The Kama Sutra - Vātsyāyana

The Kama Sutra

By Vātsyāyana

  • Release Date: 2009-01-18
  • Genre: Erotica
Score: 3
From 3,382 Ratings


In the literature of all countries there will be found a certain number of works treating especially of love. Everywhere the subject is dealt with differently, and from various points of view. In the present publication it is proposed to give a complete translation of what is considered the standard work on love in Sanscrit literature, and which is called the 'Vatsyayana Kama Sutra, ' or Aphorisms on Love, by Vatsyayana. It may be interesting to some persons to learn how it came about that Vatsyayana was first brought to light and translated into the English language. While translating with the pundits the 'Anunga runga, or the stage of love, ' reference was frequently found to be made to one Vatsya.


  • I like pie

    By ManlyMastrbator
    I like this this book and I like pie.
  • A difficult read...not surprising though

    By Seattlerockerlady
    Since this book is in direct translation, I see how it is definitely a more difficult read. I do wonder on when it comes to certain sizes and such what animal or other symbol would they describe people. Since many people have differing opinions on what size they are versus what others think, how do we know for sure where we fall on the diagram? If anyone on here has an idea on how to figure that out, I would love to know. I don't need any pictures or anything, I guess maybe just some more specifics so I can understand better how I can apply these teachings for my husband and I.
  • guys, seriously

    By megmasters
    these reviews aren't a poll, they shouldn't be used to argue about what should and shouldn't be written. these reviews should stay what they are, REVIEWS about the book at hand; the kama sutra.
  • There is no gay Kama Sutra

    By Dragonfly641
    Think about it like a human being, not everything is going to be "re-done" because a very small group of self centered people want it to be. . .grow up.
  • Really, people?

    By ID Crysis
    Ok, yes, because an ancient work should be edited to fit today's standards. Did you read what you wrote before hitting"submit"? It's an ancient book from a different culture. It's one sided because, if I'm not mistaken, there was only the one acceptable way, no 'ifs', 'ands' or 'buts' about it.
  • One sided.

    By k3lSeÿ
    Kama sutra books should be re done to fit to everyone's different lifestyles. Or at least make different editions. Kama sutra is only for man and female relationships. Lesbian, Gay, and polygamist relationships are very wide spread, it would be okay with everyone if on a shelf they say a gay edition, or a lesbian edition of Kama sutra.
  • Interesting

    By Delinquent Roach
    Interesting enough to read.
  • It's time to grow up.

    By Jennrob75
    I haven't read this book in any form, but I will assume that a book like this, written many years ago, was meant to teach not arouse. If you need pictures to learn then you need to go back to grade school. This book has been around for centuries, which means this author knows what he is talking about and people are still reading it so it must work. Don't be upset or ashamed if you have to look up words. Most people don't talk the way they did back then, plus you are still learning something new, which should be an ongoing process till the day you die anyway. Research and explore! Now I have to download this book cause it is free and you all got me interested. Pictures just get in the way for me.
  • Really?

    By Look@MyNickname
    First off, its not supposed to be a porn mag. You can find ample pictures of anything you want via google. Secondly, sexist, really? Do you know how old this book is? You do realize its from another culture as well right? Things are / were different in history and places around the world. Try being a little open minded and taking things with a grain of salt.
  • You NEED pictures to figure it out...?

    By Bubbuh Jones
    Nuff said.