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”.

FYI: not us.


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.



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'Adventures in Kama Sutra: The Arc' have 9 comments

  1. March 15, 2011 @ 5:38 pm Jen

    I am so impressed that you guys kept trying! That picture, though, sure doesn’t make it look as complicated as it actually is, does it?

  2. June 9, 2012 @ 9:49 pm Brenda

    The picture doesn’t look complicated but the instructions sure do – I had to read them several times and am still not sure what it was trying to say. LOL I wonder if it has the same effect if the arms are not back behind teh shoulders? That looks like that would get very tiresome very quickly. I’m impressed that were able to get through it! LOL

  3. July 5, 2012 @ 8:45 pm e

    It’s definitely a core position. The arms behind the head arch the back and stretch the hip flexors flattening the lower abdomen causing a higher likelihood of mutual satisfaction due to possible gspot stimulation.

  4. July 5, 2012 @ 10:57 pm Chanize

    I think I need to lose about 20 more lbs before this even becomes a consideration!!

  5. July 6, 2012 @ 1:48 am ArtsyJen

    I would definitely get some serious armcramps from this, but will file it away for future reference.

  6. July 6, 2012 @ 7:46 am Mitchtress

    Well, here’s your problem: ” The woman remains laid down mouth with open the legs and flexible above, supporting her arms behind shoulders.” Were you holding your mouth the right way?

  7. July 6, 2012 @ 9:09 am Kathybat

    Well, I know which mouth position my husband prefers – either stuffed, if you know what I mean, or closed!

  8. July 6, 2012 @ 11:06 am Mitchtress

    Batgirl, if you can get it in your mouth in that position, I want pictures!

  9. July 6, 2012 @ 9:11 pm Kathybat

    ha ha ha, no. He does complain I’m not flexible enough. To bad for him!

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