Morgona May is the host of this instructional vid, and comes off a little prim and proper in her intro, making one think she's not really suited to the beginner S/M seminars; she talks about running. In fact, she comes off as rather Martha Stewart-esque, what with the clipped tones, coordinated candles flickering in the background and vase of long stemmed roses sitting next to her. Don't be fooled - this lady knows exactly what she's doing.
After running down the basics - like misconceptions about the practice, terms, role playing, safety issues and how to tell your partner your needs - May gets down to business. She starts by giving simple instructions on how to rope-bind your partner's wrists, then moves on to ankles and how to affix rope to furniture. Next step is spanking - "Spanking can be like a deep tissue massage" - with hands and paddles.
Once the instruction is done, the tape features vignettes of couples in varying degrees of S/M expertise giving it a go. At times it can be hot, like with Brandon and Pria's "first" attempt at spanking and using wrist cuffs, or May's sensory exploration and wax play with a blonde cutie, and the dyke bondage-fest that takes place in a kitchen.
While not a full-on stroke-vid - that's not the intention of this production anyway - it still has stroke value. And, in terms of instruction for the beginner S/M-er, it's invaluable.