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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

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