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The Kama Sutra

ISBN: 0892814926

Language: English

Publisher: Park Street Press

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The Kama Sutra

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Overview

The galaxy of pleasures in Alain Daniélou's translation of the Kama Sutra takes you back to an India where sexuality was an integral part of life and an avenue to spiritual bliss. As Devadatta Shastri says in his commentary: "At the moment when the peak of bliss is attained, the internal and external world vanish. The man and woman cease to be separate entities and lose themselves in the beatitudes of being." Daniélou's elegant rendering includes not only the entire sutra, much of which is excluded in other versions, but two essential commentaries as well. More than just a pillow book, the Kama Sutra is a guide to the labyrinth of sexual etiquette, from how to bathe before meeting a lover to how lovers should entertain each other after making love. Admittedly, the text is dated and culture bound in places; it can be chauvinistic, bizarre, and even violent. The commentators are careful to point out, however, that the work is an overview of all sexual practices, some of which are not recommended. Take from this encyclopedia of amour what you will and let it keep you moving down the path of spiritual practice. --Brian Bruya

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The Complete Illustrated Kama Sutra

I think the book is awesome and look forward to being able to try some of it out.

Very good book.......

It is a good book, and well written. It also seems to strike up conversations from people who see you reading it. :-D

Great lille book.......Loaded with useful information.

I loved this little itty bitty book. It is Erotically charged and lavishly illustrated. It's well written and in a tasteful manner. This great and informative love making manual makes a great intimate gift for that special someone. My boyfriend gave it me and reading it was like an electrical charge. I couldn't wait for him to come home. It's a small book loaded with information that can be very useful for women who want to rock someone world. I loved it and I'm planning on buying a few for christmas to pass along to my girlfriends.

Uncovering the Indian thoughts on sex

If you are not an oriental person, you will be amazed to see the details. But, as a normal practice of Yoga in India for hundreds of years, illustrations are no more immaterializable. Sex also teches you Yoga and rithmatic breathing through different asanas. Find some from this book. Buy it for a new depth in your attitude towards sex.

Who would have thought of that?

This is strictly a book on positions. It does not get into the whole Eastern ideas behind Kama Sutra. It does provide some information...but basically it is a picture book for adults. And the pictures are gorgeous! These are full-color photos of two couples, explicit in nature, but in no way pornographic.Much of the positions shown are common, but some are quite unusual...I wouldn't have though of them. Some I would only recommend for people in fairly good shape because they are quite exhausting and not particularly comfortable for anyone with a bad back. You might want to see a chiropractor before attempting a few of these.I think it's a wonderful book to take to bed with your partner! It can be quite a bonus to add to foreplay...very stimulating pictures. I think it would be particularly appropriate to share with someone who may be uncomfortable with adult movies but interested in learning a few new "tricks".
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