Authentic lovers passionate for each other. I think what makes this is a combination of Anna Rose's passionate, barely indistiguishable whispers to her lover combined with Kira's erotic moans of pleasure both as she pleases her lover and as she receives pleasure. In short, both of these wonderful models were each necessary to the magic of this piece and what they shared. I would have liked to have seen what the post scene "afterglow" between the two looked liked.
Saturday, September 17th, 2016 on Sonata
Every so often Team A/A takes uses the everyday, commonplace, most conventional, routine and turns it into the sublime. A transcendental depiction of the conventional love affair between two "people." Not two women, mind you, two people. And this is a part of its magical charm. What is more sacred than the loving embrace of one's partner, confidant, friend, spouse? While I laud team A/A in this production, this film is not at all remotely possible without its participants: Samantha Bentley and Meggie Marika. Moreover, that they appear to be "two slightly more mature women" is all the more reason this piece is representative of the ordinary. And this point, its ordinariness, is what makes the unexceptional about this piece truly exceptional. Well done ladies. Well done. Please consider using "slightly more mature women" in future productions, particularly when this will be the result.
Tuesday, July 5th, 2016 on Firework
I really like this one. I especially enjoyed the playful, lively start, the leisurely, gradual, build up to the finale, and then the nuzzling caresses at the end which shows the intense passion between two. The range of spectrum moving from whimsical entertainment, into tender embraces, into erotic lovemaking, finishing with the soft devotion of lying close in each other's arms could be a "scene" between any couple in love. Sometimes the purity of simplicity is really the best.
Wednesday, April 6th, 2016 on Happy Day
There is a term being thrown around again in regards to this ever changing topic of "sexuality" in all of its complicated, multifaceted forms, expressions, identifications, etc. The term is "ambisexual." This term is being used as a potential replacement definition, in limited cases, for the word "bisexual." The reason for this is that the term "bi," of course means "two." "Bi" is used as a word-forming element meaning "two, twice, double, doubly, once every two," etc. It is derived from Latin bi- "twice, double," and from Old Latin dvi-. It has a cognate with Sanskrit dvi-, Greek di-, Old English twi- "twice, double", and from PIE root *dwo- "two," and was nativized from 16c forward. Occasionally one will see "bin-" before vowels which originated in French, not Latin, and might be partly based on, or influenced by, Latin bini, "twofold," as in the case of the word "binary."
The prefix "ambi-" is also a word-forming element meaning "both, on both sides." It too is derived from Latin however ambi- literally means "around" or "round about" and from PIE *ambhi "around." Its cognates are: Greek amphi "round about;" Sanskrit abhitah "on both sides," abhi "toward, to;" Avestan aibi; Old English ymbe, German um; Gaulish ambi-, Old Irish imb- "round about, about;" Old Church Slavonic oba; Lithuanian abu meaning "both". The PIE root probably is an ablative plural of *ant-bhi "from both sides," from *ant- "front, forehead" such as is the case with the word ante.
From the prefix "ambi-" we have the word "ambiguous." Ambiguous, which is actually an adjective came into being in the 1520s from the Latin word ambiguus and was used to describe something or someone "having double meaning," or a "shifting, changeable," or "doubtful," thought process, idea, or perspective. This adjective is further derived from ambigere, "to dispute about," literally "to wander," which, as stated above is from ambi- "about" + agere "drive, lead, act" which implies some kind of action. Sir Thomas More (1528) seems to have first used it in English, but ambiguity dates back to c. 1400, and is related to Ambiguously, which is from ambiguousness.
Since "bi," when used in the above context for definitions relating to, of, and for, the expressions of sexuality, it therefore implies and/or dictates that a person must be attracted to BOTH males and females and as such is limited in its ability to encompass all that is and is yet to be, the complete understanding and expression of sexuality and sexual attraction. As a scientific term then, bisexual is not just an identity label; it is also a sexual orientation that can describe a set of behaviors.
Ambisexual, on the other hand, also describe a person with multiple attractions of both male and female AND, (this is paramount), implies ambiguity in this case. Bisexual is truly an "either/or" case whereas ambisexual means that it is not as clear cut and easily discernible nor definable. People who adopt such self-identities seek to clearly express the fact that gender does not factor into their own sexuality, or that they are specifically attracted to the categories of either male and female. In short, it is being used by people who identify as bisexual yet are NOT fixated on traditional notions of gender. There is supportive research that is beginning to show that ambisexual may probably be the most natural condition, and would be the one that would emerge most commonly if society did not so strongly encourage heterosexuality and pathologize homosexual desire, skewing the bell curve that would otherwise define a particular population's erotic tastes. Neuro, biochemical, and evolutionary biology suggests this may have something to do with the infant-caregiver pair bonding processes in the human brain, (see my final article regarding Porn vs Erotica Part III for further explanation), and that this may be the reason for its beginning to emerge as the probable, long term, definition. (For now anyway, until we make the next leap in research and understanding.)
The reason I put the origins of these two words here, along with the subsequent medical and biological information, is because it is FROM the origins of these two words that our definitions of sexuality, sexual attractions, and the expressions there of, are being currently defined. And since human language is, in reality, communication, which is and must always be dynamic and ever changing so as to encompass new ideologies to describe and define our increasing understanding of ourselves as humans, and the way we interact with each other, then by necessity so too must our definitions of human sexuality and sexual expressions change.
I doubt very seriously Rose, that your dream of humans merely defining themselves as "sexual" creatures will ever come to pass, not because it is not appropriate and not because it should not be so. The reason I personally believe it will never come to pass is because we have yet to even come to the place as a species where we can even call each other just by the term "human." We spend an inordinate amount of time "labeling" each other in terms of culture, back ground, and religion, rather than just recognizing we are all human and by that very definition, all of the same species. Think about it. In biology, a species is one of the basic units of biological classification and a taxonomic rank. A species is often defined as a group of organisms capable of interbreeding and producing fertile offspring, where as race, is a social construct, and SHOULD only be used when stating or defining a group of people who share similar and distinct physical, social, cultural, and religious characteristics. Until we can get to the point where we do not define each other in terms of "racial characteristics" and thereby use said definitions as a means to exploit whole categories of our own species, we will NEVER be able to move to the point where we can look at ourselves as "merely sexual" beings.
Just my humble opinion.
Saturday, April 2nd, 2016 on The acceptance of pansexuality
I have a trip planned abroad this spring. I'd been asked if I wanted to cancel. My response was "Hells to the NO!" I certainly understand if others choose not to go. However I will not change my mind. All warmest thoughts are with those of Paris and Brussels.
Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016 on Grey skies, pretty new girls: location report day one
True. However, Irrespective.....communication,....clear communication....can, in most cases ameliorate these issues. Even so, there is a lot to be said for the euphemism...."If at first you do not succeed....." ;-)
Friday, March 4th, 2016 on First Experience
I do not think it is unheard of to have a "first time" experience that is a "fairy tale" experience. In fact I have met a few acquaintences who HAVE had that. However the "norm" is usually what is portrayed in this film, which, I am presuming, Team A/A was probably going for. So in this respect they and the actresses "nailed it." However, that being said, for any member(s) who might not yet have had a "first time" experience in any intimate regard, (And I am not necessarily referring to a "fist time" sexual encounter or female/female encounter but ANY "first time encounter....such as not having been with ANYONE for say, 8-10 years and then finding yourself in an intimate encounter...) learning from this portrayal might be beneficial and help ameliorate or even prevent this same experience happening to them. They key is communication between the individuals involved, BEFORE, engaging in said intimate act. :-)
So there are a number of things I liked about this film and then there is one particular thing I did not like about it: the ending. However, and perhaps BECAUSE of the ending, this one strikes me as very close to "reality," as anyone can get. Granted my own experience is from a male/female perspective for a "first time," as a young adult that is, however having read upon and also queried friends for anecdotal information I think this one is well written. Additionally the body language of Vanessa and therefore her acting in this piece is quite phenomenal and I compliment her. My points regarding this statement:
1. Vanessa's overall body language is that of one that is "closed;" arms wrapped around herself, legs together, head down with chin tucked into her chest barely able to make eye contact with Lind. All unconscious body language presentations indicative of someone "uncomfortable" and "unsure."
2. 06:00 minute mark, Linda begins to guide and encourage Vanessa to actively participate in their lovemaking by touching HER body and Vanessa does so hesitantly and then is herself surprised at Linda's reaction to her touch and her (Vanessa's) own desire.
3. 08:00 to 08:25 mark is played by both professionals very well. As Linda disrobes Vanessa, Vanessa, while still willing, portrays obvious indecision. She again, "closes" her body off by crossing her arms over her chest, tucking her chin down into her chest and looking "up" at Linda with her eye because her countenance is "downcast." Linda, for her part in this plays her role very well in response. She rather than continuing with their first time "lovemaking" she pauses and moves in closer to kiss, caress, and tenderly reassure Vanessa her intentions are nothing but to care for her and express her desire to show her what pleasure will ultimately feel like. Only when she senses Vanessa appears to "feel" more at ease does she continue with the "lovemaking."
4. At 09:50 Linda has now completely disrobed Vanessa and both she and Vanessa play this, very crucial (IMHO) moment perfectly. Vanessa is now completely disrobed and feeling 100% "exposed." I do not mean from the stand point of being physically nude although there is that piece of it. I mean from all aspects: emotional, psychological, as well as, physical. She play this part very, very well as we see she makes a very feeble and pointless attempt to now "cover" herself with both arms/hands: one at the top across her chest and the other lower between her thighs. This is an unconscious, and extremely telling, human, characteristic when one is feeling "naked and exposed," physically and emotionally in a first time intimate experience. It portrays the combination of helplessness Vanessa is overwhelmed with while at the same time experiencing for the "first time" raw desire she is conflicted with. Linda's response is absolutely perfect. She kisses Vanessa's hand, while stroking her legs a couple of times and then very gently but very firmly moves Vanessa's hand. This assurance Linda uses in this exchange is crucial for a "first time" experience because it shows her hesitant partner she is confident is what she is doing and finds Vanessa not only desirable physically, but also emotionally because she is expressing that she(Linda) understands the hesitation on Vanessa's part and is willing to take the lead but WILL stop if Vanessa insists. This is a very delicate and crucial moment in any "first time" experience. There is no forcing of the individual. Merely a display of assurance to the partner who is a willing participant yet who is afraid: of themselves, of what they are feeling, of how they MIGHT feel. Thoughts and feelings everyone goes through.
5. After Vanessa experiences pleasure, as is a natural response to such a feeling, particularly if the physical intimacy experienced questions everything the person may know, Vanessa grabs the pillow in a vain attempt to "cover" herself. This is a physical act to cover herself born out of vacillating, conflicting emotion. Again, very much on point with a "first time" experience. Linda, playing her part very well responds brilliantly. Rather than immediately grab the pillow away from Vanessa she realizes that Vanessa has placed this "barrier" there because she is completely uncertain and unclear what her feelings and emotions are. "Did I like it?...Is this okay?...Am I a bad person because I DID like it?....Does she still like/love me?....Am I still pretty?....", are all unconscious questions which are usually going through the person's mind at this very pivotal moment. Linda's response to this critical second in this intimate exchange is key. She does NOT attempt to expose Vanessa in anyway again. Rather from 13:35 to 14:15, without making any attempts to remove the "barrier" Vanessa has put up because she feels so vulnerable, Linda in fact caresses Vanessa, continues eye contact with her, strokes her legs and body gently and lovingly, and - this is key - moves in closer WHILE Vanessa is holding the pillow between them. Unconsciously this shows Vanessa, whether she would be able to realize it or not, that Linda is respecting Vanessa's personal space and is willing to wait until Vanessa is confident enough to continue. To prove my point if one watches from 13:33 to 13:43 (and a wonderful camera close up by the filming team I might add), Linda LITERALLY "gets down" on Vanessa's eye level. And patiently waits for Vanessa to reveal any type of body language showing Linda it is now acceptable for her to re-enter Vanessa's "personal space." Once this is allowed, Linda gently kisses her a couple of times, strokes her face and hair and, again, waits until Vanessa reveals, through her body language, that she feels safe enough with her partner to continue. And of course this happens at 14:10 when Vanessa consciously moves the pillow away from covering her own body herself.
6. The rest of the film, from 14:15 to 24:00, is very well done as a lead by Linda in that she gently shows a hesitant, tentative, and inexperienced Vanessa how to please HER. And towards this end both she and Vanessa play their roles absolutely perfectly.
All of the above, in my mind, make this film and for these reasons I truly like it. However, I do not like the ending and the reason I do not is, to be 100% honest, personal. Firstly, my first experience was not like this in anyway, more's the pity, and I am sure that I can confidently say that there are many who are in the same set of circumstances when it comes to this. (And as my first experience and subsequent ones have all been male/female I would have absolutely no clue what to do with any other kind of intimate experience.) Having said this, look at Vanessa's face at 24:06 to 24:08. THAT, ladies and gentlemen, is a look of shame and regret. And from 24:08 to 24:12 Linda's expression is one of both care/concern/pity but ALSO one of just a hint of shame. 24:12 to 24:23 Vanessa glances back at Linda twice more with the same expression of shame and regret and then, at 24:23 hurriedly grabs her clothing and is LITERALLY running out of the room. At 23:30 when the camera switches back to Linda she looks away to the side, she looks up, she looks down, she scratches her head unconsciously as if in a bit of frustration.....looking ANYWHERE but at where she last saw Vanessa as she disappeared into the other room to get dressed. Its as if she too is, for whatever reason, ashamed of their interaction, or, if not ashamed, quite unsure as to how to help Vanessa cope with HER feelings of guilt over what just happened between them.
Unfortunately it is THIS kind of after exchange that is almost ALWAYS common after a "first time" experience which can make or break it. Had Linda displayed the same confident patience with Vanessa as she did at the 13:35 mark, had Linda gotten up as Vanessa was retreating and firmly but gently stopped her with a warm but firm embrace NOT letting Vanessa retreat to her own mind and then into a physical retreat by leaving the room, but instead had the emotional strength to just "be" in that moment of discomfort with Vanessa as she worked through and sorted through the turmoil she was experiencing, Vanessa's "first time" experience would have mostly likely left no feeling of regret and also, subsequently, would have portrayed Linda's character as one of a truly concerned, caring, partner, who was not only just interested in a selfish gratification but rather one of pleasure and desire for the other person.
Thus, in terms of this film portraying as close a representation of "reality" as is possible, every aspect, up to and including the ending as is, does so, IMHO, with 100% accuracy. (More's the pity.) And for this I give this film a 10. However, if one were to want a "fairy tale" ending to a "first time" encounter of this nature then, the ending would have had to be different. Either way, I do think that both the Team and the cast portrayed this scenario exquisitely well.
Yes, _fer_realz_, I would have to say I agree with you in that these two films on these two separate sites are stellar. I will even go so far as to posit a theory as to WHY they are so appealing. And I would add that in these two films, for myself anyway, I have found that, once again, while engaged in watching them both, I am moved from the position of "viewing" the participants as same-sex female partners, to the position of "viewing" the participants as just "partners." Well done, Team Laconta and Team Lupin.
Both of these films, to me anyway, present a perfect example of the two types of sexual attraction: proceptivity and receptivity (or arousability), (and no, the first word is NOT perceptivity. The word IS spelled correctly.) Proceptivity, or lust, usually emerges spontaneously across a variety of environments in individuals and is situation independent. Its defining characteristic is a general feeling of “horniness” a person feels for no particular reason other than a neurological response to biological and biochemical stimuli based upon the sex hormones: androgens in men and estrogens in women. Arousability is situation DEPENDENT and does NOT rely on these biological promptings of the human body but rather represents a person’s capacity to become interested in sex as a result of encountering certain situations or stimuli even if said individual did not initially feel sexually motivated, which is the case represented here as after being pushed into the pool during an argument with her partner, I doubt very seriously Chrissy would have been biologically motivated to have sex, as we all know from having the experience of arguing with our partner. This begs the question: why then is "make up sex" so "hot?"
The defining characteristic of arousability is that it is triggered by external cues or situations. As such, it can be thought of as situation-dependent and THIS means that it follows the neurological pathway in the human brain which has been converted by nature to act as a "pair-bonding" mechanism. The basic brain systems supporting "love," (arrousability), and "desire, " (perceptivity), are different. "Love's" “brain circuitry” is entirely different from that of physical sexual desire. It involves the neurochemicals dopamine, corticosterone, nerve growth factor, oxytocin, and vasopressin. These are all related to experiences of reward, pleasure, and security. Several world renown psychologists, anthropologists, ethologists, and evolutionary biologists have argued that the emotions associated with reproductive pair bonding, (i.e. emotions of romantic love) originally evolved, not in the context of mating, but in the context of pair-bonding for the purposes of child rearing or, infant-caregiver attachment. This pair-bonding exists in the mammalian animal kingdom because it is a biologically based bonding program that ensures a highly vulnerable mammalian infant stays close to their caregivers to improve their odds of survival. Because we, as humans, can choose to "mate" for purposes OTHER than procreation, nature and evolution, being a very stingy dictator of our biological makeup, refused to create a whole new system when one was already working. The typical, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it," mentality. So it decided to use a system in the human brain which was already there. Hence we as humans use the infant-caregiver attachment system in our brains whenever we "mate" for purposes other than perceptivity, i.e. or procreation. Simply put then, what we are being treated to in these two films is a visual example of attachment (pair-bonding), or, the expression of "romantic love," if you will. Although attachment is a biologically based, somewhat automatic process, it does normally take approximately six months to occur. During this six month period, an infant will display an increasingly intense fixation on the caregiver, greater and greater distress upon being separated from that person, selectively prefer the caregiver over all others as a source of comfort and security, and seek regular physical contact with him or her. These basic features can be observed in both humans and a wide variety of mammalian and primate species.
Hmmmmmm?......Let's look at this attachment scenario again—intense fixation, separation distress, extensive physical contact—do these sound familiar to anyone? If we look back to the classic characteristics of passionate love we find the exact same set of features. And these are the traits which are unconsciously appealing to the viewers of these two set of films which are drawing us in, IMHO.
Case and point: over on VT, from EXACTLY 25:00 minutes into the film, until 27:59, Tracy and Silvie engage in NOTHING else but the above described behavior---intense fixation, extensive physical contact----through kissing, caressing, etc. etc. And, as you so aptly pointed out yourself, _fer_realz_, Tracy is "slowly, gently, lightly running her fingertips over Silvie's entire body.... (: (: (:," and again as you describe,"My ex didn't like massages, but she loved when I'd run my fingers lightly over her body, whether we were dressed or naked." I reiterate......"intense fixation" and "extensive physical contact," AND, the "extensive physical contact" is NOT of a SEXUAL nature but one of a nature of ATTACHMENT. Also, one wonders, or at least I WONDER, and I would LOVE to hear from the models themselves on this question, particularly Tracy & Silvie and Chrissy & Dolly, anecdotally speaking of course, since Dopamine and Oxytocin are playing a key role in their brains during these moments, are they coming away from these scenes with a greater sense of euphoria and well being after the shoots? If this is the case then I have to wonder next, in cases where an individual CHOOSES the adult entertainment industry, AND IN THOSE CASES, where they are self actualized enough and self-possessed enough to see that their needs, their well-being, their health etc. is always well taken care of so as not to be abused by an unscrupulous individual or firm, is it the case that they might actually be more well adjusted in their sexuality, sexual expression, and mind/body connection and identifications BECAUSE they are able to fulfill this most basic of human need - attachment? I mean, we all know, and it is a given that cuddling, hugging, i.e. physical intimacy which promotes and maintains the attachment in the human brain leads to over all better health mentally and physically. Hmmmmmm? I wonder?
Friday, February 19th, 2016 on Redemption
Some time ago I think Team A/A created a film called "Symphony" with professionals Suzie and Iwia. This is very much like that. I started to comment that I thought this presentation was better however I went back to look at that one to compare and I now have to disagree with myself. This is not "better" per se so much as it shows a significant amount of stylistic growth and development on the part of the team. All four professional participants, Tracy/Olivia and Suzie/Iwia show tremendous beauty and passion in each one. In both instances Mr. Lupin is able to create an exquisite, magical and stunning representation of the type of intimacy most humans would desire, and, in point of fact, probably spend a life time searching for. And for the record, shadow, the music in this one is a much a part of the beautiful transcendance which is paramount to its presentation as it was in the piece previously created by Team A/A. Well done, everyone. Well done.
Saturday, February 6th, 2016 on Imagination
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Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 on Men who like porn respect women more: the facts!
Not at all. At no time in this entire process have I been offended. And for the record, yes, this is a forum dedicated to the Adult Entertainment Industry so it DOES stand to reason that one would focus on it. However, I am NOT. Certainly not exclusively anyway as it pertains to this topic as has now been completely understood. (Yay!)
In answer to your question as to how to determine what these "high risk" professions/activities are, I am not qualified to answer this and even if I were I would caution anyone that those declarations which might be made would have to be continuously updated, reviewed etc. etc. based on changing science. What we DO know at this time is that there are some "standard" professions/activities which might need to be considered. And I put that word in quotes for a reason because while it is reasonably accepted these professions/activities are high risk we still do not know enough nor do we do anything about what we do know. Such professions as: military combat, firefighting, EMS, Law enforcement, just to name a few, all of which are proven to cause PTSD. On the side of activities might also include American football in this because of the now scientifically repeatable evidence that Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (repeated head trauma due to mild concussions). Soccer is now being looked at very closely for the same reason, particularly in the age group of the 13-24. So there are physical risks and there are neurobiological risks. Adult Entertainment Industry can be a "high risk" industry for all of the reasons we are all aware of, (Unscrupulous agencies or people looking to exploit a person, health issues, I am trying to be discrete here, etc. etc.) which, as an 18-24 year old a young person might not have the emotional maturity, BECAUSE of the neurobiological changes I have outlined above, to be able to, as you say, "Take this job and shove it," because they've yet to develop that part of the prefrontal cortex which will aid then in this. For further information regarding the topic of adolescent brain development please see the link below:
I'll try to clear this up without too lengthy of a dialogue because I am sure other users are tired of the back and forth between us. ;-P
So to address your points clearly:
1. I agree with Rose in that your soft skills are fine. 2. I AM "Socratic" in the way I speak. I have many skills however my passion is teaching-mentoring. 3. You have NOT caused me any stress or frustration whatsoever. I am merely trying to honestly answer your question.
To address your question regarding the Adult Film Industry in which you stated: "...it seemed that you were also advocating a further age restriction based on the fact that young peoples' brains do not fully physically mature until 24 or 25 and thus (and this I am inferring) these young people are at higher risk of making irrevocable decisions they might well later regret," the answer is NO. YOU are ASKING this question and YOU are DIRECTING ALL of YOUR inquiries regarding this ENITRE conversation AROUND ONLY the Adult Film Industry.
What I am SAYING is that there is undisputed evidence that there are still fundamental changes occurring in the human brain beginning at puberty and continuing until approximately age 25. BECAUSE OF THIS UNDISPUTED SCIENTIFIC, MEASURABLE, FACT, there are certain professions which are high risk for, at the very least, causing dramatic neurobiological changes in a person BECAUSE of the developmental phase occurring during the pruning process in the prefrontal cortex of the human brain in the age group of 18-24. And I am further stating that BECAUSE we do not KNOW what impact said neurobiological changes will have, long term, on their (ages 18-24) psychological and thus thier physical health, (BECAUSE physical health is clearly recognized as being directly impacted by psychological health) we should investigate further and/or consider what changes we, as a "civilized society," might need to make in terms of allowing this age group to participate in certain activities/professions at too young of an age. AND I am NOT limiting this to JUST the Adult Film Industry. YOU ARE. I am making a BLANKET statement for ALL high risk professions/activities. Meaning, I am NOT fixating, picking on, degrading, insulting, or saying anything that could be possibly contrued as being derogatory towards, about, the Adult Film Industry. I am merely stating that ANY activity or industry or profession which has this high risk factor should be examined. I am further stating that there IS a slow movement of consideration to CHANGE or redefine what "majority age" actually MEANS based on this scientific evidence. Furthermore, I bring up child labor in the 19th century as an example as to a time in history where society made a collective choice based again, on scientific evidence, to change how they treated young people who were still developing and said change caused tremendous, long term, historical, societal, biological, neurobiological, psychological, effects which are NOW directly impacting us (i.e. our young people) AGAIN. And that BECAUSE of THIS fact, we may need to make another decision similar to the one which was made in the 19th century. AND, if we do, it will have, AGAIN, long term effects which will not be known for some time, (or at least in our life time).
Now, at the risk of sounding irritated, because I am honestly not, I just think we've beat this poor horse into glue, if, after this post, you are still unclear as to what I am saying, I am at a complete loss as to how to help you understand. :-)
Your comment Rose that "Of course, ages of adult maturity have been defined and redefined throughout human history, so it's not inconceivable that it could happen again," is EXACTLY my point. "Child" labour, and I put that word in quotation on purpose, has existed to varying extents, through most of human history. Before 1940, numerous children aged 5–14 worked in Europe, the United States and various colonies of European powers. With the rise of household income, availability of schools and passage of child labour laws, the incidence rates of child labour fell which, in turn has allowed for an increase in the actual TIME a "child" is allowed to actually BE a child. This increase in that developmental stage, a stage which is both physical and mental, has in turn extended the developmental stage for the adolescent. Meaning that the neurological pruning process which occurs in the prefrontal cortex of a person beginning at puberty has extended now beyond the worldly generically recognized age of "18." Because of this fact, all I am attempting to point out is that perhaps there needs to be more investigation and research into the effects of ANY young person in that age group entering ANY profession that potentially has a high risk of long term side effects of either a physical or mental capacity. This includes everything from being a soldier to _fer_realz_'s declaration of the dreaded "Sex Work" profession and everything in between. And I absolutely agree with you Rose in that "drawing the line between protecting and unprotecting" is something that is going to be very difficult. Having said that, if westernized culture, in the 1800's during the Industrial Age, had not ever made a decision to "draw the line" between when a "child" would "old enough to work" or not there never would have been a societal change which opened up opportunities for those born in that era to begin to be young enough, long enough, to advance in their physical and mental development. And with each successive generation whereby we allow young people to be "young people," there will be longer and longer times which will be required for them to develop mentally and emotionally even when their PHYSICAL development is complete. To ignore this fact would be to our detriment and would be to also do harm to our future and theirs. And it is THIS point that I am focussing on, NOT the point that "young people need to be protected from 'Sex Work.'"
And for the record, let me state categorically that I am drawing in a LOT of pieces: biology, psychology, neuro-biology, sociology, cultural ideology, and any other "ology" you want to throw in there. And I also know that some of what I am saying might be considered ephemeral. However if we wish to tout our midst in here the we are "open minded" then we have to consider these things.
Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 on Men who like porn respect women more: the facts!
I actually DID answer your question in two specific ways: 1. The "duh" part and 2. By NOT going into great links to ANSWER your question. That's the point you do not seem to be getting. To me, it appears that it is YOU, who are putting the emphasis on the "Sex" part of "Sex Work." In no way am I doing this. Or at least it is t my intention. My point is WHATEVER "profession" someone chooses to try/enter/do there should be a period of "internship" that excludes certain types of activities. Personal example: I began working in EMS at age 15. At age 16 I was riding ambulances and responding to fires. Also at age 16 I was exposed to pulling out three charred, dead, bodies of children out of a house fire. At 17 I entered EMT school. At 18 I watched a gentlemen stick his head under a moving train car to kill himself and another use a 12 gauge to blow his head off. All before I was legally allowed to drink alcohol. Scientific evidence now shows that these types of things cause some slight forms of PTSD (another "duh" to be inserted here) and because of this, in the US anyway, young people who are interested in entering this field DO still get training and DO still get exposed to some parts of the job. BUT NOT ALL OF IT because of the life long repercussions we now know are very real. That's my point. There are certain aspects of the "job," if you will that IF a person age 18-24 wishes to do in the Adult Film Industry they should be exposed to but perhaps there are some parts that they SHOULD NOT be exposed to as we do not yet know the long term effects given this new information regarding the pruning of the human synaptic interface during this age group in the prefrontal cortex. This point has NOTHING to do with "Sex Work" per se and EVERYTHING to do with human development and our understanding of it. Get it?
Oh and just because in OUR 18-24 year old years WE were allowed to, and did do, and make some asinine and really brainless decisions BECAUSE of what now appears to be at least in part, a neuro-chemical and biological influencing factor, doesn't necessarily mean we should let this trend continue - IF - we can scientifically prove or at least scientifically mount evidence that CHANGING the landscape might actually IMPROVE the development of the person and subsequently our society and our humanity as a whole moving forward. To say that "well that's the way we've always done it, that's the I did it, so that's the way it should ALWAYS be done," is not a scientifically valid argument. ;-P
Nope. Very seldom do I point blank state someone is incorrect and if anyone would go back and read my contributions I don't think I have ever stated the words "I think you are wrong," but in this case _fer_realz_, "You are wrong." It isn't that I think young people need to be "protected" from anything. Go back and read my post. I said in my "personal opinion." But also, in my personal opinion, I don't think an 18 year old should be allowed to be sent to the front lines of a war to kill or be killed when they're not even allowed to drink alcohol because we have proven, through research, that alcohol has a greater effect on inhibiting the prefrontal cortex in that age group. "Oh I'm sorry young person age 18. We're going to send you to die or kill someone but we're not going to let you have a beer." Really folks? I ALSO said that there should be some sort of "Internship." Nursing students, get internships, soldiers get "bootcamp," CNA's, get "clinical time." Look at ANY, widely recognized "profession" and you will see, SOMEWHERE, SOMETIME, whether for a day, a week, a month, a shift, there is SOMETIME that that person, young, or old, is "exposed" to that "profession." I also pointed out that there is a slow, and quiet movement to change the standards of society's view point regarding that age group. I did NOT say I agreed or disagreed with it. I just simply stated that it was THERE. And you are correct _fer_realz_ that Hunter Gatherer groups' adolescent maturation rate is faster, BECAUSE IT HAS TO BE. They do not typically live as long as westernized culture. Due to our technology research has shown that we can extend the life of our "advanced society's members," and thus "adolescent intellectual maturation" is now, biochemically and neurologically extended because a person in said society is - to be succinct - living longer. And yes, Rose, neuro chemically speaking, the age group of 18-24 IS more dynamic, flexible, and all around explorative. No their lives should not be "limited" in exploring and discovering things and making their own mistakes. However, biologically speaking, neurologically speaking, without a doubt, an 18 year old is NOT as "adult" as someone who is 25. Which is WHY most colleges, and technically institutions have created "college success classes," to teach this age group HOW to navigate that age. All I'm saying is we are remiss if we do not at least CONTEMPLATE this biological fact and the impact it has on ANY young person AND that this contemplation should extend over ALL facets of ALL professions and ALL facets of their life and OUR society. To quote your last statement _fer_realz_: "t is not sex work our young people need to be protected from, it is an abusive and exploitative system of labor in this culture that we ALL need to be protected from, is my argument." Oooooookay....ummmmm....the word "duh" comes to mind.
magilla, _fer_realz_, Rose, thirdoftwelve, et. al., (This is a diatribe so feel free to delete the post if it is too long.)
I've read both the above blog article, the actual research article which is referenced, and all subsequent commentary below. Thirdoftwelve your synopsis and extremely intelligent, well thought out, and HUMBLE, (Yes, I use the word HUMBLE, for that is what your questions are: humble, thought provoking, and open minded inquiries), are the very types of questions which need to be asked. A different set of parameters, measurements, metrics, and premises can, and WOULD yield different results. This is not a supposition on my part: it is a fact of the what is commonly known as "The Scientific Method," and it is THE investigative method we as humans have been using since we crawled out of our caves or were created by God, or some combination of these two possibilities:
1. Humans see something that intrigues them - "I see fire."
2. Humans come up with a hypothesis - "I wonder if its hot?"
3. Humans test said hypothesis - "I think I'll try to touch it to see if its hot."
4. Humans prove said hypothesis - "Ow! Damn that's hot!"
5. Humans now state theory - "When you touch fire you get burned."
6. Humans revise theory or devise way to incorporate said theory into their lives and world - "Yes, fire is hot and burns, but I can use it to cook, stay warm, and make things."
Of COURSE I am being facetious but I am doing so to prove a point: Scientific theory is ALWAYS under constant investigation and, based on new information, constantly being revised and changed as new knowledge is added.
We have gravity. You can't fight gravity, right? Wrong, Albert Einstein towards the end of his lifetime completely changed the way he viewed his "Theory of Relativity," which he had held to for most of his lifetime, and at the end of his life began to hypothesis a NEW theory that, had he lived longer, might have perhaps changed out understanding of gravity and whether or not we could "fight" it.
Porn/Erotic/Sex trades/Sex Work have all been around also since humans either crawled out of the cave or were created by God or some combination of the two. However, our understanding of this very primal, very private, very spiritual, very emotional, very intimate, very personal choice of act is also under constant scrutiny, change, investigation, and understanding because we must always return to the Scientific Theory to understand how it works; how WE work; how our brains work; how our neuro biology works. The more we investigate, the more we understand. The more we understand, the more we investigate. And as we participate in these to interdependent behaviors we undoubtedly discover issues, concerns, fears, etc. we will not like.
For instance, Rose, you readily state, and I've no doubt that it is true, that the MA family of sites does their very best to maintain the highest of standards in terms of the employment of, treatment, of, care of, their professionals. As an outsider, and as someone who's done a fair amount of investigation on the company I would say this is probably true. However, there is new information available that may mean the MA family might need to consider changing its practices in the long run in the future. It is true, statistically speaking, as magilla pointed out that in the Adult Industry most of the models, particularly the women, begin in the industry in their early twenties. Data now suggests that this may no longer be something that should be allowed to continue. The National Institute of Mental Health in the United states along with other research institutions around the world, (Cambridge and the like), reveal adolescents do not reach emotional maturity before age 24 or 25. Thus just because they reach "majority age" their adolescence is not over. Longitudinal investigations of individuals going through the period between childhood and adulthood reveal that there is a remodeling of the brain that typically begins just before the teen years begin and continues well into the mid-twenties. Neuroscientists have clearly demonstrated though fMRI scans that the human brain is not fully finished developing until about age 25. Since this appears to be the case, it follows that the changes which occur between 18 and 25 are a continuation of the process that starts around puberty, and further evidence indicated that most 18 year olds are about halfway through that process. Their prefrontal cortex is not yet fully developed. This is the part of the brain that helps us to inhibit impulses and to plan and organize our behaviors to reach a particular goal. The other area of the brain which is different in adolescent brain is the reward system. It becomes highly active right around the time of puberty and then gradually goes back to an adult level, which appears, again, based on the scientific evidence of fMRI, PET, and CT scans, to be around age 25. This makes adolescents and young adults more interested in entering uncertain situations to seek out and try to find whether there might be a possibility of gaining something from those situations. IF THIS IS TRUE, then it follows to reason that some adolescents enter the Adult Industry under "less than ideal," or "less than INFORMED," circumstances because, according to research, they may lack the requisite ability to comprehend, neurologically and biologically speaking, what they are getting into. "Whoa BlackWing! Is MA contributing now to the problem?" I hear everyone ask. Maybe. However everyone should take a breath and step back because there is now a push, within the USA, and which has spread very slowly to other countries and cultures, to now begin to rethink the actual age at which one is considered to have reach "majority." IF, and I mean this as a capital "IF," this happens then we would have to rethink our ENTIRE infrastructure: when a young person can learn to drive, when a young person can have alcohol, when a young person can leave home, when a young person can go to college, when a young person can be held liable for a crime, when a young person can join the service and go to war, when a young person can chose to participate in the Adult Industry, etc. etc. And for the purposes of clear definition, "A Young Person" is someone under age 25. So yes, this may have to happen. And yes, I personally, do not think any 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, or 24, year old should be entering into the Adult Industry, or at the very least not be allowed to do so with out some sort of highly regulated, very strict, apprenticeship program whereby they are introduced to the industry without ever engaging in sexual acts for pay until they've interned in some format that does not involve the actual physical act on camera. Doing this would force the industry as a whole to begin to have to "come in to the day light" and thus some of the issues magilla raised would begin to be alleviated. Now this is all theory on my part but its how other industries thought human history in ALL cultures have gained rights, acceptance as a "professional," and higher pay, (I remind the reader of how child labor laws changed the face of human history but that in the end it STILL goes on but BECAUSE of the laws it is much better. This doesn't mean we give up. No, we keep trying to make it so that a 5 year old doesn't work as a farm hand from the moment they get off of the school bus until its dark and then and only then gets to do his or her homework.)
Which now brings me to the very OBVIOUS cognitive dissonance that is clearly being experienced by magilla. Cognitive dissonance is a psychological term whereby an individual experiences the mental stress or discomfort because they hold in their mind and in their world view two or more contradictory beliefs, ideas, or values at the same time, AND WHILE DOING THIS ALSO, performs an action that is contradictory to one or more beliefs, ideas or values. Cognitive dissonance can also occur when an individual is confronted by new information that conflicts with existing beliefs, ideas, or values inherent to their world view. The theory and subsequent term, discovered and coined by Leon Festinger, focuses on how humans strive for internal, mental, consistency. An individual who experiences inconsistency (dissonance) tends to become psychologically uncomfortable, and is highly motivated to try to reduce this dissonance. Toward this end they will actively avoid situations and information likely to increase it. Magilla is giving off every indication that he/she is experiencing this: degrading, deploring, and stereotyping ALL women, and ALL Adult Industry providers, and ALL employees of said Adult Industry providers, while at the same time using the Adult Industry products is very clearly a dichotomy at best; polar opposite, a.k.a. cognitive dissonance at its core. Furthermore, when presented with evidence that begins to clearly debunk some, NOT ALL, but some, of the theories expressed in the commentary below and the articles above, magilla either reacts rather vociferously and/or completely ignores anyone rationally pointing out the inconsistency of his/her behavior, (i.e. engaging in the use of the Adult Industry and its product while at the same time demeaning and deploying it and some of the nefarious tactics which are used to produce said product).
So, at the very end of all of this there is more than enough blame to go around to ALL OF US. However, while we're in here in this forum theorizing, contemplating, and patting ourselves on the back for doing so, there are real, live, professional, models, and real, live, "wannabe," professional models, who either by choice, or by persuasion, or by economic need, or by circumstances beyond their control, enter this Industry. Shame on every single one of us if we think for one minute that we don't contribute to both their success and/or failure if we don't begin to shine a light on this subject and investigate it BEYOND what is merely happening here in this forum. Yes, MA and its sites strive for the highest in integrity but its not enough. They need to actively make advances whenever and wherever they can to begin to enforce change in the industry so that the terrible things which mageilla has stated, which clearly DO happen, don't, up to and including, begin to think about, if not completely changing their policies of hiring the 18-24 year old group, at least find agencies and companies that develop a standardized "apprenticeship" program where they help out on set, etc. etc. and get paid for this, and learn the industry THIS way FIRST and THEN as their exposed to what can occur or what it is they are about to step into, and this make a better, more informed decision. (MA may actually be doing some of these things. If they are, I want to know about it and I would think other members would also. I think it'd be a great piece, Rose.) And WE, as consumers of the product absolutely must ONLY pay for the services provided and we must ONLY pay and ONLY use those services which engage in the highest and very best of standards when it comes to these models because in the end it is THEIR work, THIER performances, THEIR time, and THIER mind and bodies, THEY are allowing US, to see. Furthermore, please explain to me what the difference is between the American TV cable channel story called "Spartacus: Blood and Sand," a "legitimate" TV show aired on Starz involving gratuitous sex, violence, rape, pillage, murder, exploitation of men and women etc. which was displayed throughout that entire TV series, and which employed actors and actresses at least as young as 18 if not younger, and what is being produced in "those nasty porn sites and companies?" Why is one format considered "legitimate" as employing "models and actors and actresses who are professionals," and the other isn't? Sounds a lot to me like "to-MAY-to" versus "to-MOTTO." They may sound different but they're both spelled the same darn way, folks. Guys, its not about us. Its not about MA although they do profit from the fact that WE(the consumer) BUYS it. It's about the PEOPLE. If MA wants a bigger "piece of the pie," make sure the whole darn pie IS BIGGER. Make the changes needed to keep it growing professionally. And if we the consumer want a "bigger piece of the pie," then take an active role in help MA and companies like that come out and operate in the open so as to ensure these terrible things magilla mentioned can't occur or are at least reduced tremendously. Evil can only thrives in darkness. Hate is only another word describing fear of what we do not know or understand, and its not enough to be "open to ideas" or to "not engage in" discrimination or prejudice. We have to actively seek out and/or shine light in dark places, actively try to understand that which we do not know, and actively protest against those who would be prejudicial.
Okay....thus endeth "The Sermon on the Mount."
Monday, February 1st, 2016 on Men who like porn respect women more: the facts!
:D LOL!!! I'm already familiar with fer_realz_! Thanks! Although the commentary offered IS prolific I will grant you, I wouldn't consider it to be a "foil," but perhaps more like a balance of opposing ideas. ;P *Grin*
And yes, _fer_realz_, I AM familiar with the Blog post from Rose you are referring to although I've not kept up with it recently. I relocated and started a new employment. And then just recently was rear ended so I've been a bit busy. And yes, abuses of employees by employers occur in ALL professions. Categorically speaking it is abuses by people IN power over people WITHOUT power that are what we as humans typically run in to in all aspects. I will catch up on that blog as I think perhaps it might have impact on the series. I posed a question on the film "Trip" that I think you might like to ponder. Obviously feel free to offer your opinion.
Monday, February 1st, 2016 on Erotica versus Porn: Which do you support? Part II
I've a question for the forum as there seems to be a lot of commentary that appears very similar in nature from the users. The continuous comments regarding this film describing at length the appearance of Ms. Tracy Lindsey just in general, and then of course the "paring" of Ms. Candy Belle with her, would I be correct in hypothesizing that perhaps a reason for the popularity of this particular film, and such a model/professional as Ms. Lindsey, (along with Ms. Belle of course) is that Ms. Lindsey is quite comfortable, uniquely so, "in her own skin" and with her own body, sensuality, and "sexuality," and the expressions thereof, and thus by being able to remain "connected" both in herself and in the moment before, during, and AFTER, the intimacy of her scenes, (which is extremely important in setting up the "storyline"), that it is THIS fact that is coming across as "authentic" and therefor "beautiful?" And would I guess correctly that new comer Ms. Belle might also appear to be able to do this and that this fact is highlighted with both of them being "together" as it were?
Now, by all means please, let no one be confused by the fact that even if the viewers feel this is a large part of WHY this piece seems to strike such a chord with the audience let us not forget the fact that the storyline, the technical work behind the camera and the ENITRE team of A/A is necessary so as to SHOWCASE said quality, meaning, of course that Ms. Lindsey's and Ms. Belle's abilities would show through obviously in ANY production but with team A/A being the "crème de la crème" of production teams as it were, is uniquely qualified to highlight such talent. So obviously the combination of these two factors might result in this peice. Would anyone care to share their view on my question?
Sunday, January 31st, 2016 on Trip
Saturday, January 30th, 2016 on Trip
Right back at ya.
Saturday, January 30th, 2016 on Get Ready
Remittuntur vobis! ;-) Actus non Facit Reum Nisi Mens sit Rea! Actually Rose initially DID have the bio identifying the Author as female. It was changed for the very purposes you state and also as an attempt to take as much "sexism" as possible out of the equation due to the very fact that this topic is so riddled with social, societal, and cultural "landmines." Not to mention, individual, spiritual, emotional and, unfortunately, LEGAL ones. And no, I am not surprised that you agreed with the elements which have been mentioned because of your very thoughtful, initial, response. I thoroughly enjoy reasonable dialogue that requires us as human beings to stretch our minds, mores, and beliefs beyond our own limited world view. Ask Ms. Rose for verification of this fact. ;-) This is not to say that I will always agree with a person. Just that I believe in training the mind to hold steady while hosting different truths. Doing so, IMHO, will lead a person to a deeper understanding of the world in which we live, and to a deeper connection to all people we encounter throughout our lives because we will thus learn to consider their truth do be true for them. Obviously, at least to my mind anyway, even holding to THIS stated fact, there are immutable principals: do no harm, do not murder, do not prey on the helpless, etc. etc. for such behaviors not only bring sorrow to the world in which we live but they also damage our own spirit and soul.
I would very much enjoy any future discussions and of course "meeting" you on here is a bonus! I'm thrilled, quite frankly that anyone who is a professional from the Adult Industry would take time not only to read the article put forward but also to thoughtfully, carefully, and deliberately consider each and all possibilities raised. If you do not mind then, I think I will hold off on addressing some fantastic points you raised above until after the third installment. If I can make a few connections and gain some stats from overseas I think I might rework the final piece a bit. It isn't the topic so much as the IP addresses which are closely monitored these days in the US. An unfortunate side affect of the world in which we now live where those who are not interested in the open communication and debate we prize so highly, are crossing geographical boarders and causing immense pain and suffering. :( Thanks again for the wonderful discourse!
Saturday, January 30th, 2016 on Erotica versus Porn: Which do you support? Part II
Hello swplf2! Thank you so very much for your well thought out analysis of the second piece in this series. I apologize as I am just returning from a working and personal, family-centered trip, and do not have the time to dialogue with you in an open forum like this only because I would prefer to take a more measured time in reading, researching and THEN responding to the very excellent points of interest and diversity which you raise.
Therefore the only things I WILL take the time to point out are these: 1. Please refer to the caveats at the very beginning of BOTH the first and the second article which state categorically, "...in no way is the information provided here intended to stigmatize, define, and/or stereotype any one group or person(s), or industries as whole. The purpose of this article is to open a healthy debate regarding the DIFFERENCES AND SIMILARITIES (emphasis added) between these two subjects." 2. I clearly state in the second piece, as well as in the first, that the metrics cited in both the first and second piece are incomplete for various reasons ranging from stigmatization, to incomplete data gathering, up to and including a complete misunderstanding of some and/or MORE than some, "statistics." One absolutely MUST remember, and AGREE, if they are to even remotely investigate ANY theory of any kind, AT ALL, with an objective mindset that, as you say, "less ethical advocates use the stats only which support their opinions. More ethical parties review the stats to reach a conclusion and accept them whether they support or rebut their hypothesis." 3. As to the gathering of data from strictly American English resources; being in the US currently, and being limited to what I can access regarding certain topics of research on the web with the understanding and knowledge that "Uncle Sam" is constantly monitoring all traffic, I am restricted in what material I can access and not put certain aspects of my employment or potential employment at risk given the nature of what I do, (see the bio on the Author for any explanation). This goes for traffic at the place of employment yes, but also personal, digital, i.e. Digital, Network, traffic. 4. Finally, I was just wondering, for no particular reason other than curiosity's sake,....why is there an assumption being made that the Author is male?
When I can take time to thoroughly read, digest, and then intelligently dialogue with you regarding your very thoughtful comments I would love your permission to do so. It just may take me more than a few days due to work and other issues. Thank you so much again for such excellent and thought provoking observations and comments!
Friday, January 29th, 2016 on Erotica versus Porn: Which do you support? Part II
Just watched the entire film again and had to say mimi, WONDERFUL observations! Regarding Tracy's "hairstyle," not only do I agree with your assessment, I actually think it makes her look more elegantly, and ravishingly, STUNNING! She has quite blossomed into an oppulent, dazzling, and striking woman. Yes, they were absolutely "terrific" together. In point of fact, the "lovemaking" was so genuinely and inceptively portrayed so as to almost be primeval as well as pristine. Finally, Candybelle is so romantic in her amorous affections for Tracy that her every move to please her partner can only be defined as elemental and chimerical because of her "magical" qualities to "anticipate" her lovers desires. And of course it does not hurt that she is also quite spectacularly striking in her own right. With the attributes and "affections" for lack of a better definition/term, both of these ladies bring to the table as actresses, who just "happen" to enjoy their work, is it any wonder that the film shows "intimacy" that is "real?" Thank you again for your observations!
Friday, January 29th, 2016 on Trip
Thank you Rose. I would add, as I did in the comment section of the film "Trip," that said film could very much be considered as an example of what I state above as, "This chemistry is clearly visible in the films produced which prize illustrating, depicting and mirroring human sexual interaction through physical touch as a means of affection, support, friendship and tenderness, as well as desire, passion and a yearning for the physical closeness of a safe.... sensual, sexual encounter between consenting individuals." While the line of demarcation between "Erotic" and "Pornographic" film is very tenuous and does very much rely on the interpretation of the viewers as well, which I will discuss in the third and final installment of this research, clearly, it is the RELATIONSHIP between the professional, adult actors and actresses, which comes across in the final production as being authentically desired, passionately and physically wanted, and finally even physiologically and biochemically enjoyed and savored of one another, which the viewer, IMHO, either consciously or, more likely UN-consciously picks up on and therefore most appreciates. Again, this is just my humble opinion and observation. I would very much welcome Tracy's and Candy's comments on their experience in making that film and what their opinion is of how it relates to the above article's research. Even Team A/A for that matter, however I know all are very busy.
Anything with Tracy in it is going to be of immense quality. Add Team A/A behind the work and story telling along with her, plus a genuinely passionate and lovely partner in Candy and well...there you are....an extraordinarily "ordinary" and beautifully portrayed "relationship." (And a prime example of Adult Erotic Film I might add! My point exactly!)
To give a commentary on this movie would, IMHO, degrade and cheapen it. Quite simply, a lovely, authentic, sexy portrayal of a couple who are passionately in love with each other. Very beautiful. Thank you.
Monday, January 18th, 2016 on A&A
I most certainly agree with all the comments previously stated however I would add one more point, and it is a point I direct specifically to Mr. Lupin, Ms. Fawn, and to the professionals portraying the characters of course.
Go back and look at the film and then pay particular attention at the end beginning at time 22:50. I recommend that one look at the way Ms. Brooke is tenderly leaning forward, her hands on Ms. Decker's shoulders, obviously in post intimacy yes, however follow the scene from this point all the way through to time 23:50 where Ms. Decker turns around and leans into the embrace of Ms. Brooke. There appears to be, for a moment, genuine affection and tenderness in their embrace. Then beginning at 23:50, following through until 24:10 both of them engage in, again, what appear to be genuine tenderness and affection for each other: Ms. Brooke leaning down to kiss Ms. Decker gently on the forehead while reaching down to stroke her tenderly on the stomach; Ms. Decker wrapping her arms around Ms. Brooke's left leg and Ms. Brooke returning the embrace by wrapping both her legs around Ms. Decker as well as leaning forward to also warp both of her arms around Ms. Decker completely engulfing her with her body in the devotedness of a "lover's" full bodied embrace. For her part in response, Ms. Decker continues to caress Ms. Brooke's leg and at time 24:07 leans back to look in the eyes of her partner with appreciation and devotedness. Finally at 24:10 Ms. Brooke leans forward again to kiss Ms. Decker on the left temple and Ms. Decker even leans into this kiss before they both get up to finish their morning "ritual." Even during post credits there is a mutual respect and kindness in the air to their interaction It is these subtleties of affection, warmth, and fondness that are being portrayed, again, and again, and again, in the movies directed by you, sir, and casted by you, madam, which, IMHO, are the key's to what drives the success of the endeavors your team undertakes.
Simply put, one cannot FAKE these types of affectations in human behavior, no matter HOW good and actor or actress one is, and have it be clearly portrayed to the viewer in such a way as to make said viewer feel as if they've honestly witnessed a "normal, daily, routine, intimacy" between a couple. There are too many of these little distinctions and innuendos which render these films as having the appearance of genuine coupling. Research aside, it is THIS factor which, again, IMHO, separates, "Porn" from "Erotic" film. Without excellent directing, without good casting to make sure that the partnering has this basic, emotional and physical connection and chemistry, and finally, without professionals such as Ms. Brooke and Ms. Decker who not only are beautiful in a natural sense but are obviously well taken care of AS professionals OFF the set as well as on, none of these nuances would be so, well,....er....nuanced!! That is to say these small things I pointed out above are SO subtle but are such a most important part of making the films "realistic," that a viewer might not know WHY they like it, they just know that they DO. Well done ladies and gentlemen. Well done.
Sunday, January 10th, 2016 on Get Ready
I doubt seriously that there is anyone out there who has eyes, half a brain, and any ability at all to become enthralled who would NOT find this piece of work enchanting. Amylia Argan and Antonia Sainz's chemistry really is truly amazing so my compliments to you both (and to APF for the casting of course) as it truly DOES appear that this was a "naturally" intimate encounter between an established couple. That is very hard to pull off and even harder to capture on film. What I very much appreciate is that both professionals, albeit extremely beautiful of course, do NOT fit the stereotypical body/face type. Ladies you are both beautiful but your beauty lies not only in your physiques but also in the fact that both of you appear to be quite comfortable "in your own skin." THIS is where a woman's true beauty lies and is the place where physical aesthetics are only enhance when inner confidence radiates from within. Emylia is exquisite in charm and alluringly suave and statuesque in her presence next to the graceful, elegant, and magnificent Antonia. Both of you display a completely "down to earth" interplay during the introduction of you both as a couple in the park and that interaction is what sets the stage for, and makes the impact of, the magnetic seduction of Antonia for Emylia which ensues. The passion shared between you both is quite contagious to the viewer. Just on the introduction scene alone I would say that the world needs many more confident women such as yourselves to push the boundaries of "acceptable" looks and behavior for women in general. Oh and please let's not leave out compliments to whomever chose the wardrobe for both of you. Yes of course the second part where both of these ladies are wearing lingerie, however that part would not be as much of an impact were it not for the choices of outfits for both actresses/models in the lead in. Emylia's stylish coat, leggings, and shoes cutting a very stunning figure for her while at the same time making her look determined, in charge and dare I say "ready to kick ass" if need be, walking next to the fashionably, stately, and chic Antonia again only enhances the second half of this film. These are the things that set the stage for the way that they both "devour each other in the most seductive and sensual way possible" leading to the presentation of "some of the best lovemaking and true passion" presented on either of these to sites in quite some time, (as Steph7 so accurately describes below).
Yes, more please!
Saturday, January 2nd, 2016 on Autumn
Simple. PASSIONATE. Sensual. Bravo!
Monday, December 21st, 2015 on Flowers
Its interesting that you bring this up because in the second part I will actually cover this. Specifically, the research I have done and am doing seems to support the theory that "Pornography," while still marketable and still a part of the "Sex Market" as it were, is being less and less consumed by users and by the "market," where as Erotica (and subsequently Erotic Art) is becoming more and more in demand. This is particularly true when it comes to female consumers. Additionally, professional models, both male and female, seem to be making a conscious choice to enter into the Erotic "industry" and are apparently moving away from, "Porn," and/or performing in anything that is denigrating to the professionals involved in any way.
Monday, November 30th, 2015 on Erotica versus Porn: Which do you support? Part 1
Actually, I agree with you 110%, and to those with the ability and or desire to have that discernment, you are correct. Wikipedia gives the following definition to be, "Erotic art covers any artistic work that is intended to evoke erotic arousal or that depicts scenes of love-making. It includes paintings, engravings, drawings, sculptures, photographs, music and writing," so as you can see almost everyone tends to "lump" Erotic Art in with Erotica. In my research I did find that there is beginning to be developed a more refined definition of what constitutes Erotic Art versus just Erotica itself and this distinction appears to be that erotic art would be classified as items which the artist distinctly intends to be viewed as pieces of art, and to do so they use formal elements of art, and drawing on other historical artworks. Pornography and/or Erotica may also use these tools, but both appear to be primarily focussed on the arousal of someone sexually. However, since such distinctions, like the distinctions I outline in the article, are highly subjective, and because of this fact it is very difficult to clearly state when an artist's work will fall into one of these three categories. I would make a blanket statement and say "Obviously everyone knows porn when they see it," however this is not true either because, again, what one person's view is porn, another person's view is erotic, and still a third person's view would be Erotic Art. Hence it is critical that the actual participants involved in the creative process, particularly when they are human participants, that HOW they are used to portray the artist's rendition of his or her piece, is a necessary piece of the puzzle in order to bring more clarity to the defintion of what is porn, versus, erotic, versus erotic art. And THAT my friend, is what is examined in Part II.
Well, should you decide to return, I've no doubt you would be as beautiful as ever given that the few pictures we see of you now a days show you've aged not one single day! That being said your work behind the scenes with Mr. Lupin has been most impressive.
Saturday, November 28th, 2015 on Fountain of Love
There seems to be a fair amount of comment regrading the "ink" on the one model. While I will agree that her choice of ink is quite interruptive and very much eccentric and quite extravagant
and in some cases fairly preposterous and outlandish, comments regarding her choice of what would be called "body art," I would like to point out that the scene itself does seem to not only validate performers and their interest in sexuality, but it also breaks down potentially "polite" society's views of what it may or may not mean to be an Ertotic Art Performer. And for this one fact alone I give her credit.
Friday, November 20th, 2015 on Show Me Part 1
Authentic expression portraying the underlying element of sensuality, sensitivity, affection and passion between two individuals who, for the theme of the cinematic feature anyway, are truly experiencing the first vestiges of love. Well done Team A/A. And it goes without saying, (but I will anyway) that only Ms. Grace and Ms. Blanco's willing participation and vested interest in the film and each other, was this piece so well portrayed. Thank you ladies.
Friday, November 13th, 2015 on Flow
Excellent and Interesting article Ms. Rose. I liked it very much.
Hmmmm.....the switch to Locanta becoming the VT director will be a nice change. Not the Guy was bad in the least, however I really hope they at least move away from the shaking that constantly occurs with the hand held stuff. I quite the site because I just kept getting motion sickness.
I did see DC's movies starring Ms. Lorena. Honestly, as a personal preference, I am quite fond of his productions. And I really do think he and Ms. Lorena make an excellent team when it comes to editing and story telling.
Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 on Stay Sweet
You know I really like Mr. Carravaggio's work, especially when paired with Lorena. I think their projects could very much could begin to rival the level of being able to portray a storyline to that of AL/APF. This one was quite good. Glad I stumbled on it. Ms. Lorena is always quite authentic in her performances, and I'm not just talking about the intimate part. Her performances leading up to and post intimacy, IMHO, are as good as, if not sometimes better than, "mainstream professionals." (I put this term in quotes because, again, IMHO, the actors and actresses on the MetArt site ARE professionals. Anyway, wonderful little gold nugget of a film to find. Would love to see more of the DC/LB partnership in future projects.
I really like this one. Realistic. Simplistic. Believable. Authentic connection between the professionals. (Which,...shout out to APF and AL must have been difficult to find the best professionals!) Was exceedingly one of the better films of this site.
Sunday, October 18th, 2015 on One Morning
LOVE the shoes. REALLY love the actual kissing/"romance" involved from both Tracy and Whitney. They are obviously the proverbial "power couple." This series is a definite favorite.
Monday, September 21st, 2015 on Secrets Of Prague Episode 4
Doh! Sorry guys! Won't happen again.
Friday, September 4th, 2015 on Secrets of Prague Episode 2
Oh heck yeah! On the first installment they walked into the room OWNING the place. Just the attitude they have is sexy in and of itself. Again, I reiterate, the quality, casting, screen writing, editing, producing, filming, sequencing, etc. etc. etc. that is being produced by not only Team A/A but also by the actresses/actors they employ in their productions are only getting better and better. At this rate of improvement there is not going to be much difference left, if any at all save for the Erotic portions of each of the films, between a "mainstream" film production, and an Erotic film production, and the historical components added at the end are straight out of mainstream film productions. Additionally, my case and point: has anyone noticed the acting abilities of the cast members thus far? If this were a "standard porn film" productions involving acting skills such as is being displayed would absolutely not be there IMHO. The reactions of Eileen and Alexis upon losing were VERY good! In fact all of the couples show tremendous talent. I'm going to go out on a limb and make a prediction. If Adult Erotic Film making is to go "mainstream," it is going to happen through the effort of crews and professionals such as these. Just MHO. Well done every one, well done.
Excellent, "feel good" film showing a natural relationship that just happens to include very real intimate scenes. Team A/A just keeps getting better and better.
Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 on Scooty Angels
There is much data out there to support that female sexuality is more fluid than male sexuality. This gives support to the "emerging trend" of "bi-curious" young women who "settle down" as you say, and also lends support to the opposite end of the spectrum: older women in their late 30's and older forties who, after having had "conventional families and relationships" shift to same sex relationships. However this "fact," and I use this term loosely, is beginning to be debunked as only occurring in women. "Today, sexual encounters between straight-identified men take new but similarly 'manly' forms. For instance, when men undergo hazing in college fraternities and in the military, there’s often a degree of sexual contact. It’s often dismissed as a joke, game, or ritual that has no bearing on the heterosexual constitution of the participants," says Jane Ward, Associate Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies at University of California, Riverside. Furthermore, as you note _fer_realz, she states, "It’s clear that straight men and women come into intimate contact with one another in a range of different ways. But this is less about hard-wired gender differences and more about broader cultural norms dictating how men and women are allowed to behave with people of the same sex. Instead of clinging to the notion that men’s sexuality is fundamentally inflexible, we should view male heterosexuality for what it is–a fluid set of desires that are constrained less by biology than by prevailing gender norms." Therefore, as I reported in my article, there is much more research which needs to be done, and this research needs to be on separate ends of the spectrum as far as exclusively male and exclusively female because, BIOLOGICALLY, men and women ARE completely different, with completely different neuro chemistry, bio chemistry, and physiology, all of which will have tremendous impact on how they relate to both each other as well as the same sex in terms of physical and emotional relationships.
Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 on European Love and Sexuality vs. American Love and Sexuality
I agree with you in that we are approaching the same conclusion but from different prespectives. Yes, we should learn from others in how they chose to live when it is obvious that the outcome appears to be healthy, adaptive, and productive for the individuals in their own personal lives as well as their professional lives. However, let me point out that these topics we are discussing are NOT for all individuals. I take myself as example. Either due to cultural heritage, generational mores, individual personality constructs, or personal, historical experiences, or some combination of all, I can NOT see myself engaging in this type of life style, (And I am not referring to Adult Erotic film making, I am, of course referring to the redefinition of intimate relationships as the title of the article suggests). This is not to say that I cannot and SHOULD not strive to be open minded enough to the scientific data available to consider the possibility that there are other ways in which to have committed, healthy, loving relationships. There just is NOT enough exploration of the human psyche as it pertains to the continuim of the expression of Human Sexuality for us as a species, much less a society or culture, for us to make hard/fast/indelible judgements. Fortunately it appears that America's European cousins understand this truth and do not attempt to. Instead, it appears that they mitigate the repercussions through understanding, tolerance, and education, (Education being the primary factor). Hence their low statistical rates in terms of teen births, abortions, STD's, even alcohol abuse, etc. After all, Albert Camus said, "The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding." Hence, my point: we should seek to UNDERSTAND from the participants in the adult film industry, and in all forms of adult industry whenever we find an area where it is working in a healthy way, WHY it is working. Whether we choose to adopt the practices is a different fact entirely. Yet the pursuit of intelligent dialogue for the purposes of understanding and communication without condemnation will be the key in this endeavor. My apologies if I have overstepped my bounds and have appeared as if I am proselityzing in any way.
Monday, August 31st, 2015 on European Love and Sexuality vs. American Love and Sexuality
I do not think anyone is a lunatic also else I would not have taken the time to investigate the data, and that's my point. Given the current scientific information we have regarding this subject, either the professionals (and their sop prying spouses) are "crazy" or, more likely, they're some of the most self actualized and most well adjusted individuals out there and if THAT is the case, maybe we should be LEARNING from them or at least investigating their world view and why it works for them rather than condemning their profession as "nasty" or "dirty" or only one that people enter because they've been physically and mentally "damaged" in some way. This is the point I was attempting to make. We should stop condemning what we do not understand and start investigating why it's working for those who are actively choosing their course of profession. All of the interviews I have read, seen, and researched seem to suggest that most of the professional models/actors:actresses are not only quite mentally and physically and emotionally healthy, but their happy and well adjusted also. So what is different in their metal, emotional, and psychological world view which allows this and how can those of us who don't have this -thing- "get" it? I hope this clarifies for you my perspective.
Sunday, August 30th, 2015 on European Love and Sexuality vs. American Love and Sexuality
I think the scientific data available suggests that there may be a need to define alternatives for people other than the cultural stereotype of one, single, lifelong partner, _fer_realz_. So in this regard, yes, that is a point. However this is just the physiological and biochemical data currently available with regards to human coupling as defined by these two categories. As we all know emotional and psychological factors also come into play, as well as spiritual and cultural. Yet my over all facts regarding my research suggest that: 1. we do not know enough about ANY of these categories as they relate to human coupling because as Diamond and Dickerson suggest further study needs to be done, 2. human sexuality and human relationships based on the manifestation of said human sexuality is not only unique to every individual but is also an ever changing continuum for each individual, and finally, 3. that participants, particularly professional actor/actresses/models in the adult erotic industry who have made a conscious choice, (and this part is VERY important) from an INFORMED decision based on their own needs and who've a healthy, well balanced, well adjusted mental state and psyche, might well be able to instruct those of us who cannot understand or fathom their life style as to WHY it works for them. Let me be very clear, in interviews several male and female models have expressed they specifically CHOSE their career out of an informed opinion to engage in their profession, for reasons THEY believe, and THEY standby, and THEY support. And not only are those reasons personal to them but they also very adequately and very compassionately and very thoughtfully appear to support each other, EVEN WHEN ENGAGING IN intimacy with each other and then, in particular, OUTSIDE OF such and engagement. Not only this, but many are married and have spouses who are obviously not only "unaffected" by their mate's chosen vocation but are in complete support of it. Which beg's the question: either every single one of these individuals is a lunatic, or they must be some of the most well-balanced, well adjusted, mentally and emotionally healthy people on the face of the earth. And if they are, then what can we learn from them?
Saturday, August 29th, 2015 on European Love and Sexuality vs. American Love and Sexuality
I have to agree with Sydney. For me the most important new addition/improvement elevating this franchise is the unconventional and more neoteric approach to story telling which makes the intimate scenes and actual part of the storyline itself (the highlight admittedly) but not as the stereotypical "porn." Given the continued escalation of artistic and production endeavors that Team A/A is constantly achieving, (Please don't shoot me for saying this everyone but....) small increase in fees might not necessarily be out of order if this kind of work continues to be produced AS LONG AS such an increase went to the crew and performers who are doing such stunning and wonderful work. I believe in "paying for services rendered" and then I also believe in "paying GOOD money for GOOD services rendered." AL and APF are making an incredible team and hiring absolutely fantastic casting and I have no objections to paying slightly more because I am well aware that storylines/productions of this magnitude and complication require time and effort from all involved. As such, I firmly believe all of the participants should not just be compensated, but WELL compensated.
And now on a side note, shout to to Whitney Conroy and Tracy Lindsey in the first scene. I just have to point out....did they not just walk in and freaking OWN that scene or what?! Seriously! Especially Whitney. Talk about talent!
Friday, August 28th, 2015 on Secrets of Prague Episode 1
The concept for the "article" above, and then my subsequent research on the matter, began out of innate curiosity of my own volition. When I presented my questions to Rose I was encouraged to investigate this further. Hence the composition above. My scientific/research oriented background compels me to look at cold, hard, facts objectively irrespective of my cultural heritage. This does not mean that I suspend my morals or principals, only that I succinctly present the evidence as I find it. Having said this, I AM CURIOUS as to how the professionals(i.e. models) in the industry create and/or maintain the relationships which are described above. THESE are the persons I would most like to hear from because even though they are professionals and "paid" for what they do, because the nature of their engagement in the adult film creative process requires them to offer a small piece of their - "soul(?)" - "spirit(?)" - "intimate inner being(?)" - for us as audience/viewers when they engage in the scenes, I honestly believe THEY have the capability to educate those of us, myself included, who are at this point in our life journeys incapable of such a non possessive relationship, on ways in which we might view this matter of sexual relationships verses committed relationships differently. It is my desire that I open a door for them to dialogue with us, the audience/viewer, so as to share their obvious knowledge and experience on this subject should they choose to. Disregarding, as I stated, my own personal curiosity, my goal was to at least point out the differences and bring those difference up for discussion. In this perspective I think the "article" is somewhat successful. My thanks to Rose and SA for allowing me the forum. Kind regards.
Friday, August 28th, 2015 on European Love and Sexuality vs. American Love and Sexuality
Each time I do not think Team A/A and their actors/actresses cannot get any better they do. What I am really enjoying is the vast improvements in set up and back story that is combined with real life cinematics at various locations. Thank you to the models also. Very nice work in both areas: outside of and during intimacy, which well established the backstory of the relationship. And this adds extra depth and multifaceted layering to the film.
Friday, August 21st, 2015 on Summer Smile
Haven't had too much time lately to view. However did want to say that this film is proof of Team A/A and the franchise's continued commitment to improvement and excellence. A simple premise, beautiful interaction of the professionals, incredible camera, lighting, and effects of the shoot, and exquisite musical composition. Carrie and Iris are perfect together as a caring, long committed, couple. Another testament of course to the casting work by APF. Splendidly and magnificently done by all involved. My thanks and appreciation.
Friday, August 7th, 2015 on Rewarded
I like this for exactly what it is: two people who are very seriously interested in each other and because of that fact, are having good, fun, healthy, physical, intimacy. Nothing more. Nothing less. The added bonus is that these two models obviously had great chemistry with each other and are enjoying each other tremendously. I would also add that, when the films are done this tastefully, this artistically, not all of them need to have the in depth background and storyline.
IMHO, I think we members should be aware, statistically speaking, it is neither possible nor reasonable to expect a "Grammy Nominated" type film from the company EVERY single time based on the amount of films which are produced. After all, just take the "main stream" films produced today. Not all of THEM are Grammy winners either. Such a thing is not humanly/statistically possible. (In either industry for that matter!) It would be way too much for the teams who produce them and more importantly, too taxing on the models and it is their health and well being which come first. Also, its good to have a mix, so in that regard, what's wrong with producing a hot film scene in which the participants are just engaging in pure, caring, enjoyable, healthy, intimacy? I think that's kind of a nice change of pace if you ask me. And certainly I can think of many folks who's partners, including my ex, who could have used a film such as this as an educational way to approach a woman in the intimacy department! Henessy, Lindsey, and Team A/A, very nice job. Thank you for your work.
Friday, July 31st, 2015 on Evening Passion
Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 on Espuma De Mar
Just now working through BG films and found this one. OMG! Andrej, Ariel, Traci & Tim, (plus the entire filming crew!), uh WOW! No, this needs better adjectives to describe this film: magnificent, phenomenal, superlative, fantastic, world-class. My GOD this film should show in a theatre somewhere. Take everything I said about "Romance," multiply it by one hundred, MILLION, times, and you get this! And Traci puts to shame ANYONE's idea that the models you cast, Ariel, are incapable of acting AT ALL. Holy crap what a movie! So I have to revise my list now: 1. Soldier, 2. Symphony, 3. Romance. (Okay well maybe all three are tied in my mind for first place!) Impressive!
Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 on Soldier
******BlackWing offers to take APF's hand to kiss it and then takes a slight bow from the waist.*****
You are quite welcome, m'lady! "We live to serve!" HA!HA! ;-'D
******Cheesy grin upon standing upright followed by a wink!******
A euphemism my ex used to say: "Even a blind squirrel finds a nut every now and then!" Meaning we all get lucky sometimes! Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go polish my well earned halo! LOL!
Monday, July 13th, 2015 on Romance
APF, _fer_realz_, Sydney, Rose, et. al.,
Some succinct points to consider (and please keep in mind I am WAY new to viewing material of this nature. See my second post above for an explanation as to why.):
1. Sexart, VivThomas, and the "sister sites" under the Metart appear, to me anyway, to make a SIGNIFICANT attempt to bring a level of professionalism to an otherwise, mostly UN-professional industry. (Yes, I DO KNOW through research that this IS getting better yet society's views will have to change more before the various "sex trades" are treated with more dignity and respect.) so on that front, Metart, and all the various teams are without question, leaders in this industry. I do not think ANYONE would argue this point.
2. APF is absolutely correct. Being the nerd I am, having done statistical research in various forms in other careers, and I can assure computer/website/statistics numbers can be manipulated to say anything. Thus a 32 percentile rating means absolutely nothing.
3. APF mentioned their crews have moved from one-day shoots to three. I would remind all parties that as this industry becomes reshaped - BY THE VERY WORK, AND BECAUSE OF THE VERY WORK that Metart, and others, are doing, which is A GOOD THING! BECAUSE OF THIS FACT, the consumer's "tastes" if you will are going to become more and more refined, more and more intricate, and more and more demanding for a greater, higher, better, standard. This in turn means there will be voiced and silent desires ("silent" being consumers will leave a site and go to one which they feel is providing a better "product" so to speak and NOT take the time to voice their opinions and tastes, in which case the teams/actors/actresses who produce these films will never know WHY the consumer leaves much less get a chance to improve) by said consumer.
4. Because of the reasons I listed in point #3, it is logically the case that ALL parties involved in the production of these endeavors are going to have to continuously look for new ideas in: creativity, writing, filming, casting production, actors, actresses, technologies, innovations, laws, etc. etc. etc. Does this put a strain on all parties involved, both the consumer and the companies (a.k.a. the various people involved in bringing these things to production)? Absolutely. Does it suck sometimes? Yes. Will there be mis-communication and mis-understandings between the company and the consumers? Yes. Does THAT suck? Absolutely. By saying these thing am I implying at anytime that Metart/Sexart/various "sister sites" are NOT doing this? Absolutely NOT! I am just stating the obvious.
In summary, APF is very correct in her defense of her people as this shows her care and concern for those she works with and feels, rightly so, responsible for. However, irrespective of how it was presented, Sydney was also correct in putting forth their desires and ideas and it is quite clear that such points were intended to help, not hurt, irrespective of HOW they were presented and HOW they were initially perceived. And finally, let us not forget one very important fact: These scenes, movies, films, erotica, WHATEVER you want to call them, are, by their very nature, (because they involve the physical, intimate, coupling of two individuals who, for WHATEVER their reasons) cherished interactions and (IMHO) "reverenced" interactions. I say "reverenced" because these productions involve two people willing to open themselves up to each other in the most private, one could almost say "sacred" way, and are at the same time willing to let the consumer into this privacy. Yes, all the individuals involved in the making of these creative endeavors work very hard also and obviously take great care to meet the models' needs. HOWEVER, it is the models themselves who are to be commended and taken care of and put first at the end of all of the discussions, not the consumer, and not the companies who employ them or the teams who work with them. Why? because WITHOUT them, none of us would even be having these discussions to begin with. Agreed?
(Note: The above is my opinion only. I point out, for the record, that opinions are like birthdays: everybody has one. The only reason we know of mine, or anyone else's is because we choose to post it on the internet. LOL! ;'-) Okay. Soap box pontification is now complete. Thank you for allowing me the forum for my opinion.)
For my part, being raised provincially, it has taken decades to reorient my worldview that same sex relationships between women can be just as beautiful and meaningful as heterosexual relationships. Being the Bio/Techno/Chemical/A&P nerd nut that I am, changing my world view had to primarily involve research into the human brain regarding the biochemical components of attraction/lust/attachment. Emotionally and psychologically I could not accept it at the beginning and it was only until I understood the science that I could begin to let go of some of my antipathy and revulsion. Now, because of films like this, I begin to be educated on a more esoteric and aesthetic level. This allows me to at least ponder now the idea of these types of relationships between women being just as acceptable for individuals on a personal (read more human) basis rather than just scientific reasoning behind them. Second, while I whole-heartedly agree with Sydney that the actresses (and I use the term "actresses" purposefully here because they clearly performed very well and clearly have demonstrated their ability TO act), played a major role in the success of this endeavor, IMO, it is still the equal combination of the talents of Lucy and Anna combined with the technical talents of TeamA&A which made this what it is: a powerful portrayal which shows all of the nuances of visual, physical, mental, (in fact all forms of the 5 senses) as well as all the emotional (dare I say spiritual?), connections of one of life's most intimate human interactions - that of making love. And tell me, what act is there that humans engage in, ever, that can be more fulfilling, and give more meaning to our lives as sentient beings then that of allowing another individual into your life in such an intimate, vulnerable, and unguarded way? After all, as far as we are aware at this time, humans are the only species who engage in physical intimacy for reasons NOT associated with reproduction of our species. When sex is consensual, we are choosing to take a risk to open ourselves up to another person. What other creature on earth does this? I think this is also another profundity portrayed in this piece.
Saturday, July 11th, 2015 on Romance
IMHO not since "Symphony" with Suzie and Iwia has there been a truly magnificent and exsquisite film of love making such as this. The lighting, the camera work, and even down to such tiny details as how natural the bedroom and bed itself looked added to the overall tenderness with which we see Anna and Lucy being so completely, lovingly devoted to each other.
We see Lucy and Anna ever so tenderly, ever so gently, rubbing their foreheads together and then very lovingly touching their noses. Lucy opens her eyes gazing up at Anna and a smile of devotion begins to play upon her lips. Anna, drawn in by such devoted worship leans in for their very first kiss, which incidentally, isn't really a kiss per se, but a very light brushing of the lips. All that I have described just now occurs within the first 8 seconds of the film! In less than 10 seconds of the opening the stage has been set and the play of the entire interaction of these two. It is very clear that they are lovers who are ardently dedicated to one another. Throughout the entire film this interaction is carried out: 3:05 Lucy's eyes are closed as she caresses Anna's breast and we see the fingertips of Anna delicately resting on Lucy's forehead. Fourteen seconds later as Lucy kisses Anna's nipple the close up that we are treated to shows the sympathetic nervous system response of arousal in Anna. We literally see the hairs on her skin stand up as it is happening. The same reaction occurs in Lucy at 6:10 when Anna begins to caress her and we can see the hairs stand up on Lucy's thigh. If it weren't for the fact that the viewer knows this is a film he/she would have no trouble believing these two were in a solid, committed relationship so if they ARE acting they are doing one heck of a job!
The "acting" of these two wonderful women would not be able to be seen with out the camera work, which is extremely technical. The transitions between out takes to intakes which occur through out the film allow the viewer to participate with the couple vicariously. Case and point: From 7:00 to 7:43 there is a series of out takes and in takes that draw the viewer in to this very intimate love making. This series culminates at 7:44 with a close up of Lucy's face and we see her brow furrow in ecstasy as her lover begins to pleasure her and this series of back and forth between close ups and scene views run through out the entire film. The attention to detail that had to occur from the technical camera person all the way up through the final editing of the film, not to mention the producer and director who both had to cast and direct the film, must have taken a significant amount of time and care. This fact is evidence by the shot at 15:47 through 15:51 when, after Lucy has been lovingly taken care of by Anna, there is a close up of her gently but firmly digging her fingers in to Anna's thigh/bottom and we see the traces of pink where Lucy's fingers have dragged across her skin and then another hieghtened arousal response from Anna as the microscopic hairs on her skin stand up. These visceral responses of human arousal for her lover would not have been captured were it not for the highly specialized and talented filming, editing, directing, and casting that absolutely HAD to occur to create moments such as these in this film.
Lighting and Scenery:
The lighting and scenery are near perfect for this setting. The "single" lamp in the corner which seemingly bathes the entire scene in an iridescent glow lend to the authenticity of this "Romance." Clearly, anyone who understands the difficulty in obtaining just the perfect balance of shadows and light in order to convey the mood, tone, aura and desire, would appreciate what it had to have taken to create this ambiance. Everything from the lush bedding to the cast of the door frame at 16:59 which conveys the clear notion that these two lovers are so absorbed and consumed by one another that nothing short of the end of the world itself would interrupt their time with each other.
The final climax:
For the record, anyone who wishes to understand how to make love should study this film and Lucy and Anna could make a very good living giving lessons on this subject. I'm serious. To begin with Anna pleases her partner first yet she does so in such a way that it is clear she is not only devoted to pleasing Lucy but it is almost as if she wants to crawl inside Lucy's skin. She moves between lovingly and tenderly kissing every centimeter of Lucy's face, lips, head, neck, chest, shoulders, stomach, back and thighs, to that of sensuously pleasing her. In return Lucy's desire to do the same can be seen beginning at 16:00 as she carefully but deliberately rolls Anna as they kiss so that she is now the pricipal participant in giving pleasure. Lucy also purposely, methodically, and lovingly explores all of the tender and sensitive areas of her partner's body, not just in terms of sexual pleasure, but more importantly in terms of her entire body. The viewer can tell this is a labor of love for Lucy in exploring the depths to which she can elicit the greatest satisfaction and fulfillment of Anna beginning at 24:00 running through 24:23. As Anna's body begins to rock with paroxysms of pleasure Lucy's left hand follows the curve of Anna's back to caress and then hold onto Anna's shoulder to gently steady her as she finishes her partner's climax. A soft smile of delight and gratification plays on her face as this occurs, and I am a particular fan of the scenes where, when lovemaking that is this genuine is finished, where one partner gently kisses the neck and back of the other following orgasm.
Who is the musical prodigy who composed the score for the set up and ending for this scene? Wow. The modification of Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata" both as the introduction to the film and then the close as the couple continue to relish each other's bodies, which I might add is genius in the way that the credits roll though while we get to continue to view this magnificent "Romance" to its very end conclusion, could not have been composed any better.
The connection is very real, and the girls are so very expressive in terms of authenticity in their feelings for one another. Thier deliberate as well as unsolicited responses individually and to each other as a couple show they cherish and relish one another and throughout the entire film this reality is conveyed. A sudden intake of breath, a soft moan, the facial and body features, expressions and reactions to each other are all either very well portrayed in their "acting" or, as it appears to me, there is a genuine appreciation of, respect and, if not love then certainly deep affection for, each other. Ladies thank you so much for allowing us the privilege of viewing this most intimate moment between the two of you. It is an honor to see and is quite precious.
Thank you APF, AL, Anna, Lucy, and all of the crew for this absolutely wondrous, beautifully crafted, "Romance." If erotica like this were the standard and available to adults as a way to show them how to engage wholly and completely with their partner, I think a lot more relationships would not suffer endings.
Friday, July 10th, 2015 on Romance
Gotcha. I've only ever experienced it in sporting events from both males and females. Shows how sheltered I still am. But I can see how it could convey "affection, desire," and "love." Not sure about the "raging lust" part though. Guess one would have to experience it. Maybe one day. :)
Thursday, July 9th, 2015 on Lift
Don't know how/why I missed the film the "Lift," you remarked on Rose in your blog post however I just viewed it. Um...wow? Hot? Sultry? Sizzling? Thermogenic nuclear blast? Especially Whitney's pleasure. Any of these terms come to my mind to use to define this. 'Tis a wonder the building you guys filmed in didn't burn to the ground or explode from spontaneous combustion! ;'-D And the people coming in and out of the lift afterwards - freaking hilarious! Loved the make up girl at the end. She was almost as funny as the two dudes with the heavy cameras! Have to ask though....er....um....what's with the slaps on the rear? I've seen that more than a few times. Sorry to show my ignorance. I take it such a thing is considered some playful expression of desire or affection?
Wednesday, July 8th, 2015 on Lift
I put this comment on the sister site VivThomas and asked Rose to pass it along, particularly to Team AA and those who choose to work for/with them. However, the more I thought about it the more I felt it appropriate to post it here also, especially as regards to this film. As I said, I've been attempting to determine exactly what it is that I like about the MetArt labels and then, subsequently, certain films on each of the sites, and with the two posts listed by users fear_realz and par1351 on that site, I am now able to qualify this. The following descriptions sum up the two points I listed above exactly: "very convincing making out...," "slow natural build up to the sex...," "pure affection just to be touching each other...," "love making is genuine....." Added to these commented illustrations and representations are the facts that, particularly here recently on a regular basis, the agencies, companies, etc. in the Metart franchise are continually going for, and using, models who are NATURALLY beautiful: natural hair, skin, make up, nails, all different body types, sizes, skin tones, with the various "flaws," (scars etc. which actually lend even more beauty to the models, not less). Finally the scenes are becoming more and more genuine, "common place," and dare I say ordinary, only from the stand point that the "relationships briefly portrayed depict "average," "everyday" type of human interaction. As fer_realz stated when referring to the "Goodbye My Love Episode 4 - Indemnity" film: "that special, warm, affectionate, peaceful Saturday morning feeling," which all of us who have been in any committed relationship that was anything special have experienced. Does anyone catch a re-occuring them here? The very "ordinariness" with which these films have generally portrayed, with the occasional spicy twist thrown in for good measure, along with the "typical" body type representations of all different human physiques of women across the human spectrum as portrayed by the models chosen, and who also choose to work for the franchise, is the very thing that is so appealing and addictive of these erotic endeavors. My sincere compliments to ALL of the professionals involved in the creative process at the MetArt sites. And to all the models.....your physical appearances are absolutely fantastic just the way you are each made. Thank you for your commitment to excellence. Please continue in the endeavor and continue to treat each other with the respect all of you so richly deserve for your efforts.
Wednesday, July 8th, 2015 on Perceive
Yes. What has happened to Eufrat and the others? Especially Eufrat. She has that "classy lady" look of elegance and style and the proverbial "bedroom eyes" that I can't imagine anyone would able to look away from once her gaze is fixed on you.
Sunday, July 5th, 2015 on Perceive
The way this scene is built and executed, along with the camera angles and the music, reminds me a lot of Symphony, which is my absolute most favorite. And let me give praise and kudos again to and for the use of the models involved. They are both very beautiful, natural, healthy looking, GORGEOUS ladies! They are NOT pencil thin, they have a natural look, and are absolutely charming and elegant. I know I've said this before but it needs continuous repeating: I applaud the move towards using models who represent more of the norm, and not the few percentage of women who are unrealistically thin. Yes, there are professionals who are naturally and athletically built and there is absolutely nothing wrong with this, (Gina and Agatha come to mind), however most of us are not naturally created/built that way. I have a friend who is 5'10 and weighs in at 197. She works out constantly, can bench 125 and is beautiful and when we go out other women and men constantly compliment her yet because of the media she thinks she's fat. If I thought she would be okay with it I would show her some of the films/model on here. Thank you so much for pushing forward in this direction.
Saturday, July 4th, 2015 on Perceive
And LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the natural beauty of both of these classy ladies! little to no make up, fingernails natural, bodies natural......wow. Just,....wow. Please keep up this concept. Using the models' natural bodies and elegant looks, with all of their physical charm, (scars and imperfections included) adds SO much more to these films. I wish mainstream media would take its cue from your company. My sincerest compliments to both Whitney and Margot for not compromising their innate and natural elegant and exquisite good looks.
Wednesday, July 1st, 2015 on Waiting For You
Whitney Conroy and Margot A have an OBSCENE amount of seductive, steamy, and sensuous sex appeal just by themselves as individuals. Put them together and you get a creation such as this. Just saying'!
Even though this has nothing to do with this movie or this site, just an FYI for everyone, US Supreme Court just ruled - Same-Sex marriage is now the law of the land.
Friday, June 26th, 2015 on The Vintage Collection - The Photographer II
Interesting. Thank you for the information. I have other questions regarding this topic. Rather than post them open forum may I submit them to the email address listed above?
Sunday, June 21st, 2015 on Tracy Lindsay shares her sexual adventures with SexArt!
Oh wow. I didn't know members wrote scripts for the site. How does one go about submitting these things? Is there a specific email address or way these things are to be done?
Soooo.....any further thought on my proposed idea? And FYI, not only would Suzie and/or Whitney be a good match for this kind of storyline, as mentioned above I think Eufrat would also be an excellent match. (What DID happen to her?) And there used to be another model....Zuzanna? Is that her name? Anyway, something like this would be very beautiful to see as well as beneficial as a political and cultural statement. A final FYI, as models transition into their 30's and 40's I think it would benefit your company to design and write scripts unique for them to show diversity and realism, i.e. storylines that have more of a real life "commitment" type of relationship to them, as that is what most of us at this age are looking for - a life mate. I can think of several storylines that would portray this type of thing AND such work would keep these models employed longer if they so choose it. Also too your company could use this to market to and tap into a new category of viewers. Whereas using the 20-something models will tend to attract a limited selection of viewers. Just a thought.
Okay. Had to watch this again. Did I mention that I like this film because everything is so natural and NORMAL????? Wow. Well groomed but natural looking hair that easily become tousled, very little make up on both models, well proportioned bodies, natural pedicures/manicures that are not false and fake much less too painted and/or bright, giggling with each other as they undress and then after when they are finished, cuddling before and after, holding hands constantly through out, and complete, un-adulterated, spontaneous and uninhibited passion for each other. Really, really like the pre and post tenderness and affection they show for one another before an after. Think I'm going to have to say this one will be a favorite. And while I know APF goes to great lengths to make sure her models are well taken care of, these two really look like they enjoyed themselves. Not that other productions do not, however there is something in this one that.....IDK what it is but....this one has "it."
Friday, June 19th, 2015 on Next Station
Like everything about this, right down to the fact that the models are proportionally built and even have natural finger nails instead of those false, long manicured ones. Seriously! All the little things are what make this film. The clothes, that the house is furnished and looks lived in. Going to the bus station. Having tea and sitting on the couch enjoying just the closeness and touch of their partner. Love the choice of music. Love the setting, scenery, how it is set up, the camera work, the angles, that Hennesy takes the initiative, sitting on her lover's lap, and the un-abandoned and un-bridled fervor they have for each other, all the way through until the very end. I like the "normalcy" of this portrayal. Very nice work to all involved.
I think diversity would be an excellent move on the company's part, particularly in the age and race categories. I DO think care should continue to be given to offer parts to women who have a natural beauty, little or no tattoos, and are very healthy and in shape and have obviously taken care of themselves as they age.
Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 on A Glance
I definitely agree with you that "Symphony" was an absolutely fantastic film. In point of fact, remove the parts that are "erotic" and you have a love scene portrayed by Iwia and Suzie worthy of ANY cinematic release in ANY movie playing in theaters currently. Whether such work can be repeated on a consitent basis I'm sure is based upon a number of mitigating factors.
The feral hunger displayed by Nicol for Lady Pinkdot (Interesting name btw) displays a healthy and intense yearning for her partner that is at once demanding and tender. I say healthy because any relationship hetero or same needs to always have and exhibit this essential element of affection/love. An occaisional, ravenous desire for the one in whom your love, passion, warmth, and endearment are placed, and then to have this reciprocated is the basis of all healthy relationships.
Addressing the comment regarding both models being "not quite our typical SexArt models," I am actually quite pleased with them both. Irrespective of any enhancements I would submit that the company should look for more of these individuals because they are both very well proportioned in terms of body fat verses musculoskeletal distribution rather than the very thin models typically used. This too lends more credibility to the "realism" of the feature as most HEALTHY and BEAUTIFUL women have their body compositions. My compliments to both actresses and to the crew as a whole.
Thanks! That answers a number of questions very well. Much appreciation!
Friday, June 5th, 2015 on Horizont II
Please refer to my conversation below regarding Puffer's questions as I think that might be a more courteous and unobtrusive way to address some of those very relevant questions. As to the others which are more personal in nature, that would be the choice of the models themselves if they would wish to answer in my opinion. The others however, I would like to hear a representative of the company address those concerns, on camera, so as to be documented.
I'm not sure I personally would want to answer some of those questions if I were a model as some of them seem a little "TMI" (Too Much Information) and therefore intrusive. However some of the other questions Puffer raises ARE important and I think it would be beneficial if they were addressed in a sensitive manor. For example perhaps a live interview of say APF and another model who would actually be comfortable answering: 1. "Are you aware of any extra curricular activity chemical use either for personal use of for sexual performance enhancements by any of the models?" 2. "Is there significant recovery time after a scene, especially the more physically demanding ones for the models?" 3. "Are certain body cleansing preparations neccessary and if so how are they taken care of prior to filming by the models?" 4. "Do most of the models involved in the company enjoy same sex filming?" 5. "What is the company's policy for protection of the models from health risks and disease transmissions?" These are the questions you raise which I think are appropriate for a spokesperson from the company to address. The others your raised may be fascinating to an individual person for their own gratification however I do not think they are necessary to answer for the health awareness of the models involved. Other questions which would be of interest to me personally are: 1. Does the company offer any type of long term health insurance for the models? 2. If no do they at least cover any potential health risks/accidents if something occurs during the filming process if the models become hurt, injured or ill? 3. Has this actually ever happened to a model before and if so how well was she treated and taken care of? 4. And if the models DO become hurt, injured or ill through no fault of their own are they still monetarily compensated? 5. When traveling to locations for filming does the company cover their travel expenses for these professionals? These are the types of questions I would be interested in having addressed as they encompass the health and well being of the models themselves and do not necessarily focus on any particular interest that an individual fan might have of their personal, physical and sexual habits which might be "exciting" or "arousing" to a single viewer. Also one will note I use the term "models" and or "professionals" prodigiously. I think it is important to do this and to NOT refer to them as "girls." Using the term "girls" IMHO can possibly be perceived as a bit degrading and even possibly dehumanizing. These are grown women who are engaged in an actual profession which requires extensive "modeling." Yes, it is erotica but it is still a professional choice most of them have made and it is because of these factors that I refer to them as professionals or models and not "girls."
Wow. No further comment needed.
Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015 on Unexpected Photo
"I have many experience with discomfort as a model and I know how work starts to be ... I even have no word to describe the feelings..." Which is absolutely WHY I personally believe the industry should be: 1. recognized legally so that it can be 2. regulated and policed which will then 3. hopefully prevent such experiences or at least lessen the occurrence of them. I am so sorry for your experiences. As to being in a tree.....um....wow....okay....I'm not sure I could even attempt such acrobatics much less imagine it!
Saturday, May 30th, 2015 on Horizont II
Thank you Ariel! I really appreciate you dropping a note to confirm. It means a great deal. Your industry has had to struggle to evolve and we all know that there are issues with it. I am very glad to know that the actresses' needs and concerns were taken care of. My sincerest regards to you, the crew and the cast.
Hmmmmm....well, I will take you at your assertion regarding this, however, and this is certainly NOT necessary nor will I be offended if the request was not granted, if there were some feedback from the models involved, and/or Ariel herself to substantiate this I would feel more relief in the matter. Yet I reiterate, it is NOT necessary nor required. It is just helpful to have it re-enforced that these actors and actresses are well treated and well represented, as all individuals who are employed in ANY service related industry should be, (and all employees for that matter!) I would just like to continue to remain being a "discerning consumer" as it were. ;'-) That way if there WERE any issues, my monetary involvement would not be supporting it. Such things are important to me on a personal basis. No offense is meant in the slightest and if any is taken I am truly sorry. :-)
Friday, May 29th, 2015 on Horizont II
Having never experienced that before I'll have to take your word for it. However, I am still skeptic that they were comfortable and that makes me a bit uncomfortable being a member now. Also, even if my description sums up Amarna's appeal, her aura would not have been AS apparent without the polarizing opposite beauty of Linda's elegance and intensity, which further enhances the joyful sex appeal of Amarna. Thus Linda is as an important part of this exquisite scenic adventure, if not more so for the artful balance of different types of captivating charm each actress possesses.
Okay, for the record,.....being on a rocky beach.....OW....and sand all over the place which means it gets INTO places....EW....and the behind the scenes video shows the production cast in sweatshirts etc so it had to be cold, therefore, BRRR,....however having said all that.....the actresses are beautiful, the scene picturesque, and as always Amarna Miller's smile always looks like a little girl in a candy store being given the choice of whatever sweet delights she desires. Place this childlike expression of pure joy against the back drop of Linda Sweet's elegant, and intense gaze along with her deep, thoughtful expressions aimed directly at her partner, as if Amarna is the only person who exists in her universe.....all these things make for a powerful combination. Yet still, I would prefer the models be in a bit more comfortable setting for themselves only because I would hate another human to be placed in discomfort just for my pleasure. Just sayin'
Just perused and found this film. Lorena B has obviously had some previous training. Being a martial artist myself I am always impressed with women who do NOT "hit like a girl." She is proof a women can be feminine in every sense and still protect herself.
Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 on Luscious Drops
By the way that sentence was supposed to read "She can certainly portray the beauty, charisma and grace of a young BRIDE of being surprised by a proposal from her long time lover." Darn auto correct. :
Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 on Tracy Lindsay shares her sexual adventures with SexArt!
I've a curious question. With all of the controversy surrounding the debate in the US regarding same sex marriage, has anyone considered a theme in which a marriage proposal occurs? I think Tracy would be quite suited for that type of role and pull it off with such charm as to almost appear as a surprised "princess." She can certainly portray the beauty, charisma and grace of a young of being surprised by a proposal from her long time lover. Perhaps a setting involving roses, champaign, fresh strawberries and a candle lit bedroom etc. as a special surprise. They could even hide the engagement ring inside the rose and have the model on the receiving end of the ring be prompted to play the child's game, "She loves me, She loves me not," and in picking off the petals find the ring hidden inside. Corny I know, and I apologize profusely for my hopelessly romantic side. It unfortunately comes out on extremely rare occasions. I would think Tracy, as the intended "Bride to be," being proposed to by say, Suzie Carina or Whitney Conroy would be quite a beautiful storyline. Both of these women posses an almost quiet elegance, poise, to pull off playing the opposite of her as being the one who proposed. One could see that smile Tracy has just light up at receiving the "engagement ring" from either of those two and the quiet adoration and ardor they would be able to express towards Tracy in the scene. The candle lit bedroom, with rose petals lightly strewn on the bed, Tracy being led into it blind folded for a surprise prior to finding the ring. Then a toast with the champaign, a bit of play with eating the strawberries...followed by...a celebration....shall we say? Thoughts anyone? Ah well. Just my musings. It would certainly be appropriate given the Supreme Court's docket schedule this summer as well as the other countries who have either approved it and/or are debating it. I would think Alis Locanta and Ariel Piper Fawn would have a great corroboration on something like that. If someone decides to try it.....just remember where the idea came from! ;-)
Interesting. Tracy Smile looks a bit like Kate Capshaw in her smile and facial features/expressions.
Sunday, May 10th, 2015 on Campus Episode II - Living Here
So in answer to the questions proposed below I recommend one read articles related to the topic of Biocentrism, proposed by Dr. Robert Lanza in 2007. He also authoroed a book on the subject with Bob Berman. Essential put, Biocentrisim "lays out the concept that life and consciousness make the cosmos what it is." The theory proposes that the primacy of consciousness, featured in the works of Descartes, Kant, Leibniz, Berkeley, Schopenhauer, and Bergson, as supporting the basic claim that what we call space and time are forms of animal sense perception, rather than externally, physically defined objects outside of our consciousness. Dr. Lanza argues that "biocentrism offers insight into several major puzzles of science, including Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle, the double-slit experiment, and the fine tuning of the forces, constants, and laws that shape the universe as we perceive it." The Heisenberg principal states that the more precisely the position of some particle is determined, the less precisely its momentum can be known, and vice versa. The double slit experiment, again from Quantum Physics proves that the mere act of observation can completely change the outcome of an event. See this link here: http://www.highexistence.com/this-will-mindfuck-you-the-double-slit-experiment/
Based on these scientific observations we can definitively say that "it is the biological creature that fashions the stories, that makes the observations, and that gives names to things," thus proving that the undefinable and immeasurable human soul/consciousness and the consciousness of the other living creatures around us combine to give us the framework of our world's and/or the universe's existence; the old "I think, therefor I am," principal. "And therein lies the great expanse of our oversight, that science has not confronted the one thing that is at once most familiar and most mysterious — consciousness." Thus, given this theory anyway, it is the spirit/consciousness/soul which define our existence for us, not vice versa. So if you subscribe to any of the world's major religion, such as Christianity for instance, the fact that God said "Let there be light," can be taken literally and figuratively. The bible also states that "God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth, (Jn 4:24)." I use Christianity as an example because it is the religion I am most familiar with, however you can look at any major world religion, meditation, belief etc. and find the same examples. Even Atheists, who's definitions are broadly described as believing that there is no existence of a conscious deity or deities cannot clearly state the non-existence of the human consciousness and the fact that there does appear to be observable data of the theory that "the energy of everything that is alive" is paramount to our existence. Given this information is it any wonder that there is a possibility that the complexity of human love, an intricate relational concept of biology, bio-chemistry, physical attraction, human psychology, emotional experience, are all bounded and brought together in the form of the human consciousness/soul/spirit? And if this proves to be a true concept, the the mere act of physically consumating the existence of this love between two people would have powerful and profound ramifications for both individuals. And THAT would mean we might have to redefine and/or rethink our attitudes about the sexual expression of that love. In which case we might need to approach the use of Adult Film, and its primary actors and actresses more carefully, with more respect for the these individuals who engage in the industry. The bottom line is, "our bodies are our temples," and each human should be respected for that. Of course, anyone, feel free to disagree with my opinion.
Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 on Sunsets (and Same-Sex Relationships)
Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 on Sunsets (and Same-Sex Relationships)
Love is, quite frankly, complicated. It involves a complex relationship of brain chemistry, emotional connection, and physical desire, all of which combine to create a bond between two people. Biologically and chemically speaking scientists think there are three stages: lust, attraction, and attachment. During stage 1, lust, the sex hormones, estrogen and testosterone, drive the connection between two people. Powerful pheromones are secreted on the skin and we are unconsciously attracted to the odor of the other person thus creating the "lust" we have for them. In stage 2, attraction, Adrenaline, Dopamine, and Serotonin, neurotransmitters in the brain, are produced. Adrenaline causes increased heart rate and blood pressure, and some sweating. Hence the reason your "heart races" when your new love is near. Dopamine is the "feel good" hormone attached to desire and reward and has the same affect on the human brain as Cocaine. Serotonin increases sexual desire, among other things such as mood, social behavior etc., thereby ensuring your new love stays constantly in your thoughts and on your mind. Finally, in stage 3, attachment, Oxytocin and Vasopressin are produced in the human brain. Oxytocin is the "Cuddle Hormone" leading to increased bonding between you and your partner, and Vasopressin, another important hormone in the long-term commitment stage, is also released after sex, usually after a couple have been together during the first two stages for an extended amount of time. The point of this diatribe is to say that, these chemical reactions in the human brain and body were scientifically researched and mapped out REGARDLESS of whether the couple were heterosexual or homosexual. And that is the key point: LOVE IS AS MUCH A BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL REACTION AS IT IS AN EMOTIONAL ONE. So to say that people can only love the opposite sex is scientifically false. Same-sex relationships are, biochemical speaking, no different than heterosexual relationships. And if people will stop putting their own personal judgements and definitions on relationships and just look at the facts they'll see what the younger generation is finally getting right: heterosexual/homosexual distinction doesn't matter. Love is, chemically speaking, love. Period.
Beautiful and sweet between the two. Like that the director tends to usually focus on the romantic and loving aspect between the participants he chooses. It is this aspect that lends credulity to an otherwise maligned profession. Except for the explicit parts, most of Lupin's and Fawn's corroberations could be placed in any mainstream film; that's how good they and their chosen characters are. And this makes their projects lovely to watch. The only thing I would add is I would like to have seen more post coupling affection at the end as that solidifies, in my opinion, the creation of the mood/film. Congrats to the two new performers. Angella is perfect in the role as the initiator and leader and Staylon follows as a superb counter recipient to her partner which shows even more strength in the relationship. Excelently done.
Friday, April 24th, 2015 on Sunset On Charles Bridge
Wow. Quite magnificent. II and Suzie are resplendant in passionate performance. Suzi and Iwia show quite an impassioned and ardent care and regard for each other. Add their beauty (both in physical stature and performance and you have a very tender love scene would make any cinema large screen production in mainstream film be put to shame. Impressive filmmaking and skill from all parties involved.
Monday, April 20th, 2015 on Symphony
I have to say Ariel, you capture the quintessence of what most females wish for: that the desire of their partner will ignite to the point that they will be authoritative in their display of it while at the same time being gentle and cognizant of their partner's needs. A very good blend of desire and passion with gentle comfort and sensuality. Very nice.
Monday, April 13th, 2015 on I Want You
For your viewing entertainment. Please feel free to pass it along to whomever you feel it appropriate as there are others in this who should be appreciated for their talent and/work. If for some reason the link doesn't work search BlackWing on Youtube.
Saturday, April 4th, 2015 on Amarna Miller
For your viewing entertainment. Please feel free to pass it along to whomever you feel it appropriate. If for some reason the link doesn't work search BlackWing on Youtube.
Saturday, April 4th, 2015 on Ariel Rebel
Just stumbled on to this site and this video. Very much prefer it over "Hard Core" adult films. These are much more "believable" in presentation. In no small part, of course to the genuine, mutual, attraction and beauty of the models. This picture in the link on the site below captures perfectly, I think, the elegance, grace, and stature of the performers. Both of you bring of you bring an elegant nobility to this type of art and it can be seen in this photograph. Thank you for the time and talent by all involved. Kind Regards.
Friday, April 3rd, 2015 on Pour Toi Mon Amour 4
I love being spanked! Watching this again was just as good as before. Wild orgasms, funny crew..brilliant!
Thursday, April 14th, 2016 on Lift
Doing some "catch up" lately, and I really want to give a thumbs up to your comment on performers who have natural beauty.
Yesterday I was viewing a video of a model here, and I saw, dare I say, STRETCH MARKS. But it really just made her all that much more beautiful.
One of my favorite performers is Kayla Leon. She's only done two movies here; I've seen her on some other sites. She isn't "perfect" physically, but she exudes sexuality, and she draws so much more out of her partners than they normally exhibit.
Saturday, April 2nd, 2016 on Perceive
If the enemies of freedom cause us to shuck our freedom because they have made freedom cost more than it is worth to us, then they have won and our world has lost.
Wonderful commentary, Blackwing. You inspired me to look at the movie more critically. So here are some of my thoughts.
First, building on your thoughts about the "build" of the movie and picking up where you left off in your point #6:
Beginning at about 14:45, after disrobing, Linda does not force herself onto Vanessa. At 14:50, we see Vanessa once again covering her pussy as Linda strips her skivvies. Linda moves in, but does not move Vanessa's left hand. She kisses Vanessa, but maintains distance with the rest of her body. She moves Vanessa down, and Vanessa removes her hand to expose herself, but Linda still maintains physical distance, though now she does some breast caressing. This comes across to me totally as a perceptive lover (and how I wish I had been that perceptive in my youth). Then at 15:20 Linda stands up, creating distance, then brings Vanessa's hand to her thighs. Again, this creates a safety zone for Vanessa. Vanessa is adked to explore, but from a safe and nonthreatening distance, with Linda far outside her personal space.
But now for some issues that I saw as distracting disconnects:
At 15:50 Linda moves in for the face-site, and to me that is jarring. Prior to this moment Linda is working within Vanessa's "safe" zone, being sensitive to Vanessa's hesitancies and leading her gently. Then Linda moves into one the most intimate and charged situations in lesbian erotica, and Vanessa doesn't show any confusion or hesitancy about what Linda is doing or what she should. That just doesn't flow for me. If Vanessa is still "warming up" in a first-time encounter where she has been covering up, protecting, and otherwise expressiong uncertaininty, a sudden shift to a highly intimate and charged love-making position such as a face-sit isn't what I would at all expect from a partner who is being as perspicacious as Linda is portraying. And I would expect someone in Vanessa's position to have some kind of reaction - with surprise being the most positive possibility. And then Vanessa proceeds to provide a face-sit oral that betrays that this isn't her first time. This might work if there were some dialogue between them, with Linda providing guidance and assurence. But instead Linda moves into position and Vanessa knows what to do - even though she ostensibly has not done this before and has been reticent about being exposed to Linda. To me there's a real disconnect here.
Then at 18:00 we are back to Linda once again guiding Vanessa's hand for a manual stimulation. How does Vanessa go from being a pro on a face-sit to needing guidance for a manual clit rub?I also feel a need for some added comment on the lack of dialogue. As with so many movies here, there was essentially no dialogue, which to me seems totally artificial. If this were a real-life situation would they have gone through the entire scene without saying a word to each other? Would not Linda have provided some words of encouragement and tenderness to Vanessa? Linda is ostensibly the more experienced partner, and Vanessa is hesitant and uncertain. In that setting wouldn't Linda have been providing direction and encouragement to Vanessa, reassuring her that her instincts are fine and guiding her with suggestions?*****
A few other miscellaneous comments and observations.
Linda's "wetness" duirng sex has been evident in numerous other movies. But in the insertions of 18:18 to 18:30 there's nothing evident. Again, at 21:30 Vanessa's fingers are not showing moisture. Even at 22:40, post-coitus, if Linda is wet it's barely perceptible. That's a big Contrast that with many of her other scenes where her wetness is evident, and particularly with her B/G scenes where she almost always squirts.This film is a good contrast with the "First" flick featuring Agatha and Whitney Conroy, with Whitney guiding Agatha. Same general concept, but "First" is more the "fairy tale" optimism, and "First Experience" is more the stark reality.
So in the end, this flick is good but it falls short of what it could have been. As performers showing a story, there are disconnects, And as love-making it seems that throughout the performance they are just playing roles that have some directorial gaps.
Saturday, March 5th, 2016 on First Experience
:-) :-) :-) that made me laugh! I do think my communication skills have improved a lot through experience... both in the bedroom and out of it! :-)
BlackWing, I think that's such an excellent appraisal of this scene. Your comment has nailed the ambivalence shown by Vanessa, particularly at the end of the scene... and I agree, both that it is authentic, and that it cheats us of the 'fairytale' ending we typically expect in this kind of movie. It actually represents my first experience with a woman fairly accurately – the ambivalence having been on my part! – and yes, I wish it didn't, but I also appreciate the sense of recognition and 'normalcy' it creates. Film that challenges, reflects and provokes thought – bravo once again, Team Lupin!
Very well said, BlackWing, I still have some absorbing to do of every point you made in this excellent comment, but my very first reaction is that you've got it right. These sex scenes are so successful precisely because they're about so much more than just the sex. In fact, from a certain POV, the sex is simply the cherry on top of the lovely sundae. (:
You mentioned my comments over on the SA film about my relationship with my ex. Another thing that endeared me to her was how she'd repeatedly mention how after a brief separation (sometimes only a day or two) we would get back together and spend some time ~ sometimes making love, often not, but only doing the daily activities of life ~ she would talk about how we had "re bonded" during those times. It never seemed that complex or sophisticated to me, to me it was simply spending enjoyable time together doing what we loved to do ~ but to her, it was so much more and it was (I can now see after years of retrospect) a re-weaving of our connections to each other.
These two lovely scenes show how sex and sexuality can serve that purpose between two people in a relationship ~ which, of course, is not to say they're the only ways to do so. (: But certainly quite enjoyable ways, and then comes the lovely snuggling afterward in the afterglow.... (:
Saturday, February 20th, 2016 on Redemption
Excellent, thank you, BlackWing. For what it's worth, your comment is not the first I've heard of the fMRI study of maturing brains, or the conclusions about full maturity age, although (and this is just a small unimportant point) I believe I heard the age 24, not 25. So I think you should take heart, the word is out there and it is slowly leaking out to the general public, or at least those of us who are occasional consumers of "popular science." :) And there are a lot of us out here.
I totally agree about the need for further research about "high risk" occupations. I wonder if that might go some way to alleviating the police violence problem as well... just daydreaming there.... (:
Thank you again for your consideration and patience. (:
Thursday, February 4th, 2016 on Men who like porn respect women more: the facts!
Thank you, BlackWing. I do think I understand what you're saying, now. And I wasn't limiting my inferral of your suggestion to the adult film industry alone, I assumed you were speaking of sex work in general. However, your point is well made.
At the risk of extending this conversation (which I am perfectly OK with as long as everyone else is as well) I admit that I AM curious as to what these high risk work fields are, or how this would be determined, and by whom. I am not at all opposed to such a determination, I am simply curious how you would visualize such a thing and what job fields such a determination might consider as "high risk."
Personally, I would not regard continuing the conversation on this particular avenue as beating a dead horse, because I feel like we haven't yet covered this topic ~ but I will leave this decision up to you.
Thank you again, BlackWing, for your patience, tolerance and open mind. (: I do feel that I have learned from this discussion with you and Rose.
Thank you for trying to clarify, BlackWing. Please bear with me, I never was very good at people skills, which is one reason I am so prolific as my friend swplf2 pointed out, in my online correspondence/writing. What I'm trying to do is communicate and comprehend and explain ~ exchange ideas and concepts AND be respectful at the same time and I guess I am failing at that.
I am truly sorry that I have made you feel that I was not respectful of your ideas, nothing could in fact be further from the truth. I hope you'll accept my sincere apology.
Please allow me to try to state what I understand is your original point, from your original post, and your further comments, and then correct me as you wish.
It seemed to me that you were advocating ~ in addition to the "apprenticeship" or internship idea for new persons entering the adult industry ~ which, by the way, I totally agree is a great idea ~ it seemed that you were also advocating a further age restriction based on the fact that young peoples' brains do not fully physically mature until 24 or 25 and thus (and this I am inferring) these young people are at higher risk of making irrevocable decisions they might well later regret. It sounded to me like you were advocating that age restrictions should be placed on entering the adult industry, similar to the way we restrict young adults from drinking alcohol until they are 21.
Did I totally get that wrong? Because that was the basis of my statement that it sounded like you were saying "young people need to be protected from the adult industry" because the intent of the other age restrictions we have such as the alcohol restriction is to protect young people with immature brains from the effects of alcohol, which their brain is not yet equipped to handle. Does that parallel make sense, or did I totally mischaracterize your actual idea?
I have to admit I don't understand your sentence " By NOT going into great links to ANSWER your question. "
Please, don't get me wrong, I understand and admire the Socratic method of leading people to think for themselves by posing ideas and asking questions or having them answer the questions themselves. Is that what you meant? If so, please accept my apology for completely missing your point.
I really do enjoy these discussions we've been having. I apologize that I seem to have caused you some stress and frustration the way I have been posing my replies. I try to be respectful but I totally understand that does not always come through in my written words.
I really do respect your ideas and value your opinion, BlackWing, and I'm very grateful to you both for posting these wonderful articles to the blog and also for engaging in extended dialogues about the ideas you discuss.
Yes, that's a fair point. It comes down to where we draw the line between protecting and over-protecting... I definitely don't have the answer to that!
However, I do know that despite having a stable background with all the rules and boundaries I could have needed, I continually broke the rules and pushed the boundaries throughout my teens and twenties because... I wanted to! And I'm not at all sorry I did. It's human nature to push towards maturity, sometimes at a breakneck pace!
Of course, ages of adult maturity have been defined and redefined throughout human history, so it's not inconceivable that it could happen again. You've certainly given me a lot to think about.
Not a diatribe at all, BlackWing... an intelligent, informed and informative contribution to the debate that appeals to me very much as a scientist (little known fact, folks... I may live in a fluffy pink cloud of smiles and rainbows, but I also have a science degree and I'm a sucker for proper research and evidence!). This has given me a lot to think about, for which I thank you :-)
I certainly think you're onto something in remarking how comfortable both Tracy and Candybelle are with their own bodies and their sexuality, BlackWing... however, I think that's only part of the story.
For the rest of the story... look at the body language. That tells the whole story. Starting on the bed when they start kissing and making out ~ they get in each other's faces with a true hunger that really cannot be acted, it can only be felt. They never get more than a few inches from each other and that's only to take off an item of clothing, and then bang, they're glued back together. One lady moves, the other follows right with her. And even when Tracy is taking Candybelle's shorts and then panties off, while their bodies are separated, their faces are still glued together.
I believe the "authenticity" we feel watching this scene is quite simply put, authentic mutual sexual attraction between Tracy and Candybelle. I have a feeling these two were inseparable for the rest of the day and probably that night too...
Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 on Trip
Thanks, BlackWing, I will check out your comment on "Trip" now. :)
Well said, BlackWing. I have also read some of the research ~ well, to be honest, some of the "popular science" writing done on the research ~ you mention about the maturation of the human brain not really occurring until approx. age 24 or 25.
My personal take on it ~ as always ~ returns to my personal life. As a 17 year old high school senior, I was allowed, with the written permission of my Mother, to sign an eight year contract with the U.S. government pledging myself to serve at least four years of active duty in the Navy. (I say at least because this four years could at the discretion of the President be extended indefinitely if he declared a national emergency.) I remember when I got out as a 22 year old presumed adult thinking about just exactly what I'd done when I signed that contract and how ridiculous it was. On the one hand, I'd almost graduated from high school, also a four year process. On the other hand ~ was I REALLY at age 17, truly competent to sign my life away for another four years? It really does seem ludicrous to me, and for me, this tends to support your primary argument above.
On the other hand, playing Devil's Advocate, I would also like to draw our attention to the fact that human beings throughout most of our time as a species have lived quite differently from the way we live now, and the way we lived before the Agricultural revolution and written history, in most cases (from what we can reconstruct from modern hunter-gatherer societies that remain) what we consider "adulthood" started much EARLIER than it does today. In fact, in most research I have had the opportunity to read, in hunter gatherer societies today, people are generally considered adults ~ or mostly adults ~ when they enter puberty, and go through a series of transition rites put on by their tribe for that purpose.
Given the fact that we as a species survived for some 60,000 ? perhaps 100,000 ? years under a system where people became adults during what we NOW consider "teenage" years (and, in fact, there was no such thing as "teenage") it turns out that our current system of considering people adults at age 18 or 21 is actually the historical anomaly, and not necessarily representative of our biology as evolved.
That being said ~ over those same hundred thousand some odd years we were also consolidating the higher mental capacities we had evolved in order to become human beings in the first place. Perhaps it is for the better of our species as well as individual human beings that we have drawn out the "pre-adult" phases of most peoples' lives. I don't know, but I'd be interested to see research into THIS question as well as the question of extending puberty/pre-adulthood until age 24 or 25.
Thank you Black Wing:)
Mea Cupla, Mea Maximum Cupla, for my sexist mistake madam. Rose, being politically correct, de-gendered you in her introduction. Check with her and I think you will be surprised I agreed with your last paragraph request before knowing we shared to same goal. I think you realize the elements I mentioned about the use of statistics and such was not targeted at you or your conclusions but to point out that you to faced the problem as you have elaborated on today. I look forward to our meeting and the discussions it will bring.
No need to add my own words. Fist bump - BlackWing.
Tuesday, January 26th, 2016 on Get Ready
I absolutely agree, BlackWing, and Team Lupin really seem to be on a roll at the moment – they have an instinctive understanding of how to capture those details that make their movies so real. I hope you'll all check out the interview with them that I just posted on the blog – I think you'll see that they are awesome people, as well as amazing creative talents :-)
Monday, January 11th, 2016 on Get Ready
Thank you Blackwing, you summed it up nicely. Wasn’t this just amazing to watch!! I had to give it 10 stars!! I agree, MORE PLEASE!!
Wow, many thanks for sharing your research findings here with us BlackWing. I was just expressing my sincere opinions and observations. I am glad to see that market is expanding in favor of the Erotic industry.
To me, at the end of the day, we are sexually reproducing species and therefore ultimate aim of sexual motivation is "reproduction" which Pornography has nothing to do with.
I feel that nature rewards us in its own direction by enriching , charging and nurturing mutual love leading a healthy realization of ones self. So is the Art part of it...
Where Pornography is a grinding machine grinding lost souls, societies. With no enrichment or satisfaction at the end. I am not too sure if animal instincts are truly addressed either.
Well, I am waiting for your second article.
All the best,
Tuesday, December 1st, 2015 on Erotica versus Porn: Which do you support? Part 1
You've definitely set yourself a task, my friend. (:
I agree that the intent of the producers and the participants (i.e. subjects/models, etc.) is very important to the discussion as well as the effect on the audience. And I think that it is precisely in the question of the intent of the producers that we find the distinction (in my view, anyway) between "erotica" and "erotic art."
I actually do find a LOT of validity to the saying "I know porn when I see it" as an entirely subjective judgment, but one which, due to its subjectivity is different for every consumer. And one that might not accord at ALL with the intent of the producer.
I am actually a History/Poli Sci baccalaureate, and in my studies of Political Science theory, one of the most fascinating and most fruitful concepts I came across was the concept of the "Law of unintended consequences." I believe it is generalizable to this particular discussion in the sense that, a producer may very well produce a piece of what she intends for her own purposes to be erotic art, and yet her consumers may very well consume as erotica or porn, and on the other hand, one might produce a piece intended as porn that is received as erotic art. This is all in the nature of the subjectivity of the consumption process/experience and the law of unintended consequences.
I am definitely fascinated to see what you come up with in your research of the producers' POV in part II. Thanks again for a great and very thought-provoking article!
Yes - please come back, Ariel. And I would urge you and Andres to consider showing sexuality evolving as we move into our 30s and even 40s. Some of the most interesting erotic movies I've seen have involved performers for who left age 29 some time ago. But their is an edginess, accomplishment, and even intensity in their sexuality that is quite refreshing, honest, and exciting. In a way that the nubile youngsters can never get to.
I first recall being struck by you early in your career, when you were one of the nubile young things. You subsequently took control of your career and made sure that you were not just another pretty face who faded after age 30. Comparing those early moves with some of your more recent shows how you have evolved in your life and your sexuality.
SexArt isn't a traditional porn site, díky bohu. Here the performers/models aren't treated as mere objects - they are real people. And real people age.
I think it would be wonderful if SexArt, led by you, developed an body of work that shows the evolution of sexuality among men and women as they grow and mature. And this would be a helpful addition to the art of erotica - that people can still sizzle even as they age beyond the bounds of stupid porn.
BlackWing, did you see Don Caravaggio's movies starring Lorena on Viv Thomas? I think you would like them :-)
Also, in case you haven't seen the news, Alis Locanta is taking over as director on VT from December 1st, and I think you will enjoy what he's shooting (and his choice of models) very much! I wrote about it on the VT blog if you'd like a little preview...
Finally, I hope when you get the chance you'll look at the latest blog post on this site, as I know egalitarian attitudes to sexuality is something you find interesting :-)
Lovely isn't it, BlackWing? Such genuine chemistry, and so real. I was on set when this was shot, and the crew said afterwards that it was so easy to shoot, they just let Assoli and Mona do what came naturally :-)
I'm lucky I watched the video before reading the comments, because I feel for Shere Khan, BlackWing - watch your spoilers please and thank you :)
Doh! This post, BlackWing, should have had SPOILER ALERT somewhere at the top. I haven't seen the episode yet but now I know who's already been kicked out.
Great points, BlackWing. Thank you for bringing up male sexual experience as well. Your points on the subject actually bring to mind those stories and documentaries I've seen of male sexuality in other cultures, specifically hunter-gatherer societies in South America and Africa, in some of which, young men go through an "apprenticeship" during which they provide (what would be considered in this society) homosexual favors to older men. Then, once they are considered fully adult, they "settle down" into an exclusively heterosexual monogamous relationship by establishing a nuclear family of their own.
Your points about "hazing" in the military and college life remind me of these traditions in the sense that there is a cross generational transmission, they are considered transitional between adolescence and adulthood, they are considered temporary, and often include sexual components, often including what would otherwise be considered homosexual behavior.
All these points support your idea that male heterosexuality is nowhere near as concrete or static as is female heterosexuality. We really do need to reconsider our stereotypes, or else remain ignorant of true human sexuality.
Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 on European Love and Sexuality vs. American Love and Sexuality
I couldn't agree more heartily, BlackWing. I think my experience leads me to believe that most of us fall somewhere on a "bell curve" so to speak, and the most comfortable most of us are ever going to be is with a rather conventional "serial monogamy." This is not to be condemned, as it seems to work for many people.
However, those outliers for whom the standard issue lifetime monogamy or serial monogamy options simply are not satisfactory, should not be stigmatized or condemned in any way, simply because they do not fit the "normal" image that is acceptable to our society.
Our society itself needs to be more open to divergences and nuances and shades of gray, because we are human beings, we are not cookies cut out of identical molds.
But, as you say, this is not to say that everyone should strive to be something other than conventional. The fact is, most people are going to naturally be drawn to the "normal." That is fine, as long as it is adaptive for them and they are happy. So long as they do not condemn those who do not fit their mold.
Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 on European Love and Sexuality vs. American Love and Sexuality
Thank you for clarifying, BlackWing, I totally agree with your conclusions. To me it feels like we were seeing and saying the same things from slightly different perspectives ~ but that's unimportant.
What is important, as you point out, is that we learn from those who have figured out a happy/adaptive way to live, and that we not stigmatize them for what they do. You could not have put that any better. ( :
I think they are NOT lunatic, BlackWing, I think they are more in touch with their reality than many people happen to be.
I specifically brought up the phenomenon of "serial monogamy" in a very deliberate way. I believe that our cultural mythos very clearly does not match the realities most of us experience, hence the very high rate of divorces, the very high rate of infidelity, and the high occurrence of "serial monogamy."
My overall point would be that not only does our cultural mythos not match the experience most of us live, but this very specific mismatch ~ and our collective refusal to address it ~ is responsible for a lot of human misery.
I believe that if our cultural mythos as well as our cultural norms and our cultural practices more closely matched human need, we would see a lot less discontent and misery and many relationships would look very different, but would also be very much more durable.
Thanks for the chuckles, BlackWing! :D
Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 on Romance
Great points, BlackWing, and very well stated, thank you. ( : And you are absolutely right of course about the actors being at the center here. ( :
Wow! BlackWing. Very well said indeed! Despite where it started (with me), I feel like this forum has evolved into something very positive, valuable and useful.
You hit the target :) thank you very much, you really understood everything what was written in everyones comment in this conversation.
Agreed, BlackWing! :-)
Wonderful commentary, to which I would only affirm that sympathetic responses (nervous system and other) make a tremendous difference to me. I know it's a movie, but when it comes to erotica I want to believe that the performers are participating as well as performing. I have little interest in watching them put on a performance for the viewers. I have more interest where I can credibly believe that the performers are honestly, openly, and enjoyably sharing their sexuality with us.
When that happens, for me I feel a connection between performer and audience that seldom occurs in "mainstream" cinema. At those moments, it's as if that fourth wall isn't really a wall at all.
I had a feeling this would be to your taste, BlackWing, simply because it is so authentic. What a wonderful appraisal of the movie, I'm going to watch it again now I've read this, as you've made so many interesting observations that I know will add to my enjoyment and appreciation of a second viewing.
Glad you liked it, BlackWing – it's my absolute favorite! A slap on the rear can be used to convey friendship, affection, desire, love... so long as it's playful. Or raging lust if it's not so playful! :-)
Yaaaaay! That is another step in the right direction... freedom for everyone to express their love and their sexuality in whatever way they choose, without labels or judgement, being the ultimate goal :-)
The state of Vermont was one of the first to permit civil unions of same sex people. On of the main rationales was to counteract the devastating effects of promiscuity and the spread of STDs. Many couples chose the "marriage" option for economic reasons. How many girls would do gay scenes if they were economically secure?
It's the first time it's happened, and I'm really excited about it! You can email ideas and scripts to me at email@example.com, and that's also the address for submitting erotic fiction. I love the collaborative spirit we have here, and it's something I'm really interested in expanding.
There is a four-part movie in production at the moment on Viv Thomas that touches on this theme, BlackWing. The story was actually written by one of our members... I can't tell you much else at the moment as it is still a "work in progress"... :-)
I so totally agree with you, BlackWing, especially about the manicures! I am so sick of fake nails - not just in movies, but real life too. One of my best friends does gel nails, and she keeps nagging to do mine. But I think my hands are one of my best features, I have very strong, nice, natural nails and nobody is touching them, ever! Hope this craze ends soon...
Real is good! Real is beautiful :-)
For me, Blackwing, you've touched on something I've been thinking recently about MetArt in general. That is, it does focus on a certain 'type' of modal: young, slim and white. Where are the women in the thirties, forties or even fifties? The older a beautiful woman is, the more interesting and alluring she becomes. And why so very few black women? I wouldn't want SA to go in the same direction has many other purveyors of erotica - bodies covered in tats, lots of implants, some all-to-obvious plastic surgery and very nasty, almost violent sex - but I think there is a need to diversify a little.
Totally agree, BlackWing, I didn't mean any implied criticism of the girls. It's just that SexArt is known for 'natural' girls, with few tattoos, boobjobs and so on usually seen. I think both these girls have terrific bodies, and they complement each other very well.
Hi BlackWing, I can answer some of this, at least: the models are freelance performers, usually hired via agencies - they are not 'employees' and as such, would not be subject to issues such as company insurance and so on. However - we have a policy only to work with directors and photographers who treat the models well. I've never heard of a model being hurt while filming, but that would be covered by the production team's own insurance. The production team cover travel expenses, accommodation and so on. As far as disease transmission risk goes, I'm sure you're aware there are stringent rules in place throughout the industry – if a model shows up without a valid test certificate they get sent home, simple as that.
The other questions regarding physical preparation and so on are matters of personal preference, I think. We trust the directors and photographers who work for us to use their good judgement when it comes to ensuring everyone on set is healthy and happy!
Exactly how you write.. I have many experience with discomfort as a model and I know how work starts to be ... I even have no word to describe the feelings :)
Because of that i really always take care to know the girls feelings and thoughts - that is the only way how to have nice videos. If you would ask any of our models they will always tell you that we never force them to do something they dont like.
Another point is that lot of girls are bored from shoots in "in a big, soft, bed with fluffy white sheets" what Wolvi mentioned earlier :D and they really enjoy and love difficult and original shoots somewhere else than on bed, sofa, chair, etc.. Just because it is different as always.
Even I can not count all my shoots on bed because there were so many, but I remember my shoot on a tree (which was only one in my carrier) and it was one of the best outcomes from that :D :D :D
As you can see this movie is called HORIZONT 2, and that means that on SexArt is already Horizont 1 :) and... A good thing about this is that I was the model for the movie :) so I can tell you exactly how it feels to have sex on a beach..
It was such a pleasure because my shot on sand was done with Lorena and I can promise you that the last thing I would have in my mind, was if its uncomfortable :D
Because of mine experience we made decision to shoot this beautiful video again and you can be sure that we asked the girls if they would be fine with it. They were happy to do :)
The stones on the rock were so nice and round from the strong of the waves, nothing sharp, so warm from the shining sun and we had prepared a blanket under them and the girls said that they dont want it..
Everybody here already know from my latest posts, that I never force girls to do anything they dont want because I want to have the best feelings and passion from them and that is not possible when they do something uncomfortable.
After the shoot the girls were taking sunbath so I am sure they werent so cold how it maybe looks like, I was just double checking my personal photos which I did on phone and the boys arent dressed really warm, the only one who had coat that day was me, because I had a cold and I needed to work.
So I can promise you that any video you will ever see from us is/was made with the best care for the girls, because I as a model know how hard work is in bad conditions and I dont want my models to feel anything like this with my production :)
So I hope you are not worried about them anymore now :)
No offence taken whatsoever, BlackWing! It actually means a lot to us to know that our members care so much about the wellbeing of the models. It's one of the guiding principles of everything we do around here. Both Ariel and Amarna regularly comment, so I hope they will add their voices to the discussion.
I guarantee, Team Lupin would never ask their models to do something they weren't comfortable with (either physically or mentally). As Ariel was a model herself before moving into production, she understands and goes out of her way to make sure everyone is happy and feeling good. It's something we all feel very strongly about here.
I definitely agree with you about the complementary appeal of Amarna and Linda - there's a strong physical similarity, but also differences in both looks and demeanour, which is very pleasing indeed!
It's a perennial discussion we have here, BlackWing - a lot of members don't like 'sand' locations for that reason... but sex on the beach is one of my hottest memories and I love to see it because of that! I did notice the crew were wearing warm clothes in the end credits - I guess Amarna and Linda kept each other hot enough :-)
Love your description of Amarna, that totally sums up her amazing appeal. She always looks so joyful (and if you ever read my interview with her on the blog, you'll know that's a really accurate description of her personality). It makes me smile just to look at her, she's the embodiment of joie de vivre!
She has great technique, doesn't she BlackWing! I also do some kickboxing, and I love to see a girl who knows how to handle herself! I didn't think it was possible for me to love Lorena even more than I already did, but this has achieved it... :-)
That's a very appealing idea, BlackWing, and I would like to see the follow-up too – I think Tracy would look incredible as a bride, all dressed up in virginal white, anticipating her wedding night :-)
Blackwing, far from disagreeing with your opinion, I offer this further observation I made somewhere in my teens or twenties and which will come as a surprise to none although it may seem as much an epiphany as when it occurred to me, and which, parenthetically, explains why this very comments forum is such a powerful phenomenon. Namely:
We humans are, literally, the relationships we share with others. Subtract the relationships one by one and you destroy what it is that makes us human.
After all, it is a verified fact that solitary confinement drives people nuts invariably. Remove relationships to other humans, and you remove what it is that makes us human and makes happiness possible.
As for the biocentrism principle and its relationship to Christianity, I will briefly relate one particular phenomenon that is inherent to Christianity that alienated me from Christianity (although I am not an atheist; I would like to be, but I am almost forced to be rather an agnostic and perhaps a pantheist?):
Namely: the insistence that God is different in essence from God's creation, which He/It created "ex nihilo" (out of nothing).
To me, this is simply not possible. Not only is God the same essence as us, but God IS us, all together, in the sense of "greater than the sum of its parts."
i.e., my pantheism.
To me, pantheism is such a more satisfying explanation of almost every single idea and concept relating to God and Its relation to us. Although more and more lately I am recognizing that, along with every other relationship in life, the relationship of us to God and God to us has GOT to be entirely consensual and a partnership and not a top-down or bottom-up relationship. It has got to be collaborative and freely given.
But, to get back on track, i.e. my reaction to your musings/assertions concerning love and sex as an expression of it and adult film as another: I totally agree. Clearly, not everyone can have sex and it has to be volitional: we cannot command it from or to another: but, when it is freely given, it is one of the most profound gifts that CAN be given, in this lifetime.
I totally agree therefore about adult film ~ I prefer to call it erotica myself ~ as being yet another expression of libido, or the life force or the life drive. It is a beautiful thing and should be honored and not denigrated.
Friday, May 8th, 2015 on Sunsets (and Same-Sex Relationships)
What an incredible response! Well thought out and articulated with purpose. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I cannot tell you how much it means to me to that you've shared such a wonderful comment here :)
I loved the hormonal outline and explanation of lust, attraction, attachment. I'll definitely have to look into that myself, because as a young person training in medicine, hormones (particularly female ones) are something that interest me to no end! In every instance I believe you'll find a chemical explanation for the ways in which we behave and react. And you're so very right - it's these hormones that play a critical role in determining those that we are sexually attracted to.
But going deeper... love. It's a complex entity and one that difficult to succinctly define. Over the years of viewing Alis' work here, my perception of love has developed and even now is still constantly being retooled. I've have come a long way with the help of The Heat: Vol. 2, Secretly: Vol. 2, Love For Sale and Memento, just to name a few. But what I always come back to is the fact that bond of love is powerful and all encompassing... (I want to say more, but I'd rather show you and our other members what I mean) - hopefully soon...
Thank you once again for your wonderful, informative, educative, awesome comment BlackWing! I sincerely hope we'll continue to hear from you with more insightful comments! :)
True, BlackWing, some cuddling to accompany the post action conversation would have been absolutely delicious and satisfying.
Saturday, April 25th, 2015 on Sunset On Charles Bridge
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