Kama Sutra Positions

By Great Sex Coach Cynthia Perkins, M.Ed.

A site where we're exploring the best love making positions would not be complete without a look at the kama sutra positions.

Kama sutra positions come to us from one of the oldest and best known lovemaking manuals in India, The Kama Sutra. The original Kama Sutra had 7 sections and was a guide for men on how to have a happy marriage. It is the second section called "On Sexual Union" that contains the illustrated drawings of men and women engaged in a variety of lovemaking positions.

It is this section that we hear the most about. Since that time there have been many modern day translations and is considered by many to be the holy grail of positions and for good reason.

Kama Sutra Positions

Every connoisseur of love making positions should have at least one modern day copy in some for or another. I will give you a brief summary of what's available and the benefits you can achieve, but the extent of knowledge on this subject that is available to you is way beyond the scope of this site. Your relationship stands to gain a lot by exploring it thoroughly.

There's many ways to learn about the Kama Sutra Positions and a great variety of positions to choose from. Most of them have unusual names like Indrani, Churning, Yawning Cobra, Conch, Pestle, Black Bee, Mare, Swing, Bamboo, Knot, Spare, Tigress and Sharpening to name only a few.

The best resource available for learning about Kama Sutra Positions that I can recommend is found at Tantra.com. You can view hundreds of explicit yet loving videos and photos, complete access to the Kama Sutra Sex Positions Guide and hundreds of other resources to improve your sex life.

Three Recommended Kama Sutra Positions for Couples


This position offers deep penetration and is one of the best choices for the man. It also benefits the woman in that it helps tighten the vagina.

Caution: This position could be painful for the woman if the male hits her vaginal wall to hard.

The Wolf

This is an exciting and stimulating position for both men and women. It allows for lots of movement and deep penetration.

Caution: This position can be too difficult if the male and female are of very different height.

The Butterfly

This is a very pleasurable position for the woman. It allows for a great deal of movement in the pelvis and allows both partners to watch each other providing the extra benefit of lots of visual stimulation.

Caution: This position is somewhat athletic and may require practice. Neither partners hands are free to explore or caress.

Benefits for Couples

The wisdom and benefits found in kama sutra positions can serve a couple well for a variety of reasons.

In the Kama Sutra, making love is viewed as a "divine union," and fostering a life rich in sexual pleasure was believed to be one of life's most distinguished callings and held as an esteemed form of spiritual quest.

The positions were designed to increase pleasure both men and women and the goal of the Kama Sutra was to enhance the whole relationship, not just sexual pleasure. They offer women positions that increase her chances of reaching orgasm through intercourse and men the ability to increase stamina and gain control over ejaculation.

However, just getting into a position for lovemaking isn't all there is to it. It's much deeper than that. You'll learn how to be present in the here and now, and engage the body, mind and spirit. You'll develop new lovemaking skills that are fun, adventurous and lead to more depth of pleasure and connection with your partner. You become a conscious, attentive and aware lover.

These are all magnificent components that nurture a healthy and satisfying lovemaking relationship.

The kama sutra positions are one of the best tools available for loving couples to improve their sex life and enhance their relationship on the whole. It's amazing that a manual written so long ago holds so much wisdom for the couple of today.

Keep in mind that kama sutra positions are the same as standard sex positions in that some are more pleasurable for the male and some more pleasurable for the female. Not all the positions will be right for you. Take your time and explore and find what works best for you and your lover. Have fun, play, laugh and allow for mistakes.

Some of the positions may be difficult at first, don't get caught up in trying to achieve perfection or stay focused on the goals of orgasm or mastery of ejaculation. Allow yourself the freedom to enjoy all the sensations of the process of exploration itself.

Use the kama sutra positions to inspire, arouse, provide more variety, and bring you closer emotionally, physically and spiritually to your partner.

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