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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

one hand, it is impossible to believe that the same God who permitted 

His own son to die a bachelor regards celibacy as an actual sin, and on 

the other hand, it is obvious that the average cleric would be damaged 

but little, and probably improved appreciably, by having a wife to 

think for him, and to force him to virtue and industry, and to aid him 

otherwise in his sordid profession. Where religious superstitions 

have died out the institution of the dot prevails--an idea borrowed by 

Christians from the Jews. The dot is simply a bribe designed to overcome 

the disinclination of the male. It involves a frank recognition of the 

fact that he loses by marriage, and it seeks to make up for that loss by 

a money payment. Its obvious effect is to give young women a wider and 

better choice of husbands. A relatively superior man, otherwise quite 

out of reach, may be brought into camp by the assurance of economic 

ease, and what is more, he may be kept in order after he has been taken 

by the consciousness of his gain. Among hardheaded and highly practical 

peoples, such as the Jews and the French, the dot flourishes, and 

its effect is to promote intellectual suppleness in the race, for the 

average child is thus not inevitably the offspring of a woman and a 

noodle, as with us, but may be the offspring of a woman and a man of 

reasonable intelligence. But even in France, the very highest class of 

men tend to evade marriage; they resist money almost as unanimously as 

their Anglo-Saxon brethren resist sentimentality. 

 

In America the dot is almost unknown, partly because money-getting is 

easier to men than in Europe and is regarded as less degrading, and 

partly because American men are more naive than Frenchmen and are 

thus readily intrigued without actual bribery. But the best of them 

nevertheless lean to celibacy, and plans for overcoming their habit are 

frequently proposed and discussed. One such plan involves a heavy tax on 

bachelors. The defect in it lies in the fact that the average bachelor, 

for obvious reasons, is relatively well to do, and would pay the tax 

rather than marry. Moreover, the payment of it would help to salve his 

conscience, which is now often made restive, I believe, by a maudlin 

feeling that he is shirking his duty to the race, and so he would be 

confirmed and supported in his determination to avoid the altar. Still 

further, he would escape the social odium which now attaches to his 

celibacy, for whatever a man pays for is regarded as his right. As 


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