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Headlined Sex and God do mix – according to ‘Catholic Kama Sutra’ it says:
The correct Roman Catholic sexual position is not, as many might imagine, missionary, infrequent and with the lights out, but “saucy, surprising and fantasy packed”.
The bleak traditional view was St Paul’s injunction to the Corinthians: “It is better to marry than to burn with passion.” However, a Polish priest who has written a surprising bestselling sex manual dubbed the “Catholic Kama Sutra” believes it is better still to marry and burn with passion.
The first edition of the book by Father Ksawery Knotz, a Franciscan from a monastery outside Krakow, titled Seks (in very large letters) and “for married couples who love God” in rather smaller type, has sold out and is being hastily reprinted in Warsaw.
And how does a celibate monk get his information?
“I talk with a lot of married couples and I listen to them, so these problems just kind of sit in my mind,”
Wouldn’t that be a bit like someone on a diet listening to people talk about banquets?
And wouldn’t the resulting book be a bit like one of cocktail recipes written by a teetotaller?