What is the Kama Sutra?
Do you consider yourself a good lover ? If the answer is yes, then I’m sure you know the Kama Sutra. If you don’t know it, then you can not be a good lover. But most of the people don’t have a clue about this book. Probably they heard about it, but never saw it.
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The title of the text Kama Sutra means Aphorisms of Love
The mythical Kama Sutra is a book originated in India. It is one of the world’s oldest books on the pleasures of sensual living.
Originally written in Sanskrit was compiled by Vatsyayana Mallanaga who was not the author, but was the one who named the compilation as Kama Sutra.
Many believe that Kama Sutra is a sex manual. However it is way more than that, though in Occident it is mostly known for teaching and sharing the art of sex. Most people think about it as a pornographic compilation of sexual positions. Wrong.
But the Kama Sutra is a book about the loving relation between man and woman. It is a medium for learning to have a gracious life by explaining the various aspects of family, love, affection and pleasure.
So in general terms the Kamasutra has nothing to do with sexual athletics.
In the book, sex in all its forms, is supremely sacred. And thus, Kama Sutra discusses this mostly-shunned subject beyond physical interpretation in a pure form. In simpler terms, Vatsyayana’s Kama Sutra reunites the crucial advices to both men and women in order to achieve ultimate salvation.
The erotic part of Kama Sutra
The book is divided en seven parts. The part II is the only devoted to sex. The common mistake is believing that this Part represents the whole book.
PART II: ON SEXUAL UNION
- Kinds of Union according to Dimensions, Force of Desire, and Time; and on the different kinds of Love
- Of the Embrace
- On Kissing
- On Pressing or Marking with the Nails
- On Biting, and the ways of Love to be employed with regard to Women of different countries
- On the various ways of Lying down, and the different kinds of Congress
- On the various ways of Striking, and of the Sounds appropriate to them
- About females acting the part of Males
- On holding the Lingam in the Mouth
- How to begin and how to end the Congress. Different kinds of Congress, and Love Quarrels
The purpose fo this part is helping a better understanding of all the sex positions. The book envisions the connection between man and women at physical level but at spiritual level also.
This book not only offers a detailed advice to both man and woman, but also lists contortionist sexual positions. Aspects such as kissing, scratching, biting, embracing, oral sex, among others are elaborated.
The sexual relation become a process that comprises feelings, emotions, sense and body of those who are in love. It is a sensual game where the woman becomes the favorite and desired goddess and the man gets satisfaction not only by his orgasm but also for pleasing his beloved woman.
In the original book the practical piece of advice on sexual intercourse is majorly in prose, and the remaining in the form of poetry. No pictures were in the original book. The guide’s vision is to help couples spice up things a bit in the bedroom by encouraging getting out of the comfort zone and trying out new sex positions. The art of making love is easy, and that is exactly what this educative manual is all about.
As many as 64 sexual acts are described in it and are called “the arts”, keeping in mind all the details, facts, backed by valid arguments and opinions. There are 8 main Arts, each of one has 8 variants. This is the only reason why it has become one of the most notorious books of the century.
There are a lot of symbolism in the book, some of it represented by numbers: 8 and 3 are always present.
If one is looking to arouse his or her sexual desire, then this book will play the role of an ideal mentor.
Still believed as a taboo, the final part of the book discusses recipes for tonics, powders, and foods that have the ultimate power to woo others to oneself. What makes this manual a trusted one is its in-depth analysis of the art of living. In fact, many other sexual books have come into existence, majorly inspired by the Kama Sutra.
Many think of this book as an open show of vulgarity. However, it is, by many others, perceived as a the right path to follow for achieving the total spiritual and physical connection with your partner.
What is not the Kamasutra
- This book is not just about sexual pleasure. Just 20 % of the text contains a description of the particular sex positions.
- The original Kamasutra doesn’t contains any pictures. All the pictures you see today are phony. They were added, in the its way to Occident, to the European versions of the book.
- It is no the only book dedicated to the art of love of that time. As we mention before the book is a compilation of several Indian writings. Other books were Ananga Ranga, Ratirahasya, Kāmashastra.
Kama Sutra is not just a collection of sexual positions. It’s a book about love and life which describes the way of living in India many centuries ago. The modern world concentrates just in the sexual part of the book perhaps because it is the only part that could be comprehend in XIX century (when it was discovered in India by the English colonizers) and can be understood today.