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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

contrary the practice of Kama with women of the higher castes, and with 

those previously enjoyed by others, even though they be of the same 

caste, is prohibited. But the practice of Kama with women of the lower 

castes, with women excommunicated from their own caste, with public 

women, and with women twice married,[31] is neither enjoined nor 

prohibited. The object of practising Kama with such women is pleasure 

only. 

 

Nayikas,[32] therefore, are of three kinds, viz., maids, women twice 

married, and public women. Gonikaputra has expressed an opinion that 

there is a fourth kind of Nayika, viz., a woman who is resorted to on 

some special occasion even though she be previously married to another. 

These special occasions are when a man thinks thus:-- 

 

(_a_). This woman is self-willed, and has been previously enjoyed 

by many others besides myself. I may, therefore, safely 

resort to her as to a public woman though she belongs to a 

higher caste than mine, and in so doing I shall not be 

violating the ordinances of 

Dharma. 

 

Or thus:-- 

 

(_b_). This is a twice-married woman and has been enjoyed by others 

before me, there is, therefore, no objection to my 

resorting to her. 

 

Or thus:-- 

 

(_c_). This woman has gained the heart of her great and powerful 

husband, and exercises a mastery over him, who is a friend 

of my enemy; if, therefore, she becomes united with me, 

she will cause her husband to abandon my enemy. 

 

Or thus:-- 

 

(_d_). This woman will turn the mind of her husband, who is very 

powerful, in my favour, he being at present disaffected 

towards me, and intent on doing me some harm. 

 

Or thus:-- 

 

(_e_). By making this woman my friend I shall gain the object of 

some friend of mine, or shall be able to effect the ruin 

of some enemy, or shall accomplish some other difficult 

purpose. 

 

Or thus:-- 

 

(_f_). By being united with this woman, I shall kill her husband, 

and so obtain his vast riches which I covet. 

 

Or thus:-- 

 

(_g_). The union of this woman with me is not attended with any 

danger, and will bring me wealth, of which, on account of 

my poverty and inability to support myself, I am very much 


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