Kama Sutra

Kama Sutra General Information

The Kama Sutra is an ancient Indian text about sex written by Vatsysayana Mallanaga. Little is know about Kama Sutra’s author, except that he lived sometime between the 1st to 6th centuries A.D. The Kama Sutra teaches methods to maximize pleasure during lovemaking and is widely considered the standard work on love in the Sanskrit literature. Kama Sutra focuses the spiritual as well as the physical aspects of lovemaking.

Vatsyayana believed there were eight ways of making love, which could be multiplied by eight positions, so the Kama Sutra contains a total of 64 sexual positions. Kama Sutra positions are depicted as art and known as the 64 Arts. Only about 20 percent of the Kama Sutra is devoted to sexual positions, but the part listing sexual positions, Book 2, is the most well-known. Book 2 of the Kama Sutra is very attentive to women's pleasure and recognizes them as full, lusty participants in sex. The Kama Sutra urges men to learn ejaculatory control in order to bring their women to orgasm.

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