Kama Sutra
The dot-to-dot illustrations in the book, such as the 'inverted crow', pictured, are based on the original Kama Sutra written approximately 1,600 years ago

A dot-to-dot version of the ancient Kama Sutra sex guide has given the phrase, "Have you got enough lead in your pencil?" a whole new meaning.

The recently launched book requires readers to complete the illustrations before trying them out for themselves.

It is based on the original sex manual, believed to have been written 1,600 years, which features chapters entitled "Sexual union", "About a wife" and "About others' wives".

The Kama Sutra was founded on ancient Indian Hindu philosophies and was first translated into English in 1883 under the guidance of Victorian explorer Richard Burton.

The book depicts recommended positions for heightened sexual pleasure including the inverted crow and the tortoise.

According to the design team behind the new version, it was an "obvious subject for a dot-to-dot".

They said: "The Kama Sutra positions are extremely odd to start with, so when you create a dot-to-dot and take away the main parts of the body, leaving the odd suspended head and hand it looks even more comical.

"The response to the first few spreads we did was utter hilarity, as the fun part is guessing what will be revealed.

"We have done all the hard work figuring out what needed to be dots and where there should be a printed hand, foot or head.

"It was surprisingly difficult - you could easily lose your way around a body when positioning the dots.

"Of course, the bits that everyone wants to draw themselves are the rude bits. They were the most complicated parts to work out - so many dots, so close together to portray the intimate details."

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