive way throughout. This scene is super-steamy, as Alexis worships Christian’s cock in myriad ways, talking softly as she does so.

In an unexpected twist, there is a quick transition to a back-view, woman-astride position, as Christian’s cock (no condom) glides effortlessly into Alexis’ hungry, slick hole. The fact that actual sex was included here was a pleasant surprise, particularly given that it features Ms. Texas and her beautifully-round bottom bouncing on a thick, engorged erection. It doesn’t take long before Christian pulls out of Alexis and ejaculates (relatively small load) on her left ass-cheek, which essentially ends the scene. Overall, this scene was quite good and very hot, but the shortness of the actual sex did take away from it a bit. That said, in a “hand-job” film, it was more of an added bonus, anyway.

Scene Five
As with the past two scenes, this scene (labeled as “Scene 3”) is “introduced” by the pop-up Penny character, and this time will star Penny Flame herself with her male lead, Anthony Rosano. The scene begins with both Penny and Anthony standing and kissing in front of a large, brown leather couch. Penny is wearing the blue bra and panties set that she had on at the end of the “seminar” portion of the film, while Anthony is wearing blue jeans and no shirt. Penny has a cute figure and looks great here, as she partakes in an intense make-out session with the male lead. It doesn’t take much time for Penny’s top to come off, revealing her nicely-shaped breasts, followed by her panties as she and Anthony move down to the couch. Anthony kneels before her and begins to eat and finger her soft, wet pussy, which is shaved other than a tightly-trimmed triangle of hair just above her lips. It is clear from her reactions that Penny is enjoying herself. Using his fingers, Anthony is able to make her cum, and then goes back to more male-to-female oral.

There is a cut to Anthony standing in front of Penny, who is seated on the couch. She pulls his pants down, revealing his long, thick cock. With Anthony assuming a seated position, Penny administers a scorching hand-job, exhibiting an array of techniques—all sensual and sexy—as she does so. For those who are fans of watching a large, engorged member being stroked and teased by a beautiful brunette, this is as good as it gets. Included here is also 69 action, in which Anthony gives Penny oral as she continues her exquisitely torturous maneuvers on him—both with her hands and her mouth. Finally, the two can take the mutual teasing no longer, and they switch to a cow-girl position, with Penny mounting Anthony on the couch (no condom). Penny looks incredible as she rides and grinds his cock with her beautiful, soft body. They then switch over to a missionary position, followed by a spoon position, and then finally a doggie position, all of which lead to equally hot pounding. The scene culminates when Anthony pulls out of Penny and his cum jets out over her ass and back, leaving streams of glistening semen on her beautiful skin. After some mild kissing and talking, the credits roll. This scene was by far the hottest on the DVD, and, as with the previous two scenes, Penny’s interjections were well-placed and were not distracting. It had all of the components that make for extremely sexy hand-job action, as well as all of the elements that go into a torrid “regular” sex scene. Penny Flame is to be commended on her work here—both in this scene and the DVD, in general—she delivers.

Bonus Materials / Other Options
Other than the “Play Feature” option, there are numerous other options available on the main menu of the disc. One of these is entitled “Hand Job Workshop”, which allows for one to jump to various parts of the main feature—essentially a scene selection device. Another set of options allows for playing the three main scenes that come at the end of the movie, which I have called “Scene 3”, “Scene 4”, and “Scene 5” above, without the voice-overs and what not from Penny. This mode is great for people looking to simply watch the porn without all of the extra educational aspects. There is also an option that plays a slideshow of stills from the movie. There is one that allows you to view trailers for various Vivid releases, including more of the educational variety. Additionally, there is an option that presents advertisements for various Vivid brand products. There is another that presumably takes you to the Vivid Education website if clicked on from an internet-enabled computer and one, “More Adult Fun”, that displays phone sex commercials. The “Positions Room” option gives you the choice of viewing specific types of sex presented in the movie, while there is also a safe-sex mini-feature available in the main DVD menu that demonstrates an assortment of possible safe-sex techniques.

Closing Statement
Overall, this is a very good DVD both in terms of its educational value and the heat that its actual sex scenes generate. If you are looking to learn something, while still engaging in an erotically-charged adventure, this is definitely for you. If you are interested primarily in steamy porn, there is plenty of that as well, but you would probably be happier with a title from a different genre—say a gonzo production. If you are really into expertly-done hand-jobs, you have found your heaven.


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