nursemyra has reached Chapter 6 of the Perfumed Garden and it is full of advice such as “Do not drink rain-water directly after copulation, because this beverage weakens the kidneys” and “Do not leave the vulva directly after the emission, as this may cause canker.”
Leaving aside weak kidneys and cankers, I found the Positions for Coitus very enlightening
MANNER THE FIRST–Make the woman lie upon her back, with her thighs raised, then, getting between her legs, introduce your member into her. Pressing your toes to the ground, you can rummage her in a convenient, measured way. This is a good position for a man with a long verge.
MANNER THE SECOND–If your member is a short one, let the woman lie on her back, lift her legs into the air, so that her right leg be near her right ear, and the left one near her left ear, and in this posture, with her buttocks lifted up, her vulva will project forward. Then put in your member.
MANNER THE THIRD–Let the woman stretch herself upon the ground, and place yourself between her thighs; then putting one of her legs upon your shoulder, and the other under your arm, near the armpit, get into her.
MANNER THE FOURTH – Let her lie down, and put her legs on your shoulders; in this position your member will just face her vulva, which must not touch the ground. And then introduce your member.
MANNER THE FIFTH – Let her lie on her side, then lie down by her on your side, and getting between her thighs, put your member into her vagina. Remember, sidelong coition predisposes for sciatica.
MANNER THE SIXTH–Make her get down on her knees and elbows, as if kneeling in prayer. In this position the vulva is projected backwards; you then attack her from that side, and put your member into her.
There are more “manners” if you care to click the link but the names for the various positions are my favourite part of this chapter
the stopperage, frog fashion, with the toes cramped, with legs in the air , he-goat fashion , the screw of Archimedes, the somersault , the tail of the ostrich , fitting on of the sock, reciprocal sight of the posteriors , the rainbow arch , alternative piercing , pounding on the spot , coition from the back , belly to belly , ram-fashion , driving the peg home , love’s fusion , sheep-fashion , interchange in coition , the race of the member , the fitter-in , the one who stops in the house , the smith’s coition , the seducer
are you curious about the somersault? It’s not something I’ve ever attempted but then again I chose horseriding over gymnastics when I was at school
- SEVENTH MANNER–El kelouci (the somersault). The woman must wear a pair of pantaloons, which she lets drop upon her heels; then she stoops, placing her head between her feet, so that her neck is in the opening of her pantaloons. At that moment, the man, seizing her legs, turns her upon her back, making her perform a summersault; then with his legs curved under him he brings his member right against her vulva and, slipping it between her legs, inserts it.It is alleged that there are women who, while lying on their back, can place their feet behind their head without the help of pantaloons