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The complete idiot's guide to the Kama sutra

Author: Johanina Wikoff; Deborah S Romaine
Publisher: Indianapolis, IN : Alpha Books, ©2000.
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Named Person: Vātsyāyana.; Vatsyayana.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Johanina Wikoff; Deborah S Romaine
ISBN: 0028639006 9780028639000
OCLC Number: 45088857
Description: xxii, 362 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1 The Book of Love 1 --
1 Who Wrote the Book of Love? 3 --
Beyond the Birds and the Bees 4 --
The Kama Sutra: 2,000 Years and Still Going Strong 5 --
Time and Place: The Kama Sutra's Historical Context 5 --
Sexual Love in Other Cultures 8 --
Enlightening the Eastern World: Vatsyayana 9 --
Enlightening the Western World: Sir Richard Burton 11 --
Transcending Time and Place 13 --
2 Morality Rules 15 --
First Things First: Education and Etiquette 16 --
A Prescription for Living 17 --
Preserving the Social Order 17 --
Of Marriage and Morality 18 --
Forbidden Love 18 --
Acknowledging and Honoring the Feminine 19 --
Ancient Ways in Modern Times 20 --
What Does Sexual Morality Mean to You? 22 --
3 Eastern Philosophy, Western Style 27 --
Blending Dualities 28 --
May the Life Force Be with You: Prana 29 --
The Wheels of Energy Keep on Rolling: Chakras 31 --
Opposites Attract 33 --
In Union with the Universe 35 --
Learning to Be Spiritually Intimate 35 --
4 Pleasing the Body, Nurturing the Spirit 39 --
What's Good for the Body Is Good for the Soul 40 --
Activate Your Senses 41 --
Cultivate Mindfulness 50 --
Part 2 What Does Love Have to Do With It? 53 --
5 Everybody Needs Somebody 55 --
Sex and Love: Basic Human Needs 56 --
When Souls Connect 60 --
Finding Your Soul Mate 63 --
When You Are Alone 65 --
Touching the Dream Lover in You (or Your Partner) 67 --
6 The "C" Word (Commitment) 69 --
Why Commitment Matters 70 --
A Self-Quiz: What's Your Commitment Quotient? 73 --
Commitment Anxiety 74 --
Keeping the "U" in "Us" 76 --
The Many Faces of Relationships 76 --
Monogamy: One on One Through the Ages 77 --
Polygamy: Extending the Commitment 79 --
7 Great Expectations 83 --
Shaping Your Body Image 84 --
The Body Beautiful: A Self-Quiz 87 --
A Self-Exploration: What Do You Expect? 90 --
Unwrapping the Package 91 --
Loving Looking at Your Body (and Your Partner's, Too) 93 --
The Kama Sutra Can Help You Make Love to (and with) Your Body 94 --
Loving Changes 95 --
8 Navigating Troubled Waters 97 --
Affairs of the Heart ... or the Brain? 97 --
Sexpectations 98 --
Why Relationships Get into Trouble 100 --
Does Everything Have to Be About Sex? 100 --
A Self-Quiz: How Is Your Relationship Doing? 102 --
Rediscovering Desire by Rediscovering Yourself 103 --
Do You Need Sex Therapy? 104 --
Choosing a Therapist 106 --
Restoring Your Relationship 107 --
How the Kama Sutra Can Help 108 --
Part 3 Friends and Lovers 109 --
9 The Importance of Trust 111 --
Defining Trust 111 --
What Trust Means to You: A Self-Exploration 113 --
Your Relationship's Foundation 114 --
Can Friends Be Lovers and Lovers Be Friends? 115 --
Expressing Emotions 116 --
When Trust Is Threatened 117 --
Embracing Trust with Your Partner 119 --
10 Tell Me What You Want 121 --
Looking Out from Within 122 --
A Self-Quiz: How Well Do You Communicate with Your Partner? 125 --
Shifting Gender Roles 127 --
She Said, He Said: The Fine Art of Dialogue 127 --
Who Has the Power? 130 --
Intercept and Decode Mixed Messages 132 --
What Do You Want to Change? 133 --
Using the Kama Sutra to Improve Your Partnership 134 --
11 Keep the Fires Burning 135 --
More than Just Partners 136 --
Life and Love in the Real World 136 --
A Self-Quiz: What's Your Sizzle Quotient? 139 --
Letting the Kama Sutra Carry You Away 141 --
Do the Kama Sutra with Kids in the House? 143 --
Staying Lovers While Being Parents 145 --
Restoring Compassion 146 --
Stoke the Coals 147 --
Part 4 Bodies Beautiful 149 --
12 Her Body 151 --
Femininity, Fertility, and the Kama Sutra 151 --
A Self-Quiz: How Well Do You Know Your (or Her) Body? 152 --
Yoni and Company: Female Body Parts and How They Work 154 --
The Mystical, Magical Orgasm 162 --
Deer, Mare, and Elephant: The Three Yonis 163 --
Female Hormones: What They Are and What They Do 164 --
Loving Her 165 --
13 His Body 167 --
Masculinity, Virility, and the Kama Sutra 168 --
A Self-Quiz: How Well Do You Know York (or His) Body? 169 --
Lingam and Company: Male Body Parts and How They Work 170 --
Hare, Bull, Stallion: The Three Lingams 175 --
The Ecstasy of Ejaculation 176 --
Male Hormones: What They Are and What They Do 177 --
Maintaining the Heights of Desire 178 --
Loving Him 179 --
14 When Bodies Unite 181 --
The Kama Sutra and the Physiology of Sex 182 --
Passion Play: The Essence of Sexual Loving 186 --
Joining Lingam and Yoni: The Acts of Sexual Union 188 --
Climax: Uniting Body and Spirit 189 --
After the Loving 190 --
15 Kama Sutra Safe Sex 101 191 --
Risks of Our Modern World 192 --
A Self-Quiz: How Safe Are Your Sexual Practices? 192 --
How to Protect Against STDs 194 --
What You Need to Know About AIDS 196 --
Using Birth Control 197 --
Observing Cleanliness and Good Hygiene 204 --
Part 5 The Art of Loving 205 --
12 The Language of Sexual Love 207 --
The Power of Words, the Power of Bodies 208 --
What's Your Pleasure? 210 --
What Draws You to Explore the Kama Sutra? 213 --
Giving and Receiving Sexual Pleasure 214 --
17 The Power of Ritual in Lovemaking 217 --
Establishing Your Lovemaking Ritual 218 --
Interior Designs: Your Lovemaking Retreat 223 --
Natural Wonders 225 --
Dressing for the Occasion 227 --
18 Kiss Me, Hold Me, Touch Me 229 --
Beginnings: Lips and Mouth 229 --
Oral Pleasures 232 --
Lingam Kisses 233 --
Yoni Kisses 235 --
Pleasure for Two: Kiss of the Crow 237 --
Getting Closer: Embracing 237 --
19 Joyful Union 241 --
Lying Down Together: Basic Unions 241 --
The Wide Open Yoni 242 --
Full Body Intimacy 245 --
Compact Unions 246 --
Unions Imitating Animals 248 --
Flexing Your Pubococcygeal Muscle 250 --
Prolonging Pleasure Through Ejaculation Control 251 --
Mastering Ejaculation Control 252 --
Adaptations and Variations 254 --
20 Advanced Adventures 255 --
Balance, Strength, and Stamina 255 --
Erotic Acrobatics 256 --
Erotic Symbolism 263 --
Give Yourself Time 264 --
21 After the Loving 265 --
The Cycle of Ecstasy 266 --
Savor the Experience ... and Each Other 268 --
Staying in Touch 269 --
Sharing Nourishment 270 --
Bathing and Refreshing 270 --
Intimate Discourse 271 --
Reawakening 271 --
Part 6 Beyond the Kama Sutra 273 --
22 Pregnancy and the Kama Sutra 275 --
What Does the Kama Sutra Say About Getting Pregnant? 276 --
When Pregnancy Is Your Desire 276 --
The Stages and Changes of Pregnancy 279 --
Using the Kama Sutra During Pregnancy 281 --
Using the Kama Sutra After Pregnancy 284 --
23 You're Never Too Old for the Kama Sutra 287 --
The Transformations of Sexual Loving 287 --
Your Changing Body 288 --
Desire Issues 290 --
Accepting Your Body 292 --
Kama Sutra Possibilities 292 --
Embracing Sexual Loving After Illness or Injury 293 --
Keeping the Joy Alive 296 --
24 More Stages of Love: The Ananga Ranga 297 --
Fourteen Hundred Years of Practice 298 --
Erotic Hair Play 299 --
Exotic Delights 300 --
Woman as Initiator 304 --
Extraordinary Indulgences 305 --
Standing Pleasures 308 --
25 Tantra and Tantric Sex 311 --
The Origins of Tantra and Tantric Sex 312 --
The Evolution of the Tantric Movement 312 --
Tantric Philosophy and Modern Lovers 314 --
The Desire for Deeper Intimate Connections 316 --
Ecstasy and Communion Through Sexual Love 317 --
Ritual Lovemaking 317 --
Preparing for Tantric Sex 318 --
Tantric Ecstasy: Full Body Orgasm 321 --
Enjoying Tantric Sexual Union 322 --
The Tantric Way: Embrace Life's Experiences 324 --
26 The Future of Sexual Loving 325 --
The Lessons of Relationships 326 --
How Attentiveness to Sexual Loving Can Strengthen a Committed Relationship 329 --
Sacred Sexuality and the Kama Sutra 331.
Other Titles: Kama sutra
Responsibility: by Johanina Wikoff and Deborah S. Romaine.

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