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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

harem who bear the name of Kashtriyas. The royal ladies in the country 

of the Vatsagulmas cause such men as are suitable to enter into the 

harem along with their female messengers. In the country of the 

Vaidarbhas the sons of the royal ladies enter the royal harem when they 

please, and enjoy the women, with the exception of their own mothers. In 

the Stri-rajya the wives of the King are enjoyed by his caste fellows 

and relations. In the Ganda country the royal wives are enjoyed by 

Brahmans, friends, servants, and slaves. In the Samdhava country, 

servants, foster children, and other persons like them enjoy the women 

of the harem. In the country of the Haimavatas adventurous citizens 

bribe the sentinels and enter the harem. In the country of the Vanyas 

and the Kalmyas, Brahmans, with the knowledge of the King, enter the 

harem under the pretence of giving flowers to the ladies, and speak with 

them from behind a curtain, and from such conversation union afterwards 

takes place. Lastly, the women in the harem of the King of the Prachyas 

conceal one young man in the harem for every batch of nine or ten of the 

women. 

 

Thus act the wives of others. 

 

For these reasons a man should guard his own wife. Old authors say that 

a King should select for sentinels in his harem such men as have their 

freedom from carnal desires well tested. But such men, though free 

themselves from carnal desire, by reason of their fear or avarice, may 

cause other persons to enter the harem, and therefore Gonikaputra says, 

that Kings should place such men in the harem as may have had their 

freedom from carnal desires, their fears, and their avarice well tested. 

Lastly, Vatsyayana says that under the influence of Dharma[72] people 

might be admitted, and therefore men should be selected who are free 

from carnal desires, fear, avarice, and Dharma.[73] 

 

The followers of Babhravya say that a man should cause his wife to 

associate with a young woman who would tell him the secrets of other 

people, and thus find out from her about his wife's chastity. But 

Vatsyayana says, that as wicked persons are always successful with 

women, a man should not cause his innocent wife to be corrupted by 

bringing her into the company of a deceitful woman. 

 

The following are the causes of the destruction of a woman's chastity: 

 

Always going into society, and sitting in company. 

 

Absence of restraint. 

 

The loose habits of her husband. 


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