Vatsayana's Kamasutra in this chapter edifies the reader by offering knowledge on the various ways of exciting desires and enlarging the lingams, different kinds of experiments and their recipes.(Last Updated on : 19/12/2008)
Foreplay is an elementary part of the whole game of love. According to Kamasutra, the whole process of copulation begins with foreplay, the main goal of which is to attain the greatest peak in sexual pleasure. So if a man is unable to satisfy an elephant woman, he should try different means to excite her. For beginning he can rub her yoni with his fingers, and continue the process till she is sexually charged and gained satisfaction. This is one way of exciting a woman.
He can also make use of certain Apadravyas, which means the things that are put on or around the lingam to supplement its length or its thickness, for fitting it into the yoni.
According to 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 vigour, and well fitted to serve the anticipated purpose.
Vatsyayana, however, in his Kamasutra says that they can be of any material according to the liking of each particular individual. The following are the different kinds of Apadravyas:
The above are the things that can be used in collaboration with or in place of lingam. The people of the southern countries think that the true sexual pleasure cannot be acquired without penetrating the lingam. Because of this reason they pierce it like the lobes of the ears.
After penetrating his lingam with a sharp instrument the young man should stand in water till the blood flow stopped. At night, he should engage in sexual intercourse, even with energy, with a view to clean the hole. Following to this he should continue to wash the hole with decoctions, and increase the size by putting into it small pieces of cane, and wrightia antidysenterica. The whole process gradually aids to enlarge the passage. It may also be washed with liquorice mixed with honey while the size of the hole increased by the fruit stalks of the simapatra plant. The hole should embrocate with a small quantity of oil regularly.
In the hole which is 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 how they are being used. All these Apadravyas should be rough on the outside according to their requirements.
Vatsayana further in his Kamasutra offers the secrets of enlarging the lingam, which can be described in the following manner.
In order to enlarge the lingam, a man should rub it with the bristles of certain insects that live in trees. This process again followed after rubbing it with oil for ten nights. On this process a swelling will be gradually produced in the lingam, and when he lies on a cot, his lingam should hang down through a hole in the cot. After this he should take away all the pain from the swelling by using cool concoctions. This swelling or 'Suka' is often brought about among the people of the Dravida country and lasts for life.
The one-month swelling of the lingam can be achieved if it is rubbed with the following things, the plant physalis flexuosa, the shavara-kandaka plant, the jalasuka plant, the fruit of the egg plant, the butter of a she buffalo, the hastri-charma plant, and the juice of the vajrarasa plant.
While six months swelling is acquired by rubbing it with oil boiled in the concoctions of the above things.
Rubbing it or moistening it with oil boiled on a moderate fire along with the seeds of the pomegranate, cucumber, juices of the valuka plant, hastri-charma plant, and the egg plant also effects the enlargement of the lingam.
Adding up with all these, some experienced and confidential persons also can give some useful and effective suggestion on the above topic.
The miscellaneous experiments and recipes are as follows:
There are also some verses in conclusion:
'Thus have I written in a few words the "Science of love", after reading the texts of ancient authors, and following the ways of enjoyment mentioned in them.'
'He who is acquainted with the true principles of this science pays regard to Dharma, Artha, Kama, and to his own experiences, as well as to the teachings of others, and does not act simply on the dictates of his own desire. As for the errors in the science of love which I have mentioned in this work, on my own authority as an author, I have, immediately after mentioning them, carefully censured and prohibited them.'
'An act is never looked upon with indulgence for the simple reason that it is authorised 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, Artha, 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.'
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