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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

not have shown each other any signs of affection, still they are both 

capable of placing confidence in a go-between. 

 

Now the go-between should show the woman the presents, such as the betel 

nut and betel leaves, the perfumes, the flowers, and the rings which the 

man may have given to her for the sake of the woman, and on these 

presents should be impressed the marks of the man's teeth, and nails, 

and other signs. On the cloth that he may send he should draw with 

saffron both his hands joined together as if in earnest entreaty. 

 

The go-between should also show to the woman ornamental figures of 

various kinds cut in leaves, together with ear ornaments, and chaplets 

made of flowers containing love letters expressive of the desire of the 

man,[61] and she should cause her to send affectionate presents to the 

man in return. After they have mutually accepted each other's presents, 

then a meeting should be arranged between them on the faith of the 

go-between. 

 

The followers of Babhravya say that this meeting should take place at 

the time of going to the temple of a Deity, or on occasions of fairs, 

garden parties, theatrical performances, marriages, sacrifices, 

festivals and funerals, as also at the time of going to the river to 

bathe, or at times of natural calamities,[62] fear of robbers or hostile 

invasions of the country. 

 

Gonikaputra is of opinion however that these meetings had better be 

brought about in the abodes of female friends, mendicants, astrologers, 

and ascetics. But Vatsyayana decides that that place is only well suited 

for the purpose which has proper means of ingress and egress, and where 

arrangements have been made to prevent any accidental occurrence, and 

when a man who has once entered the house, can also leave it at the 

proper time without any disagreeable encounter. 

 

Now go-betweens or female messengers are of the following different 

kinds, viz.: 

 

(1). A go-between who takes upon herself the whole burden of the 

business. 

 

(2). A go-between who does only a limited part of the business. 

 

(3). A go-between who is the bearer of a letter only. 

 

(4). A go-between acting on her own account. 

 

(5). The go-between of an innocent young woman. 

 

(6). A wife serving as a go-between. 

 

(7). A mute go-between. 

 

(8). A go-between who acts the part of the wind. 

 

(1). A woman who, having observed the mutual passion of a man and woman, 

brings them together and arranges it by the power of her own intellect, 


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