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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

 

When a lover coming home late at night kisses his beloved, who is asleep 

or in bed, in order to show her his desire, it is called a "kiss that 

awakens." On such an occasion the woman may pretend to be asleep at the 

time of her lover's arrival, so that she may know his intention and 

obtain respect from him. 

 

When a person kisses the reflection of the person he loves in a mirror, 

in water, or on a wall, it is called a "kiss showing the intention." 

 

When a person kisses a child sitting on his lap, or a picture, or an 

image, or figure, in the presence of the person beloved by him, it is 

called a "transferred kiss." 

 

When at night at a theatre, or in an assembly of caste men, a man coming 

up to a woman kisses a finger of her hand if she be standing, or a toe 

of her foot if she be sitting, or when a woman is shampooing her lover's 

body, places her face on his thigh (as if she was sleepy) so as to 

inflame his passion, and kisses his thigh or great toe, it is called a 

"demonstrative kiss." 

 

There is also a verse on the subject as follows:-- 

 

"Whatever things may be done by one of the lovers to the other, the same 

should be returned by the other, _i.e._, if the woman kisses him he should 

kiss her in return, if she strikes him he should also strike her in 

return." 

 

 

 

 

CHAPTER IV. 

 

ON PRESSING, OR MARKING, OR SCRATCHING WITH THE NAILS. 

 

 

When love becomes intense, pressing with the nails or scratching the 

body with them is practised, and it is done on the following occasions: 

On the first visit; at the time of setting out on a journey; on the 

return from a journey; at the time when an angry lover is reconciled; 

and lastly when the woman is intoxicated. 

 

But pressing with the nails is not an usual thing except with those who 

are intensely passionate, _i.e._, full of passion. It is employed together 

with biting, by those to whom the practice is agreeable. 

 

Pressing with the nails is of the eight following kinds, according to 

the forms of the marks which are produced, viz.: 

 

1. Sounding. 

 

2. Half moon. 

 

3. A circle. 

 

4. A line. 

 

5. A tiger's nail or claw. 

 

6. A peacock's foot. 

 

7. The jump of a hare. 

 

8. The leaf of a blue lotus. 

 

The places that are to be pressed with the nails are as follows: the arm 

pit, the throat, the breasts, the lips, the jaghana, or middle parts of 

the body, and the thighs. But Suvarnanabha is of opinion that when the 


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