Ancient Javari Hindu temple in Khajuraho, Madya Pradesh state, north India.
It's a magnificently calm UNESCO World Heritage Site of gorgeously proportioned and fascinating Hindu and Jain temples.
A Langur monkey romping on a Kajuraho temple.
Only 10% of sculptures on these temples are adorned with excitable bodies, and none of them have erotic themes inside the structures, only outside. Furthermore, those participating are clearly not deities, just regular, well-developed mortals - who have few inhibitions.
Warning: lower down the page are beautifully carved but very explicit 1,000 year-old images.
Elephants in love, aaahh. It's not all about lust then.
An Indian woman learning a thing or two in Khajuraho.
One of the more explicit temple walls in the Khajuraho complex.
One theory to explain the mass of erotic images is that India was going though a period of attritional war between states and the Maharajas were running out of men to fight as well as farm, so the local ruler encouraged temple builders to make their art forms more, err.. stimulating, in order to promote a higher birth rate. Looks like it worked because India is now a very crowded place!
The Lakshamana temple, exterior wall detail. Back to India Pictures.