If It Ain't Broke Don't Fix it.
By Keisha Mitchell
Everyone knows that the Kama Sutra (which translates literally into “a treatise of pleasure”)is the world’s oldest surviving text regarding the more “sensual” things in life.
“What most people don’t know however, is that the text was originally approached as a project by (get this) the celibate monk Vatsayana in the 3rd Century AD...”
What most people don’t know however, is that the text was originally approached as a project by (get this) the celibate monk Vatsayana in the 3rd Century AD. Vatasayna compiled all the ancient texts he could find on the subject of sex , love, and society from his culture and produced what he claimed for him was “a form of meditation and contemplation on the Diety”.
It became the only surviving text about the era, yet due to the archaic form of Sanskrit it was written in, it wasn’t widely consulted in or out of the subcontinent of India. It wasn’t until the 1870s when famed linguist and Arabic translator of the Victorian Era Sir Richard Burton stumbled across the Ananga –Rang (an updated version of the Kama Sutra written in the 15th century by Indian Scholars) that Burton then tracked the origins of the original text itself and produced what we know and reference today as the Kama Sutra. Topics and advice ranging from how to please different body types, and sizes of genetilia to how to make love and conduct relationships with your spouse (or someone elses’). The advice is meant for men, women, singles, and couples, and today can be found in Kama Sutra reprints and variations customized to all orientations and dynamics. Always relevant, and always educational, The Kama Sutra is our definition of a “classic”. Get yours today.