Adventures in Kama Sutra: The Arc
When YWGB asked if anyone was willing to review sex positions, I raised my hand.
My partner, N, believes it’s because I live to make him blush. But that’s just a perk, really.
He didn’t put up much of a fight, especially where the “research” was involved. He vowed he would sacrifice much of his time in the name of getting it right. He’s so selfless.
Our mission? The Kama Sutra’s ”Arc”.
Now, another YWGB writer had attempted “The Arc” without success, so we were determined to complete the assignment. However, immediately, based on the photo, the translation simply confused us:
” The woman remains laid down mouth with open the legs and flexible above, supporting her arms behind shoulders. When his companion is ready to penetrate it, he elevates his hips and he settles on the flexible legs of the companion.”
Right. Just look at the picture. Let’s be straight up here and tell it like it is: I’m chubby and totally out of shape. All of that out of the way, this position isn’t impossible, but takes practice. And a sense of humor. And persistence.
Luckily, N and I are both persistent people. It was hard not to dissolve into laughter after our first couple of tries. More than once we stared at my iPod with our heads cocked sideways trying to figure out where we were going wrong.
Females will need some core muscle as well as arm strength to pull this one off. We didn’t get it the first night. The next morning we stared down the assignment in the face. Things went better but I walked around work all day with sore arms.
We don’t like to fail, so I’m sure we’ll end up trying to perfect the move just to say we can, but it hasn’t happened yet.