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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

festivals, funerals, and garden parties. 

 

2nd. When they do meet, the man should be careful to look at her in such 

a way as to cause the state of his mind to be made known to her; he 

should pull about his moustache, make a sound with his nails, cause his 

own ornaments to tinkle, bite his lower lip, and make various other 

signs of that description. When she is looking at him he should speak 

to his friends about her and other women, and should show to her his 

liberality and his appreciation of enjoyments. When sitting by the side 

of a female friend he should yawn and twist his body, contract his 

eyebrows, speak very slowly as if he were weary, and listen to her 

indifferently. A conversation having two meanings should also be carried 

on with a child or some other person, apparently having regard to a 

third person, but really having reference to the woman he loves, and in 

this way his love should be made manifest under the pretext of referring 

to others rather than to herself. He should make marks that have 

reference to her, on the earth with his nails, or with a stick, and 

should embrace and kiss a child in her presence, and give it the mixture 

of betel nut and betel leaves with his tongue, and press its chin with 

his fingers in a caressing way. All these things should be done at the 

proper time and in proper places. 

 

3rd. The man should fondle a child that may be sitting on her lap, and 

give it something to play with, and also take the same back again. 

Conversation with respect to the child may also be held with her, and in 

this manner he should gradually become well acquainted with her, and he 

should also make himself agreeable to her relations. Afterwards, this 

acquaintance should be made a pretext for visiting her house frequently, 

and on such occasions he should converse on the subject of love in her 

absence, but within her hearing. As his intimacy with her increases he 

should place in her charge some kind of deposit or trust, and take away 

from it a small portion at a time; or he may give her some fragrant 

substances, or betel nuts to be kept for him by her. After this he 

should endeavour to make her well acquainted with his own wife, and get 

them to carry on confidential conversations, and to sit together in 

lonely places. In order to see her frequently he should arrange that the 

same goldsmith, the same jeweller, the same basket maker, the same dyer, 

and the same washerman should be employed by the two families. And he 


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