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From the Archives: Kama Chameleon


Today's archival tidbit is the last one from Cocktail Party Cheat Sheets:

The Kama Sutra includes 40 kinds of kissing and 64 sexual positions—but the dirty-dirty only comprises about 20 percent of the total text. Most of it is a sort of ancient Indian Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus. In exploring how to acquire a wife (or seduce another man's wife), Vatsyayana discusses the differences between men and women and how each gender experiences pleasure.