Kama Sutra 101


We navigate the bountiful selection of Kama Sutra books to find the best.

Written by a former Penthouse editor, the pocket-size, photograph-heavy manual also draws from the North African Perfumed Garden, the Chinese Tao, and the Ananga Ranga (the Kama Sutra’s little sister), to cover the sexual map.

Congress in Cardboard
The Pop-Up Kama Sutra: Six Paper-Engineered Variations
By Sir Richard Burton and F.F. Arbuthnot/Stewart, Tabori & Chang $22.50 (hardcover)

The childhood-evoking pop-up aspect of this attractive, amusing book makes it feel distinctly naughty. Though it showcases only six 3-D positions (in varying degrees of absurdity), here’s a source of endless entertainment at a bachelorette party or wedding shower.