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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

 

Babhravya has thus related to us the above eight kinds of embraces. 

 

Suvarnanabha, moreover, gives us four ways of embracing simple members 

of the body, which are: 

 

The embrace of the thighs. 

 

The embrace of the jaghana, _i.e._, the part of the body from the navel 

downwards to the thighs. 

 

The embrace of the breasts. 

 

The embrace of the forehead. 

 

(1). When one of two lovers presses forcibly one or both of the thighs 

of the other between his or her own, it is called the "embrace of 

thighs." 

 

(2). When a man presses the jaghana or middle part of the woman's body 

against his own, and mounts upon her to practise, either scratching with 

the nail or finger, or biting, or striking, or kissing, the hair of the 

woman being loose and flowing, it is called the "embrace of the 

jaghana." 

 

(3). When a man places his breast between the breasts of a woman, and 

presses her with it, it is called the "embrace of the breasts." 

 

(4). When either of the lovers touches the mouth, the eyes and the 

forehead of the other with his or her own, it is called the "embrace of 

the forehead." 

 

Some say that even shampooing is a kind of embrace, because there is a 

touching of bodies in it. But Vatsyayana thinks that shampooing is 

performed at a different time, and for a different purpose, and it is 

also of a different character, it cannot be said to be included in the 

embrace. 

 

There are also some verses on the subject as follows: "The whole subject 

of embracing is of such a nature that men who ask questions about it, or 

who hear about it, or who talk about it, acquire thereby a desire for 

enjoyment. Even those embraces that are not mentioned in the Kama 

Shastra should be practised at the time of sexual enjoyment, if they are 

in any way conducive to the increase of love or passion. The rules of 

the Shastra apply so long as the passion of man is middling, but when 

the wheel of love is once set in motion, there is then no Shastra and no 

order." 


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