Of all the treasures of learning that Europeans have acquired from the Far East, Kama Sutra is perhaps the best known, along with Yoga and Buddhism. Starting with the industrial revolution of the late 18th century and the advent of fashionable foreign traveling, Europe and Northern America have been flooded with art objects, ideas, values and philosophy from the Far East that changed, to a certain extent, our way of thinking.
Busy Westerners obsessed with the here and now are fascinated and intrigued by the attitudes of people who are content to live one day at a time and who are not afraid of the future.
Is The Kama Sutra Exotic ?
When mentioning Kama Sutra, most people conjure up images of an exotic help book about sexual satisfaction or an ancient porn magazine. The real name of the book is actually “Vatsyayana’s Aphorisms on Love” (“Vatsyayana Kamasutram”) and is comprised of 36 chapters that make up the treaty.
The aim of this collection of aphorisms is to provide a comprehensive guide to sex, relationships with courtesans, courtship of married women, marriage and, finally, improving one’s chances to have good sex through the use of herbs, substances, spells and sex toys. As you can see, the purpose of this book was to become a definitive guide to what love and sex meant to the Indian society around the 4th century AD.
Aside from the section covering sex and love, the “Aphorisms on Love” is in fact an orthodox book, detailing the fashion of the society that spawned it. It teaches the aspiring lover what to do. In order to get the woman he desires while still protecting both his and hers reputations and good names. Reputation was extremely important throughout the ancient world, and the person who forfeited his good name over such an insignificant thing as sex. Was considered to be frivolous, and unworthy of the esteem of others. Vatsyayana, a celibate scholar, believed that sex was not wrong in itself, but that engaging in it was certainly frivolous and sinful.
What Does the Kama Sutra Teach You.
- Sexual positions have tremendous benefits and are lots of fun so Get Your Body Moving.
- The Kama Sutras teach us how to have more pleasure in our lives
- By Connecting with sex has it has the ability to turn your relationships around completely.
- It teaches different ways sex are possible which creates freedom.
- The Kama Sutras can teaches sensual massage which brings partners closer.
- By using the kamasutra techniques it teaches the power of sexual awareness.
- It teaches you to learn about your own body as well as your partners.
- It helps you become Fluent in Sexual Intelligence.
- The Kama Sutras will teach you a different perspective about life and sexuality.
- And Lastly you will learn to ask for what you want.
The Original has 36 Chapters.
The 36 chapters are each written by an expert in their field covers a wide range of issues, such as observations on the daily life of a citizen. Sexual positions, personal adornment, gaining the confidence of women through to how to correctly kiss and the means by which courtesans get money.
The best known part of the book, the study of sex and sexual positions, makes up only about 20 percent of the whole text. Nevertheless, those who are truly interested in sex should read the entire book. After numerous centuries the ancient theory is still surprisingly accurate because people still want the same basic things from one another.
Although this may sound very unlikely, at the Kama Sutra is akin to Machiavelli’s “The Prince”, and while the Indian book on love is more careful to observe the morals of the time. Both books can act as a guide to some of the aspects of their respective societies as both deal with them in a frank and! realistic manners.
Vatsyayana was not fooling himself with the idea that men and women are virtuous creatures by nature. And was perfectly willing to advice men on how to seduce married women, while Machiavelli knew that a prince will do evil things from time to time.
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