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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

and becomes desirable to all, this is called a gain of wealth attended 

by other gain. 

 

(b). When by living with a man a courtesan simply gets money, this is 

called a gain of wealth not attended by any other gain. 

 

(c). When a courtesan receives money from other people besides her 

lover, the results are: the chance of the loss of future good from her 

present lover; the chance of disaffection of a man securely attached to 

her; the hatred of all; and the chance of a union with some low person, 

tending to destroy her future good. This gain is called a gain of wealth 

attended by losses. 

 

(d). When a courtesan, at her own expense, and without any results in 

the shape of gain, has connected with a great man, or an avaricious 

minister, for the sake of diverting some misfortune, or removing some 

cause that may be threatening the destruction of a great gain, this loss 

is said to be a loss of wealth attended by gains of the future good 

which it may bring about. 

 

(e). When a courtesan is kind, even at her own expense, to a man who is 

very stingy, or to a man proud of his looks, or to an ungrateful man 

skilled in gaining the heart of others, without any good resulting from 

these connections to her in the end, this loss is called a loss of 

wealth not attended by any gain. 

 

(f). When a courtesan is kind to any such man as described above, but 

who in addition are favourites of the King, and moreover cruel and 

powerful, without any good result in the end, and with a chance of her 

being turned away at any moment, this loss is called a loss of wealth 

attended by other losses. 

 

In this way gains and losses, and attendant gains and losses in 

religious merit and pleasures may become known to the reader, and 

combinations of all of them may also be made. 

 

Thus end the remarks on gains and losses, and attendant gains and 

losses. 

 

In the next place we come to doubts, which are again of three kinds, 

viz.: doubts about wealth, doubts about religious merit, and doubts 

about pleasures. 

 

The following are examples. 

 

(a). When a courtesan is not certain how much a man may give her, or 

spend upon her, this is called a doubt about wealth. 

 

(b). When a courtesan feels doubtful whether she is right in entirely 

abandoning a lover from whom she is unable to get money, she having 

taken all his wealth from him in the first instance, this doubt is 

called a doubt about religious merit. 

 

(c). When a courtesan is unable to get hold of a lover to her liking, 


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