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Table of contents
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

liking him when she grows up, desires a man possessing a disposition, 

talents, and wisdom suitable to her own tastes. 

 

25. A woman who is slighted by her husband without any cause. 

 

26. A woman who is not respected by other women of the same rank or 

beauty as herself. 

 

27. A woman whose husband is devoted to travelling. 

 

28. The wife of a jeweller. 

 

29. A jealous woman. 

 

30. A covetous woman. 

 

31. An immoral woman. 

 

32. A barren woman. 

 

33. A lazy woman. 

 

34. A cowardly woman. 

 

35. A humpbacked woman. 

 

36. A dwarfish woman. 

 

37. A deformed woman. 

 

38. A vulgar woman. 

 

39. An ill-smelling woman. 

 

40. A sick woman. 

 

41. An old woman. 

 

There was also two verses on the subject as follows: 

 

"Desire, which springs from nature, and which is increased by art, and 

from which all danger is taken away by wisdom, becomes firm and secure. 

A clever man, depending on his own ability, and observing carefully the 

ideas and thoughts of women, and removing the causes of their turning 

away from men, is generally successful with them." 

 

FOOTNOTE: 

 

[Footnote 58: On peut tout attendre et tout supposer d'une femme 

amoureuse.--Balzac.] 

 

CHAPTER II. 

 

ABOUT MAKING ACQUAINTANCE WITH THE WOMAN, AND OF THE EFFORTS TO GAIN HER 

OVER. 

 

 

Ancient authors are of opinion that girls are not so easily seduced by 

employing female messengers as by the efforts of the man himself, but 

that the wives of others are more easily got at by the aid of female 

messengers than by the personal efforts of a man. But Vatsyayana lays it 

down that whenever it is possible a man should always act himself in 

these matters, and it is only when such is impracticable, or impossible, 

that female messengers should be employed. As for the saying that women 

who act and talk boldly and freely are to be won by the personal efforts 

of the man, and that women who do not possess those qualities are to be 

got at by female messengers, it is only a matter of talk. 

 

Now when a man acts himself in the matter he should first of all make 

the acquaintance of the woman he loves in the following manner. 

 

1st. He should arrange to be seen by the woman either on a natural or 

special opportunity. A natural opportunity is when one of them goes to 

the house of the other, and a special opportunity is when they meet 

either at the house of a friend, or a caste-fellow, or a minister, or a 

physician, as also on the occasion of marriage ceremonies, sacrifices, 


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