Kama Sutra, Tantra, &  Taoism<br />Karim Richard Masri<br />LeMSIC-NORA<br />Katia El Khoury<br />Assistant LORA<br />
What is Kama Sutra<br />An ancient Indian text on human sexual behavior<br />Consists of practical advice on sex<br />Writ...
What is Kama Sutra<br />Kāma means sensual or sexual pleasure<br />Sūtra literally means a thread or line that holds thing...
What is Kama Sutra<br />"Discipline of Kama" is attributed to Nandi the sacred bull, Shiva's doorkeeper, who was moved to ...
The MallanagaVatsyayana'sKama Sutra<br />Has 1250 verses, distributed in 36 chapters, which are organized into 7 parts.<br...
Introductory<br />5 chapters<br />Three aims and priorities of life:<br />The acquisition of knowledge<br />Conduct of the...
On Sexual Union<br />10 chapters<br />Chapters on:<br />Stimulation of desire<br />Copulation (positions)<br />Marking wit...
About the Acquisition of a wife<br />5 chapters<br />Chapters on:<br />Forms of marriage<br />Relaxing the girl<br />Obtai...
About a wife<br />2 chapters<br />Chapters on:<br />Conduct of the only wife<br />Conduct of the chief wife and other wive...
About others’ wives<br />6 chapters<br />Chapters on:<br />Behavior of woman and man<br />How to get acquainted<br />Exami...
About courtesans<br />6 chapters<br />Chapters on:<br />Advice of the assistants on the choice of lovers, <br />Looking fo...
On the means of attracting others to one's self<br />2 chapters<br />Chapters on:<br />Improving physical attractions<br /...
Pleasure and Spirituality<br />Some Indian philosophies follow the "four main goals of life",known as the purusharthas:<br...
Tantra Sexual Ritual<br />A practical means of catalyzing biochemical transformations in the body to facilitate heightened...
Liberation<br />Those seeking liberation eschew frictional orgasm for a higher form of ecstasy<br />
Taoism<br />
Taoism<br />Taoism (or Daoism) refers to a variety of related philosophical and religious traditions that have influenced ...
Sexuality in Taoism<br />The body is not viewed as a dangerous source of evil temptation, but rather as a positive asset.<...
Sexuality in Taoism<br />Complete abstinence is frequently treated as equally dangerous as excessive sexual indulgence<br ...
Sexuality in Taoism<br />Men are encouraged to control ejaculation to preserve this vital energy, but women are encouraged...
Lying Down Sex Positions of Kamasutra<br />
The widely opened positionThe yawning positionThe position of the wife of Indra<br />
Kama sutra,  tantra, & taoism
Kama sutra,  tantra, & taoism
Kama sutra,  tantra, & taoism
Kama sutra,  tantra, & taoism
Kama sutra,  tantra, & taoism
Kama sutra,  tantra, & taoism
Kama sutra,  tantra, & taoism
Kama sutra,  tantra, & taoism
Kama sutra,  tantra, & taoism
Kama sutra,  tantra, & taoism
Kama sutra,  tantra, & taoism
Kama sutra,  tantra, & taoism
Kama sutra,  tantra, & taoism
Kama sutra,  tantra, & taoism
Kama sutra,  tantra, & taoism
Kama sutra,  tantra, & taoism
Kama sutra,  tantra, & taoism
Kama sutra,  tantra, & taoism
Kama sutra,  tantra, & taoism
Kama sutra,  tantra, & taoism
Kama sutra,  tantra, & taoism
Kama sutra,  tantra, & taoism
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  1. 1. Kama Sutra, Tantra, & Taoism<br />Karim Richard Masri<br />LeMSIC-NORA<br />Katia El Khoury<br />Assistant LORA<br />
  2. 2. What is Kama Sutra<br />An ancient Indian text on human sexual behavior<br />Consists of practical advice on sex<br />Written by the Indian scholar MallanāgaVātsyāyana<br />
  3. 3. What is Kama Sutra<br />Kāma means sensual or sexual pleasure<br />Sūtra literally means a thread or line that holds things together<br />
  4. 4. What is Kama Sutra<br />"Discipline of Kama" is attributed to Nandi the sacred bull, Shiva's doorkeeper, who was moved to sacred words by overhearing the lovemaking of the god and his wife Parvati<br />He recorded his words for the benefit of mankind<br />
  5. 5. The MallanagaVatsyayana'sKama Sutra<br />Has 1250 verses, distributed in 36 chapters, which are organized into 7 parts.<br />Introductory<br />On sexual union<br />About the acquisition of a wife<br />About a wife<br />About others’ wives<br />About courtesans<br />On the means of attracting others to one’s self<br />
  6. 6. Introductory<br />5 chapters<br />Three aims and priorities of life:<br />The acquisition of knowledge<br />Conduct of the well-bred townsman<br />Reflections on intermediaries who assist the lover in his enterprises<br />
  7. 7. On Sexual Union<br />10 chapters<br />Chapters on:<br />Stimulation of desire<br />Copulation (positions)<br />Marking with nails <br />Biting and marking with teeth<br />Types of embraces, caressing and kisses<br />Slapping by hand and corresponding moaning<br />Virile behavior in women<br />Superior coition and oral sex<br />Preludes and conclusions to the game of love<br />It describes 64 types of sexual acts<br />
  8. 8. About the Acquisition of a wife<br />5 chapters<br />Chapters on:<br />Forms of marriage<br />Relaxing the girl<br />Obtaining the girl<br />Managing alone<br />Union by marriage<br />
  9. 9. About a wife<br />2 chapters<br />Chapters on:<br />Conduct of the only wife<br />Conduct of the chief wife and other wives<br />
  10. 10. About others’ wives<br />6 chapters<br />Chapters on:<br />Behavior of woman and man<br />How to get acquainted<br />Examination of sentiments<br />The task of go-between<br />The king's pleasures<br />Behavior in the women's quarters<br />
  11. 11. About courtesans<br />6 chapters<br />Chapters on:<br />Advice of the assistants on the choice of lovers, <br />Looking for a steady lover<br />Ways of making money<br />Renewing friendship with a former lover <br />Occasional profits<br />Profits and losses<br />
  12. 12. On the means of attracting others to one's self<br />2 chapters<br />Chapters on:<br />Improving physical attractions<br />Arousing a weakened sexual power<br />
  13. 13. Pleasure and Spirituality<br />Some Indian philosophies follow the "four main goals of life",known as the purusharthas:<br />Dharma: Virtuous living<br />Artha: Material prosperity<br />Kama: Aesthetic and erotic pleasure<br />Moksha: Liberation<br />Dharma, Artha and Kama are aims of everyday life, while Moksha is release from the cycle of death and rebirth.<br />
  14. 14. Tantra Sexual Ritual<br />A practical means of catalyzing biochemical transformations in the body to facilitate heightened states of awareness<br />Tantric texts specify that sex has three distinct and separate purposes:<br />Procreation<br />Pleasure<br />Liberation<br />
  15. 15. Liberation<br />Those seeking liberation eschew frictional orgasm for a higher form of ecstasy<br />
  16. 16. Taoism<br />
  17. 17. Taoism<br />Taoism (or Daoism) refers to a variety of related philosophical and religious traditions that have influenced Eastern Asia for more than two millennia, and have had a notable influence on the western world since the 19th century. <br />The word, Taoliterally translated as "path" or "way."<br />
  18. 18. Sexuality in Taoism<br />The body is not viewed as a dangerous source of evil temptation, but rather as a positive asset.<br />It is treated as a vital component to romantic love, however Taoism emphasizes the need for self-control and moderation.<br />
  19. 19. Sexuality in Taoism<br />Complete abstinence is frequently treated as equally dangerous as excessive sexual indulgence<br />The sexual vitality of men is portrayed as limited, while the sexual energy of women is viewed as boundless.<br />
  20. 20. Sexuality in Taoism<br />Men are encouraged to control ejaculation to preserve this vital energy, but women are encouraged to reach orgasm without restriction. <br />Taoists believe that a man may increase and nourish his own vitality by bringing a woman to orgasm, thereby "activating" her energy and attuning it with himself.<br />
  21. 21. Lying Down Sex Positions of Kamasutra<br />
  22. 22. The widely opened positionThe yawning positionThe position of the wife of Indra<br />

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