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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

considered. 

 

The qualities of good nails are that they should be bright, well set, 

clean, entire, convex, soft, and glossy in appearance. Nails are of 

three kinds according to their size, viz.: 

 

Small. 

Middling. 

Large. 

 

Large nails, which give grace to the hands, and attract the hearts of 

women from their appearance, are possessed by the Bengalees. 

 

Small nails, which can be used in various ways, and are to be applied 

only with the object of giving pleasure, are possessed by the people of 

the southern districts. 

 

Middling nails, which contain the properties of both the above kinds, 

belong to the people of the Maharashtra. 

 

(1). When a person presses the chin, the breasts, the lower lip, or the 

jaghana of another so softly that no scratch or mark is left, but only 

the hair on the body becomes erect from the touch of the nails, and the 

nails themselves make a sound, it is called a "sounding or pressing with 

the nails." 

 

This pressing is used in the case of a young girl when her lover 

shampoos her, scratches her head, and wants to trouble or frighten her. 

 

(2). The curved mark with the nails, which is impressed on the neck and 

the breasts, is called the "half moon." 

 

(3). When the half moons are impressed opposite to each other, it is 

called a "circle." This mark with the nails is generally made on the 

navel, the small cavities about the buttocks, and on the joints of the 

thigh. 

 

(4). A mark in the form of a small line, and which can be made on any 

part of the body, is called a "line." 

 

(5). This same line, when it is curved, and made on the breast, is 

called a "tiger's nail." 

 

(6). When a curved mark is made on the breast by means of the five 

nails, it is called a "peacock's foot." This mark is made with the 

object of being praised, for it requires a great deal of skill to make 

it properly. 

 

(7). When five marks with the nails are made close to one another near 

the nipple of the breast, it is called "the jump of a hare." 

 

(8). A mark made on the breast or on the hips in the form of a leaf of 

the blue lotus, is called the "leaf of a blue lotus." 

 

When a person is going on a journey, and makes a mark on the thighs, or 

on the breast, it is called a "token of remembrance." On such an 

occasion three or four lines are impressed close to one another with the 

nails. 

 

Here ends the marking with the nails. Marks of other kinds than the 


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