Assume the Position

You might assume that your favorite sexual position is also your partner’s, although that might not necessarily be the case. Finding an opportunity to discuss sexual positions can help you discover new things that you like. There are a number of products available to help you explore sexual positions.

On our Erotic University Virtual Campus, we offer the Holographic Kama Sutra. You do need a set of cheap red/blue 3D glasses to properly view it. It allows you to explore sexual positions in 3D in 360 degrees and from above and below. It is updated from the original Kama Sutra, with ideas for threesomes, pregnancy, disability, sex swings and sex furniture. It is also free to explore as part of the campus.

Sexual positions have been on people’s minds for a long time. In the digital library of Erotic University, we have all of the classic texts from antiquity on sexual positions. Throughout the month of August, you can download for free eBook versions of the 1885 Richard Burton translation of The Kama Sutra by Vatsyayana (written sometime between the 1st and 6th century AD) and the Richard Burton translation of The Ananga Ranga by Kalayanamalla (a Sanskrit erotic manual written in the 16th century). Just visit the Magnus Hirschfeld Library and check the front desk to find the free eBooks.

There are tons of sexual position books on the market, and most general sex books include position suggestions. I like Anne Hooper’s Kama Sutra. The photographs are well done and the couple she uses is attractive. It follows the convention of virtually every mainstream book of this type in that no genitals are on display. You can find used versions very inexpensively on Amazon.

Kheper Games makes a deck of sexual positions called A Year of Sex. It has been hugely popular, selling over a million units. You get 52 standard Poker sized cards. Each card has a different R-rated drawing of the position along with a written description. There are a few oral sex positions but most focus on intercourse. The positions are rated by hotness from 1 to 5, although I can not vouch for the scientific accuracy of the hotness ratings. It also comes with instructions for three games, although even a moderately creative couple could come up with many game ideas for these.

Here is my game suggestion. Deal the cards out in hands of five cards. Each player may then turn in up to four cards (least desired positions) for new cards. Each player then lays out a card on the right and on the left in front of them. The card on the right is the position you think your partner would most like from your hand, and the card on the left is the position you think they would least like. If your partner believes you are correct, they hand you the cards. If they think you are wrong, they add the cards to their hand. Play continues until someone runs out of cards. The person with cards chooses their favorite for the both of you to try.

Kheper also has a deck of Bondage Positions. Half the cards show the man tied up, and half show the female tied up.

If you would like some science and health incorporated into your discovery of sexual positions, you might be interested in Monique Hollowell’s Exersexology. It is a short book, some 61 pages, but it goes where no sex position book has gone before. The author is a fitness trainer, and she worked with experts to measure just how many calories are burned in many of the classic sexual positions. She sets up a series of ½ hour sexual encounters with a sequence of different positions to use during the encounter. She gives a calorie burn rate for each sequence. If your normal sexual encounter lasts only three minutes, you won’t be burning much in the way of calories, and you have some other problems you need to focus on first.

How accurate is this? She did put monitoring equipment on actual couples having sex, so her calorie listing is going to be in the ballpark. Of course, there are a lot of variables, such as how long you do each position, so your mileage will vary, but it will at least give you some idea of how many calories you are burning.