There’s a reason that the Kama Sutra has been the go-to sex position guide for thousands of years.

When most people think of the Kama Sutra, they might think about detailed illustrated books entailing acrobatic poses to create the most awesome sexual experiences ever.

Not all of the 64 positions Vatsayana describes in the original Kama Sutra are acrobatic moves that require you to be a contortionist to pull off. Thanks to the Internet, most of them are probably already familiar to you.

Here are the best Kamasutra sex positions for you to try.


Sitting on a table, or perhaps a washing machine, the woman leans back and awaits penetration. Her lover approaches her from the front and pulls her gently toward him, raising her buttocks slightly off the high surface. Locking her legs around his buttock or lower back depending on the length of her legs, she locks her feet together as he penetrates her.

The man may choose to nibble and kiss her breasts as she pulls his hair. Or the man may choose to sit on the edge of the bed and his lover may sit on top of him and wrap her legs around his back. From there he can embrace her like a padlock.

This is a beautifully intimate position and one of my favorites. If you feel cold, wrap a big blanket around the both of you. By leaning back as they rock together, she can let her lover kiss her breasts.


The woman has an unusual amount of room to express her lust in this variation on the ordinary man-on-top position.

Because his hips are high in the air rather than pinning her to the bed, she’s free to thrust, grind, and wiggle as much as she wants.


Animalistic, primitive, and positioned to hit super-sensitive spots, this steamy sex move is inspired by the mating of elephants.

In the Kama Sutra Elephant Posture, he penetrates from behind, supporting his weight on his arms, straddling the outside of her thighs

Rear entry positions like the Elephant are fantastic for fantasizing because you can pretend your partner is whoever you want him or her to be! Her hands are free to reach underneath, and he’ll hit the sensitive front vaginal wall, so there’s more chance of a G-spot orgasm.


Lying back on the bed, the woman’s legs should come to her chest in a fetal position with her feet in the air.

Her lover then supports his weight on his arms and penetrates her from the top. If you wish to change the angle of her vagina and the depth of penetration, place a pillow under her butt.

Try resting her ankles on his shoulders for deeper penetration.


Another gorgeous and playful female on-top position, the Kama Sutra Bull is reasonably easy to do. The man lies on the bed, face-up and with his legs together and his lover straddles him facing his feet.

It’s reverse cowgirl, just a little different. The woman leans forward, supporting her weight with her arms, which should rest near his knees.


For this position, the woman lies on her back but allows her weight to shift slightly onto one hip. She then lifts one leg into the air. Her lover straddles the leg left on the bed and gently places her raised leg onto his shoulder.

The Splitting of a Bamboo pose allows the man to control the rhythm and depth of penetration. He can also choose to bite and kiss the ankle of the leg rested on his shoulders for added eroticism. She can lie back and rest her hands on his hips, bed sheets or find another use for them?