Vatsyayana The KAMA SUTRA [Illustrated]

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The KAMA SUTRA [Illustrated]

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The KAMA SUTRA Of Vatsyayana - The Sensual Art Of Lovemaking And Sexual Positions. Vatsyayana's Kama Sutra has 1250 verses, distributed in 36 chapters, which are further organized into 7 parts structured like the following: 1. General remarks Chapters on contents of the book, three aims and priorities of life, the acquisition of knowledge, conduct of the well-bred townsman, reflections on intermediaries who assist the lover in his enterprises (5 chapters). 2. Amorous advances/Sexual union Chapters on stimulation of desire, types of embraces, caressing and kisses, marking with nails, biting and marking with teeth, on copulation (positions), slapping by hand and corresponding moaning, virile behavior in women, superior coition and oral sex, preludes and conclusions to the game of love. It describes 64 types of sexual acts (10 chapters). Artistic depiction of a sex position. Although Kama Sutra did not originally have illustrative images, part 2 of the work describes different sex positions. 3. Acquiring a wife Chapters on forms of marriage, relaxing the girl, obtaining the girl, managing alone, union by marriage (5 chapters). 4. Duties and privileges of the wife Chapters on conduct of the only wife and conduct of the chief wife and other wives (2 chapters). 5. Other men's wives Chapters on behavior of woman and man, how to get acquainted, examination of sentiments, the task of go-between, the king's pleasures, behavior in the women's quarters (6 chapters). 6. About courtesans Chapters on advice of the assistants on the choice of lovers, looking for a steady lover, ways of making money, renewing friendship with a former lover, occasional profits, profits and losses (6 chapters). 7. Occult practices Chapters on improving physical attractions, arousing a weakened sexual power (2 chapters)

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This is the earliest and best known of the Indian sex manuals. These texts were printed for private circulation only, in Victorian England.

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Sir Richard F Burton (1821-1890) was one of the greatest traveller-explorers in history, whose life has been chronicled both in biography (Captain Sir Richard Burton) and film (Mountain of the Moon). HE became famous as the translator of The 1001 Arabian Nights , and was one of the most remarkable and controversial men of his century.

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