The Perfumed Garden
The Perfumed Garden was written by the Shaykh Umar ibn Muhammed al-Nefzawi in the 16th century. Like the Kama Sutra,
it is best described as a 'better sex' manual with a spiritual influence. It combines practical advice on sexual positions,
methods of pleasuring, pregnancy, and sexual hygiene, with verses praising sex as a gift from God.
The text also includes praiseworthy qualities of men & women, plus two insightful and humorous chapters
on the names of male and female sex organs.
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The Perfumed Garden
Chapter 1: Concerning Praiseworthy Men
Chapter 2: Concerning Women Who Deserve To Be Praised
Chapter 3: [omitted]
Chapter 4: [omitted]
Chapter 5: Relating to the Act of Generation
Chapter 6: Concerning Everything That Is Favourable to the Act of Coition
Chapter 7: Of Matters Which Are Injurious in the Act of Generation
Chapter 8: The Sundry Names Given to the Sexual Parts of Man
Chapter 9: Sundry Names Given to the Sexual Organs of Women
Chapter 10: [omitted]
Chapter 11: [omitted]
Chapter 12: Concerning Sundry Observations Useful to Know for Men and Women
Chapter 13: Concerning the Causes of Enjoyment in the Act of Generation
Chapter 14: [Some Causes of Female Infertility]
Chapter 15: Concerning the Causes of Impotence in Men
Chapter 16: [Cures for Some Types of Impotence]
Chapter 17: Prescriptions for Increasing the Dimensions of Small Members and for Making Them Splendid
Chapter 18: Of Things that Take Away the Bad Smell from the Armpit and Sexual Parts of Women and Contract the Latter
Chapter 19: Instructions with Regard to Pregnancy and How the Gender of the Child That Is To Be Born May Be Known — that is to say, Knowledge of the Sex of the Foetus
Chapter 20: Forming the Conclusion of This Work, and Treating of the Good Effect of the Deglutition of Eggs as Favourable to the Coitus