Updated 23 July 2013

Kama Sutra positions - Lying Down

Think missionary position is the only lying down position? Read what the Kama Sutra has to say and think again.

Lying down positions

The flower in bloom
“While lying on her back, she cups and lifts her buttocks with her palms arching her yoni toward the roof, spreads wide her thighs, and digs in her heels besides her hips, while you caress her breasts and enter her lovingly, It is called Utphallaka”.

The flag of cupid
“Grasping the ankles of the round hipped woman, whose buttocks are like two ripe gourds, raise her beautiful thighs and spread the thigh-joints widely. Full of desire, saying sweet words, approach her with your body stiff as a pole and drive straight forward to pierce her lotus and join your limbs: experts call it Madandhvaja”.

Aphrodites delight
“Catch hold of her two feet, raising them till the bottom of her feet press upon the sides of each of her breasts and her legs form a rough circle. Clasp her neck and make love to her: this is Ratisundara”.

“Lift the lady's feet until her soles lie perfectly parallel, one to each side of her slender throat, cup her breasts and enjoy her: this technique is Uthkanta”.

The monkey
“The round-thighed woman on the bed grasps her ankles and raises high her lotus feet; you strike her to the root, kissing and slapping open-palmed between her breasts: this is Markata”.

Dear to Cupid
“She lies flat on her back, you sit between her parted knees, raise them, hook her feet over your thighs, catch hold of her breasts, and enjoy her: this is Manmathpriya”.

The mare’s trick
“When, like a mare cruelly gripping a stallion, your lover traps and milks your penis with her vagina, it is Vadavaka (the Mare's Trick), which can only be perfected with long practice”.

The couch
“When she draws up her knees and you clamp yours about her raised thighs, trapping them in a tight knot while riding saddle upon her buttocks and kissing her, it is Shankha”.

The pestle
“Stiff as a pole in the bed's center, she lies making love, cooing and warbling like a woodpigeon, the jewel of her clitoris well-polished: this is Mausala”.

The Rustic
“When she lies on her back with her two thighs pressed tightly together and you make love to her, keeping your thighs outside hers, it is Gramya”.

(Warren Vonk,, August 2005)

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