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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

become attached to her, and, moreover, if he became attached to her, 

whether he would give her any thing, it is then called a doubt on both 

sides about gains. 

 

(d). When a courtesan is uncertain whether a former enemy, if made up by 

her at her own expense, would do her some injury on account of his 

grudge against her; or, if becoming attached to her, would take away 

angrily from her any thing that he may have given to her, this is called 

a doubt on both sides about loss. 

 

Babhravya has described the gains and losses on both sides as follows. 

 

(a). When a courtesan can get money from a man whom she may go to see, 

and also money from a man whom she may not go to see, this is called a 

gain on both sides. 

 

(b). When a courtesan has to incur further expense if she goes to see a 

man, and yet runs the risk of incurring an irremediable loss if she does 

not go to see him, this is called a loss on both sides. 

 

(c). When a courtesan is uncertain, whether a particular man would give 

her anything on her going to see him, without incurring expense on her 

part, or whether on her neglecting him another man would give her 

something, this is called a doubt on both sides about gain. 

 

(d.) When a courtesan is uncertain, whether, on going at her own expense 

to see an old enemy, he would take back from her what he may have given 

her, or whether by her not going to see him he would cause some disaster 

to fall upon her, this is called a doubt on both sides about loss. 

 

By combining the above, the following six kinds of mixed results are 

produced, viz.: 

 

(a). Gain on one side, and loss on the other. 

 

(b). Gain on one side, and doubt of gain on the other. 

 

(c). Gain on one side, and doubt of loss on the other. 

 

(d). Loss on one side, and doubt of gain on the other. 

 

(e). Doubt of gain on one side, and doubt of loss on the other. 

 

(f). Doubt of loss on one side, and loss on the other. 

 

A courtesan, having considered all the above things, and taken council 

with her friends, should act so as to acquire gain, the chances of great 

gain, and the warding off of any great disaster. Religious merit and 

pleasure should also be formed into separate combinations like those of 

wealth, and then all should be combined with each other, so as to form 

new combinations. 

 

When a courtesan consorts with men she should cause each of them to give 

her money as well as pleasure. At particular times, such as the Spring 

Festivals, etc., she should make her mother announce to the various men, 


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