The Cosmo's Kama Sutra - book by Hearst - review by puglove

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77 Mind Blowing Positions??

This book in my opinion is for the couple who are new to the sex scene and may be looking to adventure a little. For my partner and me, who are very sexual, this book offered us little to no new advice. I went into the review seeing it was made by Cosmopolitan and was expecting it to be a disappointment. I found by the days end I was proven right. Although this book is so easy a caveman could understand it, it's design, lack of original content, and non-discreet cover makes me want to say no!
Detailed instructions, Rates ease of each position, Easy to understand.
Flimsy binding, Not very discreet (Bright Pink Cover), Repeated Positions, Un-Original content
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review

About author

Seeing that the authors of this book are the editors at Cosmopolitan magazine, I went into this feeling like the book was going to be very dull. Cosmopolitan is a magazine that is aimed toward young women. They offer fashion tips, dating advice, tips on how to lose weight, and of course, sex advice. I have never felt as though any of the sex advice given from them was ever worth reading and that is why I was doubtful of this book before I even received it.
    • Cosmo
    • Dull
    • Teen

Content / Style / Audience

The title leads you to believe there are 77 positions in this book. Once I opened the book and began to look through, me and my partner quickly noticed that many of the positions are just repeated with slight variations. An example of this is the position "Lap Dance" and its slightly varied partner position "Lap Limbo". The positions are very similar with both of them having the man sit on a chair and the woman is on his lap but the difference is the pillows position. "Lap Dance" has the pillow behind the gentleman's back and in the "Lap Limbo" the pillow is under his legs.

Looking a little deeper into the positions I found that many of them me and my partner already do. "G-Spot Jiggy" for example is simply what we all call "Doggie Style". The female is on all fours and the male comes from behind to penetrate. It was not all that exciting or new to us. "Backstairs Boogaloo" is another position that has been done. Essentially, your just doing "Doggie Style" on the stairs. This brings me to my next point about this book. The positions all have ridiculous titles, other than the two mentioned above is "Back-up Boogie", which is just what we call "Reverse Cow Girl". Not much of a better name, but you get the point.

Each position takes up two pages. One page has a diagram showing two people performing the position and on the second page has the name of the position, the positions "erotic instructions", "Why you will love it", a "Cosmo hint", and The "Carnal Challenge". The Carnal Challenge is a grading scale of how hard each position is and I must say some of it is way off. 1 flame is easy, while 5 flames means difficult. "Back-up boogie" is listed as a 4 flame move, but honestly anyone who has done this position knows it isn't hard at all. I would rate the content in this book a 2 out of 5 as it rates poorly in originality and sensuality.

My last note is this; the book is not Full Figured Women friendly and unless you do some type of yoga or are very flexible, this book won't do you much good. This is a book for younger and more inexperienced people who are looking for guidance.
  • Who / How / What
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    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Instructional
    • New
    • Beginners
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
  • General
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    Other tags that are useful and descriptive for this product.
    • Dull
    • Instructional / educational
    • Non-fiction


The design of this book is clearly not discreet. The book is a bright Pink color and has a pull tab on the front that when you pull it, a picture is revealed saying "Warning: It's hot in here". The book material is well put together in terms of layout and advice. The book offers you stretches before sex to help keep you flexible. The book, however, is constructed poorly. Within a few hours of use, just looking through it and flipping pages, the cover had already bent and the glue holding the cover together had failed and allowed the book to fall apart.
    • Diagrams / photos included
    • Not very discreet cover
    • Small size


In short, we looked it over and laughed. This book offered us no "mind blowing" positions and we receive more enjoyment out of doing our own positions and styles.
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  • Badass
    This is an awesome first review! I'm proud of you!
  • Rossie
    Great first review, and I love your adorable Pug avatar! I agree with you, Cosmo's sex ideas are only useful for people new to the sex scene.
  • allme1
    nice review. thank you
  • ska
    good review
  • Undecided
    Thanks for the review
  • Freyja9
    Thanks for the review, sorry to hear it was such a disappointment
  • Beneath The Bed
    Thanks for the review!
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  • puglove
    Thank you everyone!
  • SneakersAndPearls
    Thanks for the great review! I'll be skipping this one.
  • preciousbbw
    thanks for the heads up!
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  • puglove
    @preciousbbw Your welcome! Thanks for reading!
  • Sharay88
    Great review.
  • rmiles124
    great review! keep 'em coming!
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