Jan. 3rd, 2016

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The best, the absolute best, thing about writing mythical/historical pairings set in Ancient India as versus Ancient Greece or Rome is the absolute lack of sexual constraints. If you can imagine it, not only have they done it, it is described in some text or manual with helpful little notes about the most convenient placement of limbs, plus it is engraved on some temple wall somewhere to aid in the education of an illiterate populace. If your particular partner doesn't know how, that's ignorance and not propriety: your wife can have just as many tricks as the most highly-paid courtesan, you just have to teach her.
All of which is such a relief after having to create excuses for anything beyond a handy or a quick spot of intercrural sex.
Er. This is not to disclaim the brutal patriarchy of say the Gupta period and onwards, though actually you know what, considering Europe atthe time what am I being defensive about even?
This rant-at-dawn brought to you by Mahabharata-fic and a bout of acidity.

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