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7 things Kamasutra says about scratching your lover during sex

Vatsyayana recommends scratching during sex in the Kamasutra but there's a way to do it.

Written by Editorial Team |Updated : December 14, 2017 10:38 AM IST

Scratching the lover during sex may be a tad bit too much for some folks. But if it is done correctly, it will seem more erotic than aggressive. Vatsyayana, probably the world's biggest authority on sex (we are guessing), himself had some neat observations about this primitive sexual ritual in the Kamasutra. He points out that when passion becomes intense, pressing the nails against the paramour's body or scratching them is completely permissible, but there is some protocol to it. Here are some exciting points Vatsyayana mentions about scratching in the Kamasutra.

1 It is used under certain conditions

According to the great Vatsyayana, scratching and marking your lover with nails is done during your first time together, while returning from a journey, while having sex with an angry or a drunk woman. Here are some reasons why every woman should read the Kamasutra.

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2 It's not for everyone or for all occasions

There isn't much surprise here, but scratching during sex is not meant for everyone and is meant to be used only on special occasions, according to the Kamasutra. Vatsyayana says the ones without fierce sexual energy shouldn't be scratching and scraping their partners all the time.

3 There are eight types of nail markings

Nail markings during sex can be classified into eight types based on their shapes: discus, half-moon, circle, line, tiger's claw, peacock's foot, hare's leap and lotus leaf.

4 There is no such thing as the right or wrong places to scratch your lover

But that's what the Kamasutra says. We strictly recommend that you refrain from clawing your lovers eyes out or scratching them in sensitive places. Armpits, breasts, throat, back, genital region and thighs are the top spots for scratching. Exercise caution. Don't say we didn't warn you. Here are some ways you may be hurting your partner during sex.

5 Sharpening your nails will help

Here's a good reason why you should file your nails to points. Vatsyayana recommends that those with fierce sexual energies sharpen the nails of their left hand in 2-3 places. Here are some ways to keep your nails healthy.

6 Nail health is important

Good, healthy nails according to the great master are streaked, even, clean, clear, unbroken, well-grown, soft and lustrous. Men should pay special attention to their nails because it can catch ladies' attention.

7 Scratch your partner before you leave for a journey

Want to give her something to remember you by? Vatsyayana says that a man who is to leave on journeys should leave three or four contiguous lines on his lover's thighs and the upper part of her breast during sex so that she can think of him when he's away.

Also, read what Kamasutra says about kissing.

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