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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

though food touched by a dog is otherwise considered very unclean. A 

bird is clean when it causes a fruit to fall from a tree by pecking at 

it, though things eaten by crows and other birds are considered unclean. 

And the mouth of a woman is clean for kissing and such like things at 

the time of sexual intercourse. Vatsyayana moreover thinks that in all 

these things connected with love, everybody should act according to the 

custom of his country, and his own inclination. 

 

There are also the following verses on the subject. 

 

"The male servants of some men carry on the mouth congress with their 

masters. It is also practised by some citizens, who know each other 

well, among themselves. Some women of the harem, when they are amorous, 

do the acts of the mouth on the yonis of one another, and some men do 

the same thing with women. The way of doing this (_i.e._, of kissing the 

yoni) should be known from kissing the mouth. When a man and woman lie 

down in an inverted order, _i.e._, with the head of the one towards the 

feet of the other and carry on this congress, it is called the "congress 

of a crow." 

 

For the sake of such things courtezans abandon men possessed of good 

qualities, liberal and clever, and become attached to low persons, such 

as slaves and elephant drivers. The Auparishtaka, or mouth congress, 

should never be done by a learned Brahman, by a minister that carries on 

the business of a state, or by a man of good reputation, because though 

the practice is allowed by the Shastras, there is no reason why it 

should be carried on, and need only be practised in particular cases. As 

for instance, the taste, and the strength, and the digestive qualities 

of the flesh of dogs are mentioned in works on medicine, but it does not 

therefore follow that it should be eaten by the wise. In the same way 

there are some men, some places and some times, with respect to which 

these practices can be made use of. A man should therefore pay regard to 

the place, to the time, and to the practice which is to be carried out, 

as also as to whether it is agreeable to his nature and to himself, and 

then he may or may not practise these things according to circumstances. 

But after all, these things being done secretly, and the mind of the man 

being fickle, how can it be known what any person will do at any 

particular time and for any particular purpose. 

 

FOOTNOTE: 

 

[Footnote 39: This practice appears to have been prevalent in some parts 


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