10 Masterpieces of Japanese Erotica That May Complicate Your Sex Life
The joy of art: why Japan embraced sex with a passion | Art | The Guardian
Attention to detail, small gestures with profound meaning, brilliantly intuitive. Here for the first time is a practical guide that shows you how to use the ancient and modern Japanese sexual practices of court ladies, courtesans, and geisha to spark romance and deliver an erotic "floating world" of pleasure to you and your partner. Japanese sex is not about the orgasm. In Japan, honest and healthy sex is at one with a love of nature and purity. But it is often the woman who knows more and cares more about extending passion into the realm of spirituality, using all of the senses.
The Japanese Art of Sex: How to Tease, Seduce, and Pleasure the Samurai in Your Bedroom
By Artspace Editors. In the Western tradition, the idealized nude and—more explicitly—sex have long been sticking points in artistic discourse across generations—controversial for their beauty on the one hand, and its supposedly sinful nature on the other. In stark contrast, Japanese erotica in paintings and prints have held a ubiquitous position in society, starting with the Heian aristocracy of the ninth century and trickling down to a rising, modern urban middle class. We offer exclusive works you can't find anywhere else.
Yet this is one of the most famous pictures by Hokusai , perhaps the greatest Japanese print artist of his or any other time. Rembrandt did some etchings of couples having sex. Picasso did many erotic pictures, as did Degas, Toulouse Lautrec and Rodin. George Grosz did some remarkably kinky watercolours.