Well, actually this is a made up definition. 🙂
The truth is that regardless if you believe in karma or not, many people misspell the real name of Kama Sutra (or Kamasutra) generating an astonishing number of variants:
Kama sutra is commonly misspelled as: karma sutra, kuma sutra, kamra sutra, kharma sutra, kamu sutra, karama sutra, kuma satra.
and Kamasutra is commonly misspelled as: karmasutra, kamsutra, kumasutra, kamasuta, kammasutra, kamrasutra.
The Kama Sutra is an ancient Hindu text on human sexual behaviour and practical advice on sexual intercourse.
The book is divided in seven parts:
- General remarks: contents of the book, aims and priorities of life, acquisition of knowledge, conduct of the well-bred townsman, reflections on intermediaries who assist the lover in his enterprises.
- Amorous advances/Sexual union: stimulation of desire, types of embraces, caressing and kisses, marking with nails, biting and marking with teeth, on copulation (positions), slapping by hand and corresponding moaning, virile behaviour in women, superior coition and oral sex, preludes and conclusions to the game of love. It describes 64 types of sexual acts.
- Acquiring a wife: forms of marriage, relaxing the girl, obtaining the girl, managing alone, union by marriage.
- Duties and privileges of the wife: conduct of the only wife and conduct of the chief wife and other wives.
- Other men’s wives: behaviour of woman and man, how to get acquainted, examination of sentiments, the task of go-between, the king’s pleasures, behaviour in the women’s quarters.
- About courtesans: assistants on the choice of lovers, looking for a steady lover, ways of making money, renewing friendship with a former lover, occasional profits, profits and losses.
- Occult practices: improving physical attractions, arousing a weakened sexual power.
Now we know the real definition, but the concept of “Karma Sutra” as a combination of “Karma” and “Kama Sutra”, even if not real, it is quite appealing. Don’t you think?
And remember: “Be good and have great sex!”