Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Tantra and the Kama Sutra

When the general public hears the word Tantra, they often associate it with the Kama Sutra, a book written well over a millenia ago in India for male citizens on how to please and how to be pleasured. However, the only relationship between the two is that both originated in India and involve sex.
Tantra or Tantric Sexuality is making waves in the western world – especially in places where people lead an active lifestyle – but the fact is that this concept has been around in the world since at least five millennia. Tantra is a byproduct of Indian spiritual practices, where sex was an embodiment of everything good...


The Kama Sutra is a compendium of sexual norms and customs pertaining to the act of seducing women and lovemaking with them. Since the society at that time was highly patriarchal, the treatise is also masculine in its outlook – in fact, most parts of the Kama Sutra are directly addressed to the male city-dweller, on how he should go about his sexual life. In the only part of the Kama Sutra that is addressed to women, they are only told about how they should submit themselves wholly to appease their men. Read more

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