The Joy Of Gingerbread Sex

For a fresh take on cookies and milk—and sex!—look no further than The Cookie Sutra. Penned by Mullen group creative director Ted Jendrysik, writing under the pen name Edward Jaye, the book offers a vanilla (make that ginger) twist on the Kama Sutra, the classic Indian catalog of sexual positions.

Published in August by Workman Publishing in New York, the book centers on photographs of a gingerbread man and woman in positions that could be described as either instructive or compromising. It includes guidelines for how to prepare for sex, from bathing (“Like climbing into a warm glass of milk, a good bath can work wonders”) to massage (“will leave your lover feeling soft and supple as the day he or she was rolled”). It also includes actual gingerbread sexual positions, including the provocatively named Autumn Dog, the Pair of Tongs (“allowing the woman to be open, free, sweet and crunchy”) and the Suspended Congress (“Great care must be taken lest the cookies crumble”).

Jendrysik isn’t sure what, exactly, inspired him. “It just popped into my head one day,” he says. “I wasn’t thinking about sex. I wasn’t eating cookies.” Once he came up with the idea, he was off and running. He researched the Kama Sutra and began baking. (He made all the cookies for the book’s photos himself.) But don’t worry—the book doesn’t contain any truly explicit shots. Says Jendrysik, “I didn’t want to show any cookie genitalia.”