Penny Flame's Guide to Hand Jobs

Penny Flame's Expert Guide to Hand Jobs for Men and Women

This video will teach you how to find erogenous zones and demonstrate orgasmic finger and hand techniques for great hand jobs for both sexes. Also, this DVD is chock full of explicit porn scenes, which you get the option to watch with or without instructional commentary. This Vivid Ed production is co-directed by AVN award winners Tristan Taormino and Penny Flame.

Summary

As the DVD states, “Whether as part of foreplay or the main course, sometimes, hands are the best tools for the job. Yet hands are underrated, and people don’t take enough advantage of their digits.” Penny Flame’s guide teaches you how to bring pleasure to both men and women using your hands.

Penny lectured a mixed gender group about some of the basics of great hand jobbing like basic anatomy and lubrication. She then invited her friend Harmony to be the first demonstration subject of the seminar. Harmony situated herself comfortably in front of the group and Penny got right down to the business of descriptively relating the finer points of a great hand job. Her male subject, Justice, was next up and eager to oblige and be obliged.

Once the class was over, the production switched to an entirely different format. Consisting of sex scenes using actors from the adult film industry, three segments highlight couples putting Penny’s ideas into action. In the final sex segment, Penny makes a star appearance, which concludes her hand job seminar.

Presentation 7/10

I was pleased with the overall presentation of Penny’s Hand Job Workshop because it‘s tongue in cheek humor was entertaining throughout it’s running time of roughly 100 minutes. This instructional DVD is appropriate for couples or singles and its casual fun tone would be appreciated by a younger, more laid back crowd. Her guide features actors that are attractive and well groomed.

However, the format and flow didn’t make this production feel very cohesive. Just as you get used to Penny’s informal lecture style, the program somewhat abruptly transitions to sex and hand job scenes. Don’t get me wrong, the latter scenes were quite sexy and their re-play potential is through the roof. So I think it’s more appropriate to describe Penny Flame’s Expert Guide to Hand Jobs for Men & Women as a cross somewhere between light ‘n sexy instruction with a great amount of steamy entertainment. It was a nice change of pace compared to some of the more clinical productions I’ve viewed.

This video was nominated for an AVN Award for Best Educational Release but was beaten out by her co-director for a different production, Tristan Taramino's Expert Guide to Oral Sex 2. (Just in case you weren’t sure, The AVN awards are the ‘Oscars’ of the adult entertainment, which most recently were held on Jan 10, 2009.) The fact that it’s even been nominated just shows that there’s substance to this production worth recognizing. With over 250 movies under her belt, Penny Flame’s style and sex appeal has won her multiple AVN Awards for categories such as Best Solo Sex in 2005, Best Group Sex in 2006 and more recently, Best Actress in 2008. She’s also won the AVN award for Best Couple’s Sex Scene in 2006 and 2008.

Clearly, Penny knows her stuff. She was sweet and open-minded in this presentation, albeit a bit on the bubbly giggly side. However, she makes watching this DVD fun and unintimidating.

I really would have liked to see a different makeup in the lecture audience – it seemed like these folks just came in off the street – as much as you want diversity in an audience, it’s a good idea to make sure that your selections suit the matter at hand. They just didn’t work for me.

Content Quality 7/10

Whether you’re a fella or a lady viewer, you couldn’t ask for a better forum for learning - Penny Flame will be the hottest professor you’ve ever had. Everyone in her crew is attractive and very well-groomed, which is particularly important with such extreme close-ups. Open communication and squeezing out lots of lube were the main messages of the show.

She entertainingly talks you through each step of the hand job and her lucky subjects openly communicate what does and doesn’t feel good to them. You won’t be able to take your eyes off it.

The sex scenes that followed the lecture made use of some Penny’s suggestions but they seemed to get progressively distracted from hand jobbing and strayed to oral and vaginal sex. We didn’t complain, mind you - it just gave us a chuckle that they digressed as much as they did.

The content of this show could definitely be integrated into regular sexual play, even more so because these techniques can be used for masturbation and during sex. It will appeal to novices and intermediates alike. Penny took her time with the hand jobs demos, which, if you’re not a practised authority, will make this a very educational experience indeed.

Sex Appeal 9/10

By and large, the content in this show was hot but it didn’t make me want to rush over and blow my boyfriend. I think it’s because I found Penny Flame’s lecture to be quirky sexy rather than seductive sexy. The scenes at the end, however, had some racy goodness, making this guide a good overall addition to my collection.

I liked that you had the option to watch the scenes, each of which ran for around 25 minutes, with or without instruction. One thing that I found a bit odd was that they did a quick foot job feature but gave little focus on anal fingering.

Were the actors realistic? Well, everyone did a fairly decent job at looking like they enjoyed themselves. They did put a unique spin on the lessons they were taught, some starting off and staying with the hand job themes, while others used varying amounts of oral, manual and genital stimulation. There was also a good amount of caressing, teasing and enticing to their repertoires.

I really liked some of the moves that Penny discussed, particularly her 2-handed Lemon Juicing technique. Her emphasis on massaging the surrounding zones of the genital area was also praiseworthy. My favorite manoeuvre for ladies who like a lot of pressure is to get her to sit on your lap and take the heel of your hands and cup them so she can so rub her entire pussy in them while she controls the speeds – it was fabulous.

Video Quality 8/10

The show was shot in high definition and appeared to be technically sound. The tight shots were really decent too. A few amusing touches to this show were the Penny pop ups, Penny bobble heads and Penny voice over tips, all popular techniques from some past and present reality TV shows.

Audio Quality 8/10

The audio quality was excellent, but there was a shortcoming ... the leather couches! They looked sharp, but damn they were squeaky – it was pretty noticeable.

Extra Features 5/10

Extra features were mediocre. They include the 3 the main sex scenes sans instruction, trailers of a number of productions, a gallery of photos taken during the taping of this DVD and some more advertising. A feature that I found pretty useful was the Positions Room, a section that splits up the sex scenes into categories such as Doggie, Missionary, etc. That way, if you’re strictly in the mood to see Oral, it’s all you’ll get.

The one part I found myself liking was the safer sex section. Penny and her friends demonstrate different ways to give blow jobs safely using dental dams, plastic wrap, condoms and creatively cut latex gloves. Analingus with the aforementioned materials was included but this bit came out really awkwardly – you’ll know what I mean when you see it. The section at the end with Penny and Evan Stone gave me a titter as he donned the purple safety gloves, chose his sex toy carefully and went to work on Penny.

Overall Score 7.3/10

Penny’s entertaining guide will definitely show you how to do a great hand job on a guy or a girl. What’s more, you’ll also have something you can replay any time when you feel like a dose of decent porn.

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