Kama Sutra Terms

To the beginner, Kama Sutra can be a confusing guide to sexual positions. Once the basic terminology is understood though, many Kama Sutra positions can be performed.

In Kama Sutra, the lingam or linga refers to the erect penis, while yoni refers to female genitalia.

Men are distinguished by three classes according to the size of his lingam: from smallest to largest, the hare, the bull, and the horse.

Women are distinguished in the Kama Sutra by the depth of their yoni: from smallest to largest, deer, mare or elephant. Congress is the term used for sexual intercourse.

The Kama Sutra also discusses three equal unions between couples with corresponding dimensions and six unequal unions between couples without corresponding dimensions.

The force of passion is also detailed in the Kama Sutra. These forces of passion or desire are described as small, middling or intense.

The Kama Sutra also describes three types of men and women according to time or the length of sex: the short-timed, the moderate-timed, and the long-timed.

Kama Sutra also describes the acts of churning, rubbing, piercing and pressing

· Churning - when the lingam is held with the hand, and turned all round in the yoni

· Piercing – When the yoni is lowered and the upper part of it is struck with the lingam

· Rubbing - When the yoni is lowered and the lower part of it is struck with the lingam.

· Pressing - When the lingam presses the yoni for a long time

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