Kama Sutra

  • TRANSLATOR'S NOTES
    - Preface
    - Introduction

  • PART I: INTRODUCTORY
    - Chapter I
    - Chapter II
    - Chapter III
    - Chapter IV
    - Chapter V

  • PART II: ON SEXUAL UNION
    - Chapter I
    - Chapter II
    - Chapter III
    - Chapter IV
    - Chapter V
    - Chapter VI
    - Chapter VII
    - Chapter VIII
    - Chapter IX
    - Chapter X

  • PART III: ABOUT THE ACQUISITION OF A WIFE
    - Chapter I
    - Chapter II
    - Chapter III
    - Chapter IV
    - Chapter V

  • PART IV: ABOUT A WIFE
    - Chapter I
    - Chapter II

  • PART V: ABOUT THE WIVES OF OTHER PEOPLE
    - Chapter I
    - Chapter II
    - Chapter III
    - Chapter IV
    - Chapter V
    - Chapter VI

  • PART VI: ABOUT COURTESANS
    - Introductory Remarks - Chapter I
    - Chapter II
    - Chapter III
    - Chapter IV
    - Chapter V
    - Chapter VI

  • PART VII: ON THE MEANS OF ATTRACTING OTHERS TO ONE'S SELF
    - Chapter I
    - Chapter II

  • CONCLUDING REMARKS

  • MODERN KAMA SUTRA



  • PART II
    CHAPTER X
    Of the way how to begin and how to end the congress. Different kinds of congress and love quarrels.


    Congress is of the following kinds:
  • Loving congress
  • Congress of subsequent love
  • Congress of artificial love
  • Congress of transferred love
  • Congress like that of eunuchs
  • Deceitful congress
  • Congress of spontaneous love

    When a man and a woman, who have been in love with each other for some time, come together with great difficulty, or when one of the two returns from a journey, or is reconciled after having been separated on account of a quarrel, then congress is called the `loving congress'. It is carried on according to the liking of the lovers, and as long as they choose.

    When two persons come together, while their love for each other is still in its infancy, their congress is called the `congress of subsequent love'.

    When a man carries on the congress by exciting himself by means of the sixty-four ways, such as kissing, etc., etc., or when a man and a woman come together, though in reality they are both attached to different persons, their congress is then called `congress of artificial love'. At this time all the ways and means mentioned in the Kama Shastra should be used.

    When a man, from the beginning to the end of the congress, though having connection with the woman, thinks all the time that he is enjoying another one whom he loves, it is called the `congress of transferred love'.

    Congress between a man and a female water carrier, or a female servant of a caste lower than his own, lasting only until the desire is satisfied, is called `congress like that of eunuchs'. Here external touches, kisses, and manipulation are not to be employed.

    The congress between a courtesan and a rustic, and that between citizens and the women of villages, and bordering countries, is called `deceitful congress'.

    The congress that takes place between two persons who are attached to one another, and which is done according to their own liking is called `spontaneous congress'.

    Thus end the kinds of congress.

    We shall now speak of love quarrels.



  • Kama Sutra