History Literature / KamaSutra

29th Jan '16 4:36:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''{{Hipsters}}'' - Given to a less experienced character.

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* ''{{Hipsters}}'' ''Film/{{Hipsters}}'' - Given to a less experienced character.
29th Sep '15 8:18:35 PM Eddy1215
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' - Homer picks up a copy in "Granpa vs. Sexual Inadequency". Marge and Homer are given a copy by Apu in "The Sweetest Apu".

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' - Homer ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
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picks up a copy in "Granpa vs. Sexual Inadequency".
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Marge and Homer are given a copy by Apu in "The Sweetest Apu". Apu".
** In "I'm With Cupid", when Apu and Manjula are having a fight, a copy of the book is thrown out their window and found by Homer, who decides to read it (while driving).
** In "O Brother, Where Bart Thou", Bart uses a digital version to try and get Homer and Marge to conceive another baby, but it ends up putting them both in traction.
16th May '15 5:45:24 PM dantheman931
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* ''Film/ShanghaiNoon'' - Roy is engrossed in the Kama Sutra at one point. Not that the Sutras are Chinese but hey ho.

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* ''Film/ShanghaiNoon'' - In the sequel, ''Shanghai Knights'', Roy is engrossed happens upon a copy in the Kama Sutra at one point. Not that {{Big Bad}}'s personal library and becomes [[DistractedByTheSexy distracted]] from the Sutras are Chinese but hey ho.mission at hand.
17th Apr '15 12:48:43 PM Patachou
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* In Creator/ArthurClarke's ''Literature/ImperialEarth'', travelers from Saturn to Earth have a few hours of zero-gee halfway along, while the ship is flipping over to decelerate.

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* In Creator/ArthurClarke's Creator/ArthurCClarke's ''Literature/ImperialEarth'', travelers from Saturn to Earth have a few hours of zero-gee halfway along, while the ship is flipping over to decelerate.
17th Apr '15 12:48:23 PM Patachou
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A couple of thousand years or so ago, a man called Vatsyayana Mullanaga got it into his head to compile a book of all the sex tips he could find in his homeland of India. This tome was called the ''Kama Sutra'' (lit: ''Pleasure Sayings'') and even today it is a byword for sexuality around the world. It is not actually a religious work, despite rumours to the contrary, although some cultures may regard sex as an act of worship.

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A couple of thousand years or so ago, a man called Vatsyayana Mullanaga got it into his head to compile a book of all the sex tips he could find in his homeland of India. This tome was called the ''Kama Sutra'' (lit: ''Pleasure Sayings'') and even today it is a byword for sexuality around the world. It Yet, like so many classic literary works, [[MainstreamObscurity it's one of those famous works that a lot of people have heard of, but few have bothered to read (in full)]]. PopCulturalOsmosis has reduced it to supposedly being nothing but a pornographic book with a lot of naughty pictures. In reality there is not actually an entire philosophy behind the sexual acts described in the book. Another UrbanLegend claims it is a religious work, despite rumours to the contrary, which isn't true either, although some cultures may regard sex as an act of worship.



* ''ShanghaiNoon'' - Roy is engrossed in the Kama Sutra at one point. Not that the Sutras are Chinese but hey ho.

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* ''ShanghaiNoon'' ''Film/ShanghaiNoon'' - Roy is engrossed in the Kama Sutra at one point. Not that the Sutras are Chinese but hey ho.ho.
* ''Film/TheLastRemakeOfBeauGeste'': During his bedroom scene with Flavia, General Pecheur picks up and reads an illustrated edition of the Kama Sutra. He holds the book horizontally at first, then [[SomethingElseAlsoRises turns it at a 90-degree angle to study the pictures better.]]
* In Creator/ArthurClarke's ''Literature/ImperialEarth'', travelers from Saturn to Earth have a few hours of zero-gee halfway along, while the ship is flipping over to decelerate.
--> ''No wonder that the most popular item in the ship's library these last few days had been the Nasa Sutra, an old book and an old joke, explained so often that it was no longer funny.''
* In ''Animation/DragonAndSlipper'' the book Merlin looks up the recipe for the love potion from is the ''Kama Sutra''. By the way, [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar this is a children's cartoon...!]]



* DesignStudentsOrgasm: More people have probably just looked at the erotic paintings displayed in the book than those who tried to read it. It must be said, though, most editions use beautiful ancient Indian art as illustrations.



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%%* * {{Erotic Literature}}Literature}}: This is the oldest sex manual in existence and probably the most famous.
* ForeignFanservice: A large part of the appeal of the book among people outside India is that it provides exotic eroticism from the mysterious Orient.



* ItsNotPornItsArt: The book is a bit more enlightened than just being a collection of "bawdy" pictures.

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* ItsNotPornItsArt: The book is a bit more enlightened than just being a collection of "bawdy" pictures. It doesn't just describe sexual positions, but also provides advice about romantic and erotic affairs and help and tips about masturbation, marriage, prostitution, harems, bathing, oils, perfumes, massage, decoration of the house in preparation of being together with your lover, sex problems,...


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* WallBangHer: From the book
--> ''When a man and a woman support themselves on each other's bodies, or on a wall, or pillar, and thus while standing engage in congress, it is called the 'supported congress'.''
19th Mar '14 4:15:33 AM WillBGood
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* {{Erotic Literature}}

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* %%* {{Erotic Literature}}
21st Feb '14 12:22:41 PM Patachou
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* ItsNotPornItsArt: The book is a bit more enlightened than just being a collective of "bawdy" pictures.

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* ItsNotPornItsArt: The book is a bit more enlightened than just being a collective collection of "bawdy" pictures.
21st Feb '14 12:21:27 PM Patachou
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' - Marge and Homer are given a copy by Apu.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' - Homer picks up a copy in "Granpa vs. Sexual Inadequency". Marge and Homer are given a copy by Apu.Apu in "The Sweetest Apu".
21st Feb '14 12:20:01 PM Patachou
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-->'''"Hey Marge! This guy looks like Apu."'''
--> -- Homer Simpson picking up a copy of the Kama Sutra in "Granpa vs. Sexual Inadequacy"


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* AnatomicallyImpossibleSex: This is usually the stereotype associated with the book, by people who never read it.


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* ItsNotPornItsArt: The book is a bit more enlightened than just being a collective of "bawdy" pictures.
5th Dec '13 8:56:36 AM slvstrChung
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References in Other Works;
* ''{{Hipsters}}'' - Given to a less experienced character.
* ''ShanghaiNoon'' - Roy is engrossed in the Kama Sutra at one point. Not that the Sutras are Chinese but hey ho.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' - Marge and Homer are given a copy by Apu.
* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' - Mentioned by Raj while wooing Sheldon's sister Missy.
-->'''Raj:''' Have you ever heard of the ''Kama Sutra''?\\
'''Missy:''' The sex book.\\
'''Raj:''' The ''Indian'' sex book. In other words, [[WaxingLyrical if you ever wondered, wondered who wrote the book of love...]] it was us.
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References in Other Works;
* ''{{Hipsters}}'' - Given to a less experienced character.
* ''ShanghaiNoon'' - Roy is engrossed in the Kama Sutra at one point. Not that the Sutras are Chinese but hey ho.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' - Marge and Homer are given a copy by Apu.
* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' - Mentioned by Raj while wooing Sheldon's sister Missy.
-->'''Raj:''' Have you ever heard of the ''Kama Sutra''?\\
'''Missy:''' The sex book.\\
'''Raj:''' The ''Indian'' sex book. In other words, [[WaxingLyrical if you ever wondered, wondered who wrote the book of love...]] it was us.
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