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3D Kama Sutra lets users get closer to the action

Relaxnews, AFP   April 19, 2013
First Published: 14:30 IST(19/4/2013) | Last Updated: 14:46 IST(19/4/2013)

A new Kama Sutra book ups the ante by providing 3D hologram images of erotic poses, letting viewers get up close and personal.

The book, Kama Xcitra, lets users view sexual positions from all angles via holograms that pop up on a smartphone or tablet using augmented reality technology. Users can also read a new version of the text, based on Hindu philosophies and believed to be penned around 2,000 years ago.

The book features 69 poses and the AR apps allow users to customize the look of models, changing hair and skin color as well as adding a soundtrack. The book is due out in July and is currently on sale for preorder via Amazon.

"For more than two thousand years couples have turned to the Kama Sutra for advice and guidance on how to have a fulfilling love life," said Xcite Books managing director Hazel Cushion, according to The Sun in the UK. But she adds that some of the more challenging positions, such as the Prone Tiger and the Peg, have left readers confused.

"Each image appears to pop out of the page as a 3D hologram right in front of the reader's phone," she explains. "The viewer then moves their mobile device around to appreciate the position from all angles. As a result, each position becomes clearer, finally solving the problem of where to put that awkward elbow."

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