What does a small step into a more sexually adventurous lifestyle look like? This is the theme of a movie my wife and watched last night; and the combination of innocence and sexual exploration by the two lead females (housewives) proved to be super exciting to us. In the interest of sharing….
Last month, I asked readers to recommend high quality porn that my wife and I might like. One of the moves recommended – Playtime (1994) – turned out to be a real favourite for us. It is a softcore movie made in the 90s. As far as adult movies go, it is really well shot and well acted (for a soft core porn, so keep your expectations in check). The themes explored are really interesting and sexy, and play extremely well to the softcore genre.
The movie opens with two (slightly) bored housewives sunbathing topless by the pool of their vacation house. The confide in one another that they aren’t having as much sex as they would like and, as a result, masturbate regularly. As they are describing some of their fantasies, a pool boy arrives and they rush inside. The discussion or masturbation and mimosas had gotten them quite turned on, so one suggest that they retreat to their respective bedroom and ‘deal with’ their pent up desire. The other suggest ‘since we’re going to do it anyway, why not do it together’. They proceed to masturbate side by side on the couch as they watch one another.
This mutual masturbation turns into a regular habit. They find times to sneak away and indulge in their voyeuristic fantasy. It really doesn’t proceed further – no heavy girl on girl and no wild threesomes — just voyeurism. Not to give away the while plot, but they do decide they want to bring their husbands in on their new found interests, but it still stays in the realm of shorting fantasies and voyeurism.
So, why did my wife and I fund this so appealing?
First, we really liked the theme of people exploring their sexual interests and expanding their sexual adventures through ‘baby steps’. This movie did a great job at creating a tension between their emerging desires and their willingness to lose themselves to it. More specifically, they were aware their had unmet sexual desires and they wanted to explore them in small ways, that wouldn’t push them too far and, thereby risk their relationship or challenge their preconceptions about their own sexuality (there was an underlying theme that one of the women was worried she may be gay and wasn’t sure how to process how turned on she got with another women with the certainty that she loved men).
Most porn seems to jump very quickly from innocent flirtation to full on sex in a matter of minutes. We really liked the very slow build and the erotic tension created by the movie. That said, I will admit that my wife would have liked for the sex scenes to move a little beyond the ‘softcore’ by the end. For her, while she really likes the slow build, she likes it to build to something a little more explicit. I think for her, because she likes both soft and harder porn, she likes a movie to build from soft to harder. For many watchers of softcore porn, however, they may like it because it stays non-explicit (this may be a topic for another post – would their be a market for soft and hardcore hybrids)
The second reason we found this movie really appealing – and this may be unique to us – we like watching women pleasure themselves in a way that is clearly them masturbating for their own pleasure (not to put on a show). For me, I love the idea that women are sexual of their own accord and seeing women masturbate for nothing more than their own pleasure is a sexy confirmation of their sexuality and sexual desire. For my wife, watching women masturbate, especially two women together, is an innocent way to indulge and confirm her own bi-sexual interests; she especially likes watching female bisexuality in the context of an otherwise heterosexual relationship – it is ‘relatable’ for her.
So.. if you’re looking for a hot ‘couples friendly’ adult movie, I would highly recommend Playtime (1994). Let me know what you think?