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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

pleasure they feel, for each feels that pleasure to a greater or lesser 

degree.] 

 

[Footnote 36: This paragraph should be particularly noted, for it 

specially applies to married men and their wives. So many men utterly 

ignore the feelings of the women, and never pay the slightest attention 

to the passion of the latter. To understand the subject thoroughly, it 

is absolutely necessary to study it, and then a person will know that, 

as dough is prepared for baking, so must a woman be prepared for sexual 

intercourse, if she is to derive satisfaction from it.] 

 

CHAPTER II. 

 

OF THE EMBRACE. 

 

 

This part of the Kama Shastra, which treats of sexual union, is also 

called "Sixty-four" (Chatushshashti). Some old authors say that it is 

called so, because it contains sixty-four chapters. Others are of 

opinion that the author of this part being a person named Panchala, and 

the person who recited the part of the Rig Veda called Dashatapa, which 

contains sixty-four verses, being also called Panchala, the name 

"sixty-four" has been given to the part of the work in honour of the Rig 

Vedas. The followers of Babhravya say on the other hand that this part 

contains eight subjects, viz., the embrace, kissing, scratching with the 

nails or fingers, biting, lying down, making various sounds, playing the 

part of a man, and the Auparishtaka, or mouth congress. Each of these 

subjects being of eight kinds, and eight multiplied by eight being 

sixty-four, this part is therefore named "sixty-four." But Vatsyayana 

affirms that as this part contains also the following subjects, viz., 

striking, crying, the acts of a man during congress, the various kinds 

of congress, and other subjects, the name "sixty-four" is given to it 

only accidentally. As, for instance, we say this tree is "Saptaparna," 

or seven-leaved, this offering of rice is "Panchavarna," or 

five-coloured, but the tree has not seven leaves, neither has the rice 

five colours. 

 

However the part sixty-four is now treated of, and the embrace, being 

the first subject, will now be considered. 

 

Now the embrace which indicates the mutual love of a man and woman who 

have come together is of four kinds, viz.: 

 

Touching. 

Piercing. 

Rubbing. 

Pressing. 

 

The action in each case is denoted by the meaning of the word which 

stands for it. 

 

(1). When a man under some pretext or other goes in front or alongside 

of a woman and touches her body with his own, it is called the "touching 


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