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Introduction
The Feminine Mind-1
The War Between the Sexes-2.1
The War Between the Sexes-2.2
The War Between the Sexes-2.3
Marriage-3.1
Marriage-3.2
Marriage-3.3
Marriage-3.4
Woman Suffrage-4.1
Woman Suffrage-4.2
Woman Suffrage-4.3
Woman Suffrage-4.4
The New Age-5.1
The New Age-5.2
The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana. INTRODUCTION
THE VATSYAYANA SUTRA-1-2
THE VATSYAYANA SUTRA-3-4-5
OF SEXUAL UNION-1-2
OF SEXUAL UNION-3-4-5
OF SEXUAL UNION-6-7-8
OF SEXUAL UNION-10-11
ABOUT THE ACQUISITION OF A WIFE-1-2
ABOUT THE ACQUISITION OF A WIFE-3-4-5
ABOUT A WIFE-1-2
ABOUT THE WIVES OF OTHER MEN-1-2
ABOUT THE WIVES OF OTHER MEN-3-4
ABOUT THE WIVES OF OTHER MEN-5-6
ABOUT COURTESANS-1-2
ABOUT COURTESANS-3-4
ABOUT COURTESANS-5-6
ABOUT THE MEANS OF ATTRACTING OTHERS TO YOURSELF-1-2
CONCLUDING REMARKS

shipping water. One cannot pass through a modern university without 

carrying away scars. And by the same token one cannot live and have 

one's being in a modern democratic state, year in and year out, without 

falling, to some extent at least, under that moral obsession which is 

the hall-mark of the mob-man set free. A citizen of such a state, his 

nose buried in Nietzsche, "Man and Superman," and other such advanced 

literature, may caress himself with the notion that he is an immoralist, 

that his soul is full of soothing sin, that he has cut himself loose 

from the revelation of God. But all the while there is a part of 

him that remains a sound Christian, a moralist, a right thinking and 

forward-looking man. And that part, in times of stress, asserts itself. 

It may not worry him on ordinary occasions. It may not stop him when he 

swears, or takes a nip of whiskey behind the door, or goes motoring on 

Sunday; it may even let him alone when he goes to a leg-show. But the 

moment a concrete Temptress rises before him, her nose snow-white, her 

lips rouged, her eyelashes drooping provokingly--the moment such an 

abandoned wench has at him, and his lack of ready funds begins to 

conspire with his lack of courage to assault and wobble him--at that 

precise moment his conscience flares into function, and so finishes his 

business. First he sees difficulty, then he sees the danger, then he 

sees wrong. The result is that he slinks off in trepidation, and another 

vampire is baffled of her prey. 

 

It is, indeed, the secret scandal of Christendom, at least in the 

Protestant regions, that most men are faithful to their wives. You will 

a travel a long way before you find a married man who will admit that he 

is, but the facts are the facts, and I am surely not one to flout them. 

 

 

 

 

36. The Origin of a Delusion 

 

 

The origin of the delusion that the average man is a Leopold II or 

Augustus the Strong, with the amorous experience of a guinea pig, is not 

far to seek. It lies in three factors, the which I rehearse briefly: 

 

1. The idiotic vanity of men, leading to their eternal boasting, either 

by open lying or sinister hints. 

 

2. The notions of vice crusaders, nonconformist divines, Y. M. C. A. 

secretaries, and other such libidinous poltroons as to what they would 

do themselves if they had the courage. 

 

3. The ditto of certain suffragettes as to ditto. 

 

Here you have the genesis of a generalization that gives the less 

critical sort of women a great deal of needless uneasiness and vastly 


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