The Kama Sutra

Is this ancient text still applicable to today’s couple?

You bet it is! And to prove it, there have been many, many reprints and modern reproductions that continue to be good selling items for books sellers.

But is the Kama Sutra really just a sex guide?

Well… yes and no. If you sit down with the actual Kama Sutra texts, you’ll find that (as with most things) Americans have taken a full text, and boiled it down to the sex.

The full Kama Sutra really is a relationship guide, which includes appropriate conduct guidelines for singles as well as married couples, and happens to have specific instructions for sex. It covers everything from how to make yourself more attractive to the opposite sex to what foods to eat just prior to sex. It really is a full manual on love and sexual relations as a whole. Not just a manual of sex positions.

That said, we all tend to zero in on the rather graphic images of the suggested sex positions. Even I’m guilty of that. Some positions seem almost impossible, while others may seem a bit boring and “been-there-done-that”. But all in all, it’s a really good read. Of course, you have to take into account when the texts were written. Some of the advice  is a bit out of date to say the least.

“A VIRTUOUS woman, who has affection for her husband, should act in conformity with his wishes as if he were a divine being”

P-U-U-U-L-E-E-E-E-Z-Z!

But hey, I’m all for a good laugh. As long as you take the texts in the right contexts, there’s no reason it’s advice can’t help us in today’s society. To be honest, some of the advice, while outdated, is still very good. We would probably all benefit by following it.

So if you’re interested in taking a look at it, check out some of these books.

The Complete Kama Sutra : The First Unabridged Modern Translation of the Classic Indian Text $16.50 + Shipping at Amazon.com

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Supercharged Kama Sutra Illustrated (Complete Idiot’s Guide to) $14.17 + Shipping at Amazon.coma

The Modern Kama Sutra: The Ultimate Guide to the Secrets of Erotic Pleasure $14.57 + Shipping at Amazon.com

~Jane

Sex Positions

Leave it to Cosmo!

They’ve done a article on different sex positions, complete with little cartoon graphics. They’re not offensive (phew!), but don’t look unless you won’t start blushing.

Here’s the link. 

I found a great book by Cosmo on ways to spice up any relationship in the bedroom. Check it out here: Cosmo’s Steamy Sex Games: All Sorts of Naughty Ways to Have Fun with Your Lover $9.95 +Shipping from Amazon.com

~Jane