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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

designed for his use. She should also amuse him for a long time by 

telling him such stories, and doing such things as he may take most 

delight in. When he goes away she should frequently send to him a female 

attendant, skilled in carrying on a jesting conversation, and also a 

small present at the same time. She should also sometimes go to him 

herself under the pretence of some business, and accompanied by the 

Pithamarda. 

 

Thus end the means of attaching to herself the man desired. 

 

There are also some verses on the subject as follows: 

 

"When a lover comes to her abode, a courtesan should give him a mixture 

of betel leaves and betel nut, garlands of flowers, and perfumed 

ointments, and, showing her skill in arts, should entertain him with a 

long conversation. She should also give him some loving presents, and 

make an exchange of her own things with his, and at the same time should 

show him her skill in sexual enjoyment. When a courtesan is thus united 

with her lover she should always delight him by affectionate gifts, by 

conversation, and by the application of tender means of enjoyment." 

 

FOOTNOTE: 

 

[Footnote 74: In England the lower classes of courtesans walk the 

streets; in India and other places in the East they sit at the windows, 

or at the doors of their houses.] 

 

 

 

 

CHAPTER II. 

 

OF LIVING LIKE A WIFE. 

 

 

When a courtesan is living as a wife with her lover, she should behave 

like a chaste woman, and do everything to his satisfaction. Her duty in 

this respect, in short, is, that she should give him pleasure, but 

should not become attached to him, though behaving as if she were really 

attached. 

 

Now the following is the manner in which she is to conduct herself, so 

as to accomplish the above mentioned purpose. She should have a mother 

dependent on her, one who should be represented as very harsh, and who 

looked upon money as her chief object in life. In the event of there 

being no mother, then an old and confidential nurse should play the same 

role. The mother or nurse, on their part, should appear to be displeased 

with the lover, and forcibly take her away from him. The woman herself 

should always show pretended anger, dejection, fear, and shame on this 

account, but should not disobey the mother or nurse at any time. 

 

She should make out to the mother or nurse that the man is suffering 

from bad health, and making this a pretext for going to see him, she 

should go on that account. She is, moreover, to do the following things 


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