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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

 

An ascetic who is internally troubled with desire. 

 

A brave man. 

 

A physician of the King. 

 

Previous acquaintance. 

 

On the other hand, those who are possessed of excellent qualities are to 

be resorted to for the sake of love, and fame. Such men are as follows: 

 

Men of high birth, learned, with a good knowledge of the world, and 

doing the proper things at the proper times, poets, good story tellers, 

eloquent men, energetic men, skilled in various arts, far-seeing into 

the future, possessed of great minds, full of perseverance, of a firm 

devotion, free from anger, liberal, affectionate to their parents, and 

with a liking for all social gatherings, skilled in completing verses 

begun by others and in various other sports, free from all disease, 

possessed of a perfect body, strong, and not addicted to drinking, 

powerful in sexual enjoyment, sociable, showing love towards women and 

attracting their hearts to himself, but not entirely devoted to them, 

possessed of independent means of livelihood, free from envy, and last 

of all free from suspicion. 

 

Such are the good qualities of a man. 

 

The woman also should have the following characteristics, viz.: 

 

She should be possessed of beauty, and amiability, with auspicious body 

marks. She should have a liking for good qualities in other people, as 

also a liking for wealth. She should take delight in sexual unions 

resulting from love, and should be of a firm mind, and of the same class 

as the man with regard to sexual enjoyment. 

 

She should always be anxious to acquire and obtain experience and 

knowledge, be free from avarice, and always have a liking for social 

gatherings, and for the arts. 

 

The following are the ordinary qualities of all women, viz.: 

 

To be possessed of intelligence, good disposition, and good manners; to 

be straightforward in behaviour, and to be grateful; to consider well 

the future before doing anything; to possess activity, to be of 

consistent behaviour, and to have a knowledge of the proper times and 

places for doing things; to speak always without meanness, loud 

laughter, malignity, anger, avarice, dullness, or stupidity, to have a 

knowledge of the Kama Sutra, and to be skilled in all the arts connected 

with it. 

 

The faults of the women are to be known by the absence of any of the 

above mentioned good qualities. 

 

The following kinds of men are not fit to be resorted to by courtesans, 

viz.: 

 

One who is consumptive; one who is sickly; one whose mouth contains 


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