Which means that I get quite a few questions regarding the “Kama Sutra.”
Christians want to know our opinion regarding whether the Kama Sutra is a valid resource for Christian couples.
What most people refer to as the “Kama Sutra” is the Kamasutram. It is one of the oldest Indian texts and is considered to be the primary Sanskrit work of literature that deals with love and sexuality.
The Kama Sutra is attributed to a celibate scholar named Vatsyayana and is estimated to have been written sometime in the 4th century AD.
There are actually 36 chapters of “the Kama Sutra,” although most Western references to this tome are referring to chapter 10, the chapter that lists various sex positions.
The Kama Sutra is, at base, a Hindu religious text. Consequently, the vast majority of this document would most likely not be of interest to Christians. Most Western utilization of the Kama Sutra has been limited to the description and illustration of various sex positions (64 to be exact) that you will find in the Kama Sutra.
As a Christian, you will most likely find the remaining portions of the Kama Sutra to be either irrelevant or, in some cases, offensive to your sensibilities.
Which is fine; most of us are not seeking information from the Kama Sutra on “virtuous living” or “The Conduct of the Well-bred Townsman.”
My recommendation, relative to the Kama Sutra, is that you find an illustrated list of the 64 sex positions. Such a guide can be a great “idea generator” for finding some variety in your sex life.
One such resource can be found at Kama Sutra Sex Positions. This is a free photo illustration of the 64 Kama Sutra positions utilizing wooden artist’s models. It is not pornographic in any way and fairly helpful in conveying the general idea of most of the positions.
If you want a chuckle, you can also check out the following “Teddy Bear Kama Sutra” video…