We all know the word “Kamasutra”, you might be thinking right now about sex, or sex positions of all kinds, but few know the story behind the most famous sex book in humankind’s history. In this article, you are going to learn the truth about the Kamasutra and of course some fun and easy positions that you can try with your partner.
The origin of Kamasutra
Thanks to globalization we learn many terms and concepts from all over the world, but the real meaning gets distorted, as is the case of the book Kamasutra by Vatsyayana. According to Wendy Doniger, an American Indologist, the book was written around 2000 years ago, in the third century, and it was directed mainly to the upper casts in India, it is written in the same book that if someone from a lower class dear to read it, it will be punished, and not in the sexy way.
Doniger explains that the Kamasutra is truly about “the art of living-about finding a partner, maintaining power in a marriage, committing adultery, living as or with a courtesan, using drugs-and also about the positions in sexual intercourse”, as you can see, the book not only teaches sex positions, but also some old patriarchal practices that are not accepted anymore in our modern society.
This book is sometimes mistaken for tantric sex, a spiritual practice that helps create meaningful connections during sexual experiences, because of the sex positions that appear in it, because of the sex positions, which are so far the best part of the book, since the main thing in this part it’s not about power but to learn how to please. So, we are going to review some positions that appear in the book for you to connect with your partner.
Switchin’ the positions for you
It’s time to turn on the music, put some Ariana Grande’s hits and try some new positions in bed.
Queen of Heaven (Indranika)
This particular position is an ode to the wife of Indra, the King of Heaven, who apparently was the one who created this position. The main feature of this one is that it is intended to ease a vagina open and expand its capacity, so the man has to wrap his thighs around the woman and open the vagina with his hands.
Of course, you can spice it a bit with some toys that can help you to please your partner before using your hands, because you know, we are in the future.
The broken flute (venudaritaka)
Now when it comes to dynamic positions, the venudaritaka it’s the one that brings a lot of pleasure, and it’s actually super fun. So, for this one, the female or male partner will place one foot in the shoulder of the top one, and then taking it off and putting the other in his or her other shoulder.
Finally, you can always add a good toy to generate some vibrations between you both, to make this experience even better.
If you practice yoga, you might be familiarized with this position, and it might be a wonderful surprise to know that you can turn it into a sexual position.
This position requires that both partners sit with their legs around each other, so in this way both will be in an open posture, in which one sex will receive the other closer and with a passionate movement.
And if you are worried about your flexibility, just warm up a bit before doing this posture, stretching your whole body to have a full experience with your lover.
If you are a fan of the feet, this position might be your favorite, since in this one the woman places one foot on the boy’s head and, extend the other so in this way makes the penetration easier.
Of course the “shulachitaka”, or any of the other positions above, can be also practiced by two men or two women, the last ones with a little help of a sex toy of their preference.
Which one do you like the most? Let us know in the comments section!
Some facts about the Kamasutra that might be surprising for you
Now that you had fun with some of the positions that appear in the Kamasutra, you might be in shock once you read this part of the article. Why? Did I mention that the oral sex is forbidden in the Kamasutra?
According to Lux Alptraum for Refinery29, this ancient book was written in at a time when oral sex was only for “corrupt woman or a lesbian, servant, or sanvahika, which is a woman who does arduous work”, but of course, as this book is focused on the male pleasure, a blow job is totally fine, while “embracing the vulva as one embraces the mouth is not recommended”. Fortunately today we all know that oral sex is an important part for providing pleasure while having sex, so be thankful for being born in this time of human history.
On the other hand, there is a quite interesting fact about the Kamasutra that it’s quite better than the one above, and it involves BDSM. Alptraum states that, “there’s a sort of proto-BDSM thing that gets outlined in the Kama Sutra, with a section on the basics of erotic hitting”, as you can see hitting while having sex is quite common in our history, since this book written around 2000 years ago included a guide on how to hit your lover, and if you were wondering, the places are “the shoulders, the head, the gap between the breasts, the back, the genital region, and the sides; blows can be exchanged with the side of the hand, the palm of the open hand, the fist, and with the ends of the fingers joined”. Although most of us have a favorite part to be hit, you can try new ones, to make your night more diverse.
I bet you never imagined that the most famous book about sex would be like this, a compilation of instructions on how to get a wife or many, and how to become a powerful man trough marriage, definitely not a book for many, not for women anyway. Luckily we live in a time when women and men are the same, and pleasure is for everyone.
So, now that you are aware of what the Kamasutra is about, share this information with your friends, together we can give a new meaning to this ancient knowledge, in this way humanity will finally overcome its demons.