The Kamasutra: It Isn't All about Sex

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Why Women Use The Kamasutra

According to the book The Kamasutra: It Isn't All about Sex by Wendy Doniger makes a claim stating that parts of the book Kamasutra were designed to be used by women. The text says that the book Kamasutra gives advice to wives. The book also states that women are quoted in direct speech in the book Kamasutra. For example, In the text it says, "The Kamasutra however quotes women in direct speech, that men are advised to take seriously, and it is surprisingly sympathetic to women for what they suffer from inadequate husbands" (p 23). The book inquires that if parts of the Kamasutra are directed toward women then do they reflect women's voices. For example, in the book The Kamasutra: It Isn't All about Sex by Wendy Doniger it states, "The text not only assumes an official male voice (the voice of Vatsyayana) but denies that women's words truly represent their feelings, women's exclamations are taken not as indications of their wish to escape pain being inflicted on them, but merely as part of a poly designed to excite their male partners" (p23). Wendy Doniger states in this essay from the book called The Kamasutra , A woman desires any attractive man she sees ,and, in the same way and man desires a woman" (p 24). The book shows examples of different ways the book is used by women. The book inquires that women have less concern for morality than men do. According to the book The Kamasutra: It Isn't All about Sex, "The Kamasutra expresses points of view clearly favorable to women, particularly in comparison with other texts of the same era" (p 23). The book gives an example of how women are easily controlled by men's words. Another example would be, in the text it states, "Yet this is also a great move that mitigates the strong female agency in the text…." (p 22). The book Kamasutra also explains in stories that women do things for men that the men do not want them to do. For example, in the book The Kamasutra: It Isn't All about Sex...
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