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THE KAMA SUTRA OF VATSYAYANA Part-41
Of the Ways of Exciting Desire, and Miscellaneous Expert
ments, and Recipes.
If a man is unable to satisfy a Hastini, or elephant-woman,
he should have recourse to various means to excite her passion.
At the commencement he should rub her yoni with
his hand or fingers, and not begin to have intercourse with
her until she becomes excited, or experiences pleasure. This
is one way of exciting a woman.
Or, he may make use of certain Apadravyas, or things
which are put on or around the lingam to supplement its
length or its thickness, so as to fit it to the yoni. In the
opinion of Babhravya, these Apadravyas should be made of
gold, silver, copper, iron, ivory, buffalo's horn, various kinds
of wood, tin, or lead, and should be soft, cool, provocative
of sexual vigor, and well fitted to serve the intended purpose.
Vatsyayana, however, says that they may be made according
to the natural liking of each individual.
The following are the different kinds of Apadravyas.
(i) "The armlet" (Valaya) should be of the same size
as the lingam, and should have its outer surface made rough
(2) "The couple" (Sanghati) is formed of two armlets.
(3) "The bracelet" (Chudaka) is made by joining three
or more armlets, until they come up to the required length
of the lingam.
(4) "The single bracelet" is formed by wrapping a single
wire around the lingam, according to its dimensions.
(5) The Kantuka or Jalaka is a tube open at both ends,
with a hole through it, outwardly rough and studded with
soft globules, and made to fit the size of the yoni, and tied
to the waist.
When such a thing cannot be obtained, then a tube made
of the wood apple, or tubular stalk of the bottle gourd, or
a reed made soft with oil and extracts of plants, and tied to
the waist with strings, may be made use of, as also a row
of soft pieces of wood tied together.
The above are the things that can be used in connection
with, or in the place of the lingam.
The people of the southern countries think that true sexual
pleasure cannot be obtained without perforating the lingam,
and they therefore cause it to be pierced like the lobes of the
ears of an infant pierced for ear-rings.
Now, when a young man perforates his lingam he should
pierce it with a sharp instrument, and then stand in water
so long as the blood continues to flow. At night he should
engage in sexual intercourse, even with vigor, so as to clean
the hole. After this he should continue to wash the hole with
decoctions, and increase the size by putting into it small pieces
of cane, and the wrightia antidysenterica, thus gradually enlarging
the orifice. It may also be washed with liquorice
mixed with honey, and the size of the hole increased by the
fruit stalks of the sima-patra plant. The hole should also
be annointed with a small quantity of oil.
In the hole made in the lingam a man may put Apadravyas
of various forms, such as the "round," the "round on one
side," the "wooden mortar," the "flower," the "armlet." the
"bone of the heron," the "goad of the elephant," the "collection
of eight balls," the "lock of hair," the "place where four
roads meet," and other things named according to their
forms and means of using them. All these Apadravyas
should be rough on the outside according to their requirements.
The ways of enlarging the lingam must be now related.
When a man wishes to enlarge his lingam, he should rub
it with the bristles of certain insects that live in trees, and
then, after rubbing it for ten nights with oils, he should
again rub it with the bristles as before. By continuing to
do this a swelling will be gradually produced in the lingam,
and he should then lie on a cot, and cause his lingam to hang
down through a hole in the cot. After this he should take
away all the pain from the swelling by using cool concoctions.
The swelling, which is called Suka, and is often
brought about among the people of the Dravida country, lasts
If the lingam is rubbed with the following things, viz.,
the plant physalis flexuosa, the shavara-kandaka plant, the
jalasuka plant, the fruit of the egg plant, the butter of a she
buffalo, the hasti-charma plant, and the juice of the vajrarasa
plant, a swelling lasting for one month will be produced.
By rubbing it with oil boiled in the concoctions of the
above things, the same effect will be produced, but lasting for
The enlargement of the lingam is also effected by rubbing
it or moistening it with oil boiled on a moderate fire along
with the seeds of the pomegranite, and the cucumber, the
juices of the valuka plant, the hasti-charma plant, and the
In addition to the above, other means may be learnt from
experienced and confidential persons.
The miscellaneous experiments and recipes are as follows:
(a) If a man mixes the powder of the milk hedge plant,
and the kantaka plant with the excrement of a monkey and
the powdered root of the lanjalika plant, and throws this
mixture on a woman, she will not love anybody else afterwards.
(b) If a man thickens the juice of the fruits of the cassia
fistula, and the eugenia jambolana by mixing them with the
powder of the soma plant, the vernonia anthelmintica, the
eclipta prostata, and the lohopa-jihirka, and applies this composition
to the yoni of a woman, and then has sexual intercourse
with her, his love for her will be destroyed.
(c) The same effect is produced if a man has connection
with a woman who has bathed in the butter-milk of a shebuffalo
mixed with the powders of the gopalika plant, the
banu-padika plant, and the yellow amaranth.
(d) An ointment made of the flowers of the nauclea cadamba,
the hog plum, and the eugenia jambolana, and used
by a woman, causes her to be disliked by her husband.
(e) Garlands made of the above flowers, when worn by
the woman, produce the same effect.
(f) An ointment made of the fruit of the asteracantha
longifolia (kokilaksha) will contract the yoni of a Hastini
or elephant-woman, and this contraction lasts for one night.
(g) An ointment made by pounding the roots of the nelumbrium
speciosum, and of the blue lotus, and the powder
of the plant physalis flexuosa mixed with ghee and honey,
will enlarge the yoni of the Mrigi or deer-woman.
(h) An ointment made of the fruit of the emblica myrabolans
soaked in the milky juice of the milk hedge plant, of
the soma plant, the calotropis gigantea, and the juice of the
fruit of the vernonia anthelmintica, will make the hair white.
The juice of the roots of the madayantaka plant, the
yellow amaranth, the anjanika plant, the clitoria ternateea,
and the shlakshnaparni plant, used as a lotion, will make the
(j) An ointment made by boiling the above roots in oil,
and rubbed in, will make the hair black, and will also gradually
restore hair that has fallen off.
(k) If lac is saturated seven times in the sweat of the
testicle of a white horse, and applied to a red lip, the lip will
(1) The color of the lips can be regained by means of
the madayantika and other plants mentioned above under (i) .
(m) A woman, who hears a man playing on a reed pipe
which has been dressed with the juices of the bahupadika
plant, the tabernamontana coronaria, the costus speciosus or
arabicus, the pinus deodora, the euphorbia antiquorum, the
vajra and the kantaka plant, becomes his slave.
(n) If food be mixed with the fruit of the thorn apple
(Dathura) it causes intoxication.
(o) If water be mixed with oil and the ashes of any kind
of grass except the kusha grass, it becomes the color of milk.
(p) If yellow myrabolans, the hog plum, the shrawana
plant, and the priyangu plant be all pounded together, and
applied to iron pots, these pots become red.
(q) If a lamp, trimmed with oil extracted from the shrawana
and priyangu plants, its wick being made of cloth and
the slough of the skins of snakes, is lighted, and long pieces
of wood placed near it, those pieces of wood will resemble
so many snakes.
(r) Drinking the milk of a white cow who has a white
calf at her foot is auspicious, produces fame, and preserves
(s) The blessings of venerable Brahmans, well propitiated,
have the same effect.
this work, on my own authority as an author, I have,
immediately after mentioning them, carefully censured and
An act is never looked upon with indulgence for the simple
reason that it is authorized by the science, because it
ought to be remembered that it is the intention of the science
that the rules which it contains should only be acted upon
in particular cases. After reading and considering the works
of Babhravya and other ancient authors, and thinking over
the meaning of the rules given by them, the Kama Sutra
was composed, according to the precepts of Holy Writ, for
the benefit of the world, by Vatsyayana, while leading the
life of a religious student, and wholly engaged in the contemplation
of the Deity.
This work is not intended to be used merely as an instrument
for satisfying our desires. A person, acquainted with
the true principles of this science, and who preserves his
Dharma, Attha, and Kama, and has regard for the practices
of the people, is sure to obtain the mastery over his senses.
In short, an intelligent and prudent person, attending to
Dharma and Artha, and attending to Kama also, without
becoming the slave of his passions, obtains success in everything
that he may undertake.