Bree Mills explores the world of masturbation
through her singularly creative lens with a limited docu-series on AdultTime that
gets candid with current performers on the subject of self-love.
The subject of the female orgasm has been a topic of discussion
in chat rooms, bars, letters and every other conceivable medium for
generations. Part of our fascination with this natural phenomenon stems
from the oppression women have endured in society for years, as
sexuality has long been a subject of constant debate in regards to
women. The conversations often tend to end with a consensus that many of
us, men and women included, don’t understand how women achieve orgasm,
what it feels like or what it looks like.
With this series, Bree Mills asks five women all the questions
you’ve ever wanted to know about masturbation from the female
perspective, and it’s a refreshing look at sex through their eyes of
heterosexual men who so often can only guess at what the experience is
Each episode starts with an interview portion that covers topics
ranging from their first masturbatory experience, to the techniques used
and overcoming feelings of shame surrounding the act. Each woman’s
story is unique and honest, and warmly conversational. Projects like
this respect the agency of women while also allowing men to take part in
the conversation, and the end result is an authentic, erotic experience
for everyone involved.
I love the fact that Wilde is sans make-up outside of lip gloss.
This is such a tone setter. It’s no secret that porn is selling a
fantasy, and that fantasy often includes stars made up to look like
idealized versions of themselves. Sometimes, that fantasy is the
performer’s choice, but other times it’s to feed the fantasy of the
audience (or what an algorithm considers quality).
Here, Jane shares her all-natural self with the audience, just as
she shares her natural orgasm. As promised by the star during the
interview portion, her orgasm doesn’t take long, but it’s so personal,
so real and surprisingly quiet. If you are a frequent porn watcher,
you’re probably accustomed to the women screaming and moaning like
banshees as they cum, but here, it’s mostly quiet moans and breathing.
Mills uses three cameras to capture the action and alternates
between a tri-view and close-ups. Wilde gets incredibly wet, but the
majority of the action is naturally obscured by the Hitachi wand she
uses on herself. No crazy visual penetration here, as she keeps that
want firmly pressed against her pussy from start to finish and lets it
work its magic on her. It’s a beautiful sequence.
“It’s never silly to do things that make you feel loved.” What a
fantastic quote from Dee Williams that is so relevant to not only the
female sexual experience, but really anyone’s. We so often shame people
for doing things that make them feel good, and Dee’s message is that
this practice should not exist and needs to end.
Dee is a fingers woman who revels in the idea of being watched
(she mentions it in the interview portion and that kink plays out as she
pleasures herself) and her fingers expertly navigate her “downstairs”
(as she calls it). Her technique looks a lot like what you see in porn
with a heavy emphasis on circular rubbing right on her clit. Towards the
end, she pulls out a toy that instantly sends her over the sopping wet
edge and everyone on the crew just marvels at the intensity of the
Whitney shares her struggle coming to terms with masturbation due
to her Christian upbringing. She reveals that while it felt good, there
was something ingrained in her that told her to be fearful of getting
caught because she “knew” she was doing something “wrong.” It’s a very
raw admission on her part and is a truth that so many women likely
Such admissions can be so powerful and let people who share that
experience know they aren’t alone. Again, the power of female agency is
on display with this project. In line with the interview portion of this
sequence, it’s no surprise that Whitney starts out with (and stays
with), a vibrator.
There’s a truth to her experience that the audience gets the
opportunity to empathize with given what we know of Whitney’s background
and that makes the sex she shares on camera much more impactful. It’s
like watching her take a victory lap over the sexual oppression she
endured in her formative years.
Jay talks a lot about her experience with water and this isn’t
the first time I’ve heard faucets being the go-to vehicle for female
self-pleasure. Jay too, felt the need to hide what she was doing early
in life as she reveals she was often caught and punished for
masturbating. Again, a reality that probably speaks to many women out
Jay chooses to use a Hitachi wand and a vibrator in tandem and
the results are quietly explosive. Jay rocks her hips a lot and tends to
let the wand work on the hood of her pussy rather than directly on her
clit. The sensations cause Jay to snarl and cross-eye her way to ecstasy
and it’s a wonderful example of how varied and intense masturbation for
women can be.
Jenna recounts a hilarious story about masturbation and Icy Hot
that will probably resonate with many people. It’s a very real way for
her segment to open. She beams and laughs throughout the interview as
she recounts her experiences, and it feels like she is talking to a
group of old friends who are reminiscing about old tales of youthful,
The unique thing about this sequence is the fact that at the time
of shooting this movie, Jenna hadn’t masturbated in a long time. The
audience thus gets to witness Jenna’s return to self-love after a
lengthy hiatus and I’m certain many who share that reality will find the
freedom with which she embraces her moment quite liberating. I thought
it was very interesting that even though Jenna states she prefers to use
her wand (because it’s quick and she can easily get a couple of orgasms
from it), she opted to use her fingers exclusively here. Still, her
climax is soft, sensual and intoxicating.
This was such a great film. Seeing women be themselves, talking
about the freedom and pleasure that comes with masturbating, then
sharing that ecstasy with the camera was a wonderful experience. There’s
a much bigger conversation that could have been had with these women on
this subject, but this was a fabulous start. I applaud Bree Mills for
bringing an idea like this to life in such a fashion, allowing women to
speak their truth to power. I can’t recommend this enough to women and
men alike, regardless of your sexual preference, because it is through
experiences like this that we can all find our own path to discovering
our sexual truths.