Kama Sutra

Kama Sutra

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by Anne Hooper
     
 

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For generations people have giggled nervously at the very mention of the Kama Sutra, but few actually know what the book is about.


1. The exact origins of the Kama Sutra are vague, but it was written between the 1st and 4th Centuries AD by a man called Vatsyayana, who lived in the North Indian city of Benares - now called Varanasi, in Uttar Pradesh.

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For generations people have giggled nervously at the very mention of the Kama Sutra, but few actually know what the book is about.


1. The exact origins of the Kama Sutra are vague, but it was written between the 1st and 4th Centuries AD by a man called Vatsyayana, who lived in the North Indian city of Benares - now called Varanasi, in Uttar Pradesh.

2. It was written in the ancient Sanskrit language. In Sanskrit, Kama means desire and Sutra means rules. In the context of the book "desire" includes singing, reading, poetry and dancing as well as sex.

3. The Kama Sutra contains a total of 64 sexual positions. Vatsyayana believed there were eight ways of making love, multiplied by eight positions within each of these. In the book, they are known as the 64 Atrs.


4. Only about 20 per cent of the book is devoted to sexual positions. The remainder gives guidance on how to be a good citizen and insights into men and women in relationships.

5. The Kama Sutra describes making love as "divine union".

6. Lovers who suffer from medical complaints such as back pain and arthritis are warned not to attempt some of the Kama Sutra's positions. .

7. Kama is the Hindu god of love. The word also refers to the pursuit of love or pleasure, one of the four aims of life in Hindu traditions. Kama is always depicted as a handsome youth, shooting arrows of love that produce love. His wife is Rati.

8. It recommends both biting and scratching as ways of improving love-making, but insists on high standards of cleanliness. It states: "The qualities of good nails are that they should be bright, well set, clean, entire, convex, soft, and glossy in appearance. The

9. There are 10 methods of kissing in the Kama Sutra (including) - the nominal kiss, the probing kiss, the touching kiss, the straight kiss, the bent kiss, the turned kiss, the pressed kiss and the greatly pressed kiss - and four ways to administer the kiss. That gives a total of 40 different ways to kiss a lover.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015713367
Publisher:
Mike Morley
Publication date:
09/19/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
538,777
File size:
124 KB

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The Kama Sutra 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 90 reviews.
Tom Harrison More than 1 year ago
This book was totally illegible on my nook. The print was so small I couldn't read it and half the pages ran off into the margins so you couldn't read them even with a magnifying glass. Save your money on this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You can barely read the words. The book was poorly scanned. Very disappointing!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book would not open correctly and was too light to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very poorly scanned. Not able to read it on nook and only received the introductory pages. Save your money for another one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Half the pages are missing and you only get 13 pages before it stops and just repeats half of page one. Very disappointed. Wish i could get my money back.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
1 out of 1 pg
RKMilner More than 1 year ago
The book, I suppose, is fine. However, the digital ebook version is not formatted correctly for the Nook Color. Don't waste your time.
Bailey Harvey More than 1 year ago
Cannot view full pages do not download
Guest More than 1 year ago
........and while the book is well worth the price of admission, mastering the material only requires time and a willing, committed and trusted partner. The book is easy to read and the artwork above par - suitable for the young to learn from as well as the more mature to explore and enhance. Required reading for anyone looking to take their partner to the next level and beyond. From what I can see it can also helps avoid possible compatibility issues, or at the very least compensate for them during the initial phases of a relationship.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i am most definetly getting this book for me and my fiance tomorrow july 29th 2003, wow it seems great, my friend has one and she loves using it with her clients.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Kamasutra is a perfect guide for having perfect Sex. The various positions illustrated in the book are worth practicing to attain the heights of making love. This is an example of the great Indian civilization.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you want to know the purpose of life on Earth, then go for this book. The only true authentic artistic version of love, which has been portrayed right from ancient times, is presented in a very nice manner.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It is a wonderful book about postions within the kama sutra, that potrays it in a tasteful manner. It is nice, good illustrations, and nice writing!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book shows you: Kama Sutra Positions Ananga Ranga Positions Perfumed Garden Positions This is a great book because they tell you about each position and the pictures show you how. This is the best book I have seen!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Do not buy this book you cant see the whole pages and the print is so small even if you make it bigger. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS!!!!! BARNES & NOBLE SHOULD NOT EVEN HAVE THIS AS AN EBOOK. It just makes me even happier to go to amazon kindle instad because none of their books are like this. If i had a choice wouldnt even give 1 star
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I want my money back! This isn't the whole book and you can't even read it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not formatted correctly for nook tablet..only one page?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was most certainly not formatted for an eReader. The font was too small even when my eReader was reset to the extra large font. It is almost as though the the pages were just scanned in - and there was no way to scroll to see the far side or bottom of the page. Very disappointing! This book should no even be available for eReader.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Does not work properly. Cuts off sides of pages so is unreadable.
Sean Ramsey More than 1 year ago
Lots of useful information, including tons of great pictures. Definitely worth the money.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you are going to truly master the art of passionate love making - I highly recommend this book! Very easy to read. Good for young and old. Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks! Enjoy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have heard some great things about this book, but until I bought it, I did not understand what 'great sex' really meant. Never again, missionary posision!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book opened my eyes, my heart and my legs. It is not only a good read, but it's so very informative and stimulating, the visuals are simply splendid as well. Dear reader, may i recomend page 36?
Guest More than 1 year ago
My husband and I really enjoy it. I agree...william you need to think about something other than this.
SarahVB73 More than 1 year ago
This is a scan of a book and on the nook you only get the first few pages.