How to Use the Love Chair

No, this is not a Santa’s sleigh! Nevertheless, Merry Christmas  and happy New Year to all my readers, especially the ones who were frustrated with my article on a Victorian gentleman in the days of Versailles Renaissance. I understand. A question has been put to me in a rather direct way, How does this contraption actually work? To such a direct question I owe an explicit answer complete with pictures and arrows. Yet let us remember that the love throne is a unique object, and although a grandfather to both gynecological chair and tread-mill, and therein lies its Utilitarian aspect, it also has a touch of dandy-ism; so, maximize happiness, but in such a way that your sex marathon may touch the sublime — luxury owes us the ineffable; otherwise it’s just an orgy which is very déclassé.


About versaillesgossip, before and after Francis Ponge

The author of the blogs Versailles Gossip and Before and After Francis Ponge, Vadim Bystritski lives and teaches in Brest France. The the three main themes of his literary endeavours are humor, the French Prose Poetry, the French XVII and XVIII Century Art and History. His writings and occasionally art has been published in a number of ezines (Eratio, Out of Nothing, Scars TV, etc). He also contributes to Pinterest where he comments on the artifiacts from the Louvre and other collections. Some of his shorter texts are in Spanish, Russian and French.
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4 Responses to How to Use the Love Chair

  1. Glen says:

    Is it possible to use for a group sex? If yes – how much does it cost?
    One more thing – the guy in hat looks like Englishman from English poem “The house Jack has built” and has no hair. Woman looks like anorexic, has no tits and looks like she will die in a few next minutes. This is good for strapon training anyway

    • Astonishingly perceptive! The drawing is an attempt to support the claim that Edward VII, a corpulent man with a 47,5 inch waist, had the chair built out of consideration for a frail frame of his partner, let us imagine someone like Sarah Bernhardt, one of his sublime girl-friends; however, the counter-argument points out that this does not explain the bedding arrangement at the bottom. The Museum of Sex in Prague states the chair was constructed for threesomes, but they do not justify it in any meaningful way and might be exploiting this provocative claim for shock value. The problem is precisely as you put it: No matter how you position the partners, the bottom-most part does not seem to be an absolute necessity unless there are more than three. As for the price, I think it is not for sale: the French are very proud of their history and sex history. They have just paid over four million euros for the manuscripts of Casanova, and he is a Francophone Venetian. What to do? This is a XIX century piece of furniture. And though some people say it is still in use, I think, for a a personal use, a replica, like the one on display in Prague would be a better choice.

  2. The base reminds me of a gymnasts springboard… Perhaps if assists the gentleman with his thrusts

    • Hm, a springboard…, I’ve never thought of that! But then there are those foot stands. What if they did it for structural integrity, thinking of all the stress, and erring a little on the conservative side.

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