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 V
    CHAPTER I
    On the Characteristics of Men and Women, and the reason why Women reject the Addresses of Men. About Men who have Success with Women, and about Women who are easily gained over


    The causes of a woman rejecting the addresses of a man are as follows:
  • Affection for her husband
  • Desire of lawful progeny
  • Want of opportunity
  • Anger at being addressed by the man too familiarly
  • Difference in rank of life
  • Want of certainty on account of the man being devoted travelling
  • Thinking that the man may be attached to some other person
  • Fear of the man's not keeping his intentions secret
  • Thinking that the man is too devoted to his friends, and has too great a regard for them
  • The apprehension that he is not in earnest
  • Bashfulness on account of his being an illustrious man
  • Fear on account of his being powerful, or possessed of too impetuous passion, in the case of the deer woman
  • Bashfulness on account of his being too clever
  • The thought of having once lived with him on friendly terms only
  • Contempt of his want of knowledge of the world
  • Distrust of his low character
  • Disgust at his want of perception of her love for him
  • In the case of an elephant woman, the thought that he is a hare man, or a man of weak passion
  • Compassion lest anything should befall him on account of his passion
  • Despair at her own imperfections
  • Fear of discovery
  • Disillusion at seeing his grey hair or shabby appearance
  • Fear that he may be employed by her husband to test her chastity
  • The thought that he has too much regard for morality

    Whichever of the above causes a man may detect, he should endeavour to remove it from the very beginning. Thus, the bashfulness that may arise from his greatness or his ability, he should remove by showing his great love and affection for her. The difficulty of the want of opportunity, or of his inaccessibility, he should remove by showing her some easy way of access. The excessive respect entertained by the woman for him should be removed by making himself very familiar. The difficulties that arise from his being thought a low character he should remove by showing his valour and his wisdom; those that come from neglect by extra attention; and those that arise from fear by giving her proper encouragement.

  • The following are the men who generally obtain success with women:
  • Men well versed in the science of love
  • Men skilled in telling stories
  • Men acquainted with women from their childhood Men
  • Men who have secured their confidence
  • Men who send presents to them
  • Men who talk well

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