Petit KAMA-SUTRA illustré
The Union of the Bee. 2
The Union of the Eagle. 3
The Perfect Alignment Position. 4
The Union of the Lovers. 5
The Amazon Position. 6
Andromache's Position. 7
The Union of the Antelope. 8
The Fruit Tree Position. 9
The Balanced Position. 10
The Position of the Swing. 11
The Bamboo Position. 12
The Union of the Boa. 13
The Position of the Plough. 14
The Union of the Cat. 15
The position of the Rider. 16
The Posture of the Scissors. 17
The Courtesan Position. 18
The Union of the Crab. 19
The Posture of the Spoons. 20
The Dance of the Missionary. 22
The Union of the Goddess. 23
The Union of the Elephant. 24
The Union of the Emu. 26
The Anvil Position. 27
The Posture of the Star. 28
The Position of the Great Aperture. 29
The Union of the Frog. 30
The Union of the Oyster. 31
The Indra Position. 32
The Lotus Position. 33
The Union of the Wolf. 34
The Posture of the Moon. 35
The Missionary Position 36
The Moving Windmill. 38
The Union of the Butterfly. 41
The Union of the Magpie. 42
The Union of the Octopus. 43
The Posture of the Pillar. 44
The Posture of the Reed. 45
The Moving Wheel. 46
The Posture of the Willow. 48
The Union of the Scorpion. 49
The Union of the Monkey. 50
The Suspended Union. 51
The Posture of the Stem. 52
The Union of the Tiger. 53
The Union of the Turtle. 54
The Union of the Cow (or the Doggy-Style Position). 55
The Yin and the Yang Position. 57
The Union of the Bee.
The woman sits on the penis of her partner, himself seated with his legs outstretched. She can then move up and down while resting on her hands and legs. He lifts her buttocks or thighs to accompany her movements.
Variant : The man can lean against a wall for support. The woman can kneel down instead of sitting, so that she can lean forward more easily and change the angle of penetration into her vagina.
• The woman has better control of the depth of penetration than with other from behind positions.
• The vagina's front wall and the G-spot are well stimulated.
• In this passive position, the man can more easily caress his partner's breasts and clitoris.
• Tiring position for the man if he has no support.
The Union of the Eagle.
Laying on their side, the two lovers enlace themselves with their arms and legs, the woman wrapping her legs around her partner's waist. The man bends his legs slightly to facilitate penetration.
• Very intimate position allowing maximum contact between the two partners.
• Good penetration depth when the man bends his thighs between his partner's.
• Limited amplitude of movement.
The Perfect Alignment Position.
The woman lays on top of the man with her legs open to facilitate penetration. Once the penis is well in place, both straighten their legs so that the two lovers are superimposed in a perfect alignment. The woman can then start the stimulation by rubbing her body laterally and horizontally against her partner's.
• Very intimate position offering maximum contact between the 2 partners.
• The tightened vagina walls procure more intense sensations.
• Recommended for tantric sex.
• The depth of penetration and the amplitude of movement are both limited.
The Union of the Lovers.
Both partners standing face to face, the man rubs his penis against her partner's vulva. After a few minutes of rubbing, the vulva opens naturally to allow shallow penetration. If the woman is shorter than the man, she can wear high heels or step on a support (such as a telephone directory under each foot) to reach the appropriate height.
• A practical position for impromptu sex in all situations.
• Good stimulation of both the clitoris and the glans.
• Pénétration superficielle.
• Position difficilement réalisable si les 2 partenaires sont de tailles très différentes.
The Amazon Position.
The man is seated on a chair. The woman sits Amazon-like on one of his thighs and guides his penis towards her vagina. Once the penis is introduced, she can contract her vagina muscles to keep it in and avoid unwanted withdrawals.
• The man can easily caress the breasts and the clitoris of his partner to bring her to orgasm more easily.
• Position recommended for the man suffering from premature ejaculation.
• Limited amplitude of movement and shallow penetration.
The man is lying on his back. His partner places herself above him, crouching or kneeling, keeping her torso straight up. She perfectly controls the depth and the rhythm of penetration and can give a free rein to her fantasies of domination.
• The woman retains total control enabling her to be more confident and to find the right motions to maximize her pleasure.
• The man has his hands free to give his partner even more pleasure by caressing her breasts, her buttocks or her clitoris.
• This position procures a good stimulation of the G-spot.
• The angle of penetration is sometimes uncomfortable for the man, or even painful if his penis bends.
The Union of the Antelope.
Kneeling on the ground, the woman holds the edge of the bed and straightens her back. The man kneels down and penetrates her from behind.
Variant: the woman can open her legs wide on either side of her partner's to offer him a maximum opening, or she can tighten her thighs to compress her vagina and squeeze her partner's penis.
• Good stimulation of the vagina's forward wall and of the G-Spot.
• The man can easily stimulate his partner's clitoris and breasts with his hands.
• The woman can easily fantasize about imaginary partners.
• Beware of scraping your knees on the ground unless you have a thick carpet.
The Fruit Tree Position.
A variant of the Indra position : procuring similar sensations but reducing the woman's crushing feeling when her partner is on top. She keeps one leg against his torso and frees her other leg to the side.
• Deep penetration.
• Strong stimulation of the vagina thanks to its compression.
• Could be painful if the penis bumps into the vagina's bottom.
The Balanced Position.
The man sits on a chair or on the edge of the bed. The woman turns her back to him and sits on his thighs. Once he has penetrated her, she can lean down and make her vagina go back and forth on his penis. To better stabilize her position, she can hold his knees and he can hold her by the breasts.
• Position allowing rather deep penetration with a good amplitude of motion.
• The man can easily stimulate his partner's breasts and clitoris with his hands to better lead her to orgasm.
• Not always easy to keep the balance.
The Position of the Swing.
The man lies on his back. The woman turns her back on him and crouches down on his penis, supporting herself on her feet. Or she kneels down with her legs on either side of her partner's hips, for a greater amplitude of motion.
• This position offers the man an exceptional view of his partner's behind, and of the penetration.
• It allows a good amplitude of motion, particularly with the woman kneeling down, to procure maximum pleasure to the man and lead him rapidly to orgasm.
• It lets the woman easily fantasize about imaginary partners.
• The angle of penetration can make the position uncomfortable for some men.
The Bamboo Position.
Starting from penetration in the missionary position, the woman slides one leg over her partner's shoulder while he brings up his knee. After a while, she brings down her leg and slides up the other one, both partners repeating the movement on the other side. Each movement is repeated several times.
• A fun position, quite acrobatic : for the most daring.
• Limited stimulation possibilities.
• Requires a great suppleness of the woman.
The Union of the Boa.
Both partners lie on their back side by side. The woman places her legs on her partner's hip and he guides his penis to penetrate her softly from behind. She can tighten her thighs to keep his penis within and maximize the sensations.
• An unusual position for soft intercourse, without precipitation.
• Recommended for Tantric Sex.
• The amplitude of movement and the depth of penetration are limited.
• There is a risk of withdrawal when the woman does not sufficiently squeeze her partner's penis.
The Position of the Plough.
The woman is lying on her back with her behind at the edge of the bed. The man kneels down between her legs, she wraps them around him and he penetrates her, keeping his penis horizontal.
Variant: The man can remain standing if his partner lies down on a table or a desk.
• The horizontal alignment of the penis and the vagina procure new sensations.
• This position allows deep penetration and good stimulation of the vagina's walls.
• This position is exciting, particularly in the standing mode and in a locale different from the bedroom.
• The feasibility and comfort of this position are very dependent on the height of the bed or of the table.
The Union of the Cat.
Starting either from the missionary position or from the position of the Rider, both partners rock to the side, slowly to avoid unwanted withdrawal.
• An intimate and soft position, allowing the two partners to look at each other and to kiss, while avoiding the feeling of domination for either partner.
• The amplitude of movement and the depth of penetration are both limited.
• There is a risk of involuntary withdrawal during the rocking aside.
The position of the Rider.
The man lies on his back and the woman, fronting him, kneels above him with her thighs around his. She completely controls the depth of penetration and the movements. She moves horizontally as well as vertically to maximize the stimulation of her clitoris and of the walls of her vagina, or to bring her partner to an orgasm.
• The woman has more freedom and is more active : she chooses the type, the speed and the rhythm of the motions.
• The man remains more passive and can concentrate on his sensations and pleasure, while caressing his partner's back.
• Lack of originality? You can always use a variant or try another position after a while.
The Posture of the Scissors.
Starting from Andromache's position, the woman topples backwards, with her head down to her partner's feet. This position is recommended to delay the man's ejaculation.
• Allows a very good manual stimulation of the clitoris.
• Exciting view for the man.
• Good position to delay the man's orgasm.
• Requires a very good suppleness of the woman.
The Courtesan Position.
The woman is seated on a chair or on the edge of the bed. The man kneels down to penetrate her. She then wraps her legs around him.
Variant: the woman can sit on a table or a desk, so that the man can remain standing.
• Comfortable position for the two partners.
• Allows good amplitude of motions and good depth of penetration.
• Can easily be practiced outside the bedroom.
• The feasibility of the position is very dependent on the height of the woman's support.
The Union of the Crab.
The man is lying on his back. The woman rides him backwards and guides his penis into her vagina. She then leans backwards, holding herself with her arms. She can pump her legs to make the up and down motions.
• The woman has full control of the movements and of the depth of penetration.
• The man can freely caress her breasts with his hands.
• The sensation of the woman's hair brushing against her partner's face is particularly pleasant and exciting for him.
• There is a risk of involuntary withdrawal if the woman's movements become too fast or uncontrolled.
The Posture of the Spoons.
La femme s'allonge sur le côté les jambes pliées en chien de fusil. L'homme se place derrière et épouse les contours du corps de sa partenaire pour la pénétrer. Il peut alors facilement caresser ses seins et son clitoris tout en l'embrassant dans la nuque et derrière les oreilles.
• Soft and relaxing position favoring caresses and the intimacy of the couple.
• The woman can easily masturbate herself or guide her partner's hand to reach an orgasm more rapidly.
• The amplitude of movements is limited.
The Dance of the Missionary.
Starting from the Missionary position and penetration, the woman squeezes her buttocks and arches her back, then undulates her behind in circular lateral and vertical motions.
• Very good stimulation for the man, favoring a rapid orgasm.
• Difficult to do for long : tiring for both partners.
The Union of the Goddess.
The man is sitting on the bed, and can have his back against the wall for a better hold. Fronting him, the woman sits on his penis and guides it into her vagina. She wraps her legs around him, and she undulates her behind for a good stimulation of her clitoris and of the walls of her vagina.
• Intimate position allowing the couple to kiss each other and the man to lick his partner's breasts.
• Deep penetration as well as good clitoris stimulation.
• Recommended to delay the orgasm of men who suffer from premature ejaculation.
• Limited stimulation for the man.
The Union of the Elephant.
Starting from the "doggy position", the woman lies down progressively so that the man completely covers her. She can leave her legs open to facilitate the penetration, or tighten her thighs to firmly squeeze her partner's penis in her vagina.
Variant: The man can straighten up on his forearms to relieve his partner a little and to penetrate her more vigourously.
• Very good stimulation of the vagina's forward wall and of the G-Spot.
• The man can simultaneously slide his hand under his partner's belly to stimulate her clitoris.
• Maximum physical contact between the two partners.
• For the woman, the liberty of movement is very restricted and she can feel crushed by her partner.
The Union of the Emu.
Both partners are standing, and she turns her back to him. The man attracts his partner to him and penetrates her from behind. She leans forward to modify the angle of penetration and make it deeper.
Variant: the woman holds herself with her hands against a wall or a window ; or she can rest her chest on a table or a desk. She can then loosen up more easily and her partner can penetrate her more vigorously.
• A very exciting position allowing the man to fulfill his domination fantasies,... and allowing the woman to easily fantasize about imaginary partners.
• Deep penetration procuring very good stimulation of the woman's vaginal walls and of her G-Spot.
• The man can also simultaneously caress his partner's clitoris or breasts.
• A difficult position when the two partners are of very different heights. But the man can either bend his knees or step on a support to make it easier.
The Anvil Position.
Lying on her back, the woman places her feet on top of her partner's shoulders. This position favours a very deep position. It should be avoided unless the preliminaries have been sufficient to allow the woman's vagina to reach its full size and to be properly lubricated.
• This position allows maximum penetration.
• It procures intense sensations to the woman, particularly when the man ejaculates in this position.
• It allows the man to fulfill his domination fantasies.
• This position requires a very good suppleness of the woman.
• It could be painful to her if her vagina is not sufficiently lubricated, or if her partner's penis bangs into the rear wall of her vagina.
The Posture of the Star.
The woman is lying on her back and opens her legs wide. The man places one leg between hers and penetrates his partner from the side, holding himself with his opposite arm. He can rub her clitoris with his thigh to increase the stimulation.
• The penetration from the side procures new sensations to both partners.
• The woman's vulva and clitoris can be stimulated by the man rubbing them with his thigh.
• The two partners are free to kiss each other, and each partner has one hand free for caresses.
• The motions of the man's pelvis are restricted.
The Position of the Great Aperture.
Starting from Andromache's Position, the woman rocks her back backwards and slowly slides one leg under one of her partner's. She takes care to hold her partner's penis well inserted and held in her vagina, avoiding unwanted withdrawal. She can then move her pelvis sideways, back and forth, to experiment with new sensations.
• An original position, that can remain comfortable for both partners.
• The sideways penetration stimulates the walls of the woman's vagina and procures new sensations.
• A risk of unwanted withdrawal during the rocking movement.
• The amplitude of the pelvis motions is somewhat restricted.
The Union of the Frog.
The man is lying on his back, with his legs partly open. The woman lies over him and blocks the soles of her feet on the top of his feet. She can then use this hold to move her body up and down as her partner's penis penetrates her vagina. The man holds her by the waist to stabilize the position and accompany the motions.
• Original and amusing position.
• Favours the stimulation of the clitoris as it is rubbed against the man's pelvis.
• The liberty and the amplitude of the movements are somewhat restricted.
The Union of the Oyster.
The woman lies on her back and folds her thighs to her belly. The man holds her by the knees and penetrates her. He uses her thighs as a support to facilitate his back and forth motions and to maintain the proper rhythm.
• The position allows deep penetration and good amplitude of motions.
• The woman's vagina is compressed around the man's penis, for a good stimulation of both partners.
• This position may inflict pain to the woman if the penetration is too deep or too vigorous.
The Indra Position.
The man is on his knees and straightens his chest. The woman is lying in front of him, raises her legs, and puts her feet on his chest. As he penetrates her, the man leans forward to press his partner's thighs against her breasts.
• Maximum, very deep penetration.
• Strong stimulation for the woman as her abdomen and vagina are compressed.
• May be painful for the woman if her partner's penis comes against her vagina's back wall.
The Lotus Position.
Lying on her back, the woman folds her legs in the lotus position, presenting her well opened vagina to her partner.
• Amusing and original position.
• Requires a good suppleness of the woman.
• Difficult to hold for long, and sometimes painful for the woman.
The Union of the Wolf.
The two partners are standing, the woman turning her back to her partner. The man brings her to him and penetrates her from behind. She lets her chest fall completely forward, holding herself on a low stand (low table or cushions).
• Very exciting and stimulating position for both partners.
• Maximum amplitude of movement and depth of penetration.
• Difficult if the two partners are of very different heights.
The Posture of the Moon.
The woman is lying on her back. Starting from a kneeling position, the man brings one leg around, then the other, until he sits in front of the woman, still penetrating her. The two partners can embrace and continue the movements with simultaneous impulsions of their pelvis'.
• A very original position allowing deep penetration.
• Good clitoris stimulation by the man's pelvis bone.
• Requires a very good suppleness of the man.
The Missionary Position
It is the best known position, universally appreciated by both novices and experts. The woman is lying on her back and the man lies between her legs to penetrate her.
Variant: A few cushions placed under the woman's buttocks change the penetration angle and allow a deeper penetration.
• Natural and comfortable position for both partners.
• Good freedom of movement for the man.
• The couple can look at each other, or kiss. Their hands are free for lots of other stimulations.
• The woman's freedom of movement is quite limited.
• The positon can become tedious, requiring a change : one should not abuse of it !
The Moving Windmill.
This is a moving position whereby the woman rotates on her partner, using his penis as an axis.
Step one: The woman crouches down on her partner so that he penetrates her. She starts the stimulations with up and down movements on her partner's penis.
Step two: Still holding his penis within, she moves her left leg over to the right of his chest and starts pivoting.
Step three: the woman is now facing backwards, her back to her partner. She continues the vertical stimulations but leans forward to change the penetration angle. Then she resumes the rotation movement until she is facing her partner again...
• Amusing and original position bringing many different sensations without interrupting the penetration.
• Recommended for Tantric Sex.
• Important risk of unwanted withdrawal during steps 2 and 3.
The Union of the Butterfly.
Starting from a position where the woman is sitting on the man, facing him, she rocks backwards and brings her legs forward, while the man leans backwards and holds himself with his arms. Then both partners move their pelvis in a circular motion, but in opposite directions. The woman may also use her legs to initiate back and forth motions along her partner's penis.
• Original and aesthetic position.
• The distance between the two partners' heads allows them to watch each other and observe their mutual reactions.
• A good variety of pelvis movements.
• Rather athletic position, requiring practice.
• The hands of the two partners are tied up.
The Union of the Magpie.
This position is a variant from the "Union of the Goddess", where the man sits on a chair rather than a bed. More stable and comfortable, this position allows the partners to move more easily. It can be the starting point of a sequence where this position is followed by the "Suspended Union", then the "Posture of the Pillar", to end with the "Missionary Position".
• Very intimate and comfortable position for both partners.
• Allows a rather deep penetration and a good amplitude of vertical motions by the woman.
• Convenient to make love at work or in the lavatories of a public place.
• The man's amplitude of movement is restricted.
The Union of the Octopus.
Lying on her back with the man between her legs, the woman lifts her thighs and bottom over his knees and thighs. He lifts her by the hips to change the angle and the depth of penetration.
• Comfortable position for both partners.
• Deep penetration.
• The man can free one hand to caress the breasts of his partner.
• The amplitude of movement is limited.
The Posture of the Pillar.
Both partners are kneeling on the bed. The woman slides her thighs over her partner's and guides his penis towards her vagina.
• Very intimate position allowing each partner to kiss and caress the other comfortably.
• Recommended for Tantric Love.
• The stimulation possibilities are limited and so is the depth of penetration.
The Posture of the Reed.
The woman is lying on her back and the man kneels between her legs. As she holds herself with her feet and head, he takes hold of her hips and lifts them high up. She arches her back to align her vagina with his penis. He continues to hold her by the hips as he penetrates her vigorously, watching her reactions.
• Exciting and provocative position allowing a deep and vigorous penetration, together with a good view of each partner by the other.
• Requires a good flexibility of the woman's back.
The Moving Wheel.
This position is performed in three steps, as the man must rotate very slowly on his partner, using his penis as the axis of rotation. The cycle may be repeated several times and is well suited to Tantric Sex.
First step: The two partners are in the classic Missionary Position. The man is between his partner's legs and penetrates her.
Second step: The man slides his left leg, then his right leg, over the woman's right leg. Then he rotates slowly around his penis.
Third step : After a 180° rotation, the man places his legs on either side of his partner's shoulders and kisses her feet. He then resumes his rotation until he has come back to his initial position.
• Unusual and amusing position, bringing a diversity of sensations.
• Recommended for Tantric Love.
• The possibilities of stimulations are quite restricted.
• Unwanted withdrawal is guaranteed with novices.
The Posture of the Willow.
The man kneels down and the woman, facing him, sits on his thighs keeping her torso straight. He penetrates her then leans far forward while holding her buttocks with one hand and her back with the other. The woman may support herself on one hand, to be able to undulate her pelvis up and down.
• A good transitory position to go from sitting to lying down without withdrawing.
• Athletic position for muscular men only, or if their partner is very light.
The Union of the Scorpion.
The man is lying down and the woman sits on top of him, facing his feet. After he penetrates her, she leans backwards progressively until her back touches his torso.
Variant : For a more comfortable position, the woman may straighten her legs along her partner's.
• Original position, recommended for Tantric love.
• Maximum contact between the two partners.
• The man can easily caress the breasts and the clitoris of his partner.
• Position not recommended to women with a bad back.
• The amplitude of movements is quite limited.
The Union of the Monkey.
The man is lying on his back, with his legs straight up. The woman sits on the top of his thighs, using his feet as a backrest. The two partners hold themselves by the wrists, to maintain a stable position. He then lifts her with his feet, to start an up and down stimulation. The woman adds to this stimulation by undulating her pelvis in a lateral circular motion.
• Original and fun position for creative couples.
• A difficult to control position.
• The man may feel crushed by his partner.
The Suspended Union.
The couple is standing up face to face, the woman grips her partner's back, suspends herself, and firmly wraps her legs around the man's waist. He holds her by her buttocks and back and penetrates her. She may also lean her back against a wall for an easier hold.
• Exciting position, achievable anywhere, in all situations.
• Rather athletic position, hard to maintain unless the woman is very light.
The Posture of the Stem.
The man kneels in front of the woman, who is lying on her back. She raises her legs and puts one on her partner's shoulder and the other on his opposite forearm. He lifts her buttocks and penetrates her. To maximize the pleasure, she will keep her thighs as tight as she can, and he will alternate deep vigorous penetrations and softer shallow ones.
Variant: For lazy ones, a few cushions under the woman's buttocks will make the position easier to maintain.
• Original position, exciting for both partners.
• The man keeps a good mobility of his pelvis allowing vigorous penetrations.
• Rather athletic position requiring a good physical condition.
The Union of the Tiger.
Starting from the Missionary Position, the woman lifts her legs to her torso. She can adjust the depth of penetration and the sensations by varying the angle of her legs. She may also take hold of her partner's buttocks and press them to her to augment the depth of penetration.
• By lifting her legs, the woman favors deeper penetration and can at least partly control her sensations.
• The man's pelvic bone brushes against his partner's vulva and stimulates her clitoris.
• This position requires a good elasticity of the woman, particularly if she draws her legs very close to her torso.
The Union of the Turtle.
Starting from the Position of the Perfect Alignment, the man opens his legs to let his partner's thighs slide between his.
• Very intimate position maximizing the contact between the two partners.
• Procures more intense sensations as the vagina closes itself of the penis.
• The penetration is not as deep as when the woman keeps her legs open.
• The amplitude of movement is more limited.
The Union of the Cow (or the Doggy-Style Position).
A classic position, universally appreciated for the excitation and the intense sensations it gives to both partners. The woman is on all fours. The man, kneeling, penetrates her from behind.
Variant: The woman may make the position even more comfortable with a few cushions under her elbows.
• Very good stimulation of the vagina's forward wall and G-Spot.
• Very lively and deep penetration.
• The man can easily stimulate his partner's breasts and clitoris with his hands.
• Very exciting view for the man, allowing him to indulge in his domination fantasies.
• The woman can easily fantasize about imaginary partners.
• Some women may feel humiliated by this position.
• The position can be painful for the woman if the penis bumps into her vagina's bottom.
The Yin and the Yang Position.
The man crouches on a stable and solid surface, and the woman, facing him, sits on his knees. For better stability, the man may lean his back on the edge of the bed or a similar low support.
• Original and fun position.
• Difficult position to maintain without a support, requiring good balance and good muscular power of the man.