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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

doing the same work, we find that they accomplish the same end or 

purpose: while, on the contrary, in the case of men and women we find 

that each of them accomplishes his or her own end separately, and this 

is inconsistent. But this is a mistake, for we find that sometimes two 

things are done at the same time, as for instance in the fighting of 

rams, both the rams receive the shock at the same time on their heads. 

Again, in throwing one wood apple against another, and also in a fight 

or struggle of wrestlers. If it be said that in these cases the things 

employed are of the same kind, it is answered that even in the case of 

men and women, the nature of the two persons is the same. And as the 

difference in their ways of working arises from the difference of their 

conformation only, it follows that men experience the same kind of 

pleasure as women do. 

 

There is also a verse on this subject as follows: "Men and women being 

of the same nature, feel the same kind of pleasure, and therefore a man 

should marry such a woman as will love him ever afterwards." 

 

The pleasure of men and women being thus proved to be of the same kind, 

it follows that in regard to time, there are nine kinds of sexual 

intercourse, in the same way as there are nine kinds, according to the 

force of passion. 

 

There being thus nine kinds of union with regard to dimensions, force of 

passion, and time, respectively, by making combinations of them, 

innumerable kinds of union would be produced. Therefore in each 

particular kind of sexual union, men should use such means as they may 

think suitable for the occasion.[36] 

 

At the first time of sexual union the passion of the male is intense, 

and his time is short, but in subsequent unions on the same day the 

reverse of this is the case. With the female, however, it is the 

contrary, for at the first time her passion is weak, and then her time 

long, but on subsequent occasions on the same day, her passion is 

intense and her time short, until her passion is satisfied. 

 

 

_On the different kinds of Love._ 

 

Men learned in the humanities are of opinion that love is of four kinds, 

viz.: 

 

1. Love acquired by continual habit. 

 

2. Love resulting from the imagination. 

 

3. Love resulting from belief. 

 

4. Love resulting from the perception of external objects. 

 

(1). Love resulting from the constant and continual performance and 

habit, as for instance the love of sexual intercourse, the love of 


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