Review: The Kama Sutra Deck

I’m always interested in games, especially sex games as well as learning more about positions, which is why I requested The Kama Sutra Deck:  50 Ways to Love Your Lover to review from FunWares.

The Run Down:

  • Toy Type:  Adult Game/Miscellaneous
  • Publisher:  Chronicle Books
  • Author:  Julianne Balmain
  • Illustrator:  Trisha Krauss
  • Includes:  Storage box, Instruction/intro booklet, Mood Movies/Music Card, 7 Seduction Cards, 10 Touch Cards, 24 Congress Cards, and 8 Love Cards (50 cards total)
  • Size:  5.75″ x 4″ x 1.25″
  • Price:  $14.95
  • Pros:  Easy to store;  Covers a lot of relationship topics (not just sex); Interesting pictures;  Good information;  Very versitile;  Will work with a broad audience
  • Cons:  Random animals in the pictures weird me out a bit; Lots of tiny text that can be hard to read
  • Overall Rating: 4/5
  • Recommended: Yes

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The Box

This set of cards comes in a very nice study box.  The lid just slides off, though it doesn’t seem like it would pop off easily and dump the cards out.  The front of the box has drawing of a man and woman looking at each other seductively.  There’s also a random rooster near the woman and a butterfly on the man.  I’m not sure if these have some significance with the Kama Sutra or not.  The box itself is fairly small, only about 5.75″ x 4″ and a bit over an inch thick.  All the cards and the intro booklet fit into the box.  It’d be easy to tuck into the bedside table or put on a bookshelf.  It does say  “the Kama Sutra deck” on both sides as well as both sides of the lid, so you may not want to keep it in sight.    The back of the box tells you a bit about the set.

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All four types of cards

With this deck you get a total of 50 cards and a little introduction booklet.  The booklet talks about the history of The Kama Sutra, How to Use this Deck and lists a bunch of other Kama Sutra books and resources and some bedside reading.  The How to Use this Deck section talks about how the set focuses on the second book of the Kama Sutra.  He explains some terminology.  He does say that it’s directed at heterosexual relationships but that it is adaptable to all kinds of romances, which I do like that the author says that.  The use of the cards though is very flexible.  They suggest slipping one under your partners pillow or in their bedside book or to make a game of choosing an activity together.  It’s not so much a game as a box of suggestions based on the Kama Sutra.

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Some of the pictures on the cards

The first card is a list of Audio/Visual Enhancements including mood music and movies.  I don’t really agree with all the choices, but perhaps someone will.  The remaining cards are dividing into four groups; Seduction, Touch, Love, and Congress. Like the instruction booklet says “Seduction covers the preparations for love, Touch addresses foreplay, Congress gets down to the nitty-gritty, and Love offers tips for ongoing relationships.” Each card has a small blurb of actual text (translated into English of course) from the Kama Sutra with a larger bit to talk more about it.   The Seduction, Touch, and Love cards each have the same image on the back of them.  The Congress cards each have a differnt image related to the information on the card.  They typically show the position that the card talks about.  All the images I think are tasteful and there is very little nudity.  There are random animals in all of the pictures, which weirds me out a bit.

The information on the cards is good, but the text is tiny so it may be difficult for some people to read.  There is a lot of text on the cards, so I wouldn’t want to sit down and read through them all at once, but you can use the blurb at the top to get an idea about what’s on the card if you’re flipping through them.  For the Congress cards you can get  I haven’t read through all of them, but it seems to be fairly vanilla.  The kinkiest topic talks about using toys.  I do really like how it covers more than just sex, I think the Love cards are my favorite to read.

Overall, I like the Kama Sutra Deck:  50 Ways to Love Your Lover.  I think it would be nice for an anniversary gift or Valentines Day.  I think they would benefit inexperienced couples the most, but there are little tips that anyone could use.  The deck doesn’t just talk about sex, so I think it can be used by a broad audience.   If none of those really interest you, FunWares also carries a 52 Sexual Position Deck and a Fantasy Sex Deck.

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*This review was sponsored by FunWares, the product was sent to me free of charge to provide my honest opinion with no form of compensation*

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