Wooden Kamasutra carvings on a Hindu temple

Five Kamasutra positions to spice up your sex life

The Kamasutra is an ancient Sanskrit text on family, love, sex, and relationships. Today, it’s well-known for its sex position.

Contrary to popular opinion, however, the Kamasutra isn’t only about sex. In fact, only about 20 per cent of it is. The rest deals with how to improve your relationships.

The Kamasutra talks a lot about ‘Kama’, which is one of the four pillars of Hindu life, meaning ‘desire’. It’s also about the philosophy and theory of love, what triggers desire, what sustains it, and how and when it is good or bad.

But let’s get back to the sexy parts. We know it’s time-consuming to read through the whole Kamasutra, so we took a moment to choose our five favourite positions to make your love life just a little more interesting!

Interesting fact: the Kamasutra itself did not have any actual diagrams; publications with pictures only appeared when the book got to Europe.

Note: this article focusses on sex between a woman and a man.

  1. Sex on a chair

    This is pretty simple. You get your male partner to sit on a chair, then you get on top of him. Quick warning: this position gives really deep penetration. You can modify it a little by giving yourself some leg support so that you can control your movements better.

  2. Reverse cowgirl

    Your partner will have to lay on his back for this one. You then get on top of him, facing his feet. This position will be mind-blowing for your partner.
    You can thank me later.

  3. Indrani

    For this, you need to lie on your back with your knees bent up to your chest. Your man then kneels between your legs and enters you. You can pull him towards you by grabbing his bum. You then put your legs up on his shoulders. Or you could bend your knees and rest your feet on his chest.

    I guarantee you that your partner won’t last long at all in this position.

  4. The lotus

    This is great for yoga lovers. You have your legs crossed in the yoga position and then he penetrates you with your legs bent against your chest. All you have to do is stay put, but the feeling will be mind-blowing. He’s bound to hit your G-spot in this position.

  5. The splitting bamboo

    For all the couples trying to get pregnant, this has been known to do the trick. It’s basically the same as the missionary but with one exception.

    You lie on your back and he will be on his knees between your legs, you lift one leg onto his shoulder and he penetrates you.

    Because of his positioning, he will be really deep inside you. That’s why this position has been known to be a baby-maker – it’s belly button deep.

    Just remember, sex is also about your connection. It’s one thing to do these positions but if you added loads of foreplay and some nice ambience, scented room, massage etc., it’s bound to be one amazing night.

    Communicate, talk to your partner about what else they would like to try and make plans for more tantalizing date nights.

    What’s the most exciting position you have ever tried? Tell us below or on Facebook.

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  1. Good possisions for total…
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