"without being conquered as well as conquering so that no feeling of satiation or desolation arises nor the horrid feeling of misusing or of being misused "

"It is not enough to conquer; one must know how to seduce." - Voltaire.

Khajuraho Temple Scultpture depicting Intimacy
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Kama Sutra is an ancient Indian commentary on the art of seduction that includes singing, and costumes, aphrodisiacs and the art of making love. The commentary centers on the fact that physical love should encompass the feeling of give and take, of mutual satiation and should not lead to any feelings of being taken advantage of.