Kama Sutra : Not just a book about sex

by Ananya Gupta February 15, 2022

Kama Sutra : Not just a book about sex

Kama Sutra is not just a sex book about sex positions and techniques, but waswritten as a guide to the art of living well, human intimacy, how form better emotional and physical connections with your partner, maintaining one's love life, and other aspects pertaining to pleasure-oriented faculties of human life. 

The book is divided in seven parts all covering one or the other aspect of life with guidelines, advice and tips on living an emotionally, sexually and socially satisfying life. 



1.Dattaka — General Principles

The book begins with an introduction and history of the four aims of Hindu life. It includes advice and philosophy on topics such as how to live an honorable life and how to acquire knowledge.

2.Suvarnanabha — Amorous Advances and Sexual Union

Part two goes straight into the sexual content that many people associate with the Kamasutra. There are details on 64 different types of sexual acts, everything from embracing and kissing. 

3.Ghotakamukha — Acquiring a Wife

Part three focuses on the life of a bachelor and ways of courting a woman for marriage. Translating it in today's world, it focuses and has tips on how to be a more suitable man for the woman of your dreams. 

4.Gonardiya — Duties, and Privileges of The Wife

Part four discusses the author’s view of the traditional duties of a wife: cooking, cleaning, and catering to her husband. Maybe, now after thousands of years this part of the books can be ignored or all those tasks can just be equally divided between the partners. 

5.Gonikaputra — Friends and Family

It teaches how to understand emotions and discusses ways to deepen bonds between family and friends.

6.Charayana — Courtesans

It gives advice on fixing relationships with friends and lovers, tips on having a financially successful life. 

7.Kuchumara — Occult Practices

The book finishes with a section on sexual legends, myths, and practices. This includes personal grooming, the use of perfumes and oils, and homeopathic remedies for sexual problems. 



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Ananya Gupta
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