Kama Sutra

The word Kama Sutra is derived from The Kamasutra, an ancient Hindu handbook published in Sanskrit on sensual love. Other than his name, almost little is known about its author, Vatsyayana Mallanga. It was most likely written in the third century.

Contrary to common opinion, The Kamasutra is much than just a book about love and various sex positions. It also discusses the art of living well, the nature of love, choosing a life partner, and managing your love life. The sexual ideals associated with the Kama Sutra became known in Western culture at the end of the nineteenth century, with the adaption of the Kamasutra handbook by a British explorer named Richard Francis Burton.

Despite being a highly erroneous and deceptive translation in retrospect, the sexual positions detailed in Burton’s rendition were what drew people’s attention. That is one of the reasons why many people still regard the Kama Sutra as only a book of exotic sex positions.

How Does It Operate?

The Kamasutra was written in an abstract and hazy form of Sanskrit, making it difficult to translate into current English. It consists of 1,250 poems divided into 36 chapters. The whole book is divided into seven sections:

1.Dattaka — Fundamental Principles

The book opens with an overview and history of the four goals of Hindu life. It contains guidance and philosophy on issues such as living an honorable life and acquiring knowledge.

2.Suvarnanabha — Sexual Union and Amorous Advances

Part two delves right into the sexual elements that many associate with the Kamasutra. There are descriptions of 64 distinct sexual activities, ranging from embracing and kissing to more aggressive behaviors like grabbing and slapping.

3.Ghotakamukha — Wife Acquisition

Part three is about the life of a bachelor and how to approach a woman for marriage. In accordance with India’s social caste structure, they are largely based on astrological compatibility and the benefits of marriage for the families concerned.

4. Gonardiya — The Wife’s Duties and Privileges

Part four explores the author’s perspective on typical wifely tasks such as cooking, cleaning, and catering to her spouse. This part may appear out of place in light of modern relationships and gender roles, but keep in mind that it was written thousands of years ago, in a different time and place.

5.Gonikaputra — Family and Friends

Part five discusses the roles of the various genders in non-sexual relationships. It teaches how to recognize emotions and offers ways to strengthen relationships with family and friends.

6. Charayana (courtesans)

Part six delves into a man’s employment of courtesans, or prostitutes, to gain sexual confidence before pursuing marriage. It also offers advise on how to mend old friendships and romantic relationships, how to become affluent, and what to look for in a committed spouse.

7.Kuchumara — Occult Rituals

The book concludes with a section on sexual myths, legends, and practices. Personal grooming, the use of perfumes and oils, and homeopathic cures for sexual difficulties are all examples of this.

The Kama Sutra’s Sex Positions

While the majority of the postures are intricate and tough, there are a few that are simple enough for the majority of individuals to try. Here are several examples:

Tigress is a mythical creature.

This is a variation on the reverse cowgirl posture. To begin, one person sleeps on their back, while the other climbs to the top, sitting upright but facing their partner’s feet. The person on top rocks back and forth, managing the penetration’s speed and depth.

Embrace of Milk and Water

One partner takes a seat in a chair, preferably one without arms. The second partner sits on top of them, facing away from them.

Position of Claim

This job is a subset of the missionary position. Both couples lie down on a soft surface with their legs stretched out and aligned. One person lies on top of the other with their bellies touching, while the other thrusts from the bottom position.

Heaven’s Queen

One partner is lying on their back, knees bowed to their chest. The other partner leans forward, placing their thighs on the outside of the other person’s bent legs.

Dancer in Ballet

One person stands on one foot and balances, then wraps their opposing leg over the waist of their partner for support.

Dividing the Bamboo

One person stretches out flat and moves their weight to one side, then raises a leg and rests it on the shoulder of their partner. Their second leg is still extended beneath their spouse.


One partner sits on a sturdy surface, such as a table, and slightly reclines back. The other partner leans in, elevating and caressing the other person’s pelvis. The seated individual then clasps their feet behind the standing partner’s back.

How to Try Kama Sutra Without Hurting Yourself

Check if you and your partner are physically capable of attempting some of the Kama Sutra’s postures. Stop and try something else if you experience any pain or discomfort in a pose.