The ancient version of Kamasutra explicitly described a plethora of sexual postures but with the focus solely on male sexual satisfaction. Very little importance has been given in this iconic book of sex to female desires and their preferences. If Kamasutra is the guide book for newly weds, then it shows that male sexual satisfaction has to be the priority of the wife. To please her man a woman should be ready for intercourse at any moment and in any posture that her man demands. By objectifying women, Vatsayana has denied women of the right to desire sex at their own will.
Education and financial stability have made women more emancipated. They are no more dependent on men for money or other things. This empowerment has enabled them to express sexual desires more freely and discuss their sexual needs openly with male partners. Women who initiate sex or ask men out for a date are called bad names and date it is generally believed that women should not go down on their knees to propose. For women sex is more about mental connection. The mind is our biggest sex organ as it sparks desire. Mental stimulation, flirtation and enticing conversations are more likely to make a woman interested in having intercourse than a male body part. Good communication and romantic gesture helps men in gaining the trust and love of women.
One thing we have to admit that the Kamasutra is better than some of the other Patriarchal texts. It at least tells men to earn the trust and affection of their wives or lovers before indulging in sexual intercourse. At the same time it also cannot be ignored that Vatsayana preached that women should keep the house organized and if they give birth to only girls or fail to satisfy the man sexually, then the husband is free to take another wife. Such notions are still ruling the lives of thousands of women. The first wife is asked to treat the new bride as her daughter or sister. Such notions are against female emancipation and do not consider the feelings or desires of women. A new doctrine is needed which will depict sex from the female perspective and talk about sexual equality of male and females.
Kamasutra elaborates some concepts that are against female empowerment and freedom. These concepts are backdated and have no relevance at the present date. Women have become bolder and do not mind demanding sex in their own ways.