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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

with him over the same; wishing to accompany him if he happens to leave 

the country himself or if he be banished from it by the King; expressing 

a desire not to live after him; telling him that the whole object and 

desire of her life was to be united with him; offering previously 

promised sacrifices to the Deity when he acquires wealth, or has some 

desire fulfilled, or when he has recovered from some illness or disease; 

putting on ornaments every day; not acting too freely with him; reciting 

his name and the name of his family in her songs; placing his hand on 

her loins, bosom and forehead, and falling asleep after feeling the 

pleasure of his touch; sitting on his lap and falling asleep there; 

wishing to have a child by him; desiring not to live longer than he 

does; abstaining from revealing his secrets to others; dissuading him 

from vows and fasts by saying "let the sin fall upon me;" keeping vows 

and fasts along with him when it is impossible to change his mind on the 

subject; telling him that vows and fasts are difficult to be observed, 

even by herself, when she has any dispute with him about them; looking 

on her own wealth and his without any distinction; abstaining from going 

to public assemblies without him, and accompanying him when he desires 

her to do so; taking delight in using things previously used by him, and 

in eating food that he has left uneaten; venerating his family, his 

disposition, his skill in the arts, his learning, his caste, his 

complexion, his native country, his friends, his good qualities, his 

age, and his sweet temper; asking him to sing, and to do other such like 

things, if able to do them; going to him without paying any regard to 

fear, to cold, to heat, or to rain; saying with regard to the next world 

that he should be her lover even there; adapting her tastes, disposition 

and actions to his liking; abstaining from sorcery; disputing 

continually with her mother on the subject of going to him, and, when 

forcibly taken by her mother to some other place, expressing her desire 

to die by taking poison, by starving herself to death, by stabbing 

herself with some weapon, or by hanging herself; and lastly assuring the 

man of her constancy and love by means of her agents, and receiving 

money herself, but abstaining from any dispute with her mother with 

regard to pecuniary matters. 

 

When the man sets out on a journey, she should make him swear that he 

will return quickly, and in his absence should put aside her vows of 


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