(Last Updated on : 31-12-2008)
Part VII, the last section in Kama Sutra is contained with three chapters, titled 'On the Means of Attracting Others to One's Self'. Chapter 1 of the last and seventh section is served under the 'On Personal Adornment; On Subjugating The Hearts Of Others; And On Tonic Medicines' header. Vatsayana zeros down in on some of the essential aspects to prettify oneself by external application of medicines or ointments. Without beauty and external attraction, a person can never be attractive to the eyes of the opposite sex. However, natural beauty is always appreciated over artificial application. In order to make heads turn towards oneself and subjugate others in the game of love, a courtesan is instructed to introduce her daughter at an early age to men who might get arrested by her appearance.
Chapter 2 of the seventh part of Kama Sutra, On the Means of Attracting Others to One's Self, is referred to as, 'Of The Ways Of Exciting Desire, And Miscellaneous Experiments, And Recipes'. This chapter discusses various ways in which opposite sexes can find out novel means in which they can arouse respective sexual urge and derive pleasure. Women are generally classified into several sections in the love treatise, which makes more sense that a man needs to act accordingly, depending on the type of woman he likes to get close with. External application of aromatic and medicinal pastes on the yoni or lingam can bring about moments of sheer ecstasy.
Chapter 3 in part seven is a rather wrapping up chapter for the immense book on the art of love, titled 'Concluding Remarks'. A general notion of Kama Sutra as a whole is mentioned, guiding down advises both for young and old, importance of studying this treatise and relevance of the book down the passing centuries. Vatsayana is truly praised as an honest and simple-thinking writer, who had penned down such an unusual idea to be remembered for ages.