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New ‘Kama Sutra’ Is The First To Be Illustrated By A Woman, Teaches Beyond Sex
By Izza Sofia, 12 Jun 2018
The famous Kama Sutra book has received a new makeover, and it is different than any other versions.
For the first time, this sex guide is illustrated by a woman, and it promises to be “all artistic but never pornographic.” The Folio Society is responsible for the new edition of The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana, and it costs £395 (US$528.78) a copy.
Commissioning editor James Rose said that ‘kama’ is a Sanskrit word which means love, pleasure, family and sexual gratification. But unfortunately, the book is known for its sexual positions in the West.
The new book contains only partial sex, while the rest of the information addresses other vital skills such as arranging household furniture, how to make money, and ways to live your life to the fullest.
Only 750 copies are available to purchase and they are brought together by LA-based Hong Kong illustrator Victo Ngai. Ngai—known for her fairytale drawings—wanted the Kama Sutra to appeal to the female audience, so she created illustrations that were “tantalizing, thoughtful and elegant.”
The book comes in a solander box and each book features 25 black and white illustrations showing different sexual positions together with a signed artist’s print of a couple locked in “the embrace of thighs.” Rose describes the book as “erotic but not offensive.”
The book comes with separate essays and commentary, along with a preface written by WG Archer and an essay by Hanif Kureishi, an award winning novelist.
You can pick up a copy of The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana here.
[via Independent, images via The Folio Society]
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