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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

 

CONCLUDING REMARKS. 

 

 

Thus ends, in seven parts, the Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana, which might 

otherwise be called a treatise on men and women, their mutual 

relationship, and connection with each other. 

 

It is a work that should be studied by all, both old and young; the 

former will find in it real truths, gathered by experience, and already 

tested by themselves, while the latter will derive the great advantage 

of learning things, which some perhaps may otherwise never learn at all, 

or which they may only learn when it is too late ("too late" those 

immortal words of Mirabeau) to profit by the learning. 

 

It can also be fairly commended to the student of social science and of 

humanity, and above all to the student of those early ideas, which have 

gradually filtered down through the sands of time, and which seem to 

prove that the human nature of to-day is much the same as the human 

nature of the long ago. 

 

It has been said of Balzac [the great, if not the greatest of French 

novelists] that he seemed to have inherited a natural and intuitive 

perception of the feelings of men and women, and has described them with 

an analysis worthy of a man of science. The author of the present work 

must also have had a considerable knowledge of the humanities. Many of 

his remarks are so full of simplicity and truth, that they have stood 

the test of time, and stand out still as clear and true as when they 

were first written, some eighteen hundred years ago. 

 

As a collection of facts, told in plain and simple language, it must be 

remembered that in those early days there was apparently no idea of 

embellishing the work, either with a literary style, a flow of 

language, or a quantity of superfluous padding. The author tells the 

world what he knows in very concise language, without any attempt to 

produce an interesting story. From his facts how many novels could be 

written! Indeed much of the matter contained in parts III. IV. V. and 

VI., has formed the basis of many of the stories and the tales of past 

centuries. 

 

There will be found in part VII., some curious recipes. Many of them 

appear to be as primitive as the book itself, but in later works of the 

same nature these recipes and prescriptions appear to have increased, 

both as regards quality and quantity. In the Anunga Runga or "The Stage 

of Love," mentioned at page 5 of the Preface in Part I., there are found 

no less than thirty-three different subjects for which one hundred and 

thirty recipes and prescriptions are given. 


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