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ANCIENT CHINESE SEXUAL POSITIONS - Fine Art Cards
50 instructional, all-color cards based on ancient Chinese medical texts
5 in x 7 in (13 cm x 18 cm)
Fine Art by Richard Stodart • Edited by Kenneth Ray Stubbs, Ph.D.
From Chinese antiquity comes the mythical Yellow Emperor. In exquisite
detail and without any shame, the three “Women of Sexual Knowledge” enlightened the Emperor in Taoist sexual secrets and the arts of love-
making. Based on the 1,000-year-old Japanese Ishimpo text, the 50 cards here present the sexual positions they taught the Yellow Emperor.
A 30-volume treatise on ancient Chinese medical practices, the Ishimpo
included an extensive section on sexuality and uniting the man’s “jade
peak” with the woman’s “jade gate.” The text was completed in 984 by Tamba Yasuyori, a Chinese physician living in Japan. Popular for many centuries in Japan, the text eventually lost favor, and even the section on sexual practices was censored during some periods.
The Ishimpo presented the sexual practices as essential ways to heal the human body and to increase one’s vitality. In these cards, the artist and I have adapted the art and text for contemporary lovers.
Perfect for gifts!