Two playful ladies bathing together
Line drawing based on ancient text Sougandhikaparinaya
Nagna Kabandha Alampur sculpture, Andhra Pradesh
The Ishwara Linga
It symbolizes the union of cosmic powers of Shiva and his lover Uma
Birth of a child -- the natural culmination of sexual activity
This Bhatkal temple has beautiful social themes carved on its panels (15th century)
Damsel in her vanity
Line drawing based on Belur sculpture
A Romantic Couple
Hoysala Sculpture from Jinanathapura
Artist Lets His Imagination Go Wild
Sculpture from Khajuraho -- 900 A.D.
Carvings on wooden car (chariot) in Pattadakal
Man disturbs wife while she puts on make up
Drinking Couple -- Temple Sculpture from India
The Phallus: Facts and Fallacies
Contrary to common belief, most of the ancient/medieval erotic arts of India are not based on Kamasutra and fashion extra-ordinary imagination on the part of the artists.
A Warrior Spends Time With Mistress
Note his one hand is on the sword. Temple sculpture from Bhatkal.
Lovers, sculpture from a Khajuraho temple
Making love on a comfortable bed, pillow and bed-spread
Divine recreation: Krishna with two Gopikas (female cowherds)
Temple mural from Sibi, Karnataka
Self help is the best help?
A couple engages in foreplay
Man punishes wife's paramour
Here, Lord Shiva is shown embedded in the Lingam
"I read and I forgotů I saw and I understood"
Erotica of Ballegavi
The Old Fashioned Sex
About 500 years old sculpture from Nad-kelese in rural India
Threesome (?) Depiction
Man enters a woman as she combs a friend
"Not Tonight Dear"
Woman expressing unwillingness for intimacy
Love, like liquor, intoxicates!
Lady guides the Linga into her Yoni
Woman putting on Makeup excites a Man
Man uses his Phallus to beat the drum!
Scuplture from Bagali shows woman dancing to his tune
A man and two women are in the game of love.
Making Love on a Swing
A "Dasayya" is having a nice time on a swing.
Woman Hanging on to her Lover.
Detail from a wall painting, Tumkur
Who Said Bigger is Better?!
Sculpture from Kalyana Chalukya Period, Village of Bagali, Harapanahalli
Erotic Paintings of India
Fair skinned man and a dark skinned woman make love. Detail from a painting in Tumkur
Enjoying each other company
Spanking in Medieval India (?)
Detail from a 16th century sculpture, Bhatkal depicting sadomasochism
Playboy Krishna Makes Out in the Bush
Amorous Couple, Wooden Sculpture
17th century sculpture from Karnataka
The Comfort Union
Detail from a North Indian painting
Erotic exploits of Lord Krishna are glorified and sung in Indian art and music.
Couple on their First Night
Inauguration in lovemaking generates love, friendship, and respect in the hearts of women - Kamasutra
"Let Praise be Given to God that He has created Woman"
Mankind's First Erotic Art?
Detail from cave painting, Bhimbetka
Sculpted Chandela Temples depicting Erotica
Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh
The Love Knot
Stone sculpture at the village of Induru, North Kanara
The Double Decker
Erotic sculpture from the Dubella museum collection
A Group Sex Scene Depicted in Ancient Sculpture
Dubella Museum, Dubella
A Beast Mounts a Woman
Ancient sculpture from Barsur depicting bestiality
The Mutually Reciprocal Position
Erotic temple sculpture from Ballegavi
Man and Woman in 'Beauty of Union'
Known as 'Shrungar', sex is a very popular theme of decor and beauty among Indian artists
Couple Entangled in Love Knot
Man Cajoles Woman
Wooden carvings on temple chariot, Nanjanagudu
Girl preparing to meet boyfriend
Line drawing based on a stone seductress (shilabalika) in Belur
The Ishwara Lingam
It symbolizes the union of cosmic powers of Shiva and his lover Uma, and is widely worshipped in India
The Mark of a Man!
One Woman Takes on Two Men
Wooden sculpture (kashtashilpa) from India
Playful Girl Friends
Couple Engaged in a Game of Love
Artist has depcited reciprocal eye and limb contact in this 19th century painting.
Sculpture Depicting Bestiality
Detail from a temple panel
Workplace Harassment ?!
Man copulates a milking woman
Sculpture from the village of Hoogoppalu
Sex in the Kitchen!
In this sculpture the artist has depicted a couple in coitus even as the woman is engaged with kitchen utensils.
Medieval Sculpture Depicting Group Sex
Detail from a sculpture Ikkeri/Keladi
Detail from a sculpted pillar, Sravanabelagola
Couple at Foreplay
Illustration based on a temple sculpture shows "Beginnings of a Union"
"Practice Yoga and Excel at Sex"
Vatsyayana recommends physical excerise and Yoga to become a good lover
Islamic Kamasutra (?)
Painting shows couple in Islamic attire and features engaged in coitus. It is unlikely that such paintings are based on actual models, and experts typically attribute them to artist's imagination.
Depiction of Bestiality
Artifact from Government Museum, Goa
Erotica from a Chariot Carving
Government Museum collection, Panajim
Worship of Linga
Erotic wooden Sculpture on a Chariot, Nanjangudu
Begging for Love
Detail from a wall-mural, Tumkur
Erotic Scluptures of Bhatkal Temple
Friends Engaged in Sexual Activities
Detail from a wooden sculpture
Manmatha Shooting Arrow of Love from 'Gajanaari'
Notice how the artist has formed an elephant by using women
17th century erotic painting of India showing "clean" organs
Illustration Based on Kokashastra of Kalyanamalla
Circa 17th Century, Bengal
Erotic Paintngs of India