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The transformative power of touch

In SexArt director Andrej Lupin’s stimulating massage movie “Ecstasy,” Tyler Nixon transports voluptuous Nekane into a world of unfettered ecstasy, in part through the expert use of his hands. Lupin’s vision perfectly illustrates the overwhelming sensations that can be generated through the power of touch. He’s not alone in recognizing this notion; art historian and museum educator Georgia Krantz is currently employing the power of touch as a new way of ‘seeing’ art.

Krantz is the creator of the “Mind’s Eye” tours at New York’s Guggenheim – a series of sensory experience workshops for museumgoers who are blind or have impaired vision. She takes a multisensory approach to the art experience, incorporating the use of touch and smell to elicit the same, or at least similar emotions to those of sighted viewers.

“We see through our brains, not our eyes,” says Krantz. “The eye is just one of the channels through which sensory information is passed to the brain for processing.”

Krantz’s theory is supported by scientific findings that reveal human senses interact in a number of brain areas previously considered vision-specific; so effectively, the sense of touch can stimulate neurons normally reserved for sighted individuals. With the right tools, neuroscientists believe that blind museumgoers can be moved by visual art just like anyone else – that the essence of painted or sculpted art isn’t vision, but the meaningful connection created between artist and audience.

When posed with the task of interpreting contemporary artist Jeff Koons’ “Play-Doh” – a ten foot high, neon-colored mound of aluminum sculpted to resemble the popular, pliable modeling material – when it was on display at the Whitney Museum’s 2014 retrospective, Krantz handed out actual Play-Doh to blind visitors and asked them to squeeze and smell it. To get across the artwork’s ‘visual deceit,’ she then presented them with a sample of the metal used in its construction, and walked the visitors around the sculpture to give them a sense of its enormity.

Regarding artworks of an erotic nature, one of Krantz’s colleagues once used a silicone breast implant to translate Salvador Dali’s Surrealist art style. Because silicone gel mimics the feel of human fat so well, it proved extremely effective in conveying the way that Dali painted the bizarre melting and morphing bodies he’s most famous for.

Here’s hoping that one day Krantz might apply her technique to such artworks as Jeff Koons’ controversial and provocative “Made in Heaven” series. A modern day play on Adam and Eve, it features sculptures and photographs of Koons and his future bride Ilona Staller (better known as Italian porn star Cicciolina) in no-holes barred sexual scenarios.

Ultimately, there’s a great irony to Krantz’s wonderful approach to art appreciation. She and her colleagues question whether or not museums should quit striving to be quiet, odourless environments full of ‘Do not Touch’ signs, in favor of providing everyone, sighted or not, with better ways to engage with the art.

Whether you’re an art lover or not, I’d strongly recommend you watch “Ecstasy.” You can’t fail to be moved by what it says about the power of intimate touch.

About the author:

UK-based artist Billy Chainsaw specializes in mixed-media pop art and has exhibited in numerous galleries in such far-flung locations as London and Los Angeles. Learn more about his work at www.koolkrakenincorporated.com

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Exhibition: homemade erotic art at the Kinsey Institute

Private Eyes: Selected Artwork from the Kinsey Institute Collection is an informative and at times highly amusing exhibition of unique, homemade erotic artefacts archived by Dr. Alfred Charles Kinsey, the controversial biologist and researcher. Kinsey is regarded as the father of the sexual revolution, and has influenced social and cultural values worldwide.

The show features drawings, paintings and sculptures that portray the behind-closed-doors desires of anonymous individuals during one of the most conservative eras in American history. This is the first time these eye-opening and wholly personal artworks have been put on public display.

In the late 1930s and ’40s Dr. Kinsey caused controversy by collecting thousands of individual testimonies about sexual experiences and fantasies. It has also been reported that he took things further, including the observation and participation in performed sex acts. His ultimate objective: to broaden the scope of knowledge regarding sexual identity, proclivity and convention. Within three years of starting the project, Kinsey had compiled over 2,000 case histories, and by 1947 had founded the Institute for Sex Research in Indiana.

When Kinsey decided to create an archive of objects relating to sexuality, donations flew in from all over the world. The pieces in Private Eyes: Selected Artwork from the Kinsey Institute Collection come from the Kinsey Institute’s collection of over 100,000 items.

The exhibition is a predominantly tame – though nonetheless intriguing – look at archival erotica, featuring such things as a naively rendered triptych of drawings showing a man undergoing transvestite transformation. However there are moments when things get remarkably hot, such as a diagram titled A Guide to the Administration of a Cane, which illustrates the areas of maximum erotic effectiveness when caning a woman’s naked ass. There are also a few images on display that are shocking even by today’s standards – such as a rudimentary pencil drawing of a man who thinks he’s having sex with a woman atop a donkey, when he’s actually penetrating the beast.

Private Eyes is on view at Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art in Chicago until October 2. Find out more at http://www.art.org

 

About the author:

UK-based artist Billy Chainsaw specializes in mixed-media pop art and has exhibited in numerous galleries in such far-flung locations as London and Los Angeles. Learn more about his work at www.koolkrakenincorporated.com

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Massimo Gammacurta: Art Meets Erotica!

Commercial art and erotica can make happy bedfellows, sharing a common aim to stimulate desire. Italian photographer Massimo Gammacurta has experienced impressive conceptual and commercial success working with big name brands such as Armani, Nike and Chanel, sometimes bringing overtly sexual imagery into his editorial work, as with 2009’s 'Sex in the City: the Sunglasses Story,' which used the lens as a device to give a voyeuristic glimpse of sex in an innocuous cityscape.

But it’s in his fine art projects that Gammacurta’s erotic imagination is given free reign. 'KamaSugar,' which he describes as “sweet love making addiction,” features couples in hot positions from the Kama Sutra, sculpted in bright, edible candy and then photographed. The strands and drips of the candy give an impression of vigorous movement and energy, promising to delight all the senses simultaneously. The photographs are available in limited edition at Visionairsgallery.com, with fun KamaSugar t-shirts available soon on his website www.simpleassin.com.

Massimo was kind enough to answer my questions about his work, and particularly these deliciously naughty little treats…

Massimo, where are you from, and what is your artistic background?

MG: I was born in Rome, Italy and studied photography at Cine TV Roberto Rossellini's school. After that I started assisting at a very early age in fashion photography.

What are your influences and inspirations?

MG: I am influenced by the Futurist art movement, Graffiti culture, movies by Fellini and Pasolini, many different styles of music, art, books and traveling.
 
How did you achieve the visual effects in your 'Sex in the City' series? What inspired it?

MG: 'Sex in the City' is about the fascination of human beings with sex, and daydreaming about it. Technically it’s a basic comp of three images in Photoshop. It’s all about the idea.

Please tell us about your fine art project 'KamaSugar' – what inspired you to create this erotic work?

MG: All my work, fine art and commercial, is based on sexual innuendos. In 'KamaSugar' I wanted to use my favorite media (hard ball candy) to create something funny and interesting, something that would stimulate the mind and the palate at the same time. Basically these are hard ball candy lollipops that I molded and made out of real sugar. I took the photograph of the sculptures to make it last forever since sugar is a media that decays in a matter of days. I had a very good reaction both on social media and with creatives.
 
What would you like the viewer to get from your work?

MG: In my fine art work I am motivated by challenging my viewer, to make them think and exclaim, “Wow, I never thought to look at that subject in such a way before.” I would like to see my viewer changed, and have their vision altered for life.

 What do you feel is your greatest achievement?

MG: I really love the collaboration with Le Liu Du Design of the city of Paris to create the Eiffel Tower candy sculpture and the poster for the show ‘Lost in Paris.’ I also feel that I still need to achieve so much and as an artist I never want to be satisfied and lose my drive.

See more of Massimo Gammacurta’s fascinating work at www.gammacurta.com

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Whitney loves Margot… (and Margot loves Whitney too!)

There’s nothing hotter than knowing two girls are genuinely crazy about each other. Maybe that’s why my heart skips a beat whenever I see Whitney Conroy and Margot together?

Their movie ‘Lift’ is possibly my favorite film EVER. I raved about it when it was released last November, in fact I even wrote a blog post about it. I’m sure you can imagine how thrilled I was when Whitney told me it was her favorite movie too, and Margot recently told me the same thing. Whitney also named Margot as one of her top choices of partner. Clearly it was a memorable experience for the performers, as well as us viewers – and one that doesn’t look like a ‘performance’ at all. Let’s just say that if Whitney’s mindblowing orgasm wasn’t real, then she deserves an Oscar.

‘One Day’ saw Whitney and Margot sharing each other with Aiko Bell, and fun as it was, I was hoping we’d get to see this delicious duo with their attention exclusively focused on each other again. So today’s new movie, ‘Waiting For You,’ is a dirty dream come true for me.

Something happens when these two get together; they don’t seem like models, or actresses, they seem like genuine lovers, scarcely even aware the camera is there. Margot is so pretty, smiling with pleasure as Whitney sucks and squeezes her big breasts. Whitney’s tongue instinctively hits the perfect spot, her ass wriggling from side to side as she finds her rhythm. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that they both look sensational, Whitney all soft curves and sweetness, Margot sexy as hell with those freckles and cheekbones.

I love the way Whitney looks up as Margot starts to moan and squirm, showing a hint of her delightfully imperious side, letting her lover know she’s in control. It makes it all the more delicious when Margot, after her orgasm, pushes Whitney onto her back and makes her totally lose that semblance of control with some intense licking of her plump and juicy pussy. Whitney rides Margot’s fingers with abandon as she crashes to an orgasm that leaves her dazed.

Are they the perfect movie couple? Sure, I’m happy to see them both with other partners – Whitney’s liaison with Tracy Lindsay in the forthcoming ‘Secrets of Prague’ promises to be quite an event – but for me, the answer would have to be a resounding ‘yes’!

 

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Alis Locanta: Hidden Shots

Alis Locanta is a true auteur: a film director who loves his medium, and yet seeks to transcend its boundaries. His explorations of physical and emotional connectedness give his erotic art a sense of truth and reality that goes beyond the merely beautiful.

Locanta is a skilled technician as well as an evocative storyteller, and although he happily shares technical details of his shoots with SexArt members, one suspects these details can never tell the whole story. It’s his mastery of cinematic mood – subtle, sensual, romantic, and occasionally disquieting – that truly impresses, and this level of artistry can only be felt, not explained. However, these ‘Hidden Shots’ taken behind the scenes on some of his SexArt movies give us a glimpse into his creative world: candid, emotionally charged, and always unexpected. They reveal a care for detail; a lightness of spirit; a desire to experiment and reinvent; and above all, a genuine love of the beautiful women who inspire him.

Everyone will find a favorite here, whether it’s Tracy Lindsay smiling delightedly as Amarna Miller unveils her mannish underwear, pretty Alexis Brill clowning for the camera, or Tess enjoying her tea moments before she ravishes Taylor Sands. They are photos that delight, surprise and intrigue; you may even find, as I did, that they encourage you to watch one beloved movie after another with a fresh perspective…

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Blonde beauty Kiara Lord talks fun, passion and positivity!

Kiara Lord is an absolute treasure – a sweet-faced blonde with a sensational slim-but-busty figure and a positive attitude towards life. She made her SexArt debut at the beginning of the year with a couple of gorgeous boy-girl scenes, before being given one of the main roles in ‘What Happens When,’ a wild extravaganza shot in Ibiza that can only be described as an event movie.

Kiara had already become a fan favorite over on our sister site VivThomas, grabbing everyone’s attention with a small handful of very memorable appearances, notably a sensual liaison with lovely Lexie Dona in ‘Art,’ a lead role in ‘The Bet’ – her steamy shower scene with Bella Blond was a major highlight of this playful movie – and a superb encounter with raunchy redhead Eva Berger for ‘Dominance.’ Both girls look irresistible and drive each other to climax after juice-drenched climax; the sizzling chemistry between them was reprised to great effect in episode two of ‘What Happens When.’ Yesterday's episode of the series, which pairs Kiara with Cristal Caitlin, has a more tender, sensual, but still red hot vibe to it. If you haven't watched it yet, I recommend you check it out!

Kiara is equally hot, energetic and compelling to watch whether working with a male or female partner, and brings a lot of charm and charisma to everything she does. I was lucky enough to get to ask her a few questions about her life, her loves, and her experience shooting for the MetArt Network…

Please tell us a little bit about yourself.

KL: I’m 22 years old and I’m from Budapest, in Hungary. Basically my family is from Russia, so I’m bilingual. I like the same kind of things most people do… for example I like nature a lot, the colours of it; then I’m obsessed with music as well, especially with jazz, piano, but I enjoy progressive house, electronic style too. And I must say that I love French chansons or rap, like Stromae – not sure if you can call it rap, but anyway I love it! I have a passion for tao music, relaxing, meditating tracks. Also I like to travel, my biggest love is Japan. What else? Meeting new people from different cultures or places is very exciting for me. I’m a communicative person, I like to find a nice topic I can discuss with someone. So, I could say, basically I’m an extrovert girl, but I have my own peaceful and quiet side too. Laughing and smiling, just being easy is very important for me, even one of the things I live for. I have my girly attitude, which means I enjoy clothes, make-up, and beauty. I enjoy food a lot, I have a passion for meat, I’m a huge fan of a great steak for example, but I like almost everything and I’m thankful for life giving us a big variation of food. Movies and books are a must have in my life. I just watched ‘Kill Bill,’ so awesome.

How did you get into modelling?

KL: I had no inspiration for modelling. I just got an e-mail from an agency asking if I was interested in nude modelling. I answered yes, and it happened pretty fast. I had no experience in front of the camera before entering the adult industry.

What do you enjoy about making movies?

KL: I enjoy acting and also good sex. I think it’s a creative job and I like the idea of making something for people. It helps give me self-confidence about my body, I see nice photos of myself and they make me proud. 

What are your favourites of the movies you have shot?

KL: I liked shooting with Lexi Dona in ‘Art’ for VivThomas, because she was sensual and nice, not just acting – that makes a movie different for me. For SexArt I had the chance to join in something very special, and I was excited about the result. I loved all my scenes in ‘What Happens When.’ It was so much fun. I felt like an important character in it, and it felt like it mirrored reality. I love stories with teenagers and it was something like a crazy teenager’s life, with nothing more to do than enjoy life, and party. 

Who is your favorite partner in a movie?

KL: Matt Ice, do I need to say more? He is nice to me. 

Did you have sex with a girl in your personal life before making movies?

KL: Well, I did... But only once. 

Do you have a preference, boys or girls?

KL: I like both, but there’s a small problem with shooting with girls. I think basically there are more heterosexual people on earth and that’s why I have smaller chance to shoot with a girl who likes girls as well. It is more guaranteed to have pleasure with boys, in my case. 

What are your plans for the future?

KL: My ambition is to be a good person, be wise, learn about life and live happily in love, no matter how. As for the business, I have high hopes. I want to be a good performer. 

Is there anything you would like to tell your fans?

KL:  Yes, I always want to talk to my fans, because they give meaning to being Kiara Lord. First of all, I never thought that people would like me so much, and this feeling is so fantastic. I appreciate every single person who ever thought something nice about me and who likes me. I want my fans to know that I’m down to earth, I enjoy just living life, and my profession won’t change my way of thinking or my philosophy. I don’t want to have the ‘pornstar attitude,’ even if you only see me as a porn actress. But that is fine. I love you, I wish you all the best, good health, love and smiles. Thanks for reading this small interview! :-)

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Tracy Lindsay – the ultimate sex star?

Tracy Lindsay has got it all. A face so beautiful it’s almost doll-like, but warmed by those expressive eyes and a mouth quick to smile, gasp and kiss. A body that’s off-the-scale incredible, with perky breasts, long legs, a lusciously tempting pussy, and that mind-blowing ass. Tracy’s bottom is a star in its own right. If a whole movie was shot just focusing on that perfectly pert posterior, I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who would watch it from beginning to end.

I first saw Tracy when VivThomas shot her for ‘Waves of Desire,’ an all-girl beach movie that showed the girls having sandy fun playing volleyball, sunbathing in teeny-weeny bikinis, and having plenty of scorching sex. Tracy was paired with the lovely Tess, and it’s fair to say the crew were blown away by her utter cuteness, sweet attitude and natural sex appeal. They immediately created a starring role for her alongside Suzie Carina in the two-hander ‘Intimacy 2,’ the bootylicious babes forming a sizzling physical and emotional bond. Tracy was the ideal choice for inaugural star when VivThomas was reborn as part of the MetArt network last year, and ‘Sexpresso’ raised the bar in terms of sass, class and ass!

Meanwhile, Tracy had become a major star here at SexArt. That initial promise quickly developed into a stellar screen presence. I can’t think of another girl this gorgeous who is so uninhibited in front of the camera. Movies like ‘Be My Slave,’ which paired Tracy with juicy little Mango, hinted at how far she was willing to go; her star turn in the ground-breaking four-part series ‘Love For Sale’ brought her kinky side fully to the fore. It’s hard to believe your eyes when a girl this hot does things this naughty!

Tracy seems to bring out the best in her partners; Lorena, Aiko Bell, Iwia and Amarna Miller are just some of the girls who have had scorching liaisons with the blonde bombshell. She puts her whole body, mind and spirit into her sexual encounters, revelling in giving pleasure as much as receiving it – and her orgasms are the most genuinely earth-shattering experiences you could imagine, truly wondrous events to behold.

Today’s sensual, sensational scene with Mango in act three of ‘Memento’ is yet another of Tracy’s movies that has already made it onto my Favorites list – and something tells me it won’t be the last. Our new VivThomas director, Guy Ranieri Sblattero, has been shooting with Tracy this month, and a sneak peek at the results has me very excited indeed…

Are you a fan of Tracy too? Which is your favorite of her movies… and what would you like to see her do next?

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Mango – sweet, juicy and delicious!

We all have our favorites, but it’s impossible to imagine anyone not liking Mango. The blue-eyed Russian doll seems almost too lovely to be true, with a breathtakingly pretty face, incredible body (that bottom!), and a sweet attitude that makes you want to get to know her better. Sweet, but definitely not dull; Mango likes to do some pretty raunchy stuff, as you’ll know if you’ve seen her SexArt movies. Watching her, you get the feeling you’d like to romance her, fuck her all night long, then take her home to meet your folks. A keeper, in other words.

In photographs, Mango’s deep tan and nature-girl vibe make her ideally suited to outdoor shoots. The ‘sand or no sand’ debate rages on – both here and on our sister site MetArt, where Mango has starred in an astounding 26 galleries to date, nearly all of them outdoors and many on the beach. She confessed to being an exhibitionist in her episode of ‘Girls Love Sex,’ and it’s easy to imagine her spending carefree days in the sun, naked as nature intended and satisfying her primal urges whenever the mood takes her.

On video, Mango’s unique appeal is even more evident, as her expressive face conveys nuances of emotion that make her utterly irresistible to watch. Two of her most memorable movies are the ‘Girls Love Sex’ episode and ‘Haute Couture – Baby Blue,’ both of which feature her speaking directly to the camera. She is so unaffected, so fresh and gorgeous and downright adorable, that I’m sure I’m not the only one who would happily watch her talk for hours.

When the talking stops and the sex begins though… what a revelation! Mango’s no innocent little babe; she’s a hot, physically self-assured woman who has no inhibitions when it comes to expressing herself sexually. In her first SexArt movie, ‘Be My Slave II,’ she and Tracy Lindsay explore the boundaries with some sub/domme role-play, bondage and a strap-on; the postlude captures Mango’s kinky side very unexpectedly, and her scorching eye contact will blow your mind! She’s wonderful in ‘2 Jealous’ with Alyssa Reece too, fighting and then having passionate make-up sex; and her tender tryst with Margo in ‘Stay Here With Me’ is another must-see.

 Mango’s latest movie, ‘Memento – First Act’ with the divine Alexa Tomas, has hinted at another side to this intriguing beauty. As the story develops, we see sadness, longing, perhaps even sexual obsession, all captured with exquisite attention to detail. Mango’s acting skills are as exceptional as her sex appeal; I can’t wait to see how the plot continues to unfold.

I’d love to know, what do you like most about Mango? Which of her films do you like best, and what would you like to see her do in the future?

 

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'What Happens When' – Ariel Piper Fawn talks about major new series!

 

One moment can change everything. That’s the theme of ‘What Happens When,’ an incredible new six-part series from acclaimed director Andrej Lupin. The story, which spirals out from a vibrant party into diverse erotic encounters, demonstrates how one little thing can influence how events unfold, with multiple possibilities all coexisting up until that moment. It’s an extremely complex and satisfying idea, and one of the most ambitious projects yet seen on SexArt!

“What Happens When’ brings together some of the hottest new girls – Eva Berger, Kiara Lord, Bella Blond and Cristal Caitlin – along with a bevy of horny guys and cool supporting actors (see who you can spot!). The action takes in steamy boy-girl and girl-girl sex in various locations, and with a different mood to each scene. You’ve certainly never seen anything like it.

I asked producer Ariel Piper Fawn whether it was the most difficult shoot that she, Lupin and their talented team had yet embarked upon. She told me, “We don’t really have difficult shoots; maybe only from the point of view of getting the emotions we need from the actors to create the mood of the movie. As far as the technical side of shooting goes, our most difficult movie was ‘The Game.’ It took four days, 20 hours a day in the middle of the woods – sleeping in caravans, not too much water! But all of us remember this shoot as one of our best and most fun!

“The most difficult thing about ‘What Happens When’ was to think of really great coincidences and create them on screen so that everyone could understand the concept. We came up with the idea a while ago, and then when we were shooting in Lanzarote, we saw a location that really fitted the story. And to tell the truth, the script was created one night before the actual shoot! All of us had to come up with at least one coincidence and then we took the six best ones and used them.

“What I like most about the movie is how complex it is. The story all takes place in one night, at the same time, in alternate realities. I hope people will like it.”

I think it’s sensational – exciting, creative and very arousing. I’d love to hear what you think!

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The DeltaGamma Interview: an erotic artist opens up...

If you've a member of Sexart (or Metart or The Life Erotic) you're most likely familiar with the photographer known as DeltaGamma. As I write, the artist has published 126 erotic photo galleries across the three sites — 39 at Sexart, 67 at Metart, and 20 at The Life Erotic — and he's earned an enthusiastic and vocal fan following. The fact that he's also an active participant in the comment sections has only added to his popularity and reputation — DeltaGamma isn't content simply to create a photo set, he's also keenly interested in the way it's received by the audience.

As it happens, my first contact with DeltaGamma was in the comments section at the Metart blog. After chatting, online and off, I suggested we do an interview. He agreed, I prepared an extensive list of questions, and then things got complicated. In the interview that follows DeltaGamma discusses his background, his inspiration and evolution as an artist, and the unforeseen event that profoundly effected his career as an erotic photographer. And what's included here is only part of the DeltaGamma story, Part 2 of the interview will appear here in the near future.

First of all, why "DeltaGamma," what's the significance of the name?

D: I simply picked the initials of my real name from the Greek alphabet, as a tribute to the classic beauty concept developed in ancient Greece, the reference and inspiration for my earliest work and my art in general. The name I used when I started with nude photography was actually "DeltaVenus," which was inspired by the novel "Delta of Venus" written by Anaïs Nin, and later adapted as a movie that was directed by Zalman King and released in 1995.

What's your background?

D: I was born in a small seaside city on the eastern coast of central Italy, forty years ago. Since then I have lived in several different Italian towns, from the north to the south of the country, and now I'm living in Rome. I attended an international Art Academy after showing some unusual drawing skills when I was very young, at the primary school, where I had also started studying English. And I attended a scientific high school, studying not only scientific subjects but also philosophy, Latin, and the arts. I can't go too deep in details about my life and my "regular" job since it's outside the world of photography and very far from erotic art, but I can say that I've worked for twenty years in a very professional and challenging environment that has allowed me to travel a lot and learn many different skills, meet many people from all over the world — including my wife — and learn to adapt myself to different situations, react quickly, and plan my activities efficiently. I would describe myself as a self-made, happy and lucky man, an artist, a photographer, a traveler, a biker, a sailor in love with the beauty of this world and the beauty of women.

What first got you interested in the artistic potential of photography?

D: Back in 2000, during the longest of my travels — an unforgettable experience spending six months at sea — I had brought with me a photo camera. At the time I had been on a break from oil painting due to lack of time and therefore inspiration, and in a way approaching photography awakened my inspiration again. Photography perfectly integrated my paintings and drawings, which were already oriented towards the search for harmony and beauty in reality without too much intermediation/manipulation of forms and colors, but rather a realistic interpretation of existing subjects, which were mainly female nudes.

How long had you been working as a photographer before you began to shoot nudes?

D: The beginning of my career as a photographer could actually be identified with shooting nudes, except for the very first steps when I transitioned from drawing/painting to shooting photos. I learned the basics of photography by myself, trying to catch the subject the way it was in my mind already before taking the picture, according to my own personal vision coming from my artistic path and from observing other photographers' work.

I started using my first photo cameras in 2000 and I got my first DSLR — a Canon EOS 350D — in 2007. In my early years I shot mainly reportages of my travels and then I started shooting portraits/glamour with a Czech girl I met in my hometown during her summer holidays with her parents. That's probably when my special feeling towards Czech girls and their country started. I went there many times, first in 1992 on a school  trip to Prague — soon after the country's first democratic elections after the fall of the Berlin wall — and I was fascinated by the beauty of the town and its unique atmosphere, and a few years later also by the beauty of the local girls, my favorite subjects for my nudes.

I shot my first amateur art nudes in 2003 with an Italian girl I met on a train, then I started with soft erotic shootings in a couple of workshops in Venice  in 2006, and then in 2007 I finally started with my first semi-professional erotic shootings in Czech Republic and Poland — both countries I was familiar with due to my several trips riding my motorbike in the summer across central-eastern Europe.

You started contributing photo sets to Metart in early 2012, later that year you began contributing work to Sexart, and to The Life Erotic in 2013. Had you published any of your erotic photography before your work for the Metart Network?

D: Publishing my work at Metart had always been my aspiration since the beginning of my erotic shootings and I never really thought of submitting to any other website. Although my very first exposure to soft nudes was with Playboy magazine — I bought my first issue in August 1990 — my view of erotic nudes was shaped and influenced by Metart some years later. I had created my first e-mail account in 2000 and a few months later I subscribed to the Metart newsletter, soon after discovering the site. I remember I saved all the 16 preview images of the featured sets and was amazed by the beauty of models and their erotic attitude captured by the perfect photography. Metart has been my leading influence in erotic photography and one of the biggest influences on my erotic vision.

My early erotic work was closer to The Life Erotic's style in terms of lighting and models' facial expressions, then evolved towards Sexart's main features in a way, while I was still a bit distant from the average Metart style, with crystal clear images and brighter lighting and models smiling and in a happy mood.

Paradoxically I started publishing on Metart first, with "Presenting" Grace C, then Sexart with Mia Sollis,  and finally on The Life Erotic, also with Mia.

I only decided to give publishing a try in 2010, when I sent my first submissions to Metart. After the first feedback (good work/style but models not interesting or already published) I let some time go by, then tried again in 2011 with a few other submissions which were not interesting enough, and then finally had my first sets published in April 2012, with Grace C.

In the summer of 2011 I actually collaborated with a Metart photographer who got in touch with me, Peter Guzman. We arranged a few combined shoots to share costs and models, and I integrated some of his sets with Edwige A, As well as Mia Sollis, and Marjana A.

By the end of the summer 2011 I decided to start shooting and submitting alone, and I started with Mia Sollis and Edwige, two of the models I knew better.

Back to the question: I have actually thought of expanding  and publishing my work on other erotic websites, especially when I didn't have many sets released on the Metart Network. But recently, when I had my work released on a more frequent basis, I started thinking to be loyal to the Network for a number of reasons. One of them is that I consider Metart the top erotic website, the first and only for me, which keeps evolving in a thoughtful way, taking into account ideas and suggestions by members. The other reason has to do with a fact which happened this summer and made me reconsider several things in my life and my career, I'll explain later.

Metart, Sexart, and TLE each have a distinct, unique style, focus, and format. Your work has appeared on all three sites. How do you adjust your style and approach when you're shooting for Metart as compared to TLE, or TLE compared to Sexart?

D: When I shoot a model for Metart my main goal is to simply bring out the model's beauty and her happiness of showing her intimate beauty to the viewer, connecting with him, using a location and a lighting that match this overall feel, possibly in a simple and not too distracting setting. The focus is on the model's beauty and sensuality. One of the first sets embodying this aesthetic feel is my first with Mia Sollis, Voile, which was also reviewed by you in the Metart blog,  and that's where I actually started exchanging comments with some members back in February 2013.

For my TLE work, if we speak about open legs style, the focus is not only on beauty and sensuality but also on a more intriguing side of the model's mood, or  a fetish such as shaving, sometimes combined with the silver mirror insertions, like the one with Tess B, along  with an overall "darker" feel given by the lighting, with lower intensity and higher contrast, making the setting look a bit more undefined and mysterious, like in my first set with Mia Manarote.

For TLE masturbation, and some fetish sets, the model also has to appear involved in the erotic action showing her sexuality in an almost dramatic way, the darker side of her erotic potential, pretending to be aware that someone is watching hidden in sort of a voyeuristic situation.

For Sexart I ask my models to "make it real." Once I show them the setting and the outfit I tell them what the story is about and to believe in it, acting in a continuous action as if I was shooting a video, so that the flow of the action looks more natural, only stopping for the single shot. I also ask them to pretend I am not there and to concentrate on their own pleasure in a natural/realistic way, without exaggerating with facial expressions, but they're allowed to glance at the camera from time to time, when they feel like or when I tell them to do it, in order to keep the contact with the viewer and remind him that the action is for him and also to give a flirty taste to some headshots which I include to let the viewer see what's in the eyes of the model while feeling the pleasure. One of the most satisfying sets is my second with Sapphira.

Have you ever shot something for, say, Metart, but then ended up submitting it to Sexart, instead?

D: When I plan a shooting with some model in a certain location of course I already have an idea of what site I'm going to submit it to. If I had to give a priority that would be Metart, Sexart, TLE for a number of reasons, and this also reflects the number of sets. But sometimes when I am actually shooting it happens that some factors make me change my mind and switch to a style suitable for a site which is different from the initial idea. But it also happened that after taking a look at the photos before editing I realize that the overall feel of a certain set is more suitable for another site, but that's possible from Metart to TLE, or from Sexart to TLE, seldom vice-versa (for lighting reasons) and never from Metart to Sexart (because of the poses/style). Once, after initially scheduling a Metart shooting with some models who had never done masturbation in photos, we ended up giving a try to a Sexart or TLE set (none of these sets has yet been published). And I've submitted sets to Metart and Sexart but then it was suggested I submit them to TLE because the photo editor found the set or the model more suitable for that site, like in the case of the first sets with Paula Shy, Sunshine, and Chloe Coco, and there are a few more.

In the studio or on location — which do you prefer?

D: I generally prefer to shoot indoor with a soft natural light from the window and a realistic setting, because I have everything in control, the ambience is relaxed  with some good music, and posing is generally more comfortable for the model.

I set up a small studio in my old apartment, with a few backdrops in front of a big window, so I could use it either with natural light or with studio light, or combining the two. I have in mind my own private studio for the future, it would be halfway between a painter's and a photographer's studio, with plenty of natural white light during the day.

When the weather is nice and the temperature warm enough for the models, I have a nice location nearby that's also a great option to go shooting outdoor, but it depends also on how happy the model is, because posing is usually not as comfortable as indoor, then there may be some interruptions for various reasons — the lighting conditions may change more dramatically than indoor, then there may be some logistic issues that could distract from me from focusing on the model and the posing.

But basically it's the light of the moment that inspires me and drives me.

A typical set has about 120 images, give or take. How many total images do you shoot during a single session? And how do you approach the task of editing a set for submittal? 

D: I usually shoot 160-200 images, depending on the model's skills/attitude (beginner/experienced, willing/bored) and the lighting conditions (affecting shutter speed, therefore risk of motion blur). When I have the feeling I have at least 130-140 good images I check quickly on the display the variety of poses and if I think it's enough I stop. But there are times when the model is so good that I just can't stop, when we are both in good mood and the poses keep coming different and sexy. I know that I am not going to use all of the images but I can't help, I still shoot for the fun of it. And I also like to show the model many nice pics of herself, especially portraits.

I start editing the set usually after my regular job, at night, or in the weekends, when I am not too tired. I take a look at the whole set, deleting the bad pictures, separating the repetitive shots, and selecting the good images, usually no less than 120. Then I work on the RAW files, starting to give the image the light temperature/tone that best matches the model, the setting and the feel of the set.

My wife Phi — a member suggested this nickname, the ancient Greek letter for "F," because it's the initial of her real name — is there for this phase. She both helps me find the right settings — sometimes it gets too subjective, especially when the lighting during the shooting varied — and she also does most of the editing herself, especially when the photos also need to be retouched. I prefer not to retouch unless it's necessary to comply to the standards of photography on Metart or other sites in the Network. So there are tattoos to get rid of and skin imperfections to fix, as well as details in the setting which are not nice to be seen, in order to make the image look pleasant and eliminate unnecessary small details distracting from the main subject. This phase, for the most complicated sets, can even take up to two or three days for just one set.

Lately, as you may have noticed, my sets have become larger. I've started to extract some images that inspire me for artistic black and white and desaturated color treatments. These are usually images that normally would look like repetitions or be too serious in the set, but that are good for a different image style. I also include close-ups and interesting details. I decided to add these shots as a bonus to a standard set, because I felt the need to let the viewer see the model in other ways, like I do whenever I shoot, trying to imagine the photos in different styles as if they were different techniques of painting or drawing.

It's still kind of an experiment for me, especially if you consider that I started working on black and white and desaturated images not so long before including this type of work in my sets, although B&W is very close to pencil and charcoal drawing, which are one of my favorite techniques.

Members seemed to have appreciated enthusiastically so far, so I consider it kind of a trademark and even if it takes time to do it I will keep doing it willingly. The first set where I included some extra images was my first with Michaela Isizzu, although it was mostly some plain black and white backstage images, so actually the very first attempt was with one of my sets with Sunshine, also reviewed by you in the blog.

All your work for the various sites in the Metart Network have been still galleries. Do you have any interest in shooting motion pictures?

D: I would really love to start shooting movies. I did shoot a few videos with my DSLR a couple of years ago, but I haven't edited them, and anyway I don't consider them good enough yet. I have also shot some backstage video for fun. Videos are very challenging, and I think I have the eye to shoot them, but at the moment it's a matter of time: I am working too hard to have the time to start shooting and reaching a satisfactory level, and I would need more time to edit the videos, too. I always have a very thoughtful approach when it's about starting something I really care about, but then when I start I work very hard and it's difficult to stop me. You can consider the wish of starting to shoot videos my resolution for 2015.

You had a severe misfortune last summer — all your photographic gear and the laptop with your latest work was stolen. How did you recover from this devastating blow, and has this experience changed anything in your approach to shooting?

D: The theft of all my gear last July was a real shock. Now, so many months later, I still think about the few seconds when I was distracted by a man crying out and running to me as someone grabbed my backpack with everything inside and ran away.

I had just come back from one of my most successful shootings in Prague, four days of hard work with Sapphira, Nici Dee, Vanessa Angel, Paula Shy, Dido A, Celeste A and a couple of other models, shooting about twenty-five sets, mostly for Metart and Sexart, and a few for TLE. In few seconds I lost everything: my photo/video gear, my laptop, the hard disks and memory cards with all the work, making the time and expenses for the entire trip a total waste. I saw the robbery on the CCTV the day after, and it was very hard to take. I stayed in bed for a couple of days, trying to get some sleep, staring at the ceiling, hoping to have some news from the police or from friends searching the markets, or from Internet, but nothing.

I stopped being a photographer for some days, suspended in a very uncomfortable situation, but already the day of the misfortune things started happening: my wife let my closest friends know about the robbery, she even wrote to [Metart Network Photo Editor] K to let her know what had happened, and then a post on Facebook kick-started the reaction of some of my most loyal fans, especially from the US, supporting and offering help, easing the shock and giving me back self-confidence little by little. My "Number One" fan in particular also alerted [Metart Network owners] Jon and Niko about the theft. In a very short time I was offered an incredible amount of support by Metart which allowed me to get back to shooting with new gear and with an appropriate budget.

In the end, although that was a very hard lesson for me, it turned out to be also an important occasion which showed me how much Jon and all the Metart staff believed in me and in my work, as well as an opportunity to find real friends from the community of regular commentators, especially from Metart. It felt like belonging to an extraordinary family. Now I am in touch with several members of this great community on a regular basis, we speak about a range of things besides erotic photography, and it's all so fun and interesting.

The first sets released right after this disaster were with Connie Carter, first on TLE, and then on Sexart, followed by Lauren Crist on Metart, which kept me "alive" on the Network and made me experience the unexpected, incredible support from the members through the comments. I would like to thank all of them for giving me strength during those hard days.

I have also started being in touch with other Metart Network photographers, like Catherine, Luca Helios and Flora, after already being friends with Peter Guzman, Ken Tavos and Balius. I think that the exchange of ideas and points of view between artists is very fruitful, bringing the overall level of the entire Metart Network higher and higher, while the interaction with members keeps the Network evolving and facing the new challenges of modern erotic still and motion pictures.

This experience made me rethink all of my work and reconsider everything I did so far, being more aware of the actual value of all the equipment and the work itself, therefore giving more value to the efforts I do to carry out a shooting and produce a set.Venice panorama at sunset by Deltagamma

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Amarna Miller talks about her life and her passions!

Amarna is the kind of girl you could fall in love with. It’s not just her looks, although she is deliciously pretty, with sparkling eyes and a smile that can melt your heart. It’s her attitude – she’s vivacious, playful, thoughtful and utterly captivating. She’s also open and uninhibited about her sexuality. Amarna embraces life, and maybe that’s what makes us want to embrace her! I was lucky enough to get to ask Amarna all those questions on the tip of my tongue – and now I adore her even more, and I’m pretty sure you will too…

Can you tell us a little about yourself, and what you enjoy doing?

AM: Of course! I’m a Spanish model, porn actress and writer. I spend my life traveling around the world shooting for the companies that I like and having as many adventures as I can! I consider myself an adrenaline junkie and I love to be out of my comfort zone. I suppose that’s one of the reasons that led me to work in this business. As you can imagine, I love outdoor sports, hiking, scuba diving, traveling to unexplored locations while searching for antique stuff as if I was Lara Croft… and all the things your mom tells you not to do.

I studied Fine Arts, specialized in photography and cinema, and I lived in the US for almost a year while I was still at university; that’s why I know how to speak English! I founded my own porn production company when I was 19 years old and I closed it six months ago. I’m 24 now, and I spend most of the time planning how to conquer the world. From time to time I give talks related to sexuality or how to open your mental frontiers.

When I’m free I also write about my crazy life if the editors are crazy enough to let me do it! At the moment I collaborate with Vice, Playground and Primera Linea magazines. I also publish in the Spanish newspaper El Periodico de Catalunya. In my last column I wrote about how much I hate the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ trilogy. Oh, yes: I’m also very direct and I value sincerity above everything in this world. 

I’m the opposite of a materialistic person and I save each cent I earn to spend it on having as many experiences as I can. Mostly going to crazy places (last year I was living in a tent while doing a road trip around Australia) but also enjoying good food to feed my stomach (I especially enjoy Korma chicken) or for my soul (books! books! books!). I love the work of Jack Kerouac, Ginsberg, Burroughs and most of the beatnik generation. Meanwhile, I do porn. Why? Because I love sex, I’m an exhibitionist and I love to show the world that you can have brains and live because of your body. And also because it allows me to travel, of course!

I have a polyamory relationship and I’m a very open minded person. I believe in free love and I think that you should not tie down the people you love! For this same reason I don’t practice monogamy and I don’t have sexual or emotional exclusivity with my partner.

I’m surrounded by people I love, I mostly do what I want in this life and I truly love my job. So, as you can see, I’m a very happy person!

Your look is quite distinctive for a Spanish girl – pale skin and red hair. Do you think that makes you stand out? What is your favorite thing about your appearance?

AM: My favorite part of my body is my eyes, because they are blue and that’s not something very common in my country. About the red hair and the distinctive appearance, it can be something good or not, depending what company you want to work with. Some productions want a ‘girl next door’ look and they complain about my crazy hair!

What inspired you to get into nude modeling?

AM: I’ve always been an open minded person, and because I was studying Fine Arts I was surrounded by painters, photographers and people related to the artistic media. I met a guy and he asked me to model for him; at first I hesitated but when I finally did it… it was amazing! Not just because the final pictures were great, but also because I was able to prove to myself that I was capable of being pretty on camera. At that time I had very low self-esteem, so starting to do nude modeling became some kind of therapy for being happy with my style of beauty and my body.

 Did you do a lot of stills photography, before starting to make movies?

AM: Yes, I’ve been working as an artistic model since I was 18 years old so I was already comfortable in front of the cameras when I started in porn. Here is my model portfolio, if you want to take a look! http://www.amarnamiller.com/portfolio/?lang=en

 What do you enjoy about making movies?

AM: Basically I love to experiment with my sexuality and I enjoy trying new things! This business allows me to try practices and recreate situations that I would not do in my normal life, so it’s quite exciting. I also love to travel, meet new people and have new experiences every day; each day of your life becomes an adventure because you can play different characters, different styles…

You have worked a lot with Alis Locanta – what do you enjoy about working with him? How is it different to other movies you have made?

AM: Alis and his team are professional filmmakers in the biggest sense of the word. When you work in porn you usually don’t find such a high quality in terms of aesthetic, image and technical level and as a Fine Arts graduate it makes me happy to participate in their works of art. 

I mean, when you work with Alis you are doing a real movie, not only shooting sex! That’s what makes him stand apart from other directors: he doesn’t film porn, he shoots movies in which there are sexual encounters.

You seem to enjoy making movies with themes of dominance and submission. Is this something that turns you on? Are you more dominant or submissive by nature?

AM: Yes! I enjoy exploring the limits of my sexuality and experimenting with new horizons… I suppose that’s why I love BDSM both in front of and behind the cameras. It allows me to know my limits and find pleasure in things that I wouldn’t have expected.

I switch, which means that I can be submissive or dominant depending on the person, the practices and the situation. For example, with women I tend to be more dominant while with boys I like to be the bottom part of the play. But it depends a lot!

I especially love an artistic type of Japanese bondage called shibari, which involves tying your partner’s body doing intricate, beautiful patterns. You can suspend the person from the ceiling or just play with the feeling of the power exchange. The rope becomes an extension of your own body and as you’re tying your partner he/she falls into a semi-meditative state called ‘subspace.’ Time and space just stop and when you wake up from the trance it’s just amazing. If you haven’t heard about this before I would recommend you to take a look at the pictures of the Japanese photographer Nobuyoshi Araki… I did a lot of articles related to his work while I was studying for my degree, and I can say I’m in love with what he does!

Which is your favorite of the movies you have shot for SexArt, and why?

AM: That’s a hard question! I especially like the ‘Waltz With Me’ series for the way in which Alis recorded it… when I first heard about the idea of doing a circular traveling camera with the sex scene as the center of the rotation, I called him almost shouting, “PLEASE LET ME APPEAR IN THIS FILM!” When he chose me as one of the actresses I was jumping with excitement! 

Which was your favorite partner?

AM: My shoot with Ariel Rebel (‘Pour Toi Mon Amour 4’) was absolutely incredible. Not only because she’s extremely hot (and a very good lover, I have to say), but also because she’s interesting as a person. We were talking for hours before and after filming and I really felt attracted to her for more than the physical aspect. Regarding girls, I also fell in love with Tracy Lindsay, Samantha Bentley and Gina Gerson.

As for the boys, I love to work with Franck Franco. We’ve always had a special connection and you can feel it when you watch our films together: there are lots of kisses, passion, chemistry… Juan Lucho is also amazing: incredible sex and always taking care of you during the shoots.

By the way, I want to say that I cannot wait to work with Alexa Tomas and Julia Roca! Please, directors of SexArt, organize a shoot with the three of us.

Do you enjoy shooting scenes more with girls or boys? Do you have sex with girls in your personal life?

AM: Yes, I’ve had both emotional and sexual relationships with girls in my personal life. I consider myself completely bisexual and I like men and women equally…. Having said that, I have to tell you that sometimes I have a period in which I feel more attracted to one gender than the other, but usually I like the person rather than their sex. On screen it is exactly the same: sometimes you have a lot of chemistry with someone and sometimes not, and it doesn’t depend on what they have between their legs. 

You also write scripts, including ‘Que es la Pasion,’ your scene with Juan Lucho. Can you tell us about this movie – what inspired it?

AM: We wanted to do something related to love, sex, chemistry… but it was just an abstract idea. Alis wanted something special, a definition of passion, narrated by me for the beginning of the video, so I started to write and the words just flowed. I read a lot of poetry and I also write my own work so it was easy to just imagine how I feel when I really like someone, and translate that into words.

What are your ambitions?

AM: I take a lot of care in becoming the person I want to be. I manage my emotions, learn how to avoid the unhealthy people and the toxic situations and live the life I want to have. It seems simple but it’s not!

Beyond that, my biggest ambition is to travel around the world. At some point I would love to sell everything and just live while traveling… I will photograph everything and write about my life on my website.

Is there anything else you would like to tell your fans?

AM: Yes! If you like me and you want to know more about me or follow my adventures around the world you should definitely check out my personal blog http://www.amarnamiller.com. I write every day, not only about porn (that would be pretty boring…), but also about my ideas, plans, my way of seeing life… I really hope you enjoy it, and thank you for this opportunity to share my thoughts.

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New Year, hot new girls!

January 2015 has been an amazing month for gorgeous new girls at SexArt, hasn’t it? Layla Sin is probably my favorite new face of the month (I say ‘probably’ because I am notoriously fickle and I’m easily won over by a pretty smile or flirty look!). This delicious olive-skinned Israeli stunner charmed me with her playful attitude and oral fixation in ‘Io Ballo Da Sola 3.’ Her vibrant, uninhibited dancing and masturbation was a joy to watch, and her powerful orgasm rocked my world as well as hers! I really want to see more of her…

We’ve also had perky blonde Kiara Lord, who has already made a terrific impression in a couple of girl-girl movies over at VivThomas, showing a softer side to her sexuality in boy-girl movie ‘e-Memories 3.’ Kiara has a very warm and approachable manner that creates an instant chemistry with her man.

Voluptuous French fox Anissa Kate, bursting out of her shirt and then pressing her dripping wet curves against the glass of the shower stall made for an incredibly sensual debut in ‘Incandescence.’ Anissa has also shot a scene with the incredible Ariel Rebel, which I am awaiting with baited breath!

Uruguayan beauty Carol Vega brought a sizzling Latin flavor to her scene with Franck Franco, ‘Breathless.’ There was a lot of appreciation for this statuesque babe with her tiny waist and perfect bottom, dark eyes and cute braces on her teeth – especially for the way she teased her man before pleasing him!

Cristal Caitlin is a girl I’m a little more familiar with, as she is the star of a recent movie at VivThomas. She is wonderfully dominant in her girl-girl scenes there, but watching her SexArt debut in a boy-girl scene, ‘Volcano,’ I was struck by how pretty and sweet she really is. The sensational outdoor setting brings a delightful freshness and naturalness to the romantic and erotic connection between these lovers. 

Tomorrow’s movie, ‘Incandescence – Chloe Amour,’ introduces another new star to SexArt. Texan sweetie Chloe is a willowy Hispanic honey, so you know she already has me hooked! Her embodiment of sexual awakening is enhanced by her sultry aura, which brings heat and intensity to her masturbation. Her shaken expression as she catches her breath after her climax is priceless. One to watch, for sure!

I’d love to know, who was your favorite among SexArt’s new January babes?

 

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Preview – Ariel Rebel and Amarna Miller come together!

Tomorrow’s SexArt movie release is ‘Pour Toi Mon Amour 4’ – and moments into this delicious piece of erotic art, I was hooked. Amarna Miller’s flame-haired pussy, her vibrant eyes and softly parted lips, and the sensuality of her movements, all conspired to mesmerising effect. When that was followed by the first glimpse of Amarna and Ariel Rebel together – something I’ve been eagerly anticipating ever since Ariel mentioned it in her recent blog post – I really felt like I’d hit the erotic jackpot.

Ariel’s first appearance, in December’s ‘Incandescence 2,’ took SexArt by storm, and her debut on MetArt a couple of days ago has met with a similarly rapturous reception. This petite French-Canadian beauty has everything you could wish for in a star – a fascinating cute-but-sexy look, great body, and a really fun and friendly personality. She’s absolute dynamite to watch. What an inspired move for director Alis Locanta to pair her up with Spanish sweetheart Amarna. Ariel described the experience as “my coolest scene ever!”

The girls kiss tenderly on a breezy balcony overlooking the Barcelona skyline, looking so fresh and pretty in their heels and summer dresses. As Amarna unzips Ariel’s dress and lets it drop, Ariel turns to let us gaze at her spectacular bottom. We cut to inside, Ariel straddling Armana’s lap to kiss her, their passion building. Ariel pinches Armana’s nipples, making her giggle with delight, then shimmies down and spreads her thighs so she can taste her sweetness. If you’ve never seen Ariel eat pussy before, you are in for a treat; her attention is focused like a laser beam on that slippery pink slit, tongue and fingers moving rapidly. Amarna is delightfully vocal, her moans growing in intensity as she approaches an earth-shattering orgasm.

When it’s Ariel’s turn to receive pleasure, her puffy, engorged clit is lavished with rubs and licks, Amarna driving her absolutely wild with the powerful sensations she stirs up. The postlude is equally enchanting. It has to be said, the chemistry between this pair is off the charts!

Both of these amazing girls love to communicate and interact with their fans (yup, you can count me among that number!) so I look forward to hearing what they have to say about filming this scene. It certainly looks like it was an incredibly erotic experience. 

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My SexArt Girl of 2014

My choice for Girl of the Year is entirely subjective, and I make no apology for that. It’s almost impossible to define why a certain girl gets under your skin – it could be a look, a smile, the way she says something, the way she touches herself... so many little things that grab your attention. Objectively, my girl of the year isn’t even really ‘my type.’ I like exotic olive skinned beauties – you already know about my major girl-crush on Spanish stunner Alexa Tomas, and I cannot resist Michaela Isizzu, Lorena or Alexis Brill – all sexy brunettes who have made my pulse race like crazy. We’ve also seen some standout movies from sizzling redhead Amarna Miller, closet dominatrix Suzie Carina, and blonde bombshell Tracy Lindsay – her four-part series ‘Love For Sale’ was surely the most controversial offering of 2014. It’s been a good year for amazing girls! No doubt you are already listing the names I’ve missed out here.

But… it’s my choice. And my Girl of 2014 has to be the irresistible force of nature that is Whitney Conroy.

It wasn’t love at first sight. I thought Whitney was cute when I first saw her in ‘Hotel Eden’, a Viv Thomas love story that cast her as the adorable girl who led Lorena astray. She was funny, sweet and softly curvy. She looked like the kind of girl you’d want to date or hang out with, for sure. But there were few clues that she would blossom into Diva Whitney. Dominant Whitney. Sexbomb Whitney. The 2014 version of Whitney Conroy is a girl who could effortlessly reduce me to putty in her hands (I wish!).

Over the past twelve months, Whitney has emerged as the girl to watch. She can play it all: seductress in ‘My First,’ fetishistic beauty in ‘The Approaching,’ insatiable temptress in ‘The Writer’ – she’s fascinating in every role. She’s especially hot when she’s expressing her inner dominatrix. ‘Lift’ is certainly a contender for best movie of the year, as Whitney spanks and ravages Margo in an elevator before succumbing to her lust for orgasm; there are so many killer moments in this movie I was inspired to write a whole blog post about it. I’ve watched it countless times.

Hot as she is in lesbian scenes, Whitney’s solos are equally compelling; ‘In Your Eyes’ is particularly delicious, as she flirts and teases us before putting on a spectacularly sexy show. And wow, does Whitney know how to turn up the heat! Whatever her acting skills may be when it comes to assuming a role, her orgasms are overwhelmingly, mind-blowingly, crushingly REAL. You’d have to be made of stone not to feel it right down to your core when this girl cums.

So to me it seems perfectly fitting that the final movie of the year, on the final day of 2014, gives us the most candid portrait of this multi-faceted star that we’ve seen to date. ‘Girls Love Sex – Mistress’ lets us get up close and very personal with Whitney as she opens up and shares an intimate sexual experience. She’s charming, and more shy than one might expect, as she reveals her story – an experience of being submissive that has clearly left a profound impression on her. Telling us about it gets Whitney so wet before she even begins to touch herself... I wonder what effect it will have on you?

I’m thrilled to see 2014 end with a bang – it makes me so excited to find out what the new year will bring. More movies from Whitney, I hope! Now I’d love to know, who would you pick as your SexArt Girl of 2014?

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Ariel Rebel: my first experience of shooting for SexArt!

I masturbated in the bathroom, on the plane, on my way to Barcelona…

It’s not something I do often, but I was fighting the urge to do it right under the warm blanket, while sitting in my seat. It wouldn’t have been fair on the lady beside me trying to sleep. If it had been a hot guy, I would have probably take the risk, but you know... boundaries *^_^* lol! 

When I came out of the bathroom, I realized there were a few people waiting, and it made me wonder... did they hear my scream of pleasure through the bathroom door? Maybe. Did I care? Not really!

Looking through the window as we ascended through the sky, I fantasized about all the naughty things I was going to do to Lola Reve, Anissa Kate and Amarna Miller. A lot of dirty sex dreams had emerged from my first encounters with Lola and Anissa back in July 2013, while shooting my first DVD features under the Dorcel banner. We all had such a connection from the first glance, such desire and passion, which made the shooting even more exciting than I expected. I knew seeing them again would be incredible, and it was an opportunity that I couldn’t resist. When the talented director Alis Locanta contacted me about the possibility of shooting for SexArt, my heart jumped inside my chest and my tummy started to tingle. Ok, maybe not just my tummy! *^_^* Nervous, excited, anxious, overwhelmed… a lot of sensations went through my head and then down my spine. I felt all the little hairs on my body rising, leaving behind a warm and intense feeling of joy and excitement. After all, I had been a huge fan of SexArt for ages, and always wondered if one day I would also have the chance to shoot for the site. 

There is something about erotic and sensual pornography that really grabs me more than any other type of adult entertainment. It is for this very reason that I was happy to take control over my official website – ArielRebel.com – and my career, seven years ago. It meant I could start shooting the type of scene that is so exciting for me to perform, while pleasing my creative spirit by still keeping a very artistic, yet dirty twist. I would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to the SexArt crew for giving me my first chance… Now let’s all keep our fingers crossed so it happens again, ok?

As I anticipated, the scenes with Lola Reve and Anissa Kate were amazing. Lola, with her cute and spunky attitude, made me laugh so much while we were on set and off set. I also loved having another opportunity to taste her again. I was even more excited to know that she came down to Barcelona for this single scene, just because she wanted to fuck me again… So hot, right?  

Before she went back to France, on the last night, we cuddled for the longest time in our shared bedroom, enjoying some girly chat like two best friends that haven’t seen each other in a while. It was sweet and intimate, and I miss her already.

Funnily enough, Anissa Kate has always intimidated me a little. When I look at her gorgeous figure, AMAZING tits and beautiful eyes, I can’t help being envious of her sex appeal. She is more experienced than me and I wonder if I’m good enough for her when we shoot. I want her to dominate me, to tell me what she wants me to do to her, and direct me in realizing her hottest fantasies. I’m just her little sex toy. I let her use me as she wanted and it was awesome.

On my last day, I had the chance to meet the incredible Amarna Miller. Let me say this first – this was my coolest scene ever! Amarna is a natural, she loves sex, loves to eat pussy and it really shows. From the first second we met online, about a year ago, I knew we could be great friends, and it was confirmed when I had her in front of me. She has the cutest little manga voice and everywhere she goes, she seems to spread a little ray of sunshine that keeps everybody in a great mood. It makes sex with her very memorable. Too bad we live so far away from each other, because I would absolutely hang out with her every day if I could. I would gladly fuck her again on camera and off camera, any time! I cannot wait for you to see the chemistry we shared during our scene; I really think this one will be the hottest of the bunch.

Once again, I would like to thank everybody at SexArt for giving me the chance to spread my wings (and legs) for your awesome website. I hope you guys will enjoy the fruits of our hard work and I’m looking forward to meeting you all on the site!

Love,

Ariel xxxx

 

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Life’s a beach – lust and location

Sand is one of the most divisive issues among SexArt members. There are those (like me) who admire how it looks on glistening, tanned skin – and there are others for whom it brings back memories of chafing that quite spoil the mood!

That makes me wonder: is realism an important element of erotica for you, or can a fantasy scenario carry a special frisson of excitement? I used to know a magazine editor who insisted that every picture he published had to be in a real-life location, and the girl had to be in a physical position in which you could actually have sex. It was an interesting policy, but it did reduce the scope for creativity! I also think it implies the viewer has no imagination...

For me, a gorgeous girl in an exotic outdoor setting is a pure escapist pleasure. I like photos and movies that transport me to a self-contained world with its own internal rules. That’s why Paul and Ilona Black’s films strike such a chord with me – brief as they are, they conjure up a vivid sense of an alternative reality. Likewise Alis Locanta’s new series ‘Incandescence’ – we don’t need the story explained, we are instantly immersed in the atmosphere he creates, divorced from reality as it may be.

I believe that sexual fantasies are an opportunity to let our imagination run riot, act without consequences, and do things that we might not dare to do (or even disapprove of) in our real lives. In my fantasy world, I can be a bitch, a slut or a slave – why not?

That said, the thrill of recognition you get from a scenario you have actually experienced carries a powerful erotic charge. Having worked for a while in a very permissive office, I do find myself drawn back time and time again to movies with a workplace setting! Maybe that’s why two of my recent favorites – Alexa Tomas in ‘La Cinco de la Tarde,’ and Margot and Whitney Conroy in Andrej Lupin’s wonderful movie ‘Lift’ – give me such a naughty surge of arousal.

What do you think – do real life stories or escapist fantasies do it for you? And is there a particular scenario you’ve experienced that you’d like to see played out on screen? Do tell!

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Maverick auteur Paul Black talks about shooting erotica for the MetArt Network

If you think you know erotica, Paul and Ilona Black’s work is a game-changer. Their movies are dark, unsettling, sometimes even nightmarish – a far cry from glossy generic porn, with its emphasis on artificial perfection. They’re the perfect fit for SexArt (and its naughty sister site, The Life Erotic), marrying powerfully arousing imagery with a truly unique flair for the provocative. Their most recent movie for SexArt, ‘Red Vinyl,’ is the most strikingly original and memorable slice of erotica I’ve ever seen.

I vividly remember the night Jon introduced me to the Blacks’ movies. I binged until I’d watched every single one I could find. I just couldn’t look away. I’d scarcely caught my breath before scribbling down a long list of questions I wanted to ask Paul Black about their creative process. Like his movies, his responses were at once challenging, contrary and darkly humourous. This is a man who couldn’t be predictable if he tried!

Paul, your movies have a dark, often psychologically disturbing feel. Has that always been present in your work, or has it developed over time?

PB: Even though most of my life has been devoted to professional music, I have always considered myself an artist first; everything else – musician, operator, director – came second. As an artist I would categorise myself in the drama genre. For me, drama is one of the most powerful and vital trends in art. The psychological pressure that’s subconsciously in my movies is all the same thirst for drama. Of course, when filming erotica, any director is limited in artistic terms. As a rule, erotic videos (particularly modern, commercial ones) already have a well-established genre in which it’s difficult to make your own changes and not scare off the viewer. I started as a director and screenwriter in art house cinema, working in the genre of ‘psychological drama.’ That’s where I developed my style, which is partially seen in my films for the MetArt Network. When I first moved into erotica and hardcore, I decided I would shoot everything the same way I was shooting normal feature movies. Otherwise it wasn’t interesting for me. The first years of such experiments were fails. Everyone advised me to start shooting in the classic genre, but I continued to experiment, and listened to no one. In any movie, be it erotic or feature film, what is important to me is the atmosphere. It can be in any style, but it should evoke emotion. Of course, the combination of an explicit erotic story and a dramatic atmosphere can lead to something similar to the horror genre. I have no way to deeply immerse the viewer into the story, and so contrary to my wishes, the movie has only a surface atmosphere – like horror films. That’s why the viewer may feel the movies are dark and perhaps even negative. But it’s always a happy ending!

Where do you draw your inspiration from – movies, books, music, dreams?

PB: When I realized that my calling was cinema, and not music (although I spent fourteen years in a music group) I immediately paid attention to the outstanding Russian film director Andrei Tarkovsky. Before watching any of his movies, I realized that his point of view was similar to mine. I made that conclusion after reading one of his screenplays purely by chance, when I was learning how to write scripts. Just from his script, I felt the vibrant atmosphere of the movie, and I began to study the details of the scenes. Tarkovsky shot all of his movies in an exclusive, personally invented genre, which has not been used before him, and no one took up after his death. This is a unique director and unique genre. It’s uniqueness is in perfectionism. His every shot is a whole and well-designed work of art. In the words of Tarkovsky: “There are two basic categories of film directors. One consists of those who seek to imitate the world in which they live, the other of those who seek to create their own world.” I include myself in the second category. Let it be a crazy world – but my own. Of course, filming erotica in the genre of Andrei Tarkovsky isn’t in my ability range, and there’s just no need for it. But his world view has certainly left an imprint on me. Another director who is very different to Tarkovsky, but who also influenced my work, is David Lynch. If from Andrei Tarkovsky I studied the visual arts, then David Lynch attracted me with the psychological component to his work. They both created their own world! From the world of erotica, of course, Tinto Brass (although nowadays it’s difficult to watch without laughing). I will say briefly about music: I love all good music. Genre doesn’t matter. I myself, am a former rock musician and have a bunch of favourite bands. But if we’re talking about most favourite, that would be classical music – Johann Sebastian Bach. Concerning books, I’m not a big reader (I’m too lazy to read). As for the inspiration for a movie, it can come from anywhere: images, dreams, thoughts, or even my own desires.

What genre of mainstream movie do you enjoy, and do you think this influences your erotic work?

PB: Art-house cinema and auteur films. Mainly in the genre of drama. There are heaps of film makers who shoot good movies. It’s a pity that many of them aren’t known to the mass audience. As for purely commercial Hollywood cinema, I am indifferent to it. I don’t mind these movies and I think they are necessary and often watch them myself, but it is like, ‘watch and forget.’ But the auteur films definitely affect my work and even my outlook on life. This is why these movies exist – changing lives for the better.

What drew you to shooting erotica?

PB: I started with feature films, nothing erotic. In my first experiment, I got straight into the professional field of cinematographers, which I didn’t expect. As an amateur dreamer, I immediately got the role of director of a large project with the support of Riga Film Studio and a branch of the company Universal: a professional film crew, honoured artists from the former Soviet Union, plenty of legal issues – and a lot of haemorrhoids! This project got into the International Moscow Film Festival right away – the first project which got to a festival of this level since the collapse of the Soviet Union. So the local film makers took me seriously immediately. Into erotica I came after the silver screen showed me its teeth. Luck turned away. I didn’t finish my own movie. The crew ran off. There were a lot of reasons – one of them funding. There weren’t enough funds to make the movie the way I wanted to. So I thought it’s better not to make a movie at all rather than make a bad movie. And I didn’t have enough experience at that time. That’s the reason I came to erotica. I’ll spend ten years shooting erotica in a cinematic genre, will gain experience and then come back to the big screen. This is what I’m doing now.

Your ideas are often quite bold and challenging. Are you a non-conformist in other areas of your life, or do you channel it all into your work?

PB: My main world view, I put together as a child. I’m not one of those people who often changes their outlook or opinion. I add to it with age, but the key points remain the same! As for society, I never understood it and it never understood me. But over the years I got used to it and I can’t say that it disturbs me. There’s a small number of people with whom I’m interested in spending time and they understand me, and that’s enough for me. At work and in my personal life I’m the same, everything is intertwined. For the majority of people in my homeland, I’m probably more abnormal than normal. But I think that the problem isn’t in me. I live in peace with my conscience, I prefer to tell people the truth and not be a hypocrite. But the truth is not always pleasant to people who are used to having a slaves’ outlook in the seventy years of total control of the population of the USSR. The Soviet Union is long gone, but the society in which I live is still steeped in the values – that are not actually values, from a logical point of view. Yes, I am a person that doesn’t recognize traditions, manners of a society or period. I live only on common sense and my existence in the twenty-first century. And I don’t bother anyone. But my society claims that I do. I live in Europe, but where there are European values it’s bad for most people. So I swim against the tide in my personal life and at work and I’m not afraid. As sung in one song, “Do not cave in under the changing world, it’s better the world will bend under us!”

Does your Latvian heritage influence your work?

PB: “Latvian heritage” isn’t really the right question. I was born in the Soviet Union, in the Latvian SSR. Latvia under the Soviet Union and independent Latvia are two different things. Independent Latvia has only existed for a very short period of time, and honestly, it’s doing very, very badly. I don’t even know whether there is a “Latvian heritage,” I know nothing about it. Good movies in independent Latvia aren’t made, good music either. Latvia doesn’t have time for creativity! But if we talk about the Soviet Latvia, then, of course, there were good movies and good music. But it can hardly be called Latvian heritage. It’s a Soviet legacy, which is closely linked with Russia. It’s the Soviet legacy that, of course, affected me and my work. For example Andrei Tarkovsky, before he left to live in Europe, began his career in the Soviet Union. And his most successful films were made in the USSR. Despite the fact that I don’t like totalitarian government and I love freedom, I am proud of the Soviet Union. I think that it’s the best thing that has happened to Russia. The USSR was unique, though with a lot of drawbacks. Soviet movies were totally different from American films, and this was their advantage. It had its own style. I still with great pleasure watch these old Soviet movies. As for the new Russian cinema, I’m completely indifferent! It’s the same as American films, but poorly made due to low budgets.

Your studio is quite unique and fascinating – how do you create its look?

PB: We try to make all props with our own hands, that’s the only way to make them as planned. We have enough experience in creating interiors from our own ideas. Over the years, we have mastered a lot of professions: from welding to tailoring, from electrical engineering to decorating. The basic experience, I personally got in the construction of scenery for my feature film project. It’s simple, when you’re interested – you do everything step by step, piece by piece, and most importantly, think it all through. Sometimes it’s better to think more, than to do. We gained a lot of experience on the BDSM porn project. We had quite a big team, and the project was very large. All the devices and props were made with our hands. We had our own engineer and electrician. I myself learned a bunch of crafts: welding, blacksmithing, carpentry, and others. It was on this project that I met Ilona, who was invited as a photographer. That’s where we got the idea to work together, even after the end of the project. In recent years, it was mainly just the two of us working together. And, of course, we are very limited in artistic and technical capabilities. But recently we decided to go back to the larger shoot: recruiting a team, developing our studio, in which we are going to build interiors, we’re buying antiques and other props. Generally moving to a new, more complex and large-scale stage, like in cinema.

Do you work with a prop builder or do you like to do all the work yourself?

PB: At the moment there are three of us working. Me, Ilona and a technical assistant. Our technical assistant also has a variety of professions, including construction. But everything is done by the three of us. I am very demanding about details and hard to please. So I try to participate in all aspects of preparation and shooting. Otherwise, I’ll start redoing everything! Anyway, the director simply must take part in everything. We’re not making movies large enough for me not to have time for the construction or selection of clothes. If there’s time, it’s better to do everything yourself. So the three of us are carpenters, tailors, painters, designers and porters!

Can you tell us more about the studio?

PB: It’s 300 square meters, which is necessary for the construction of large sets for our ideas. It’s very difficult to work in ready-made interiors. The search for them takes a lot of time, and it’s almost impossible to find a finished interior which exactly meets our artistic requirements. I’m not even talking about the convenience of interior lighting and other technical details that can only be realized in a stationary position. That’s why big movies are shot on studio sets. Shooting erotica in similar hotels, that all look the same, saddens us. Yes, you have to work less, but the result should be more important than laziness. We don’t have any special story ideas at the moment. The studio solves the issues with the interior, and the plot ideas come and go. We do have plans that include an idea of a mini series in the genre of steampunk. Those who know this genre, will understand how difficult it is from a visual standpoint and how hard it will be to work on the decor. With respect to the storyline, there are several options, but we are still thinking about it. Perhaps it will be a series associated with various sex machines. But I know for sure – erotica in this genre has never been done before!

How do you plan and script your shoots?

PB: Before each shoot we write a detailed scenario. Every frame, every action, every emotion of the model, sound and light is clearly written in the script in advance. Usually a script for a movie is five pages of A4, about five scenes and seventy main frames. Improvisation is permissible only in the last scene. Prior to that, the model does what is written in the script. There I’m an uncompromising man. If the model isn’t getting it right, then we shoot take after take until she gets it. Ninety-nine percent of the models on our shoots end up in a state of shock. Since they are not used to working with such scenarios, it takes a very long time to get used to this way of filming – many run away from the shoot. I only feel the artistic emotion when writing a script. During the filming, it’s purely technical work.

You specialise in the ‘short, sharp shock’ for SexArt – very complex ideas explored in a very brief time frame. Any plans to shoot some longer stories, or do you prefer just to tease us?

PB: Heh! I don’t believe that the length of the frames in our films are ‘short’ or ‘prolonged.’ The frame shows exactly as much as it was created to show. The duration of the movies isn’t long on SexArt. If you take a big movie, which lasts one and a half hours on average, you can show a whole life. And in our movies we have only one scene – masturbation. Why stretch it? I would make it even shorter, about five minutes. That’s enough to see the process even wrapped in a movie wrapper. I’m also a big opponent of the view that when shots change rapidly, it’s impossible to see something. Something is still possible? That’s what I want the audience to see. It’s not a static image, which you can watch as much as you wish. Films are vivid pictures and frames. Put together, they give an overall picture of what is happening, even if they change frequently. Take any Hollywood movie, there is a frequent change of frames, and to me personally, everything is clear. Although there are those who complain about this, they say, “too fast, nothing is clear, too dark.” Reminds me of my grandmother, when she first saw a clip of Michael Jackson: “Oh, everything is so fast that nothing is clear.” But she’s a grandmother and saw it for the first time, so it’s forgivable. She just has to watch carefully and train the brain for quicker analysis! The twenty-first century is the century of speed! I don’t think that the process of masturbation is very different from a similar scene in the cinema, and there it’s lively and concise. It’s old school, that the frame should last at least five seconds.

Is there a SexArt or The Life Erotic movie that you are most proud of?

PB: Most likely not. I would say that there are bad movies, and movies that are more or less okay. I’m always unhappy with the result. I’m like that. To make a film, showing the most of our abilities, we need other opportunities that we don’t have. It’s time, technical possibilities and other circumstances. At the moment, we do things based on our capabilities, rather than abilities. My idea of a good movie, which I can be proud of, is levels higher – by all indicators – from what we are doing now. That’s why now we decided to move to another, more challenging phase of filming. Let’s see what we will turn out. But for now I’m still not happy with the result. For that, I’m not liked by models and sometimes the team. Nobody will ever hear praise from me...

Which movie was the most challenging to shoot?

PB: It’s difficult to answer this question. Each film is unique and each has unique difficulties. I’ll reveal a secret – the atmosphere at our shoots is horrible! I’m a very demanding and also nervous person on the set. Any of our shoots is a mini stress for everyone. Therefore, no one loves the process of filming, and many models absolutely don’t want to work with us. Everybody likes it when it’s finished. Working with models is difficult for our genre. Not all models quickly get into the heart of the process. Not everyone can act. Not all understand what’s happening. I don’t know how other people shoot and how they manage to keep calm, but our shoots take place in a very nervewracking atmosphere. First of all, the models can’t always do what we need them to do – it’s very rare that they can. Second, we have a lot of technical difficulties, which – as far as I can judge – others don’t. We simply don’t have enough hands to work properly. I’m also very demanding about details, pedantic, in fact. We spend a lot of time and effort on things that it is quite possible no one will even notice, but if they are noticed, then it will only be by someone who understands such things. But I can’t decide for other people, “will they notice or not?” We must always do everything perfectly, as if for ourselves.

Do you have a muse – a model who particularly inspires you?

PB: I think not. Of all the models I’ve shot, I haven’t yet found one that would be one hundred percent right for our genre. It’s not models that we need, but actresses. But, actresses don’t film in such frank erotica. The model that best copes with the tasks is Raeah. Usually, with her, the shooting takes place with minimal conflict! And, of course, if everyone played and understood the process of filming like Emily, then the level of shooting would be much higher. But Emily isn’t a ‘model.’

Does it take a particular kind of girl to rise to the challenge – you are asking them to do so much more than just look pretty?

PB: Ha ha ha!!! For the models we’re a silent (or loud) horror! There hasn’t been a single model that didn’t say something like, “I’m shocked, I didn’t think it would be so difficult! I wasn’t warned that this was such a nightmare, I want to go home...” They all say roughly the same thing: “No one shoots such complex scenarios. Nobody takes that long. No one takes so many plans, takes, parts, bottles, buttons, and so on.” They don’t understand why we shoot an orgasm ten times. Why it’s necessary before each shot, to stay still in the correct position and analyse the previous frame. Why are we constantly managing props, light, focus. Why they can’t move after each frame. Models get a good lesson and remember our shoots for a long time. For the next director who will be filming her after us, it’ll be much easier to work with the model. But in the beginning, they’re all spoiled and capricious. But after five hours of filming, they  begin to understand that nothing will be over, unless they do what’s asked of them. Some even run away!

How do you get the model into character?

PB: Any emotion on her face is thought through and written by me, up to the point of me rehearsing it in front of a mirror. Another thing is that often the model can’t repeat fifty percent of what is written in the script, and instead of getting the correct emotions, I get something else. But I’m sure that if I don’t demand the maximum, then I won’t even get a minimum. So I always fill the script with complicated things. Often the models have gloomy emotions, and it’s their actual real emotions. As I said, we have a gloomy atmosphere on set and models have a similar emotional outcome. Our models more often cry than smile. I used to try to be patient, but then realized that this tolerance to the models reflected badly in the movies. I’d rather have the models hate me, than make a movie where the models act like in a porno, restrain smiles, look into the camera, and so on.

Yourself and your wife Ilona obviously share a powerful creative vision – do you find yourselves discussing shots over the dinner table?

PB: Ilona is the second director, and from scripting to the last stages of working in the recording studio, we do everything together. Also many scenarios and ideas are fully owned by Ilona. The only division of responsibilities occurs during the assembly of the film and photo processing. Everything else we do and come up with together. Yes, of course, we often talk about the shoots. It also happens in the middle of the night. It may occur during lunch and in the bathroom and even during a visit to my family or friends. It’s an essential part of our lives and all of our loved ones are up to date about it.

Has Ilona influenced your portrayal of women on film?

PB: No, I don’t think so. Images of the models in the films aren’t really worked through. We want to correct this situation and begin to pay more attention to it. Before, often, the appearance of the model didn’t correspond with the film. But, of course, there’s a common style and understanding of how the model should look in our movies. The key aspect here is simplicity! The most frequent difficulty lies in the fact that the model is too glamorous, and we have to wash the whole thing off to somehow infuse her into our film. But sometimes there’s just not enough time.

What do you hope your viewers get from your movies?

PB: I still don’t know what the audience wants. First of all, the audience is diverse. One needs one thing, another something else. Someone will say they got aesthetic pleasure from our movies, and the other will grumble that they didn’t have time to see something there. But, of course, I have an idea of what type of audience will understand our films. If a person has an aesthetic artistic taste, they will appreciate and understand our films at least from that point of view. If a person is just in need of an orgasm, it’s unlikely. It’s probably almost impossible to masturbate to our films – I wouldn’t be able to! But there’s porn for that. Our movies are for careful reviewing by certain people – and such people do exist, I know.

If you think you might be one of them, take a look at Paul and Ilona Black’s movies. I guarantee your view of erotica will never be the same once you do!

 

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Samantha Bentley talks about shooting ‘Love For Sale – Milestone’ for SexArt

Samantha Bentley is a compelling, often edgy performer with hypnotic eyes and an eye-catching figure. The 27-year-old British babe started out as a glamor model around seven years ago, then began making solo movies, and then girl-girl, before “stepping over to the dark side” of boy-girl movies in the summer of 2012. Her latest starring role at SexArt, in the controversial and thought-provoking ‘Love For Sale,’ has got us all talking – which gave me just the excuse I needed to chat with this entertaining and articulate beauty!

Samantha, you’ve worked with director Alis Locanta three times for SexArt now, in three very different movies. First, ‘Spanglish,’ a cute and playful boy-girl scene; then a loving and intimate girl-girl with Amarna Miller; and now this intense and challenging scene with Tracy Lindsay. Can you tell us a little about each?

SB: First off, Alis is one of my all time favourite directors. I’ve been around the world working extensively in this industry, and I have a few favourite directors that stay in my mind and Alis is definitely one of them! My first scene, ‘Spanglish,’ was amazing, the chemistry was so real. I remember it being a very sweaty scene, as it was so hot being August in Barcelona. Franck and I spoke little to none of each other’s language, but communicated incredibly throughout the scene. It’s very playful and passionate. 

The scene with Amarna was easiest. We shot it in one take and we didn’t even realise how long we were having sex for. It was incredible. Chemistry like that is so rare and so nice to find. I love women, so when I have a connection with a girl like the one I have with Amarna it’s amazing. 

The scene with Tracy was a hard one for me, and I know for Alis as well. Tracy and I had incredible chemistry, I LOVE this girl (who wouldn’t) but shooting anal for a site like SexArt is always going to be a tough one. Ultimately, this is my favourite scene, aesthetically. 

You seem to really enjoy the acting aspect of each role – how important is it for you to have real chemistry with your co-star?

SB: It’s the most important part of my job. At the end of the day, all porn is a performance and I do enjoy the acting elements but if I don’t have a connection to the other performer it can make for an incredibly difficult day. Obviously you can’t have chemistry with everyone – my ratio is pretty good, I’ve been very lucky.

Tell us a little about shooting ‘Love For Sale’ with Tracy. How did you get into the mindset for the role?

SB: Like I said, this was a hard scene for me. I wasn’t aware of the story so I didn’t really know what it was about until I got on set. I trust Alis as a director and Tracy is amazing but I found it quite hard to get in the mindset.

You seemed to enjoy taking the dominant role – is this something that turns you on? Do you also like to be submissive?

SB: Actually I am completely submissive, that’s why I found it so hard to get into the mindset for the role. I’m not a dominant girl sexually, I enjoy being controlled and dominated… I loved the scene but the whole time all I could think was: I want the ball gag and the anal :-(
 

This scene is quite groundbreaking for SexArt, featuring anal play between two girls, as well as the sub/dom aspect. Do you enjoy anal? What would you say to our members who think girls aren’t really into it?

SB: A scene like this is always going to divide members. It’s incredibly daring for a site like SexArt that prides itself on beautiful erotica. However, this scene is beautiful erotica. There are always going to be closed minded people that refuse to acknowledge that actually women can and do enjoy other aspects of sex that are more adventurous…

I’m aware that, as a performer and due to the kind of work I am sometimes known for (more aggressive hardcore, particularly my scenes with Rocco Siffredi) I also divide members on the site. I think it’s unfair for members to hold a premeditated opinion of me because I have shot for other companies and enjoy both the hardcore and the erotic sides of sex.

For me, anal is about as pleasurable and as intimate as it is possible to get. The orgasms I achieve from anal sex are the best I’ve ever had. I’ve read some comments about how anal is ugly and unerotic and women don’t enjoy it. I can’t believe how many people are that closed off from reality. Maybe anal isn’t for everyone, just like foot fetish, bondage, hair on my pussy, girls with tattoos... Everything is based solely on your own opinion and just because you don’t like anal doesn’t make it ugly or unerotic, and it definitely doesn’t mean women don’t enjoy it.

You seemed very confident wielding that strap-on – Tracy’s reaction after she orgasms is priceless, she looks shaken to the core! Is it a turn-on to know you can drive your partner crazy like that?

SB: Yes of course! One thing I enjoy is giving pleasure to others, I’m definitely a giver. Also, as I practice anal regularly, I think I was a good choice for the role because I know how to perform anal in a way that’s both comfortable and pleasurable for girls (not to blow my own trumpet or anything).

How easy do you find it to cum on camera?

SB: Very easy. I’m an orgasm hog. 

SexArt is known for doing interesting productions and storylines. What would be your fantasy movie to make?

SB: I’d love to do a sort of love addiction story, something intense and a bit surreal but also with dark edges… Romeo and Juliet for the new ages...

Will we ever see you move onto the production side?

SB: I would love to! We will have to wait and see. 

Finally, I have to ask – just how big are those spectacular boobs?

SB: They go between a 32 D and DD, depending on the day! 

Brains, beauty and boobs – what's not to love? I can't wait to see what Samantha does next. One thing's for sure... it certainly won't be boring!

 

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Killer moments with Whitney Conroy!

I remember the first time I saw Whitney Conroy, in a Viv Thomas film called Hotel Eden. She played the fun and flirty babe who tempted Lorena away from her girlfriend, and she suited the role perfectly. With her sunny smile and soft, girlish curves, she was a breath of fresh air – and she brought a natural energy and playfulness to the sex. It was clear she was a talent to watch, and how exciting it has been to see her mature into a multifaceted star in such a short space of time. Still only 21 years old, Whitney has become a sophisticated, highly erotic performer who has been fittingly described by a SexArt member as a “sexual tyrannosaurus”!

In today’s new Andrej Lupin movie, ‘Lift’, there are so many superb moments that capture her unique appeal. We get to see classy Whitney, looking stylish in her spectacles and business attire, her hair in a chic updo. Her directness – stopping the elevator with an appraising look at Margo, which conveys her lustful intent perfectly, tells us everything we need to know – this is a confident, powerful woman who knows exactly what she wants. The expression on her face is Killer Moment #1. No wonder Margo does not put up even token resistance as Whitney pins her against the lift wall for a voracious kiss.

My heart started to beat a little faster as Margo pulled up Whitney’s skirt to display her lace stocking tops; Whitney has an amazing ass and it looks delicious framed by sexy stockings. Killer Moment #2, for sure!

Killer Moment #3: Whitney turns Margo around and spanks her bottom before pulling her panties down around her thighs. I love the way she takes control. She seems almost masculine in her dominance and appetite, but utterly feminine in her beauty. It’s an irresistible combination.

Killer Moment #4: Whitney keeps a hand clamped around Margo’s breast as she goes down to eat her pussy. The ravenous onslaught of her fingers and tongue has Margo moaning with delirious pleasure. Rapidly followed by Killer Moment #5: Whitney offers her sticky fingers for Margo to taste her own pussy juice.

Killer Moment #6: Whitney perches a stocking clad leg up on the handrail of the elevator, giving Margo access to her splayed pussy. After this – I’ll be honest – I lost count. It’s THAT good. The sight of Whitney, shirt pulled open, legs spread as she rides Margo’s hand, is overwhelmingly pleasurable; and her orgasm shakes her to the core.

Can you tell you much I love this girl? I think she’s something special, and I enjoyed this movie immensely. I’d love to hear about your favorite Whitney moments…

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The laws of attraction – why I love Alexa Tomas

As a blue-eyed blonde English rose (named Rose – I guess my parents had no imagination!) I find myself drawn to girls very different from myself. Naturally I would not kick a blonde bombshell like Whitney Conroy or Tracy Lindsay out of bed, but the beauty who catches my eye in a crowded bar is far more likely to be an olive-skinned temptress or coffee-coloured cutie. Or a flame-haired fox, but you already know about that!

Hispanic girls are my weakness. You remember that song ‘Latin Girls’ by the Black Eyed Peas? That’s the soundtrack to my summers. And when I hear a pretty girl speaking Spanish – especially if she’s looking into my eyes and saying something really naughty – I go weak at the knees. So, no wonder the new episode of ‘Girls Love Sex,’ starring Valencian honey Alexa Tomas, gave me such a thrill of anticipation.

I first saw Alexa in ‘Io Ballo Da Sola 2,’ which was released on SexArt in early September – and 40 seconds in, I was hooked. Singing (badly, as she charmingly admits in today’s interview) and dancing along to music only she can hear through her headphones, Alexa is the epitome of the vibrant, sassy, effortlessly sexy Spanish señorita. As her high spirits turn to arousal and she begins to touch herself, it’s clear she is very comfortable in her own beautiful skin.

It was a delicious introduction, but it was her next movie, ‘La Cinco de la Tarde,’ that really made me fall hard. Alexa is seen abandoning her desk at precisely 5pm to keep a promise she made to her lover, masturbating as she thinks of him. It’s stylish, sensual and very erotic, with a sensational orgasm. The postlude is another revelation, as at last we, the viewers, get to enjoy the full intensity of Alexa’s lustful gaze.

No surprise, then, that today’s new episode of ‘Girls Love Sex’ has me at fever pitch. First we get to see Alexa talking, in her melodious native language. She is confident, animated and engaging, and she has such exquisite bone structure that you just know she will be a beauty her whole life. As she vividly describes an experience she had with some girlfriends, it feels like she is exposing her personal sexuality to us; her pleasure in her own erotic awakening is a thrill to watch. Long, tanned legs spread, she treats us to a spectacular view as she rides her fingers to a noisy and prolonged climax. The postlude again shows us another side to Alexa, her flirtatious nature to the fore as she wriggles her lace-clad booty in our faces. I’m utterly smitten…

Do you love Latin girls too?

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My SexArt Photo of the Month

If a picture paints a thousand words, then the photos we are drawn to must speak volumes about us. What is it about a particular shot that quickens the pulse, demands a second look, and tantalizes the imagination?

Until now, I’ve always been more interested in film than stills photography, but some of the artists I’ve discovered here at SexArt have really inspired and intrigued me. The relationship between the vision of the photographer, the beauty of the model, and their ability to channel that for each other, is quite unique.

With that in mind, I set myself the challenge to pick out my favorite SexArt photo of the month. There was some stiff competition – Amarna Miller blazed brightly, Breann’s blissful smile was irresistible, and I’ve probably already said enough about my love for Michaela Isizzu!

The most controversial and thought-provoking photoset of the month was certainly Catherine’s ‘Shibari’ (Japanese rope bondage) set of Nastya. Some found it artistic and pleasingly kinky; others detested it – though all were agreed that the photography was masterful, and that Nastya looked more gorgeous and self-assured than ever before.

However, after much very enjoyable perusal and deliberation, I’ve selected the shot above, of Milena D, as my pick of October’s photos. I know you’re all very familiar with her; she’s featured in an astonishing 20 photosets since May 2012, a testament to her well-deserved popularity. The Ukrainian sweetheart has an intriguing air of innocence even when she’s being very naughty indeed – for instance, sliding her fingers into her see-through panties, as she does in this photoset by Antares (for whom she seems to be a powerful muse).

Milena’s full lips are just begging to be kissed, and her dark blue eyes have a very direct, confident gaze that belies her youth. Her body is simply delicious – fresh and firm, with those luscious itty bitty titties. And then, of course, there’s that gloriously hairy pussy. While I confess that in my personal life I do prefer to feast on a shaven haven, Milena is fascinating enough to make me reconsider. I like that she is proud of her natural beauty, and I wonder what it would be like to bury my face between her thighs and breathe in her sweet aroma. She makes me believe that it would be a wonderful experience – and that’s why this is my photo of the month.

What’s yours?

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Love letter to Michaela Isizzu

I’ve seen more than my fair share of beautiful girls, whether in my bed or across my desk (interpret as you will!). Once in a while, someone will take my breath away – an intimate glance to the camera, softly parted lips, or the way the light falls on glowing skin. But it’s rare for a girl to cause that tremor of arousal every single time I see her. The exception is Michaela Isizzu.

I’m sure those of you who are long-term members know a lot more about Michaela than I do. To me, she’s just this stunning beauty who came in to my life a few months ago, and has been haunting my dreams and my waking fantasies ever since. I know she’s from the Czech Republic, but she has a certain grace and style that always makes me think of those elegant Italian beauties who you see making their passeggiata through the piazza on a sunny evening. She could have stepped straight out of the pages of a fashion magazine.

And yet… Michaela chooses to expose her incredible body to us; and more than that, she exposes her sexual desires and appetites. Her first film for SexArt, ‘Txt Me,’ immediately suggested that director Alis Locanta had found his muse. Michaela’s face is so expressive, her big green eyes and subtle smile conveying her emotions without any need for words (although I confess, I would love to hear her speak). Then there’s that body – long, coltish limbs, a quite astonishingly perfect bottom, pretty pussy, and lovely breasts. A body like that could inspire a sculptor or a painter; but how lucky we are to see her on film, to watch her move and to witness her energy and spirit. The cute outtakes at the end of ‘Txt Me’ also gave us an adorable glimpse of her personality – sweet, a little nervous and giggly. ‘I Me Mine,’ her next movie with Alis, finds her growing in confidence, revelling in the reflection of her own sexuality as she strips out of her tight dress and surrenders to her passion.

Her next movie for SexArt, ‘Mirror’, takes the idea of self-discovery even further. Director Andrej Lupin again has Michaela studying her reflection as she begins to masturbate, but here it seems more deliberately exhibitionist. She admires her own beauty, and enjoys watching herself become aroused – until the sensations overwhelm her and she is lost in stroking herself to a powerful climax.

‘Lonely’ is more contemplative. As producer Ariel Piper Fawn noted, Michaela put all her thoughts and feelings into showing an intimate and private side of her personality. She looks sad and introspective as she wanders in the bleak landscape, before retreating to satisfy her urge for physical intimacy, even though she has no partner to share it with. ‘Just For You’ is a complete contrast in style, capturing Michaela’s playful, kittenish side as she flirts with the camera. Here, we are part of the action, our horny gaze encouraging her to touch herself, and to masturbate for our pleasure as well as her own. This movie was the first time I’d seen Michaela, as a SexArt newbie, and it was indeed love at first sight. I wrote then, “The moment when she’s on her knees on the chair and then raises one leg up so she can finger her beautiful pussy better… ohhhhhh….. and the look on her face as the camera moves around to capture her pleasure…” I think you can tell I was head-over-heels in lust!

‘Diary’ is my personal favorite, because it combines many of the things I love best. Michaela looks radiantly beautiful in a simple white top and panties, her hair tied back. This is not a girl who needs fancy styling to make her look exquisite. She seems unaware of the camera as she struggles to commit her thoughts to paper, fleeting emotions crossing her face. As she abandons her writing and turns instead to satisfying the urge it has inspired, her arousal seems totally genuine. Michaela appears more abandoned and hungry for climax here than we have seen her before, her wetness seeping out to soak her fingers, and her cries of pleasure deliciously urgent. I find Michaela’s self-love so entrancing that when Hayley13 asked us to say a little about our favorite SexArt movies in her recent blog post, I was surprised (as an ardent fan of girl-girl action) to find ‘Diary’ was the film that immediately sprung to mind. As I described it then, it’s “the most perfect slice of real-life sensuality… She’s so beautiful, so natural, and so comfortable in her own skin. When she bends over the desk, utterly lost in her masturbatory pleasure… I defy anyone to be left unstirred.”

And so to our new movie from Michaela, ‘Energy.’ I hazard a guess that I’m not the only one who pressed play with fingers quivering in anticipation! What a joy to see yet another side to her personality, as unsolicited horny sensations intrude on her workout, spurring her on to grind herself against the bicycle seat until she can no longer delay her need for release. I love how wet she gets! I suspect more than a few repeated viewings are on the cards.

So, that’s my love for Michaela Isizzu fully declared! Does she get your heart beating faster too, I wonder?

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In Praise of Redheads

I’ve never had a redheaded girlfriend… big omission on my part. Okay, so to be absolutely truthful I have had a fire-crotched fuck buddy (that was a lot of fun!), but never a proper relationship. I feel like I’m missing out.

I would love to play dress-up with a flame-haired babe; I find that titian hair and alabaster skin so alluring. Redheads look incredible in emerald and jade green, and vivid blues (and I’ve always imagined Little Red Riding Hood as a feisty redhead, haven’t you?).

The undressing would be even more thrilling, of course. What a delight to kiss the sprinkling of freckles, unveil those delicate pink nipples, and then explore a genuine fiery bush! The cliché is that red-haired girls are highly sexual and easily aroused to anger or passion. In my limited experience that seems to be true, but I’d love the opportunity to test the theory a little more fully.

Genuine redheads are somewhat rare and thus highly prized, but I’ve been delighted to find some lovely auburn sweeties at SexArt. My top three:

The legendary Ariel Piper Fawn. This mind-blowingly hot Czech babe has gone from gracing some superb movies herself – ‘Horizont,’ with Lorena, is almost unbearably delicious – to being one of the creative geniuses behind SexArt’s most exceptional recent films. The producer for renowned director Andrej Lupin, there’s no doubt her sense of style, sensuality and eroticism makes the stars of their movies blossom.

Mia Solis – a Czech cutie who can look innocent and adorable or sophisticated and sexual, depending on how you catch her. She has the most fantastic natural breasts, and a way of looking directly into the camera with an almost challenging gaze that I find very exciting. I live in hope that she will discover she really loves women (and by women, I mean me).

Elle Alexandra – a playful American beauty with glorious long curls and expressive eyes. She and her real-life lover Malena Morgan made a memorable handful of movies together, my favorite of which is ‘Secret Love,’ which finds them fucking with real intensity and heat. Elle looks fantastic on her hands and knees as Malena eats her pussy from behind.

What do you think, folks – are redheads as fiery in the bedroom as their reputation suggests? And what’s your favorite redhead moment here at SexArt?

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Do you love outdoor sex?

For me, the pinnacle of erotic photography is when a lovely girl is captured outdoors, her sun-burnished skin glistening and her beauty in harmony with the natural setting. One of the things that drew me to SexArt was the abundance of stunning alfresco photosets. More rare, but even more precious, are movies shot outdoors. The technical demands are overwhelming, but the results are so rewarding. Some of my favorite movies are beach idyll ‘Horizont’ (starring Ariel Piper Fawn and Lorena – what a combination!), and ‘Waiting For Rain,’ with its backdrop of the verdant Czech countryside. Andrej Lupin’s latest full-length movie for VivThomas.com, ‘Domestic Desire,’ is on track to be my film of the year, with three of its four superb scenes shot under the blazing Mediterranean sun. You can read more about it at http://blog.vivthomas.com/domestic-desire-suzie-carina-dominates/

So, what’s so great about alfresco sex? I think it must be the heightened sensations – the sun beating down on bare skin, the caress of the breeze, the different textures of grass, sand – even snow, if you’re feeling brave! There is also a sense of liberation, and of being at one with your more primal, animal spirit. Whether you’re pressed up against the rough bark of a tree, can feel the ocean lapping around your toes, or are getting drenched by a rain shower, you are profoundly aware of your surroundings. And that exquisite arousal extends to your sexual senses too, so you feel every touch, every tremor of pleasure, as if it were greatly magnified.

One of the most sublime experiences of my life was while on vacation in Switzerland. When a pretty tour guide who had befriended me offered to show me how the locals liked to have fun, I didn’t realize quite what she had in mind! Lying on a bed of soft grass, gazing at the most spectacular mountain view as she ate my pussy, I felt giddy with arousal and awe at the beauty that surrounded me. It was a sensual overload: bright blue sky and vibrant green grass, the majestic mountains and chocolate-box prettiness of the little houses scattered around, the sun kissing my naked skin, and the insistent pressure of her tongue coaxing me to orgasm. It’s one of my most erotic memories, and one I masturbate to whenever the chilly weather keeps me indoors for too long. 

Not everything about outdoor sex is idyllic, though. The reality of friction burns from sand, sunburn (or frostbite!) and insect bites can soon drive you indoors if you’re not completely carried away by lust. Seawater quickly washes away lubrication, and of course there’s the ever-present risk of getting caught if you’re in a public place. Still, even a secluded spot in your own backyard can give you a taste of the thrill that comes from tapping in to your natural urges and indulging in a little alfresco fun.

How about you? Have you experienced the excitement of outdoor sex – and how did it feel? Is there anywhere you’ve always wanted to try? Do tell!

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Three things I love about Lorena

I first came across Lorena (take that as literally as you like) when Viv Thomas shot her for a girl-girl movie called ‘Club Pink Velvet 3’ – she had two outdoor scenes, and looked spectacular soaking wet. The crew and the other models were all raving about this incredible Spanish girl with the come-to-bed eyes and the sexy accent. I was totally bowled over by her natural beauty and charm – the behind the scenes interview revealed how cute and funny she was (you can see a little snippet in this post http://blog.vivthomas.com/lorena-garcia-from-spain/ ). Soon after, Viv’s team wrote an entire five-scene movie –‘Hotel Eden,’ the story of a summer love affair – for Lorena and Whitney Conroy.

Naturally I wanted to see more of her, and I was thrilled to discover such a treasure trove of delicious photosets and movies here at SexArt. I’ve been enjoying exploring them every since. Lorena has it all – beautiful face, adorable personality, and perfect body. I love everything about her, but here are three of my favorite things:

1. Her smile. Lorena’s always smiling, except when her head is thrown back in ecstasy. She brings playfulness, flirtation and a sense of fun to every scene she appears in. For example, check out how she flirts with Sylvie Deluxe at the start of ‘Spanish Lesson.’ It would take more willpower than I possess to resist that megawatt smile!

 

2. Her bottom. Lorena’s curvy rear sets the gold standard for the perfect bum. It’s not too big, not too small, but firm and curvy, and it makes me want to grab it! ‘Anapneo,’ a photoset by Don Caravaggio, shows it off to its full advantage. It doesn’t hurt that when she bends over you get a view not only of that peachy rear, but if you’re lucky a glimpse of her plump pussy lips too. It’s an inviting sight.

3. Her enthusiasm for lesbian sex. Lorena is an energetic and vigorous lover. Some gorgeous girls think it’s enough to simply lie back and be worshipped, but Lorena never wastes an opportunity to give her partner an orgasm, or to have one herself. ‘Be Mine’ is possibly my favorite scene of hers, because Tess matches her in heat and intensity. Lorena isn’t a prissy girl who wants to stay pristine, and seeing her beautiful long hair stuck to her back with sweat as she rides Tess hard is highly arousing!

So, those are my favorite things about Lorena. What are yours?

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Why do lesbians have more orgasms?

Lesbians have more orgasms than straight or bisexual women. That’s the conclusion of a recent study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine. Researchers at the Kinsey Institute used an internet questionnaire to gather data from over 6,000 single men and women in the US. Results showed that lesbians reached orgasm 75% of the time during sex with a familiar partner, compared to 62% for heterosexual women and 58% for bisexual women. Researchers suggested this could be due to lesbians being ‘more comfortable and familiar with the female body and thus…better able to induce orgasm in their female partners.’

In theory, there is something to this. If you’ve already been practising on your own body, then it should be easier to figure out how to do the same thing to another girl, right? Well, not necessarily. In my opinion, women’s bodies are like snowflakes – each one is totally unique. You may be an awesome lover who has built up a repertoire of mind-blowing techniques, but that doesn’t mean you will automatically discover what makes your lady friend reach ecstasy. It takes a little exploration and experimentation – so maybe lesbians are just a little more persistent when it comes to trying things out, or a little more insistent about getting their kicks?

One possible reason why lesbians may have more orgasms was suggested by the study’s authors: ‘length of the sexual encounter.’ Since women are generally multi-orgasmic and men are generally not, if you put two hot babes together for any length of time it would seem that the average number of orgasms is likely to increase, as they can just keep going and going to exhaustion!

I guess I am bucking the trend, because as a bisexual girl, many of my very best – and most easily reached – orgasms have been with a guy. There’s something about a hard cock that no fingers, tongue or vibrator can ever beat. But I find myself more and more drawn to women these days, so it’s fair to say I have been putting in plenty of practice at both giving and receiving orgasms. There’s nothing quite like seeing my partner’s pretty face totally blissed out to make me feel like a tigress between the sheets.

I’ll freely admit that many of my best pussy-pleasing moves have been learned from watching movies. My first experience of lesbian porn was literally mind-blowing, and as I gradually discovered there were beautiful, artistic movies out there that made me feel inspired and seductive as well as horny, my confidence in my ability to give pleasure grew. But I still feel like I’m learning new things all the time – that’s one of the reason I love watching SexArt movies (aside from the fact that they turn me on!). For example, in ‘Rear Window’ I like the way Whitney starts licking Tess just at the very top point of her clit, and does that for ages before she touches her pussy anywhere else. I tried that with a girlfriend last night and the results were pretty explosive!

I’m curious to know what you think. Once you can make a woman orgasm (yourself included, if you’re female!) is it the same every time? Are there certain tricks that always work their magic – drawing figure-of-eights with your tongue on her clit, that kind of thing? Or is it always different? I’d love to hear about it!

 

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My favorite lesbian sex positions

Mainstream women’s magazine Cosmopolitan generated a media storm recently when it published a guide to lesbian sex positions, complete with handy illustrations. While many celebrated their foray into girl-on-girl sexuality, others ridiculed the positions as uncomfortable, unrealistic or downright impossible.

One of the major criticisms was that the positions relied far too much on clitoral grinding, and not enough on penetration. As I suggested in a recent post on tribbing (scissoring) over on the VivThomas blog http://blog.vivthomas.com/tribbing-hot/, how much pleasure that gives you probably depends on whether you want clitorial or G-spot orgasms. If, like me, you need G-spot stimulation to really hit the roof, all these clit-rubbing positions are merely foreplay, with very little prospect of a truly mindblowing orgasm. Myself and a helpful girlfriend tried out all the moves Cosmo listed (in the name of research, naturally!) but found some of them demanded perfect balance, flexibility and stamina in order to build up any real arousal. We ended up doing what we like doing best – I lay on my back while she licked and fingered me hard, and then I did the same to her. It’s nothing fancy, but it works!

Of course, the whole question of lesbian sex positions becomes that much more problematic when a camera is involved. The girls need to have orgasms (otherwise, what the hell is the point?) but we need to see what’s happening too. That’s why doggie positions are great, because we get a great view of the girl’s pussy from behind as she gets fingered and eaten out, as well as lots of pretty ass and face close-ups. A sixty-nine can look amazing too, as the camera can move around from end to end, although I’m sure in reality most of us end up doing this on our sides – it’s more comfortable if you’re going to keep at it for hours! And standing up, as beautifully demonstrated by Tracy Lindsay and Silvie Luca in the recent movie ‘Txt Us’, can be a total turn-on, especially if your partner has great legs and is wearing sexy high heels. But you do need something to hold on to when you climax, unless you want to end up on the floor!

I’m curious to know – what are the lesbian sex positions you love to see on screen? Are there any you hate? And is it more important to see exactly what’s happening, or to know that it is a position where the girl is genuinely getting off, rather than something that’s staged for the camera?

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Female orgasm – all in the mind?

For a woman, orgasm is all in the mind. That’s the conclusion of a recent study, published in the June 2014 issue of Sexologies journal, which found that women who focus on erotic thoughts during sex are more likely to reach climax.

The study of 251 French women (okay I’ll admit, just imagining 251 French babes moaning, “Oui…. oui!” in that sexy accent has already got me turned on) found that those who were able to focus on their physical sensations and erotic thoughts were more likely to be orgasmic. In other words, if you want to get off during sex, thinking sexy thoughts is the key.

So far, so obvious. Any girl can tell you that mentally checking her ‘to do’ list while getting frisky is unlikely to be the best route to ecstasy. I’d also suggest that it’s rather disrespectful to your partner, assuming that they are doing their best to connect with you at the most intimate level.

The study’s author, Pascal de Sutter – professor at the department of sexology and family science at the University of Louvain in Belgium – concluded that using erotic thoughts to increase awareness of physical sensations leads to greater arousal. Mindfulness is very much the buzzword du jour. Paying deliberate attention to the present moment, an ancient practice that is highly relevant in today’s sensory-overload society, can be used to enhance everything from mental health to sporting performance – so why not sex?

Last night, I decided to test the theory myself (all in the name of science, you understand). Now, I orgasm pretty easily – a quickie on the stairs before you take me out to dinner is just as likely to get me in the mood as the romantic dinner itself. But nonetheless, I was intrigued by the idea of consciously wallowing in the erotic realm without giving headspace to any distracting thoughts. So as my date and I hit the sheets, I blocked out all my mental chatter (Did I turn out the lights downstairs – who cares? Am I wearing sexy underwear – yes, of course!) and thought only about what she was doing to me, and what I wanted to do to her.

It didn’t hurt that this girl, a very hot redhead, was a great kisser. We’ve fooled around, but never gone this far before. I focused my attention purely on the sensation of her soft lips on mine and – ohhhhh – almost immediately felt that telltale rush of wetness between my parted thighs. It seemed we were already physically attuned, as her fingers slid down to rub my pussy through my satin panties, the wetness soaking through. I could picture how it looked, her hand cupping my crotch, seeking out my most sensitive spots. The feeling of her slippery fingers working back and forth, the smell of her perfume and the sound of my own heavy breathing… the sensations seemed to grow and swell and overwhelm me and – oh, oh, oh, that’s it! My first orgasm of the night (but certainly not my last) achieved in just a couple of minutes.

So ladies, I really recommend you give it a try. Put down your smartphone, stop thinking about the chores that need doing, and wallow in the delicious sensations as your lover touches you. Imagining erotic scenarios, giving gentle directions (“keep doing that please”) and focusing on the physical senses of touch, taste, sight, sound and smell can all help make the experience intensely pleasurable.

Are women really so different from men in this respect though? Guys, please enlighten me. Is sex purely mechanical, or do you have to be mentally present and in the erotic headspace to get off?

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Alis Locanta's "Waltz with Me" — a year in the life...

I've just had the opportunity to screen a nearly-finished rough cut of Alis Locanta's latest Sexart project, "Waltz with Me." The film comprises four separate chapters — Autumn, Winter, Spring, and Summer — and each episode will be released sequentially in the near future.

As I write, Alis Locanta has 76 films in his Sexart portfolio, so there's no question that he's a prolific and productive artist. And he also has a particularly fertile imagination. His body of work encompasses a wide range of themes and approaches, and, despite his rapid production schedule, he never repeats himself. Let me qualify that: Even when he repeats himself — as with the original, 2-part "The Writer" starring Lorena B, and the more recent, 10-episode "The Writer" series starring Luna — he brings something completely fresh and new to each project.

Locanta is also an exceptionally versatile artist. He can take the absolute simplest form of erotic film — single girl masturbation — and create impressively complex and compelling works of erotic art. "About a Girl," starring Agatha, and Luna's Sexart debut, "Just the Beginning," are two fine examples of the form, and, they're both entirely different.

At the other extreme, elaborate, long-form narratives are a Locanta strong suit. Crafting a compelling story and engaging an audience over several hours of combined run time isn't easy — but Locanta and his gifted cast and crew did exactly that with "The Writer," and it raised the bar for erotic cinema, not only at Sexart, but for the industry, at large.

"Waltz with Me" falls somewhere between those two extremes. It's far more complex than a simple single-girl feature, but is not nearly as complicated and densely plotted as "The Writer."

It strikes me that the four episodes of "Waltz with Me" are less like chapters in a story, than they are stanzas in a poem or verses in a song. Here a free-flowing visual style does much of the "narrating" and details are conveyed by non-verbal means, most notably the changing of the seasons.

Make no mistake, while "Waltz with Me" boasts a lyrical and engaging cinematic style, it is also a profoundly erotic experience and contains scene after scene of super-heated sexual activity.

The entire series takes place in a spacious, airy, loft apartment. In "Chapter 1" a couple —  Alexis Brill and Franck Franco — are moving in to this, their new home together. They paint, they decorate, they kiss, they play, and they make love. In each subsequent chapter Brill and Franco become more settled in the space, and their love flourishes. I don't want to spoil the thrill of discovery for the viewer, but I will tell you this: "Chapter 1" is the only scene in the series that features a two-person sex scene.

Locanta directed Alexis Brill and Franck Franco in their debut appearances at Sexart ("Angel" and "Turning Point," respectively), and he's worked with each of them in subsequent features. Both are gifted and appealing performers and the relationships built up over time — actor with actor, actors with director — result in genuine on-screen chemistry. Behind the scenes footage appended to the end of each chapter only reinforces this impression — these people enjoy each other and love working (and playing) — on camera or off.

The technical/stylistic element that unifies all four chapters of "Waltz with Me" is what might be thought of as "theater in the round, in reverse." As can be seen in the epilog segments, Locanta's crew has constructed a track on which a dolly-mounted camera circles the performers. So, rather than a stationary audience viewing a performance on a central stage, we have a camera in near-constant motion circling the "stage" as the action unfolds.

Viewed individually, the separate chapters of "Waltz with Me" are fully realized, engaging, and visually inventive stand-alone films. Viewed as a set, the four episodes of "Waltz with Me" combine to create a truly impressive and extremely entertaining work of erotic cinema — this is one of those instances when the whole is even greater than the sum of its splendid parts.

"Waltz with Me" premieres in just a couple of days. The dance is about to begin, and you do not want to sit this one out.

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What does a woman want?

That's the question Sigmund Freud was unable to answer even after thirty years of research into the feminine soul. And it's been asked countless times — but never adequately answered — throughout human history. Whether it's during courtship, in the course of a relationship, within the bonds of matrimony, or after a break-up or divorce, men have pondered the question endlessly. And today, with rapidly advancing technology and ever-deepening scientific understanding of how the human brain functions, this timeless question still remains unsolved.


I won't try to answer the broad question here, either. But I would like to narrow the focus of the enquiry and rephrase it:

What does a woman want from Sexart, and from erotica in general?

From cave paintings to Internet porn, erotica — graphic representations of sexual activity — has existed throughout human history. In modern times — let's say since the invention of photography — its growth has been exponential. Cultural evolution and technological innovation have only expanded erotica's reach and its audience.

And generally, with notable exceptions, graphic erotica has been produced and consumed predominantly by men.

The sexual revolution of the sixties, the era of "porno chic" inspired by the release of "Deep Throat" in 1972, the advent of XXX home video, the Internet, and the mainstream success of blockbuster best seller "Fifty Shades of Grey," have all been factors in the "mainstreaming" of erotica, and in the expansion of the female audience. But porn is still mainly created by men for a predominantly male audience.

But the female audience is evolving and expanding, and society is changing, as well. The creators of Sexart had these facts very much in mind when the were developing the site. Creating content that would appeal to and satisfy the needs of women was a fundamental goal of Sexart. The female orgasm — something of an afterthought in most XXX product — would be emphasized, honored, and celebrated by Sexart.

Sexart's emphasis on and attention to the female perspective is one of the key factors that separates, elevates, and differentiates the site from the so-called competition. And anticipating the female audience's needs and desires is one of the challenges Sexart deals with as it strives to create entertainment for an audience of discriminating women and men.

I'll ask the title question once more, but this time I'll address specific aspects of erotica and erotic entertainment. Also note that I'm addressing these questions specifically to female Sexart members, but that relevant comments from males are welcome.

How do you think women and men differ in their appreciation of erotic entertainment?

Gonzo and POV porn — no plot/all raw sex — seem like very male genres. How do women feel about them?

Elaborate, involving stories, complex plots, romance, drama, and intrigue seem — at least according to the conventional wisdom — like things that would appeal to women. How much story does an X-rated movie need to appeal to a female sensibility? A little? A lot? None at all?

If "hard-core" is male...is "soft-core" more female-friendly? How graphic is too graphic? Do women want to see it all? Or would they prefer that the more explicit bits be left to the imagination?

If you were a single woman looking for erotica, would the erotica you viewed be different than the erotica you'd choose to view with a partner in a relationship?

If you're in a relationship, is the erotica you view as a couple chosen by you, or by your partner?

What is "gross" and what is "hot"?

Is there anything you've see in mainstream erotica that was a total turn-off?

Do you think that men and women are turned on by the same things — can they both equally enjoy the same film, at the same time, in the same way?

As a woman, do you prefer to view erotica by yourself or with a partner(s)?

What types of situations/themes/stories would you like to see in Sexart HD erotic feature films?

As a female consumer of erotica, how could Sexart better satisfy your erotic entertainment needs and desires?

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The Science and Psychology of Erotica...for Loving Couples

[Photo credit: Miguel Pires da Rosa, original image via Wikimedia, Creative Commons licensed.]

For a single, romantically unattached individual, graphic erotica is a natural, obvious, and even necessary part of a satisfying sex life. We all have needs, sexual needs, and viewing erotic photos or videos is a convenient, effective, and powerful stimulant — readily available fuel to ignite the libido and inspire orgasmic activities. But savoring sexual entertainment in private, when one is alone, can present problems, challenges, and even opportunities for personal growth, when the individual becomes part of a couple.

A recent study, published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, examined the effects and influences of erotica and porn on the relationships of heterosexual couples. Kevin Alderson and Marley Resch, leading a team of Canadian researchers, recruited 340 females to participate in the study. The participants, students or employees of a college in western Canada, ranged in age from 18 to 41 and all were in committed relationships with males who admitted to consuming pornography.

The study's participants completed a range of online questionnaires to determine their personal porn viewing habits, and their so-called "distress level" regarding sexually explicit material. They were also asked if they felt that their partners were honest and open about pornography consumption, as well as their general satisfaction with their relationships.

Not surprisingly, Alderson and Resch's study found that women who felt that their partners were truthful about their use of erotic entertainment reported higher levels of satisfaction with their relationships as well as lower levels of distress about erotica.

The study also examined couples who viewed erotic materials together. While couples who mutually consumed porn reported no significant impact on overall relationship satisfaction, a lower distress level was revealed.

While enjoying erotic entertainment goes hand in hand with autoerotic activity, and is considered by many an intensely private and personal matter, the study revealed that openness and honesty are key to successfully integrating adult entertainment into a committed relationship.

Dr. Frances Walfish, Psy.D., a noted author and psychotherapist, supported the study's conclusions. "Being honest about pornography use with a partner indicates that the person is comfortable with their own sexuality and the things that sexually titillate, stimulate, arouse and turn-on their excitation,” she explained to MedicalDaily. Dr. Walfish added that, “When both partners are equally open sexually and emotionally, pornography can be an exciting, wonderful foreplay. Often, watching can stimulate ideas, themes and scenarios that can elicit spontaneity and adventure for the couple."

Truer words have seldom been spoken — all the more reason to share and enjoy the Sexart experience with a lover!

[Photo credit: Miguel Pires da Rosa, original image via Wikimedia, Creative Commons licensed.]

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Sexart Erotic Dailies

Alis Locanta never misses an opportunity to share his creative works with me at the end of a day's filming. Dailies as the film industry professionals call them. I have small movie clips, usually 10 seconds in length, littered all over my desktop. I had Alis put these clips in a vignette to give our fans a glimpse as to what’s coming to Sexart.com from Director Alis Locanta. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

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"Intensify" — vivid visions of explosive passion...

Intensify Starring Maddy O’Reilly & Danny MountainThe SexArt HD erotic movies I've evaluated thus far have all had, to one degree or another, a story or some narrative arc. To tell any story within the short running time of the typical SexArt production takes great skill on the part of the film makers — they don't have a lot of time to waste on dialog or exposition when the emphasis, rightfully, is on creating erotic atmosphere, tension, and action.

"Intensify" dispenses entirely with plot. There is no story. None. The concept came from a random thought, and was made possible by ultra-high speed photography. But that's only the mechanical, technical aspect. The driving force behind "Intensify" is the burning passion the stars have for one another. If Maddy O'Reilly and Danny Mountain aren't lovers off-camera I would be highly surprised. And if they are only coming together to perform in a scene — two professionals, two strangers — their performance is truly award-worthy. This is not cookie-cutter, tab A/slot B sex — this is raw, sincere, passionate, driven, explosive passion. And that passion — stunning in its own right — is elevated to the level of erotic art by the technical premise Bo Llanberris and his technical crew have so brilliantly executed here.

 

The film begins with super-slow motion footage of Ms. O'Reilly standing nude, the wind subtly blowing through her hair. She jumps, gleefully — but very, very slowly! — on a mini-trampoline. Mountain's hand playfully swats O'Reilly's ass and the camera captures the energy as it ripples through her flesh. Water splashed on Maddy from off-camera shimmers as it moves through the air returning to its source. My descriptions can't do this footage justice, you've really got to see it to fully appreciate it.

And that's even more true of the sexual performance that follows. Shot entirely on a stark, seamless white set, the emphasis is completely on the actors. As I mentioned before, I don't think for a minute they're acting — this is a couple making love without a thought of the outside world or the cameras tracking, panning, and soaring over them. The multiple orgasms O'Reilly experiences between the eight minute and the nine minute mark are one extended highlight — and the film has only reached the halfway point, with copious thrills yet to come.

Please don't consider this a spoiler, and forgive the pun(s) when I suggest that most keen-eyed viewers will have seen it coming, but when Mountain finally reaches his peak, the high-speed camera is returned to duty and captures his multiple eruptions in ultra-slow motion. By the look on Maddy's face, she's enjoying the action as much as her partner. After the end credits you'll find some extra footage. If that's how this couple spends their break time, no wonder "Intensify" is so intense.

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"Melancholy" — overcoming heartache with overwhelming ecstasy...

 

Melancholy by Paul and Ilona Black Starring Emily JWhile the star and creators of "Melancholy" are well known to members of TheLifeErotic.com, one of our sister sites in the MetArt Family of sites, this film marks their debut at SexArt. And what a stunning debut it is!
 
From the moment it starts, through each transition as the story unfolds, and as the sexual, emotional, and visual intensity builds, I am riveted to the screen. Truly, this is bravura filmmaking artfully scaled down to fit within a scant eight minutes of run time. It tells a richly nuanced story, complete with voice over narration, helpful subtitles, and powerful flashbacks. It is beautifully performed, shot, and edited. And it is absolutely one of the flat out hottest solo female productions I've ever experienced.
 
Don't, under any circumstances, let the film's title put you off. While it's true that a heartbreak sets the story in motion, the "Melancholy" of the title is a passing phase, a challenge to be dealt with. And Emily J deals with it in no uncertain terms! Now, I can tell you that this is, at the most basic level, a female masturbation movie. But it's the realism, the emotion, the electricity, the raw hunger of a woman alone that elevates this to such staggering erotic heights.
 
With such a beautiful and gifted performer to work with, the director/editor team of Paul and Ilona Black might have hung back and let their star work her magic. Instead they've employed a dazzling array of cinematic techniques to enhance and intensify the on-screen action — "Melancholy" is packed with images and effects that combine to create an erotic visual thrill-ride, with eye-popping surprises around every turn.
 
Physically, facially, emotionally, and erotically, Emily J is a wonder, a true star. And the concept, execution, and technique employed by Paul and Ilona Black is masterful. Engaging, moving, surprising, and profoundly satisfying, "Melancholy" is nothing less than a masterpiece of short form erotic movie making.
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"The Promise" — making love, as only lovers can...

 

The fundamental skills required of erotic performers couldn't be more basic. The sex drive is instinctual and even the most inept or ignorant individual can figure out the basics quite easily. But take what happens in a private bedroom and put it at the center of a movie set, and things quickly get more complicated. Not only are the performers required to deliver the action, they're also supposed to make it look genuine to the camera while surrounded by onlookers and equipment. Furthermore, they may be having sex with somebody they've only just met, or somebody they know and don't particularly like, or someone they find personally or physically unappealing. The point I'm attempting to make is this: you may have done what the performers are doing, but that doesn't mean you could do the same thing in an erotic film.
 
Let all that serve as background to the premise of "The Promise." The two stars of the production — Jasmine W. and Logan Pierce — are both adult industry pros. And even a newcomer to SexArt is probably familiar with some of the films they've performed in. But what you may not know, and what I've only just learned, is that the twosome are in a committed, romantic relationship in what's commonly known as "real life." Although they work — and work well — with others, in "The Promise" they work together — in this setting they're not simply skilled and polished professionals, they're genuine, actual, lovers. That fact is abundantly evident here, and gives the production a sense of passion, attraction, connection, and realism that simply can't be faked.
 
Here's another notable bit of background information: Jasmine W.'s lent star quality sizzle to her numerous girl/girl performances, but here, for the first time, she makes love to a man who happens to be her actual lover. That fact, in and of itself, is reason enough to schedule a viewing.
 
With all these facts in my mind, I approached "The Promise" with high expectations. And those expectations were immediately met, and quickly exceeded. Jasmine's solo masturbation scene that opens the film is the perfect prelude. When Logan Pierce arrives, shortly after the seven minute mark, the sparks begin to fly. It's immediately clear that these two are happy — delighted, thrilled — to be together, and they enjoy every moment of it. The shared smiles, the subtle, fleeting looks, the prolonged eye-contact, are all clues to the bond the couple shares. And the sex reflects that connection. I get the sense that they're very much in a world of their own, that they're alone, together, and the lights, cameras, and crew members surrounding them have been tuned out entirely so that they can satisfy their own passionate desires. This production could only have come from SexArt, but it's the "LoveArt" aspect that makes "The Promise" so powerfully engaging.
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Mainstreaming Porn -- By Bo Llanberris

 

On The SexArt Set With Elle AlexandraWhat do you think would happen if you went to the latest Spielberg movie and in between the guys saving Private Ryan and the crazy scientist stuffing garbage down the flux capacitor to head Back to the Future, there were also graphic love scenes.  Intro SexArt.
 
My name is Bo Llanberris and I am a mainstream filmmaker and director.  I was trained in one of the finest film schools in the world. I set out to make great movies and to work with the world’s top filmmakers - and I did both.  I’ve rubbed shoulders with some of the biggest names in Hollywood, and I’ve been down in the trenches with the nitty-gritty crew of independent filmmaking with no real money, just the goal of getting into Sundance or the like.
 
Over a year ago I was contacted by the guys over at MetArt.  They had this crazy idea about making high quality, cinema worthy, adult love scenes, in a site they wanted to launch called SexArt, a sister site to MetArt.  They didn’t want to make silly parodies and hire people who couldn’t and shouldn’t act, they wanted to do much more. You can call what they wanted to do porn, but somehow that word does not really describe what they had in mind.  They wanted to take MetArt, keep the high quality, and go graphic.
 
I have to tell you, although I felt the idea was worthy and somewhat lofty, as a mainstream filmmaker I didn’t want to be a part of it.  All I could see was “me doing porn,” which is not exactly why I spent all that money and effort to go to film school.  But after some further discussions we decided to give it a try and do one short film shoot as an experiment to see what it would be like.
 
Mind you now, I had never done porn before.  Sure, I watched it, but I never imagined being a part of it as a filmmaker, and certainly not as a director.  But in a very real way I was intrigued by the idea of making a love scene that was graphic and a turn on, but not like you’d see on a Tube site.  I wondered what would happen if I brought in a world class cinematographer, a top Hollywood composer and a professional Hollywood film crew, and approached a graphic love scene like it was in “An Officer and a Gentleman” or “The Titanic,” or “Pretty Woman.”
 
The result was awesome, but completely untested and no one, not even the wise folks at MetArt, knew what was going to happen.  Would the masses like it, or is everyone just interested in porn for the porn and damn everything else.  Did I make a mistake as a mainstream filmmaker and produce erotica that no one really wants to see?  As it turned out, people started to respond and respond well.  Comments like, “It’s about time” and “Finally, quality adult entertainment” came out of the blogosphere.   Our efforts were rewarded by sign-ups and great reviews and requests for more.
 
So now we all realized we did something right and the guys at MetArt were on to something.  And I realized that porn isn’t just a thing on “Youjizz” or behind a closed door in some dark alley.  Everyone has sex, and lots of people, although not all, make love, and those people like to see other people make love too.  Some of the greatest pleasures in my short life have been making love to a beautiful woman, where sex was really hot but it was our hearts that drove the passion.    And that, for the most part, is what I strive to show in SexArt - real cinema quality graphic love scenes that are shot like mainstream movies and are also hot and honest.  Looking back at the 100 plus films I’ve completed for SexArt, I realize I am a changed man.  Where once I was aghast at the idea of doing porn, I am now proud to say this is what I do, this is who I work with, and, until I’m asked to stop or no one likes it, I will continue on doing it.
 
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Random thoughts on adult entertainment, from erotic to explicit...

 

Some of you may be aware that I'm the blogger in residence at MetArt. A member left a comment there that, while I chose not to publish it, got me thinking. In essence, this fellow expressed his distain for hardcore (either girl/girl or boy/girl) erotica and feared that MetArt was somehow drifting in the direction of SexArt. I should add that this individual is an articulate, thoughtful, and passionate consumer of erotica — and that he voluntarily withdrew and apologized for his self-described "rant."
 
Let me address this, if only in a somewhat random, rambling fashion.
 
First, let me say that the expanding MetArt Network is a group — perhaps family is the better word — of sites with a single, unifying approach to erotica, but which, individually, provide a unique product to a variety of audiences. You may love SexArt and hate MetArt. Although I think that's unlikely, that's your choice, based on your tastes and desires. While the creative minds at the MetArt Network will never try to provide "something for everybody," they do strive to offer a wide range of products to appeal to a wide range of discriminating customers.
 
I can state, flatly, that MetArt will never become SexArt. But, when I evaluate MetArt erotic pictorials, there are absolutely those times when I wish the model could take it a step further. In girl/girl photo sets, in particular, the fact that the models cannot interact in an explicitly sexual manner (no genital contact, etc.) reduces their impact. When a gorgeous young girl exposes herself completely in a MetArt gallery there are frequently times I wish I could see images of her touching herself — but that's against the rules (and philosophy) of MetArt.
 
Which is one of the reasons SexArt was created. Here the girls can do what they want, the MetArt rules do not apply. Consequently, single girl sets contain explicit masturbation and manipulation, and two-ways and three-ways can take it all the way. And that's a very good thing...if that's what you want! If it's too much, if it's too explicit, and you're more at home with MetArt, that's obviously where you belong and they're more than happy to accommodate your wishes and desires.
 
My commenter also felt that hardcore erotica was somehow fake, that it was paid performers going through the motions without any genuine emotion or passion. But can't that be said of nearly all photo and video erotica? Unless you are viewing spy footage of a loving couple who are completely unaware they are being watched (which is most likely illegal or at least unethical), electronic erotica is all staged and "fake" to one degree or another. The models at MetArt aren’t captured by the candid camera — they are paid to pose in planned, art-directed, stylized photos. The performers in a SexArt movie are paid to portray their characters. The fact that they achieve such a high level of "believability" and "realism" is a tribute not only to the performers, but to the artists and technicians who painstakingly and lovingly craft these productions.
 
I have far too many thoughts on this general subject for a single post, so I'll wrap things up for now. But let me pose a couple of questions for those who care to comment: Are you a member of two or more sites in the MetArt Network? If so, in what different ways to these sites fulfill your needs and expectations? Do you wish SexArt was more like MetArt, or vice versa? If you could suggest any additions, improvements, or enhancements to SexArt, what would they be? I welcome your responses and reactions.
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Image and imagination — exploring erotica, anticipation, and arousal...

In the notes I compiled while preparing to write my last SexArt blog post I wrote, in big, block letters: "Explicit VS. Implied." In my mind that's something of a thumbnail description of the difference between hard-core pornography and erotic imagery. It is by no means a complete representation — and erotica can obviously be explicit — but it does serve to illuminate one fundamental difference. It also opens the door to a further exploration of erotic art and entertainment. And it raises questions about what we want from erotica, as well as how individuals react and respond to it.

Consider this imagined scenario. In a hushed, darkened theater a beautiful, shapely young woman walks out onto the stage and stands in the spotlight. She is totally naked. She stands, silent and motionless. Then she turns to her right. After some time she turns to face the opposite direction. She sits down on the floor. After a while she lies down. She rolls over. Later still she opens her legs. After ten minutes have passed, she stands and walks off the stage.

Now consider the following scenario in the same setting. Propulsive, rhythmic music begins to pulse from the sound system. A beautiful young woman wearing an elaborate costume dances onto the stage gyrating to the music. Bit by bit, button by button, she proceeds to disrobe. Each gesture is deliberate, tantalizing. Every eye in the house is glued to her moving form. And with every additional square inch of exposed skin the tension and anticipation in the crowd grows stronger. By the time the song ends she is totally nude and the crowd has viewed every inch of her body — but out of a ten minute performance she was nude for less than two minutes. As she exits the stage the crowd begs for more.

Which of these performances would you rather attend?

I've blogged about hundreds of MetArt erotic pictorials. In some of them the model is totally nude throughout. In others she starts out fully clothed, and gradually disrobes. I have enjoyed both styles, but there's no denying that the act of stripping adds an element of excitement and anticipation to a series. The art form isn't called "striptease" for nothing, after all! And in erotic photos or films, sometimes the things we can't see, or the things that are slowly revealed, are the most arousing.

If you've had the opportunity to "play the field" you've probably experienced "lust at first sight" and ended up in bed with someone you've only just met minutes or hours earlier. But you've also probably had lovers who played "hard to get." You have to work, you have to put in your time, you have to want it badly enough to wait for it, right? And when you finally do "get" this teasing, "hard to get," minx? The built up sexual tension and desire can result in an extremely intense and satisfying encounter. I'm not saying that one experience is intrinsically better than the other, but they are different.

And what of the difference between men and women, specifically in how they approach and enjoy erotic entertainment?

"Men are visual," is the conventional wisdom, and "women are cerebral." Guys like explicit pictures and girls would rather read their erotica and do the detailed visualizing in their mind's eye. But I don't think either one of these accepted "facts" is entirely true or comes close to being universally applicable. And with the growing acceptance and availability of erotica of all types, the "rules" may be changing and evolving, as well.

What about couples who enjoy erotica together? How is this possible? Not only do they contradict the conventional wisdom, but we know they exist because they've told us just that when they joined SexArt! Indeed, striving to create a new kind of erotica for a sophisticated, refined, and diverse audience has been one of SexArt's central concepts from its very inception.

So, what do you prefer? The explicit or the implied? Do you want it "in your face" from the start? Or do you prefer to be teased while you're waiting to be pleased? Have you enjoyed erotica in the company of a lover or as foreplay prior to (or during) your own sexual activities? Are women and men really that different in the ways they consume and enjoy erotic art and entertainment? Or does it really just come down to personal preference, what's available, the situation, or the mood of the moment? You're invited to share your opinions, thoughts, and observations in the comments, below.

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Adventures in erotic cinema — random thoughts about sex, art, and film...

Malena Morgan on set shooting SexArtAlthough a great deal of thought went into the concept and creation of SexArt, the site is — proudly and unashamedly — a work in progress. The artists — writers, performers, directors, and photographers — who contribute to SexArt all have distinct ideas of the type of art they want to create. But nobody exists in a vacuum. And everybody involved with SexArt is keenly interested in how the audience reacts and responds to the art they so painstakingly create. The fact that so many members have chosen to provide honest and thoughtful feedback — either by posting a comment or by contacting SexArt directly — is hugely important. SexArt is pioneering an entirely new form of online adult entertainment, but if it doesn't appeal to and satisfy the audience, what's the point?

It was the enthusiastic and insightful comments of a SexArt member — using the moniker "solrage" — that triggered these thoughts. In his comments, solrage has shared his own opinions of the site and various films and pictorials, and he's also participated in spirited exchanges with other commenters. His mention of two important directors of erotic cinema — Tinto Brass and Just Jaekin — got me thinking about the history of the art form, and how far it has come in a relatively short period of time.

As recently as the 1950s films featuring total nudity, much less explicit sexuality, were a strictly underground phenomenon. The arrival of the "sexual revolution" in the 1960s opened the door to increased eroticism in films, and yet a groundbreaking production like the Swedish "I Am Curious (Yellow)" was seized by American Customs and subject to a lengthy legal battle. But with social taboos evaporating artists were eager to experiment with erotic cinema, and audiences had a growing hunger for it.

The histories of erotic cinema and porn films do overlap to some degree — Bernardo Bertolucci's Academy Award nominated "Last Tango in Paris" and the XXX sensation "Deep Throat" were both released in 1972. But cinematic erotica and porn are two entirely different things, particularly in the digital era. In the 1970s if you wanted to view either type of film there was only one place to do it — in a movie theater. Now, of course, anyone with an Internet connection can view as much X-rated film footage as his appetite can handle. Finding artistic, high quality, erotic films online is nearly impossible, however — and that's exactly why SexArt was created.

SexArt debuted with the final works of legendary erotic cinematic artist Zalman King, and the guiding influence of photographer and filmmaker David Hamilton is certainly in evidence here, and at MetArt, as well. SexArt member solrage rates Tinto Brass and Just Jaekin ("Emmanuelle" and "The Story of O") among his favorite creators of erotic films. In a friendly effort to stir the pot I will submit one of my personal favorites, Russ "Supervixens" Meyer.

Now it's your turn to join the conversation. As the Italian innovator of erotica, Tinto Brass, once said: "Pornography is there to give you an erection. Erotica is there to give you emotions." Who are the directors who move you the most? What are your favorite erotic films? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments, below. Together, we can make SexArt the adult cinematic site of our dreams.

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