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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

of preparing some medicine for him he should ask her to do work for his 

sake in the following words: "This work must be done by you, and by 

nobody else." When she wants to go away he should let her go, with an 

earnest request to come and see him again. This device of illness should 

be continued for three days and three nights. After this, when she 

begins coming to see him frequently, he should carry on long 

conversations with her, for, says Ghotakamukha, "though a man loves a 

girl ever so much, he never succeeds in winning her without a great deal 

of talking." At last, when the man finds the girl completely gained 

over, he may then begin to enjoy her. As for the saying that women grow 

less timid than usual during the evening, and in darkness, and are 

desirous of congress at those times, and do not oppose men then and 

should only be enjoyed at these hours, it is a matter of talk only. 

 

When it is impossible for the man to carry on his endeavours alone, he 

should, by means of the daughter of her nurse, or of a female friend in 

whom she confides, cause the girl to be brought to him without making 

known to her his design, and he should then proceed with her in the 

manner above described. Or he should in the beginning send his own 

female servant to live with the girl as her friend, and should then gain 

her over by her means. 

 

At last, when he knows the state of her feelings by her outward manner 

and conduct towards him at religious ceremonies, marriage ceremonies, 

fairs, festivals, theatres, public assemblies, and such like occasions, 

he should begin to enjoy her when she is alone, for Vatsyayana lays it 

down, that women, when resorted to at proper times and in proper 

places, do not turn away from their lovers. 

 

When a girl, possessed of good qualities and well-bred, though born in a 

humble family, or destitute of wealth, and not therefore desired by her 

equals, or an orphan girl, or one deprived of her parents, but observing 

the rules of her family and caste, should wish to bring about her own 

marriage when she comes of age, such a girl should endeavour to gain 

over a strong and good looking young man, or a person whom she thinks 

would marry her on account of the weakness of his mind, and even without 

the consent of his parents. She should do this by such means as would 

endear her to the said person, as well as by frequently seeing and 

meeting him. Her mother also should constantly cause them to meet by 


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