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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

CHAPTER III. 

 

ON THE ARTS AND SCIENCES TO BE STUDIED. 

 

 

Man should study the Kama Sutra and the arts and sciences subordinate 

thereto, in addition to the study of the arts and sciences contained in 

Dharma and Artha. Even young maids should study this Kama Sutra along 

with its arts and sciences before marriage, and after it they should 

continue to do so with the consent of their husbands. 

 

Here some learned men object, and say that females, not being allowed to 

study any science, should not study the Kama Sutra. 

 

But Vatsyayana is of opinion that this objection does not hold good, for 

women already know the practice of Kama Sutra, and that practice is 

derived from the Kama Shastra, or the science of Kama itself. Moreover, 

it is not only in this but in many other cases that though the practice 

of a science is known to all, only a few persons are acquainted with the 

rules and laws on which the science is based. Thus the Yadnikas or 

sacrificers, though ignorant of grammar, make use of appropriate words 

when addressing the different Deities, and do not know how these words 

are framed. Again, persons do the duties required of them on auspicious 

days, which are fixed by astrology, though they are not acquainted with 

the science of astrology. In a like manner riders of horses and 

elephants train these animals without knowing the science of training 

animals, but from practice only. And similarly the people of the most 

distant provinces obey the laws of the kingdom from practice, and 

because there is a king over them, and without further reason.[11] And 

from experience we find that some women, such as daughters of princes 

and their ministers, and public women, are actually versed in the Kama 

Shastra. 

 

A female, therefore, should learn the Kama Shastra, or at least a part 

of it, by studying its practice from some confidential friend. She 

should study alone in private the sixty-four practices that form a part 

of the Kama Shastra. Her teacher should be one of the following persons, 

viz., the daughter of a nurse brought up with her and already 

married,[12] or a female friend who can be trusted in everything, or the 

sister of her mother (_i.e._, her aunt), or an old female servant, or a 

female beggar who may have formerly lived in the family, or her own 

sister, who can always be trusted. 

 

The following are the arts to be studied, together with the Kama 

Sutra:-- 

 

1. Singing. 

 

2. Playing on musical instruments. 

 

3. Dancing. 


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