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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

 

CHAPTER III. 

 

OF THE MEANS OF GETTING MONEY. OF THE SIGNS OF THE CHANGE OF A LOVER'S 

FEELINGS, AND OF THE WAY TO GET RID OF HIM. 

 

 

Money is got out of a lover in two ways, viz.: 

 

By natural or lawful means, and by artifices. Old authors are of opinion 

that when a courtesan can get as much money as she wants from her lover, 

she should not make use of artifice. But Vatsyayana lays down that 

though she may get some money from him by natural means, yet when she 

makes use of artifice he gives her doubly more, and therefore artifice 

should be resorted to for the purpose of extorting money from him at all 

events. 

 

Now the artifices to be used for getting money from her lover are as 

follows: 

 

1st. Taking money from him on different occasions, for the purpose of 

purchasing various articles, such as ornaments, food, drink, flowers, 

perfumes and cloths, and either not buying them, or getting from him 

more than their cost. 

 

2nd. Praising his intelligence to his face. 

 

3rd. Pretending to be obliged to make gifts on occasion of festivals 

connected with vows, trees, gardens, temples, or tanks.[75] 

 

4th. Pretending that at the time of going to his house, her jewels have 

been stolen either by the King's guards, or by robbers. 

 

5th. Alleging that her property has been destroyed by fire, by the 

falling of her house, or by the carelessness of her servants. 

 

6th. Pretending to have lost the ornaments of her lover along with her 

own. 

 

7th. Causing him to hear through other people of the expenses incurred 

by her in coming to see him. 

 

8th. Contracting debts for the sake of her lover. 

 

9th. Disputing with her mother on account of some expense incurred by 

her for her lover, and which was not approved of by her mother. 

 

10th. Not going to parties and festivities in the houses of her friends 

for the want of presents to make to them, she having previously informed 

her lover of the valuable presents given to her by these very friends. 

 

11th. Not performing certain festive rites under the pretence that she 

has no money to perform them with. 

 

12th. Engaging artists to do something for her lover. 

 

13th. Entertaining physicians and ministers for the purpose of attaining 

some object. 

 

14th. Assisting friends and benefactors both on festive occasions, and 

in misfortune. 

 

15th. Performing household rites. 

 

16th. Having to pay the expenses of the ceremony of marriage of the son 

of a female friend. 

 

17th. Having to satisfy curious wishes during her state of pregnancy. 


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