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THE CONQUEST OF THE VENEREAL DISEASES-8.1
THE CONQUEST OF THE VENEREAL DISEASES-8.2
THE CONQUEST OF THE VENEREAL DISEASES-8.3
THE CONQUEST OF THE VENEREAL DISEASES-8.4
THE CONQUEST OF THE VENEREAL DISEASES-8.5
THE CONQUEST OF THE VENEREAL DISEASES-8.6
FOOTNOTES
SEXUAL MORALITY-9.1
SEXUAL MORALITY-9.2
SEXUAL MORALITY-9.3
SEXUAL MORALITY-9.4
SEXUAL MORALITY-9.5
SEXUAL MORALITY-9.6
SEXUAL MORALITY-9.7
SEXUAL MORALITY-9.8
SEXUAL MORALITY-9.9
MARRIAGE-10.1
MARRIAGE-10.2
MARRIAGE-10.3
MARRIAGE-10.4
MARRIAGE-10.5
MARRIAGE-10.6
MARRIAGE-10.7
MARRIAGE-10.8
MARRIAGE-10.9
MARRIAGE-10.10
MARRIAGE-10.11
MARRIAGE-10.12
FOOTNOTES
THE ART OF LOVE-11.1
THE ART OF LOVE-11.2
THE ART OF LOVE-11.3
THE ART OF LOVE-11.4
THE ART OF LOVE-11.5
THE ART OF LOVE-11.6
THE ART OF LOVE-11.7
THE ART OF LOVE-11.8
THE ART OF LOVE-11.9
THE ART OF LOVE-11.10
THE ART OF LOVE-11.11
FOOTNOTES
THE SCIENCE OF PROCREATION-12.1
THE SCIENCE OF PROCREATION-12.2
THE SCIENCE OF PROCREATION-12.3
THE SCIENCE OF PROCREATION-12.4
THE SCIENCE OF PROCREATION-12.5
THE SCIENCE OF PROCREATION-12.6
THE SCIENCE OF PROCREATION-12.7
THE SCIENCE OF PROCREATION-12.8
THE SCIENCE OF PROCREATION-12.9
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enjoyment are that her body becomes limp, her eyes close, she 

loses all timidity, and takes part in the movements which bring 

her most closely to him. If, on the other hand, she feels no 

pleasure, she strikes the bed with her hands, will not allow the 

man to continue, is sullen, even bites or kicks, and continues 

the movements of coitus when the man has finished. In such cases, 

Vatsyayana adds, it is his duty to rub the vulva with his hand 

before union until it is moist, and he should perform the same 

movements afterwards if his own orgasm has occurred first. 

 

With regard to Indian erotic art generally, and more especially 

Vatsyayana, who appears to have lived some sixteen hundred years 

ago, information will be found in Valentino, "L'Hygiene conjugale 

chez les Hindous," _Archives Generales de Medecine_, Ap. 25, 

1905; Iwan Bloch, "Indische Medizin," Puschmann's _Handbuch der 

Geschichte der Medizin_, vol. i; Heimann and Stephan, "Beitraege 

zur Ehehygiene nach der Lehren des Kamasutram," _Zeitschaft fuer 

Sexualwissenschaft_, Sept., 1908; also a review of Richard 

Schmidt's German translation of the _Kamashastra_ of Vatsyayana 

in _Zeitschrift fuer Ethnologie_, 1902, Heft 2. There has long 

existed an English translation of this work. In the lengthy 

preface to the French translation Lamairesse points out the 

superiority of Indian erotic art to that of the Latin poets by 

its loftier spirit, and greater purity and idealism. It is 

throughout marked by respect for women, and its spirit is 

expressed in the well-known proverb: "Thou shalt not strike a 

woman even with a flower." See also Margaret Noble's _Web of 

Indian Life_, especially Ch. III, "On the Hindu Woman as Wife," 

and Ch. IV, "Love Strong as Death." 

 

 


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