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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

augments the natural conceit of men. Some pornographic old fellow, in 

the discharge of his duties as director of an anti-vice society, puts 

in an evening ploughing through such books as "The Memoirs of Fanny 

Hill," Casanova's Confessions, the Cena Trimalchionis of Gaius 

Petronius, and II Samuel. From this perusal he arises with the 

conviction that life amid the red lights must be one stupendous whirl of 

deviltry, that the clerks he sees in Broadway or Piccadilly at night 

are out for revels that would have caused protests in Sodom and Nineveh, 

that the average man who chooses hell leads an existence comparable 

to that of a Mormon bishop, that the world outside the Bible class is 

packed like a sardine-can with betrayed salesgirls, that every man who 

doesn't believe that Jonah swallowed the whale spends his whole leisure 

leaping through the seventh hoop of the Decalogue. "If I were not saved 

and anointed of God," whispers the vice director into his own ear, "that 

is what I, the Rev. Dr. Jasper Barebones, would be doing. The late King 

David did it; he was human, and hence immoral. The late King Edward 

VII was not beyond suspicion: the very numeral in his name has its 

suggestions. Millions of others go the same route.... Ergo, Up, guards, 

and at 'em! Bring me the pad of blank warrants! Order out the seachlights 

and scaling-ladders! Swear in four hundred more policemen! Let us 

chase these hell-hounds out of Christendom, and make the world safe for 

monogamy, poor working girls, and infant damnation!" 

 

Thus the hound of heaven, arguing fallaciously from his own secret 

aspirations. Where he makes his mistake is in assuming that the 

unconsecrated, while sharing his longing to debauch and betray, are 

free from his other weaknesses, e.g., his timidity, his lack of 

resourcefulness, his conscience. As I have said, they are not. The vast 

majority of those who appear in the public haunts of sin are there, not 

to engage in overt acts of ribaldry, but merely to tremble agreeably 

upon the edge of the abyss. They are the same skittish experimentalists, 

precisely, who throng the midway at a world's fair, and go to smutty 

shows, and take in sex magazines, and read the sort of books that our 

vice crusading friend reads. They like to conjure up the charms of 

carnality, and to help out their somewhat sluggish imaginations by 

actual peeps at it, but when it comes to taking a forthright header into 


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