“The Pop-Up Kama Sutra Book” Review

March 24th, 11   •   Posted by Mistress Kay   •   No Comment
The Pop-Up Kama Sutra Book

The front cover of the book

The Pop-Up Kama Sutra book is your traditional sex positioning book with a trick; there are a couple pop-up pictures included in the book. This book is sold at Babeland Adult Toys. The book is a hardcover book that has 48 pages. It looks thicker than it really is because of the multiple-layers included on the pop-up pages. The book is pretty big in size; it’s about 10 inches in height and 10 inches in width. The book is written by Sir Richard Burton and F.F. Arbuthnot. This book is not a book to be read in public; it has lots of sex art included in it, and there’s really no way to be “discreet” with a pop-up book.

The Pop-Up Kama Sutra Book

Some of the pop-up art

The book definitely follows the traditional Kama Sutra Indian art. While some newer sex positioning books try to use their own photographs (which does make it easier to follow), this book does choose to use the traditional art depictions. It’s interesting because the pictures don’t really match the chapter. In the chapters about striking sounds, there are no pictures of striking. In the chapter about kissing, the pictures aren’t kissing. It seems like the pictures were just strewn around the book in an odd manner. However, the book does include captions underneath each one of the pieces of art, so you will know what the position is called and won’t be too confused.

To be completely honest, it’s a neat look into the old Kama Sutra, but I found this book to be mostly useless for sex positioning. There’s a reason we’ve made updates on the old, traditional Kama Sutra. It’s because, while there’s good information in it, it’s not written in a sexual-friendly way that makes it easy to pick out and enjoy positions. You know, just so I’m not making this up, I’ll quote you a passage:

“When a small portion of the skin is bitten with two teeth only, it is called the “point”.

When such small portions of the skin are bitten with all of the teeth, it is called the “line of points”.”

It just isn’t useful for improving your sex life. It’s fun to read to see some of the original text, but it isn’t useful for improving your sex life. It’s actually a bit of a headache to read to be completely honest. This is not a book that I’d pick up in order to improve your sex life unless you enjoy reading the Kama Sutra in the original Indian-like format that it was written in.

The Pop-Up Kama Sutra Book

Showing the pop-up pictures

Instead, I liked seeing it more from a historical context. It lets me see how all of the rest of our sex positioning books have been made. It shows how some of the old sex positions were formulated and how people were reading about sex back then. It definitely does not make me excited to attempt to read the original Kama Sutra though. I think this book is enough for me to stomach.

The Pop-Up Kama Sutra Book

Showing the text and pictures

What about the pop-up portions? They’re really cute. I like them. They do remind me of some of the pop-up books I had as a child. There are only six pop-up little sculptures in the book. They all are pretty well-made. In one of them, you get to pull the tab to move the man and woman’s legs. In another, you control a couple riding on an elephant. The point being: you get to pull, slide, and flip the little pieces to control the art of the people in the picture. It’s actually really cute. My favorite is the one depicted on the Babeland page; it’s the one where the pop-up stands up. The girl is suspended by a thin wire and you can pull the wire up and down to make the woman go up and down on the man’s penis.

Overall? It’s a nice book. It’s great to see a historical look back into what the Kama Sutra looks like, but I honestly didn’t find any use for this for improving my sex life. The little pop-up characters are really cute, and a lot of my friends have been enamored with this one, so it’s a quality book that’s really cute. It’s not helpful, but if you are a sex nerd or curious about the Kama Sutra, it presents it in a fun, neat way. You can purchase The Pop-Up Kama Sutra book at Babeland Sex Toys.




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