Members of the adult industry occasionally guest-review tapes for AVN. Critiquing Carnal Manor is porn's very own role model for senior sexual stamina, performer Dave Cummings. - Ed.
Focused around a couple who run a swingers' party house, Carnal Manor has six solid sex scenes enveloped by a scenario that appeals to viewers who might be curious about swinging. Even the opening credits are highlighted by sensual lovemaking and hot sex! Actually, I believe this video will appeal to single guys, as well as to couples and women. Realizing that viewers are often different and varied in their particular and specific viewing preferences, I approached this review as objectively as possible - both from a reviewer viewpoint as well as from a strokability basis, I watched the entire video twice. Summer Storm, a girl with a pretty face who reminds me of beautiful Ryan Conner, wants to be a hostess for an upcoming swinger's party. Prior to leaving for the interview, she and boyfriend Chris Cannon get turned on and do a scorching scene ending with a facial, clean-up and full re-insert back into her mouth.
One of my subjective personal preferences is to see a girl take the climaxing penis back into her mouth, just like off-screen couples often do. I also enjoy watching a woman engulfing manhood back into her vagina once the pop shot is seen by the camera, similar to the way most couples end their sessions. (Since I'm admitting my personal preferences, for identification purposes I also like to briefly see the starlet along with her name in the opening credits. I dislike loud music that distracts from hearing the natural female sounds one normally hears during sex - the sensuous sounds of panting/breathing/moaning/whispering/whimpers/etc.)
Viewers curious about swinging will savor a look into the sex play shown during the morning-after-a-party where "left-over" folks from the previous night's swing soir'e muster up even more sex action. Summer Storm, Mia Smiles, Shelbee Myne and Samantha Sterlyng all looked especially sexy and performed scenes that will surely excite all viewers! There's also some very professional acting from most of the participants, both males and females, akin to mainstream. Cameraman Barry Wood is perfect at catching angles and unique shots, including one through a roaring fireplace during a couple's torrid sex. Production values, directing, and editing all excel in this offering. I liked this video so much that I plan to watch it again!