The Kama Sutra is a philosophical treatise by the Hindu scholar Vātsyāyana. The book focuses on the relationships between men and women. In part, it contains advice about sexuality, including lovemaking positions. Its seven sections include: general remarks; lovemaking; marriage; wives; other women; courtesans; and sexual energy. The Kama Sutra is a prose work with occasional poetry. Originally it contained no illustrations, though many have been added subsequently Based on several earlier texts, it was compiled about the second century AD. It was introduced to the West in 1883 by Sir Richard Burton and has gone through several other translations.
The Kama Sutra is a fascinating work. In line with Hindu belief, the book sees correct relationships between men and women, including sexuality, as a path to escaping rebirth.