The Guide To The Kamasutra

A true digest of wisdom, is this a manual which simply teaches the art of love?

Don’t believe that the Kamasutra just has a list of positions and sexual techniques.

The collection
The book deals primarily with the knowledge on how to live in love and relationships. The positions of the Kama Sutra are described in the second part of the book. The rules that this book offers men and women, are proposed to help them to live peacefully together in their social relations.
 
From the Kama Sutra by Vatsyayana
 "The Aphorisms of Love"

  • Part I, General Questions
    I. Summary.
    II. Observations on the three earthly acquisitions: Virtue, Wealth, Love.
    III. In the study of the sixty-four Arts.
    IV. The arrangement of a house and its furnishings; the daily life of a Citizen, his Companions, his Amusements, etc.
    V. Categories of clean and unclean women in congress with the Citizen; Friends and Messengers.
     
  • Part II, Regarding sexual union.
    I.  Various kinds of Unions according to Dimensions, Force of Desire, Time; and different kinds of love.
    II. About Embracing.
    III. About Kissing.
    IV. Concerning Pressure or Marking with nails.
    V. Biting, and Love Processes to use with Women from different countries.
    VI. Different ways to lie down and different kinds of Congress.
    VII. Different ways of striking and appropriate sounds.
    VIII. Women who play the role of men.
    IX. Introduction of the Lingam into the Mouth.
    X. Where to start and where to end the Congress. Different kinds of Congress, and lovers’ tiffs.
     
  •  Part III, the acquisition of a Bride.
    I. Observations on Betrothal and Marriage.
    II. The confidence to inspire the Girl.
    III. Of courting, and the manifestation of feelings by outward signs and deeds.
    IV. Things that a Man must do alone, to ensure the acquisition of the Girl. Similarly, what the Girl must do to dominate the Man.
    V. Different Forms of Marriage.
     
  •  Part IV, Concerning the wife
    I. The way of living as a virtuous woman, and appropriate conduct during the absence of the husband.
    II. The conduct of the oldest Wife towards the other Wives of her Husband, and of the younger Wife towards the older. The conduct of a virgin widow who remarries; of a Wife repelled by her Husband; the Women in the King’s Harem; and a husband who has more than one wife.
     
  •  Part V, The Wives of Others
    I. Characteristics of Men and Women, Women and why they resist the pursuits of men. Men who are successful with women, and women whose conquest is easy.
    II. Ways to approach a woman, and the efforts needed to win her over.
    III. Review of the state of mind of a woman.
    IV. Duties of a Procuress.
    V. Love of persons responsible for other peoples' Wives.
    VI. Women of the Royal Harem and concerning the care of one’s own wife.
     
  •  Part VI, The Courtesans
    I. What Courtesans are for men; ways to attract the desired Man, and the kind of man that it is desirable to attract.
    II. The Courtesan cohabiting with a man. 
    III. The means to earn money; Signs that a Lover is beginning to tire, and methods to get rid of them.
    IV. Of being in a new union with a former lover.
    V. Different kinds of gain.
    VI. Winnings and losses, accessories or gains and losses, Doubts; and finally, different kinds of Courtesans.
     
  •  Part VII, Means to attract others
    I. Personal Adornment, regarding seduction of hearts, and tonic medicines.
    II. Means of exciting Desire, and methods to be used to strengthen the Lingam. Experiences and Miscellaneous recipes.