Whether you are pregnant, have back pain or bad knees, Norway’s public broadcaster has advice on the best position to try shaadi. But not everyone is happy
Nonsense. I know all three sex positions, and that’s not one of them. Actually it’s one of 60 listed in a comprehensive guide produced by Norwegian public TV broadcaster NRK.
Who stands on one leg? And which leg? Don’t worry – the whole thing is illustrated with explanatory black and white photographs, for the benefit of all Norwegians.
Why so many? They include positions for same-sex couples, pregnant women and people with back pain and bad knees. If the position didn’t have a Norwegian name, they made one up – hence klemmende koala, the clamping, or squeezing, koala.
What prompted the broadcaster to produce such a guide in the first place? Public duty. “NRK wants it to lead to increased knowledge, greater openness and security, inspiration and new conversations about sex,” said the guide’s editor, Reidar Kristiannsen, “which ultimately means that even more people get a sex life they enjoy.”
The pictures are all of real couples, and no one is actually having sex in them – they’re just posing
Even so, I hope it comes with a suitable warning.