Monday, March 28, 2011

♥♥♥♥♥♥: Kama Sutra of Sexual Positions: The Tantric Art of Love by Kenneth Ray Stubbs

Kama Sutra of Sexual Positions: The Tantric Art of Love
Kenneth Ray Stubbs, Ph.D.

Page Count: 64
Release Date: July 2001
Publisher: Secret Garden Publishing
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Over 100 images of lovers in sexual embrace—the best from:
  • Kama Sutra
  • Ananga-Ranga
  • The Perfumed Garden
  • Ishimpo
  • Song of Songs
  • other traditions and other times
Kama Sutra comes to us from fourth-century India. Written by a holy man, this "love scripture" has become known in the West as a "bible of sex". As such, Kama Sutra of Sexual Positions presents many facets of sexual embrace from many cultures where the sexual and the scared together are the weaver of the tapestry of life.

What Stephanie Thought: A variety of  illustrations as well as vivid descriptions of each of the positions are both demonstrated in Kenneth Ray Stubbs's full-color depicted sex guide. Combining the Indian Kama Sutra and Ananga-Ranga, Arabic The Perfumed Garden of Sensual Delight, Japanese Ishimpo, and Hebrew Song of Songs, this book covers an expanse selection of sex positions that any and all lovers can try.

It was wonderful how all of the ancient expert advice was combined into one book, facilitating the search for an ideal position to try. I only wish the descriptions were illustrated accordingly, rather than just being placed on random pages throughout the book. Some of the positions are worded strangely, making it hard to imagine what they should look like.

The pictures are well-drawn, I'll admit, but many of them are ancient drawings or just modern sketches: a bit awkward. Rather than turning me on while reading, they sort of decreased my libido—you can't really be aroused by looking at unattractive pictures. 
I didn't dislike reading this one, but I definitely have seen better Kama Sutra guides. If you want variety, this one is perfect. If you want more detail (and are actually looking into trying new things in the bedroom with a partner), Kama Sutra of Sexual Positions may not be the best for you.

And though the positions are diverse, not many of them seem very conceivable or possible, for that matter. Here's a ridiculous example that made me laugh a bit: 

Stephanie Loves: "'The camel's hump: The woman, who is standing, bends forward till her fingers touch the floor; the man gets behind and copulates, at the same time grasping her thighs. If the man withdraws while the woman is still bending down, the vagina emits a sound like a bleating of a calf, and for that reason some women object to the posture.'"

Radical Rating: 6 hearts: Satisfying for a first read, but I'm not going back. ♥♥♥♥♥♥