WHY KAMASUTRA?

WHY KAMASUTRA?

Why Kamasutra still matters.  Love making is a universal common-denominator.  We all think of it, and we all do it.  As we drive back and forth from work, we think of making love to someone special.  At school or at the gym our minds get bombarded by thoughts of love.

Our consciousness and subconscious gets hits 24/7 by thoughts and emotions of love making.  We attempt to push back those dirty thoughts.  However, wired to think of sex.

That’s why Kamasutra still matters. Great love making still matters.  In the article, Why the Kama Sutra Still Matters Today, By Wendy Doniger, Mar 11, 2016, publishersweekly.com details the redeeming qualities of the Kamasutra:

Excerpts from “Why the Kama Sutra Still Matters Today”

“Two worlds in the Kamasutra intersect for contemporary readers, both Indian and non-Indian: sex and ancient India. We assume that the understanding of sex will be familiar to us, since sex is universal, and that the representations of ancient India will be strange to us, since that world existed long ago and (for non-Indians) in a galaxy far away.

This is largely the case, but there are interesting reversals of expectations: some sexual matters are strange (Vatsyayana, the author of the Kamasutra, argues that sex for human beings is a matter of culture, not nature), or even sometimes repugnant, to us today; while some cultural matters are strangely familiar or, if unfamiliar, still charming and comprehensible, reassuring us that the people of ancient India were in many ways just like contemporary readers. Consider the description of the man’s day: his morning toilet is much like ours (brushing teeth, bathing, care of the skin), but we do not, alas, schedule in things like teaching mynah birds to speak. It is the constant intersection of these perceptions—”How very odd!,” “Oh, I know just how she feels!”—that constitutes the strange appeal of the Kamasutra.” Read More

 

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