Dare to Bare
A fantasy for some, a mundane task for others, Sinclair Institute gives you a chance to consider shaving as an erotic activity and a precursor to sex. When a couple decides to engage in erotic shaving, they have to trust one another and give up control, acts that in themselves rev up sexual energy and kindle an intimate connection.
If you’ve never tried shaving with a partner, you’re missing out on a possibility to experience something really sexy. After soaping up, any sharp blade must be cautiously guided, careful not to nick the sensitive skin. The vulnerable act of letting someone else do this for you creates a sort of erotic tension; if you can handle it, getting shaved can feel so arousing. Then for a brief period, once the area is fully bare, your genitals will feel extremely sensitive to every touch, making oral sex feel incredible and sex intensified.
This 2003 production is a short guide to the practice of grooming your, and your partner’s, genitals. With a running time of approximately 30 minutes, this presentation demonstrates how to include shaving as a sensual activity in your lovemaking. It provides comprehensive tips on technique and products to try; you will also see examples of how attractive real life couples incorporate erotic shaving into their lovemaking.
There were five couples featured who dared to bare their parts and make love on screen. The host narrated general information as each sexy shaving scene unfolded: the first couple has the man trimming his woman’s landing strip; the second scene shows the guy shaving himself while his woman watches and masturbates; the third and fourth couples showed the woman shaving her man’s genitals region; the fifth was of a fellow shaving around his woman’s landing strip. All of the “shav-ees” got their freshly groomed parts orally pleasured and (afterward) topped it off with lovemaking.
The overall presentation was tasteful and a bit on the conservative side. However, there were a few areas that really missed the mark. One of them was the suitability of the host, who narrated the whole DVD. I thought her energy was flat, she spoke too quickly and frankly; she’d be better suited for the morning news, not a show about eroticism (this will become very clear when you hear how she says “sexual inferno”). I think it’s important to have some variety in the voiceover because it keeps the show interesting, something Sinclair Institute has since become more successful at.
The other thing I found lacking was that they didn’t do a good job showing you how to perform the shave, particularly on a woman. The main reason why couples don’t shave each other is that they don’t feel confident about how to manoeuvre a razor around the genital area. If you’re going to do a show about erotic shaving, show people how it should been done, not so they can write an essay about it. Then again, maybe their intent wasn’t so much on teaching shaving technique as it was on showing the arousing sexual situations that could possibly follow an erotic shaving encounter.
Content Quality 5.5/10
The verdict is mixed about the amount of valuable information shown in this presentation. The demonstrations were entertaining and arousing, but weren’t as successful in showing how to actually perform the shave. It was useful on a cerebral level but even then, the level of info came across as very generic (e.g. “be careful” and “go slowly”). The DVD would appeal to a couple who have never shaved one other before; unfortunately, I’m doubtful as to the value of the visual instruction they’d get to guide them sufficiently.
The presentation did a reasonable job of discussing shaving techniques, products to use and aftercare but they failed to talk about exfoliation – hello, it’s the most critical thing you’re supposed to do pre and post shave! It was also odd that they didn’t do any shower, bath or bathroom scenes; instead, all of the shaving demonstrations occurred on a bed or on a couch.
It would have also been useful to mention waxing and compare the difference. One of the biggest advantages shaving has over waxing is that it invigorates the area around the erogenous zones, so much so that it heightens sensations and makes intercourse and oral sex feel amazing. It might also have something to do with the moment of apprehension and hesitation that comes with handing so much control over to someone else...
Sex Appeal 7/10
The sexual scenes were quite arousing; the couples doing a good job of acting naturally during their lovemaking. If you have had the experience, you can also easily identify with how good it feels to have sex right after getting shaved. Even the anticipation is hot as paying so much attention to bathing, shaving and primping for your sexual encounter totally builds up the erotic energy as you prepare your mind as well as your body for sex.
Sinclair Institute used couples that ranged in age and body shape. One of the couples was quite a bit older than the rest, but more mature viewers might find them a bit easier to identify with. The couples, who for the most part looked like they were in their 20’s and 30’s, were also immaculately groomed, providing great examples of shaved looks to aspire to.
Video Quality 5/10
Dare to Bare rates mediocre in this category. The quality was grainy and the lighting was not very good, the shadows being really noticeable. The set was also quite basic.
Audio Quality 7.5/10
The audio quality was reasonable. There was a good balance between music, voiceover and the sounds that the couples made. There was no interference such as rustling from bed sheets or sounds of airplanes flying overhead. There was music playing in the background during all of the couples’ scenes; it set a romantic mood but it came across a tad bit cheesy, not to mention dated.
Extra Features N/A
There were no bonus features included in this presentation – a bit surprising in light of how short the video is.
Overall Score 6/10
The DVD did not meet overall expectations. It lost points mainly because the commentary wasn’t engaging and the demos weren’t very practical. Despite this, it is a titillating starting point in motivating couples to consider shaving as a sensual activity. Another plus point was that, at the end of the show, they exhibited all of the names of the products that were used in the making of the DVD.
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