Who hasn’t heard about the Kamasutra? The truth is, everyone in this world has heard of it but very few actually know what it truly is. Whenever we hear the word Kamasutra, we associate sex with it. It is indeed a book which provides detailed description of various sex positions, but this book is much more than just that. The depth of knowledge and understanding of human psychology that this book provides is unparallel. Written as far back as the fourth century, it contains theories that help people improve their sex life even today.
What is it?
Written by Indian guru, Vatsyayana Mallagana, in the fourth century, Kamasutra is divided into seven books with each book representing a phase in man’s life and his sexual needs in each of these phases. Not much is known about the writer but his work will remain popular and a source of great knowledge for centuries to come. Just like any psychology book, it deals with human psychology when it comes to sexual desires. It provides insight into man’s needs and desires like no other book and while reading it, it is hard to believe that it has been written centuries ago. The books are written from the point of view of a man but women are address as well. Just because it is written from a man’s point of view, it does not mean that it will not help women. In fact, women will find it more helpful than men as they will get to understand men’s sexual needs and they can learn ways to keep their partner satisfied.
It all begins with a boy discovering his sexual needs and desires. His discovery of his own desires also marks his beginning of role in the society. The boy learns to satisfy his desires by masturbating. The next phase is when he grows up and discovers the pleasure of sex and how he starts seeking sexual pleasure from all around himself. The next phase is that of the boy becoming a man and finding a wife for himself. He finds a girl and lays claim on her and makes sure to protect his claim, which signifies a man protecting his wife from other men. The next phase is when the man no longer finds satisfaction with his wife and starts seeking pleasure in other women which symbolizes modern day extra marital affairs.
This wavering of interest is bound to happen to every man according to the author and the wife will be unable to stop her man from going to other women. The next phase is of middle age when his sexual drives are nearing end and he seeks to fulfil the last of his days with pleasure and so doesn’t hesitate to spend money on prostitutes. The final phase is that of a man who has lost his sexual drive and finally returns his interest to his wife and decides to spend the least of his days with her in peace. The seven books of the Kamasutra discusses in details these seven different phases providing deep insight into a man’s mind.
How it helps people
Marriages are often ruined due to poor sex lives. Also after a few years of marriage, the interest in each other wavers and sex no longer holds the same interest. In such cases, new things should be tried in bed by couples. Trying new sex positions can reignite the lost fire and bring back interest into each other. It can also save a failing marriage in many cases. How will you get to know about new sex positions? The internet might give you a lot of positions to try upon but the Kamasutra will provide information regarding the biological and psychological effect that each of these positions have on our body.
The Kamasutra is mainly popular for its extensive details regarding various sex positions. Couples have been seeking help from this work of ancient Indian guru since time immemorial and even today couples gain information and knowledge by reading it. It helps women understand their man better and teaches them ways to satisfy them better and keep their interest alive even after many years of marriage. It teaches the men lots of sex positions which they can try upon and keep their sex life active and interesting. It also provides help to couples trying to conceive by providing information regarding which position provides higher chances of conception and which positions should be tried in cases of sex during pregnancy. Everyone should read this book and try out different positions in their sex life because repeating the same positions everyday will make sex very dull.
Most people think that Kamasutra means intricate and difficult sex positions for great pleasure. This is not true as the key to a happy sex life is to keep things simple but interesting. A lot of positions discussed in this book are basic simple positions, which if done correctly can provide great amount of pleasure. There are positions like the missionary and scissors which most people do in their daily lives. Often a small change in the known posture can facilitate greater satisfaction and longer ejaculation. Reading the Kamasutra will help you understand these various simple postures better so that you can implement them to best use.
As the original version is a staggering seven volume saga, many writers have abridged the part regarding only the sex positions. Different writers have published different versions explaining the positions in their own way. The Modern Illustrated Kamasutra is one such version where the author has kept things simple for better understanding. Most readers have found it very useful and have reported improvements in their relationship and sex life. Always keep in mind that Kamasutra is just book of guidance, it is not the solution. You can seek help from it but implementing is in your own hands.