I have purchased a number of adult / sex educational DVDs (of US origin) in the past - and usually been disappointed with either the content and / or the quality of the filming or production of these - sending them straight back and vowing never to order such DVDs ever again!
But this DVD (and its follow up: `Sex Essentials Videos: Erotic Sex Positions  DVD) caught my eye whilst casually browsing Amazon. These seemed well made, and -clearly - some thought had gone into their design (for example, having a choice of `educational' spoken-word instruction or `sensual' background mood-music is an excellent offering).
But `why?' buy these DVDs? What do they actually achieve? To be honest, I wasn't entirely sure myself at time of purchase - other than, like some other reviewers - I was simply searching for that illusive `new' inspiration to give (just a little) spice to an otherwise perfectly enjoyable and successful loving physical relationship with my wife over the past 18 years.
But the `answer' came in the first few minutes of the introduction, where our hosts (quite correctly) point out that, whilst many couples have had (and continue to have) successful, loving sex; many (and I am happy to be completely honest when I say that we definitely fall into this category) end-up only employing a small fraction of a vastly greater selection of the possible (and physically achievable) love making positions that are at our disposal (perhaps its lack of time, lack of energy after a tiring day, or simply the hectic pace of modern life which does not leave us enough time for ourselves to indulge in `experimentation' beyond our familiar tried and tested `norm').
These quality DVDs provide a tasteful (but never the less genuinely stimulating) summary of lovemaking positions, usefully categorised into groups such as: `Male Superior' (Man-On-Top), `Female Superior' (Women-On-Top), `Side-By-Side', `Sitting', and `Rear Entry' etc.
Each of these groups is introduced by one of the two attractive hosts (whom I was not personally previously aware of - sorry Ladies! - you obviously haven't broken into the 'UK' yet; but who - never the less - bring a tasteful and professional air to the production, suitably yet sensually dressed, and appropriately scripted). Each group section has a briefly acted `Intro' scene to it - to `set the mood'? - in which a couple prepare themselves for the lovemaking to follow (personally, I did't see the point of these scenes and would have been happy if they had not been included, but that's just my feeling - they may well be of interest to others!).
There are then 5 or 6 individually `named' positions (within each group category), which are tastefully (but not `coldly' or `mechanically') demonstrated by one of three couples appearing on the DVD (a different couple presents a different Group of Positions). Each position's demonstration lasts between 2 to 3 minutes (at the most) before moving on to the next, and each is initially `titled' for ease of navigation / selection. The total programme last approx. 1 hour (each DVD).
After reviewing these DVDs alone (to see exactly what these presentations `were' - and what they `were not'); I then persuaded my wife to view them with me (as she is not usually interested in viewing such material - educational or otherwise).
After a present evening weagreed that - whilst these DVDs will not `revolutionise' our physical love making in one go (we actually discovered that we do actually practice / have practiced many more of these various `variations' than we first gave ourselves credit for!) - these DVDs will most definately provide some fresh and thought-provoking original variants, which we will - with luck - continue enjoy trying in the future.
Only a few `words of warning' (for they are not really `warnings' as such) to prospective purchasers / viewers of these DVDs - which are simply that you should (perhaps) not expect to be able to even attempt - let alone achieve - some of the positions / variations presented here! There is no doubt that - for some - you will need to be very physically fit and have ample stamina (we do NOT!), and also you and your partners' height and physical frame sizes may also be prohibitive (the couples shown are - of cause - `perfect' muscular specimens, in the case of the men, and slim, light, and petit framed nymphs, in the case of the women - far different from many purchasers out here in the `real' world!).
Further, some of the positions / variations shown require (or would greatly benefit from having) certain types of furniture available (as illustrated in the DVDs) - I'm specifically thinking here about a suitably strong low wooden coffee table and a suitably large and robust Kentucky style Wooden Kitchen / Dining Room Chair - you simply may not have such things in your house right now; but (like me) you may soon after be out on a quest to purchase these same items (as shown on these DVDs) after viewing these programmes! (certainly - for me - many of the `best' positions / variations presented on these two DVD programmes involve the use of the `Coffee Table' and / or the `Chair').
Accepting these DVD programmes for what they are and for what you are likely to achieve by owning, viewing, and learning form them; I can honestly recommend these as about the `best' of their type I have seen to date. These will definatley nOT be going back! - they are not only staying in our collection; but are now (quite frequently) played and studied (for both further general 'inspiration' - and also to polish up on our 'technique'!).
These DVDs are offered at a reasonable price, they are well made (filming, editing, and production values are high, these are tasteful - yet incisive), and they will - I am sure - bring something (if only a little) `new' and worthwhile to all - but the most wildly extrovert and physically insatiable - of loving couples (who have probably done ALL there is physically possible to do anyway).
Recommended to all typical, average, normal, and physically fitness-challenged loving couples out there - and may your physical love making find a little more `spice' as a result!