[Note: this was originally published a couple years ago, reworked a few times, and now republished. The movies in here aren’t the latest, but still hold up really well.]
Warning: Adult themed post ahead, youngsters better back out now (definitely NSFW)! Forgive the repost if you’ve read this before, I keep making minor updates over the years:)
No Boys Here had a recent post about Watching Porn as a couple, as I did as well at a new site called Adult Movies for Couples (where I’ll continue to expand this post idea into a more formal review site). Ian Underwood also has great comprehensive list of recommended adult films for couples at his more adult movie website The Sex Nerd.
We have enjoyed a few videos over the years as well. I’m not a porn watcher by myself, but will occasionally use more couples-related fare with the backdrop for getting ourselves in the mood from time to time. We’re also old-school in that we normally don’t stream or steal pirated movies but actually purchase or rent adult DVDs and watch them on the television in our room. Now over the years we’ve been doing this, I’ve been the one responsible for picking out the movies and my track record is very “hit or miss” as to whether they work for us. Usually, the “sexperts” say couples porn first needs a plot that works for the lady and then the sex part comes secondarily. This may or may not be fully true depending on your partner, but suffice to say, I’m not grabbing “teenage cum guzzlers 7” or some gonzo porn with wham, bam, thank you mam.
The following adult movies are couple orientated and more friendly for introducing your wife to porn. For me, I knew my wife would be receptive after she responded favorably to soft-core skinemax stuff we’d catch on the movie channels on a Saturday night earlier in our dating lives. Even if you don’t have those overt signals, if you have a curious partner, porn may go better than expected. We went to an Adults Only resort a few years back with a group of friends and they had a porn channel standard in the hotel room. We (all the wives and husbands) all made mention of perusing that channel with our partners while we were talking down by the beach, so yeah, the ladies will talk about it and watch it if the situation is right. These were soccer mom and dad types from the midwest, not some edgy college couples. These days movies are fun for novelty once in awhile. Note – I’ll be linking to adult dvd sites (where you can buy or rent or stream some of these movies – SugarDVD [now rebranded as SugarInstant] is like the Netflix of adult movies if renting DVDs is more your style or budget) if any of these interest you. Now there’s a lot of crap out there, and it takes a lot of time to sift through it. These are all pretty good starts to introducing adult features into the bedroom mix. They may not all work, but shouldn’t scare your wife away from future attempts at spicing things up with movies. Again, read my How to Watch Porn as a Couple post to set your expectations.
I’d always recommend as our favorite couple porn movies is Pirates and Pirates 2 below. Big budget, and the frequency and variety of sex scenes is pretty high and the sex scenes themselves don’t last forever. This is underestimated, as a 10 minute BJ scene gets boring quickly, so a movie that moves along a little quicker tends to captivate the attention longer which is a little counter intuitive.
Anyways, without further ado, here’s some that we’ve tried and our experiences (100% sex success ratio, even when the couples porn itself isn’t exactly a fit for us).
Love for the First Time – This is a 40 Year Old Virgin rip-off. As we liked the theatrical version of the movie, and this was more of a romantic comedy porn version of that, I thought it would be a winner and the reviews said it was romantic and fun. For us, this assessment couldn’t have been more wrong. When you star a beta-loser played by Randy Spears as your key porn actor, and he stays a beta-pussy virgin through most of the movie it’s not exactly a recipe for hot sex. Pretty looking movie, sucked as a couples porn for us.
Eternity – Another movie with Randy Spears, who doesn’t do much for me. Think of this as an old-timey Pride and Prejudice-type period porn. This is set in 19th century, complete with costumes and set pieces. A poor girl has an arranged marriage with rich baron type who’s a douche, some fencing, some sex in a barn, some revenge and love and betrayal. Cool costumes and scene locations, the movie is super looong (that’s really a complaint in most porn movies, the sex scenes seem to go on forever) but has a decent plot and sex is pretty hot. Took us probably 4-5 viewings to make it through most of the movie (tend not to have an attention span to make it through more than 30 minutes at a time if you know what I mean). Was an ok scene piece, but a little too blond bimbo fake for my tastes, still solid as a good couples porn movie.
Pirates – The most expensive porn movie made I believe. Complete with special effects (fighting skeletons), a high budget cast and a decent plot, this movie was a hit for us. The men and women in it are hot and it’s actually entertaining. Amazon has an R rated version of it, but why would you go that route? What they did right here is the sex scenes don’t drag on and on, enough to get the point. With that said, if anything, they perhaps have a slightly too high ratio of plot to sex. If you like watching some of the skinimax soft-core stuff with your spouse, this is a much better version of that (in terms of movie quality and actual sex). The women are hot, the men are good looking, sex scenes are well done. A favorite of ours. [Edit: This is one we’ve watched multiple times, a battle tested movie that lasts the test of time]
Pirates II: Stagnetti’s Revenge – The sequel to pirates. More of the same: A real plot, half-way decent acting, quality sex scenes (even a roman-style orgy if you’re into that sort of thing), etc. It’s pretty long movie, but if you liked themed films and the first one, this is right in line with that, and this is a long time hit for us. [Edited: Again, we come back to this one on a regular basis too]
Lost and Found – This was another one of those I thought would be pure gold but wasn’t. This is from New Sensations Romance series, porn intended to be for couples and in the vein of romantic comedies or romantic dramas (Nicholas Sparks anyone?). Story is pretty basic (I think the same title as an actual movie by the same name with David Spade if I remember correctly): girl loses dog, nice guy finds dog but wants to get to know girl better by pretending to look for dog. Again, very story driven, and I thought was great but got mixed reviews from my wife. The actors and actresses were more “normal” looking (less fake cans and bimbo blonds) but really good looking at the same time. It did seem more sexy and real compared to many adult films out there, and the final scene is great and romantic. While this wasn’t a super hit for us (maybe a little too vanilla despite the XXX sex scenes), I do think this type of film (full list of movies here, which I think is a really great place to start – high budget, interesting plots, story driven) has it’s place and has gotten a lot of good reviews, and is probably a good introduction to adult films if you have a wife who’s on the fence. It was really well done in my opinion, and very couple oriented. Maybe this is right up your ally, so check out some of those.
Spartacus: MMXII The Beginning – First off, the Starz series Spartacus is awesome and was the inspiration for this purchase. My wife and I really liked the actual series, which has a lot of nudity and fighting and, more often than not, got our blood boiling. This is actually less awesome than the first season of the actual show. It’s another themed adult feature, and is fairly darkly shot but with gladiators fucking slaves and the like. It wasn’t bad, and is one we’ll put on again in the future I’m sure, but I’m likely to get the same result putting on some of the soft core sex scenes from the actual show. Dudes are very, very in shape and strong, the ladies are pretty hot from what I remember, so while it’s not at the top of my library, it’s not at the bottom either.
This one was highly rated in the reviews, and I thought a campy parody porn with hot actors and actresses based on the old Batman series would be a hit. Instead Batman XXX was a dud. For me, it was a sort of goofy and fun as the sex was hot and sort of weird in costumes, but my wife hated the campiness and weird 70’s lighting. Maybe you might have more success.
Others on our list that we haven’t bought yet, but look promising include some from adult film studios that appear very couple friendly like New Sensations Romance and Adam and Eve. These are on our list, whether they hit or miss is yet to be seen. Maybe some of these will work for you too:
Carolina Jones and the Broken Covenant (spoof of Indiana Jones, the real version is a favorite of ours – likely a rental).
American Heroes sounds like a couples friendly take on firemen and that fantasy. I think my wife might like that. Done by Adam and Eve and sounds pretty vanilla by porn standards, which makes it easier to get the thumbs up in my experience.
We bought Body Heat (above) another fireman fantasy. It’s a try hard story, very good looking people and we needed to hose off after this fire. The story is porn quality (Skinemax-esque) but doesn’t get in the way of exercising the mind muscle and creating a fantasy that you and your wife can get into as a precursor to extracurricular. It’s hot and couples friendly (no anal), with sex scenes (like Pirates) that aren’t so agonizingly long (and a little longer story segments). This company also has Nurses and Teachers “career” movies, but since we’re focusing on less stuff for me, I’m trying movies I think she’d like more. But the whole Nurse fantasy could be a hot one if you’re into that.
Eden looks positive as well. The reviews sound very couple friendly, plus exotic location, beaches, and good looking stars, not much of a story to string the sex together, which may be a good thing since you may not get through many video chapters anyway.
Happy Anniversary sounds like a happy feel good married couples fun sex film that would likely work. A 2014 movie with a short story format (four couples having hot sex for their anniversary, including a wife that indulges her husband’s cheerleader fantasy) may work better for repeated viewings if you get too worked up after awhile. It’s gotten good reviews and is in a New Sensations production in the vein of their romance series (Tales from the Heart).
Finally, as Game of Thrones fans (HBO’s series in itself is soft core at times), they have a parody of Game of Thrones called Game of Bones (Winter is Cumming), but we bought the other one, This Ain’t Game of Thrones by Hustler. It was themed, but not connected by any story, so you have about five scenes with different GoT characters. The people were good looking enough, but it was pretty boring. Not great or inspiring much passion. Pass on that version.
So what generally works for us are themed movies that have a plot with more manly, alpha characters, and some sort of fighting. Other things that have been solid are shorter vignette or compilation pieces. A Fight Club adult feature that somehow adds some women to the mix sounds awesome to me. What hasn’t been a hit is more regular guy, romantic comedy type movies for couples, but I think most suburban moms if they haven’t been introduced to porn, may like. What works, or doesn’t work, for us may have the opposite effect on you and yours. It may take a few tries to find a style that works for you and your wife.
We haven’t yet got into anything too edgy (like BDSM, or more edgy alt porn like Malice in LaLaLand take on Alice in Wonderland) nor do I think that’s really up our alley. Well done spoofs of shows or movies that we both like are somewhat rare, but I could see something based on True Blood or a better Pride and Prejudice type feature working for us.
Best of luck finding the couples porn that works best for you!
[EDIT in 2017- this post was originally pretty popular, so I’ve actually started a new site if you want to check it out. Adult Movies for Couples. I need to stay on top of updating that since there is more to add, but check back in there from time to time if this is a topic of interest.]
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