The names are colorful and strange: The Goat and the Tree, Splitting the Bamboo, Huge Bird Above a Dark Sea, Monkey Clasp, Tail of the Ostrich. Some are all too familiar to porn viewers, like The Sixth Posture, aka Doggie-Style, and The First Posture, better known as Missionary (“There’s a reason it’s stood the test of time,” says Dr. Kat).
Others have rarely, or never, been seen in porn, mostly because they afford only limited camera access — like Butterflies in Flight, with the woman lying flat on top of the man. There are 25 in all. Special mention should be made of the soundtrack, which blends exotic Indian-type vocals with percussive electronics. A CD is included in the package. There’s also a handsome booklet, with each position illustrated.