Kama Sutra sexed up with 3D app

Kama Sutra artwork

Kama Sutra illustrations have baffled some readers. Photograph: Rex/Sipa

The Kama Sutra has been sexed up for the 21st century with an app that enables couples to study its erotic poses in 3D.

State-of-the-art technology transforms the historic manual’s illustrations into holograms that pop up in front of a smartphone or tablet.

Each image can be seen from all angles, meaning users are offered a complete view of the guide’s sexual diagrams.

The free app comes with a new version of the text, which is based on ancient Indian Hindu philosophies and is believed to have been written about 2,000 years ago.

The Kama Xcitra promises to help couples master positions from the book and ensure they are brought “closer to the action than ever before”.

Hazel Cushion, managing director of publisher Xcite Books, said: “For more than 2,000 years couples have turned to the Kama Sutra for advice and guidance on how to have a fulfilling love life. But some of the more challenging positions, like the Prone Tiger, the Catherine Wheel or the Peg, have left readers a little baffled. That is until now.”

The app works in conjunction with 69 poses and allows users to customise the appearance of models, changing hair and skin colour as well as adding a soundtrack.

The Kama Sutra is widely considered to be the primary Sanskrit work on human sexuality. It was first translated into English in 1883 under the guidance of the Victorian explorer Richard Burton.

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