unknown author mentioned almost all, sometimes unimaginable sexual
book with detailed descriptions of Russian sexual customs and
traditions of the 18th century was found in a remote village.
Collector Mikhail Surov, who found the book, said that instructions,
which he could read on the pages, made him blush. "I thought
that I was quite educated as far as sex was concerned, but I thought
it wrong," he said.
The book was
found in the Russian province, in a village of the Vologda region of
Russia. "I have been collecting antiquities in Russian villages
for over 15 years now. I bought two large church books written in
the Old Slavonic language in one of the villages that I visited. The
people gave me this "Russian Kamasutra" for free, as a
bonus," collector Mikhail Surov said.
brick-sized volume is adorned with stamping of heart-shapes. The
collector believes that the book used to belong to a convent.
Village people, however, were using the small book as a kettle
would most likely burn the book in the end. When I started reading
it at home, the stories in the book made me blush. There is quite an
innocent question in the book; the question is addressed to a
female: "Did you stuff the bag with porridge? As it turns out,
ancient Russians were making artificial penises with the help of
this method," Mikhail Surov said.
author of the 18th-century book described all possible types of sex
and sexual relations. The stories are presented in the form of
questions, which priests were asking wound-be monks and nuns in
monasteries and convents. The author mentioned almost all, sometimes
unimaginable sexual activities, including anal and oral sex, women's
and men's masturbation, etc.
addition to plain descriptions, the book contains a selection of
instructions and recommendations for people to clear their sex sins.
There is a prayer, which is supposed to be read out from 400 to 800
times, depending on the extent of the sin," the Russian
believe that the discovered book of the "Russian Kamasutra"
is most likely an example of so-called outlawed literature, which
the Russian Orthodox Church prohibited. Clergymen believe, however,
that such a "reference book" could actually exist indeed.
a certain list of questions, which priests can ask their
parishioners. A part of them touches upon the Seventh Commandment -
"Thou shalt not commit adultery." Those questions are much
milder, though," a local priest said.
still owns the scandalous book, although some people have already
offered the collector a considerable reward for a piece of ancient
Russian erotica. "I want to keep the book in my collection, if
they do not steal it from me, of course. I called one of Moscow
institutes of Russian history and told specialists of my finding,
although they did not wish to listen to me at all," the