Why is the Kamasutra so world-renowned? What is the Kamasutra to begin with?

Now a day, almost every people know about the book “Kama sutra”. But, not every people understand the genuine meaning of this book.

Here, we just try to introduce more about this book. Read this till the end and gain knowledge about the world oldest sexual book.


Kamasutra, the oldest document rooted in India. It is a scripture of sexuality that is too famous all over the world.!

Kamasutra – the book of erotic love

Now a day maybe most of you know what “Kama sutra” is? It is one of the oldest texts on sexuality, eroticism and emotional fulfilment in life.

According to Wikipedia, The Kama Sutra is an ancient Indian Sanskrit text on sexuality, eroticism and emotional fulfilment in life. Attributed to Vātsyāyana, the Kama Sutra is neither exclusively nor predominantly a sex manual on sex positions but written as a guide to the art of living well, the nature of love, finding a life partner, maintaining one’s love life, and other aspects pertaining to pleasure-oriented faculties of human life.


Let’s talk more about the book kama sutra.

The word kama sutra stands for “The rule book of kama” or “theory of kama”. The meaning of kama is the sensuous aspect of life which consists of physical and emotional pleasure.

This book is all about sexual pleasure, man and woman relationship. It also teaches how to get a physical closeness between man and woman in a more diverse way. So, you can also say that this book is all about lovemaking.

Who creates the book kamasutra?

The Kamasutra book was written by Vatsyayana Mallanaga. He was a great philosopher and scientist of ancient India. The Kamasutra book was written in Sanskrit. But in 1883 it was again published in English. Not only in English but this book was published in many other languages also.

After doing lots of research, we sextoys-india.shop found that Vatsyayana Mallanaga is not exactly the writer. He was the compiler of the book Kamasutra.

It means that this book “Kamasutra” was written by some other author. Later, Vatsyayana Mallanaga rewrote and systematized this book and represents it in more scientific form. You can say that this “Kamasutra” book is a finished and correctly compiled collection of previous works.

It’s difficult to find more details about the earlier author and complier Vatsyayana Mallanaga. There is almost nothing about these persons in history.

How the world known about kamasutra?

The credit for making Kamasutra famous worldwide goes to Sir Richard Francis Burton. He was a British traveller, translator, writer, ethnographer, poet and linguist. Due to his nature, he is also known as a real traveller.

Do you know how he came to India?

After he failed to study at Oxford University he got frustrated he decided to register in the East-Indian campaign in 1842 and came to India for his service.

While servicing in India in East India Company, he spent lots of time learning the Indian language and also cultures. Within a few years, he was able to learn Hindi and some other local language, so that he can communicate more with local persons.

Sir Richard Francis Burton was also interested in the sexual life of Indian people. In 1842, while talking with some prostitute he learned that there is a special book called “Kamasutra” which was dedicated to the art of love.

After knowing about the Kamasutra he was very impressed and at that time he says his famous word

“We British never knew of this kind of love-making. Had we known, we would not have ruined the lives of so many British virgins.”

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After knowing about this book he understood that this book is not only for the Indian. The whole world should know about this wonderful lovemaking book.

During another 10 years, Richard Burton was just carrying the sketch of the very first Kamasutra. In 1871, when the speed of his travelling becomes lower, he took a pen and paper to explore what he learnt about the Kamasutra.

This was the first step when Europe learnt about the Kamasutra and the whole world also.

Why it become so popular worldwide?

In the original book of Kamasutra, the only text was there. But when Sir Richard Francis Burton translated this book in English, he included large images of different sex positions. This is the reason, that made this Kamasutra book famous all over the world very quickly.

However, accordingly, the accents were moved far away from the more valuable, important and deep part of the main topic like – relations between the man and the woman, the essence of their sexual intimacy, previous game, environment etc. Instead of these, all the focus was concentrated only on the sex positions.

In the year 1970, the porn industry impressed with this book and started making different movies and educational manual on sex positions worldwide. As a result, the popularity of this book “Kamasutra” growing and also the demand for sex education. Thus the Kama Sutra is known worldwide now a day.

What this book “Kamasutra” tells about sex

The original book of Kamasutra does not only tell about different sex positions but along with the sex position, it also teaches us – relations between the man and the woman, the essence of their sexual intimacy, previous game, environment etc.

The book Kamasutra tells the true meaning of sex, different types of sex techniques for more satisfy result, and the relationship between man and woman.

Meaning of sex

Now a day, everyone knows what the meaning of sex is. In a simple sentence – When a person stimulates his/her partner genital with their own genital or finger or sex toys for sexual pleasure than it is called sex.

According to Wikipedia, Organisms of many species are specialized into male and female varieties, each known as a sex. Sexual reproduction involves the combining and mixing of genetic traits: specialized cells known as gametes combine to form offspring that inherit traits from each parent.


But according to Kama sutra

According to Kama sutra, Sex is a special feature in which male and female partner becomes one not only with the skin to skin contact but also on a spiritual level.

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You can also say that sex is an erotic game in which men and women satisfy each other and have an orgasm. Both partners have to keep in mind that orgasm should not only be their own but also of their beloved partner.

Most of the people think that sex is all about to make a physical relationship. But the truth is it is the process that engages body, feelings, emotions, sense of those who are in love with each other.

Sex techniques

Now a day, it’s very easy to know about sex techniques. Just type on google and you can see many sex techniques.
But the kama sutra sex techniques are different. If you want to learn about the Kamasutra sex techniques than you should refer the chapter 5 of Kama sutra book. The title of this chapter is “The arts”.

The writer of the kama sutra introduces 8 main arts, each of has 8 varieties. It means that the book contains a total of 65 different sex positions. If you want to learn more deeply about these sex positions than you should prefer chapter 2 of kama sutra book.

At the time, when Kamasutra book was translated in other languages only this chapter of sex position considered to represent the whole book.

But along with the sex positions, the original kama sutra book also provides the information of three existing types of men and women, eight variants of hugging, eight hoots, ten kinds of love etc.

Relationship between men and women

The Kamasutra book also teaches you the true meaning of the relationship between men and women.

According to this book, the relationship between men and women is not the only welter in sexual pleasure but both the partner should support and extol each other, bearing the responsibility of each other emotions. It’s a man responsibility to make his partner feel comfortable and he should also accept her emotions. He is a man it’s not meaning that he will rule on his female partner.

In the same way, woman mission is also introducing in this book “Kamasutra”. According to this book, the women mission is to provide her male partner lots of pleasure. Women should take care of their partner in the same way as when we plant flowers in the garden and take care of them.

Care should be taken not only in sexual life but in all aspects of life. Having abided all these tips, a woman can always make their male partner happy and her man would always remain faithful to her, giving her a sense of freedom and making more equal to him.

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