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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

others. 

 

In the same way, when the daughter of a courtesan arrives at the age of 

puberty, the mother should get together a lot of young men of the same 

age, disposition, and knowledge as her daughter, and tell them that she 

would give her in marriage to the person who would give her presents of 

a particular kind. 

 

After this the daughter should be kept in seclusion as far as possible, 

and the mother should give her in marriage to the man who may be ready 

to give her the presents agreed upon. If the mother is unable to get so 

much out of the man, she should show some of her own things as having 

been given to the daughter by the bridegroom. 

 

Or, the mother may allow her daughter to be married to the man 

privately, as if she was ignorant of the whole affair, and then 

pretending that it has come to her knowledge, she may give her consent 

to the union. 

 

The daughter, too, should make herself attractive to the sons of wealthy 

citizens, unknown to her mother, and make them attached to her, and for 

this purpose should meet them at the time of learning to sing, and in 

places where music is played, and at the houses of other people, and 

then request her mother, through a female friend, or servant, to be 

allowed to unite herself to the man who is most agreeable to her.[77] 

 

When the daughter of a courtesan is thus given to a man, the ties of 

marriage should be observed for one year, and after that she may do what 

she likes. But even after the end of the year, when otherwise engaged, 

if she should be now and then invited by her first husband to come and 

see him, she should put aside her present gain, and go to him for the 

night. 

 

Such is the mode of temporary marriage among courtesans, and of 

increasing their loveliness, and their value in the eyes of others. What 

has been said about them should also be understood to apply to the 

daughters of dancing women, whose mothers should give them only to such 

persons as are likely to become useful to them in various ways. 

 

Thus end the ways of making oneself lovely in the eyes of others. 

 

(a). If a man, after anointing his lingam with a mixture of the powders 

of the white thorn apple, the long pepper, and the black pepper, and 

honey, engages in sexual union with a woman, he makes her subject to his 

will. 

 

(b). The application of a mixture of the leaf of the plant vatodbhranta, 

of the flowers thrown on a human corpse when carried out to be burnt, 

and the powder of the bones of the peacock, and of the jiwanjiva bird, 


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