The Perfumed Garden

The Perfumed Garden of Sensual Delight  (1886) 
by Muhammad al-Nafzawi, translated by Richard Francis Burton

The Perfumed Garden (الروض العاطر في نزهة الخاطر) is an Islamic sex manual, similar to the Hindu Kama Sutra. The full title of the book is The Perfumed Garden of Sensual Delight (al-rawd al-'âtir fî nuzhati'l khâtir). It is believed to have been written between 1410 and 1434.

THE

PERFUMED GARDEN

OF THE

CHEIKH NEFZAOUI


A MANUAL OF ARABIAN EROTOLOGY

(XVI. Century)



Revised and Corrected Translation



Cosmopoli: MDCCCLXXXVI: for the Kama Shastra
Society of London and Benares, and for
Private circulation only.


Alencon: Imprimerie Veuve Felix Guy et Cie.


CONTENTS



Page
Prefatory Note v
Notes of the Translator respecting Cheikh Nefzaoui ix
Introduction 1
CHAPTER I
Concerning Praiseworthy Men 9
CHAPTER II
Concerning Women who Deserve to be Praised 32
CHAPTER III
About Men who are to be Held in Contempt 57
CHAPTER IV
About Women who are to be Held in Contempt 59
CHAPTER V
Relating to the Act of Generation 62
CHAPTER VI
Concerning Everything Favourable to the Act of Coition 66
CHAPTER VII
Of matters which are Injurious in the Act of Generation 101
CHAPTER VIII
The Sundry Names given to the Sexual Parts of Men 110
CHAPTER IX
Sundry Names given to the Sexual Organs of Women 129
CHAPTER X
Concerning the Organs of Generation of Animals 160
CHAPTER XI
On the Deceits and Treacheries of Women 163
CHAPTER XII
Concerning Sundry Observations useful to know for Men and Women 185
CHAPTER XIII
Concerning the Causes of Enjoyment in the Act of Generation 190
CHAPTER XIV
Description of the Uterus of Sterile Women, and Treatment of the same 194
CHAPTER XV
Concerning Medicines which Provoke Abortion 196
CHAPTER XVI
Concerning the Causes of Impotence in Men 198
CHAPTER XVII
Undoing of Aiguillettes (impotence for a time) 200
CHAPTER XVIII
Prescriptions for increasing the Dimensions of small Members, and for making them splendid 202
CHAPTER XIX
Of things that take away the bad smell from the Armpits and Sexual Parts of Women, and contract the latter 205
CHAPTER XX
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 Foetus 207
CHAPTER XXI
Forming the Conclusion of this Work, and Treating of the Good Effects of the Deglutition of Eggs as Favourable to the Coitus 209
Appendix to the Autograph Edition 226

This work was published before January 1, 1926, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.