The Cosmo's Kama Sutra - erotic book by Hearst - review by AHubbyof2SexualMinds

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The City Girl's Kama Sutra

Everyone seems to know about the Kama Sutra and the editors of COSMOPOLITAN magazine have decided to get in on the act and bring you this book, complete with 77 different sexual positions. I was surprised with how good this book was. The positions are depicted through drawings, but you still get a sense of how the position should be attempted. There are also very useful tidbits of info throughout the book as well.
Lots of positions, fun little tidbits of info, the difficulty level for each position is realistic.
The positions are shown through drawings and not pictures, that could be more realistic.
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Content / Style / Audience

The Cosmo Kama Sutra is a pretty thorough and fun look at a number of different sexual positions for you and your partner to try. There are 77 different sexual positions presented within the book, with little factoids and other bits of information scattered throughout the book as well.

After a brief preface from the Editor-in-Chief of COSMOPOLITAN the different positions begin immediately. In the table of contents the book is divided into two sections; "The Positions" and "Lust Lessons." The Lust Lessons are the assorted facts and information and appear randomly throughout the book.

Each position takes up two pages within the book, one page with a drawing of a couple engaging in the position and the next page includes the position name, the "Carnal Challenge" level (difficulty level of position), instructions on how to perform the position, "Why You'll Love It" which is aimed at the female reader, and a "Cosmo Hint" at the bottom of the page.

The "Carnal Challenge" level was very helpful to me. Looking at these drawings all of the positions look somewhat complicated, but with the little bonfires representing each level of challenge you can see what is pretty easy through difficult. The scale is 1-5 little fires, but no position in the book has one fire. The scale really ranges from 2-5 fires. I also liked that the positions are not grouped by difficulty, different difficulties are interspersed throughout the book.

The erotic instructions for the positioning in each of the positions is well done. This is the most important part, because just seeing a drawing is not going to be enough for me to be able to perform the maneuver. Each position has detailed instructions, where he should lay, how she should support her hips, where he should put his arms, etc., detailing out how to achieve the position. We have owned several Kama Sutra books and haven't been able to perform the positions because we couldn't figure out how to get into them. Thus far we've been able to try out over ten of these positions with some level of success.

The next section is "Why You'll Love It" which is geared for the female reader. This is a book by COSMOPOLITAN after all, so it should be geared towards women. in this section the authors talk about the different reasons why the female will enjoy this position, from having optimal eye contact in one position to the reasons a certain position will stimulate the G-spot.

The Cosmo Hint is probably the least useful of the sections presented. These tips include things like "take your time getting in this position" to mentioning how you should change up the rhythm on certain positions. It's not like these hints were bad, most just seemed common sense, even to a guy.

The "Lustful Lessons" are good informational pages that break up the stream of positions and give some useful info. One lesson focuses on lubrication, another on pre-sex stretches, while another includes tips on helping to delay a man's orgasm. There isn't any earth-shattering new information in these pages, but still useful.
    • Good mix of styles and content
    • Instructional / educational
    • Non-fiction


The book has a cute design. The cover is not discreet at all, with the bright pink cover and silver lettering letting everyone know what you're reading. On the cover there is a cute added touch. Where the title is on the cover there is a pull tab that changes the picture to a drawing of a couple in an embrace. I'm including a picture of this because this is how the drawings are for the positions. The "people" are like this, although in different positions throughout the book.


This should give you a good guide to how the "characters" are in the book. If you are someone who would prefer real pictures of people engaging in these positions, this won't be the right book for you. But the drawings of the positions are reasonably detailed and give the reader a good idea of how it should look.

It is a square book, measuring 7 1/4" by 7 1/4" and easy to tuck away and store. The layout of the book is very straightforward. As mentioned earlier, the one position takes up two pages, the drawing of the position will be on the left, with the instructions and tips page being on the right. The "Lustful Lessons" that are included consist of one page each, but are paired together in blocks of two to keep the flow of the book going.

The coloring of the pages are bright. Each drawing of the position has a background color, a bright blue, purple, red, yellow or green. The Cosmo Hint for each position also matches that background color of the drawing. It is very colorful and my wife and I both enjoyed how bright and modern the look was.

My wife said that this book reminded of her of COSMOPOLITAN in the style, bright colors and high energy. It is something that catches your eye and keeps you engaged as you thumb through the book.
    • Diagrams / photos included
    • Not very discreet cover
    • Well made

Personal comments

I liked this book a lot, more than I thought I would. Some of the positions do look impossible, but after you read the description I thought there was a chance that my wife and I could do them. We have only tried out a few of the positions thus far and all have been relatively successful. It is funny to be thumbing through the book as you are trying to get in position, but it's still fun and once you get in position some of them are very nice indeed.

The titles of some of the positions are funny, some of the funnier ones for me were the "G-Spot Jiggy," "Joystick Joyride," and "Diamond in the Buff." Each of the titles are appropriate and once you look at the drawing or the description you get why it's named that. I don't if my wife and I will call them by the same names if we get in a rhythm, I laughed out loud when I suggested we try "The Randy Recliner" but it was a successful position.

The writing style is simple, geared towards women, but men will enjoy it as well. It was useful for me to read the "Why You'll Love It" sections because it helped me to understand what to be looking for to make sure my wife was enjoying and getting the most pleasure possible from the position.
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  • PropertyOfPotter
    Thanks for the review! I'm adding this to my wish list!
  • AHubbyof2SexualMinds
    You're welcome. It's one we really enjoyed, and are taking with us on our anniversary getaway this weekend!
  • Kappa8564
    Great Review, Thanks
  • Rawr4483
    Good review, Thanks a bunch!
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