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An author's insight into modern-day sex manual and more (warning: NSFW)

Sex is not just a four-lettered word

Nivi Shrivastava @msjunebug_nivi 8 June 2018, 11:17 AM
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India is known as the land of Kamasutra, and 2000 years ago when Vatsyayana penned the dos and don'ts about the art of making love he did quite a decent job. Oh, we think he was quite lucky to have written about something very natural without facing any hatred, intolerance, and prejudice for being a non-sanskari Indian.

Imagine Vatsyayana attempting to do the same in 2018. Well, we wouldn't dare to, but author Jaya Mishra did and recently released her first novel Kama: The Story of the Kama Sutra. Published by Om Books International, the fiction novel that imagines the story of Vatsyayana’s life and the process of writing the Kamasutra.

In the story, the author imagines Bharat as a mystical nation, where Gods mingled with humans and men strove to find the Shiva within them and become one with the Gods. T2 Online spoke to the author and asked her to tweak the famous sex manual for 2018, and dispel the myths around the subject. 

For a new age sex book, Jaya recommends a quick recap of the levels of sensuality — an easy manual for the reader whose attention span is almost zero in this day and age due to multiple visual distractions. Completely agreed.

"In my book, Vatsyayana propagates committing oneself to the five senses and revelling in them. Even though the original KS  has chapters on wooing women, it misses nailing the art of sensuality. A new version of KS should have a whole chapter on oral sex. Vatsyayana has bypassed it, saying oral sex is not for, 'Brahmins, high priests, royal ministers and people with strong social standing should not practise this.' A section devoted to the lust and love lives of the LGBT community. Advice for same-sex couples and transgenders," mentions Jaya.

According to Jaya, the biggest myth is that an orgasm is the only goal during sex, which needs to get replaced with pleasure. Jaya says that foreplay is of utmost importance. 

In the Kamasutra, Vatsyayana has laid down certain size equations. Man is divided into three classes; the hare man, the bull man, and the horseman, according to the size of his penis. A woman also, according to the depth of her vagina, is either a female deer, a mare, or a female elephant. So there are 3 perfect unions and 6 unequal ones. To simplify matters, Jaya adds, "Size doesn’t matter —news flash folks. The right size does matter. So does girth. Your partner and you have to not only be sexually compatible but also bodily fit correctly. " 

So, boys and girls make a note of these pointers and remember to make love, not war.

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