too, around the time Vatysyayana compiled his Kama sutra, there
were spheres of abilities and skills deemed as titillating for
the all round lover. Those qualities, thus, would reach beyond
physical attributes and stilted bedding techniques, thus reaching
as far as the know- how to keep a relationship healthy and treating
a partner respectfully.
some of those so-called essential qualities of the time, as socially
as practically, might seem somewhat peculiar to say the least,
in this instance- "to be knowledgeable about stones and mines"
or to know-how to play certain musical instruments alike big glass
bottles filled with water. On the other hand, some aspects might
seem extremely modern and worth mentioning.
To Vatysyayana, accordingly, a woman sharing the same interests
of her partner was of essence in that both would appreciate the
same things- likewise a woman would show the capability of- "winning
minds and hearts of others" so as to conquering her chosen
one successfully. Modern surveys come to endorse that-sharing
common background and similar interests are paramount in the relations-success
example- in the deeply stratified Hindu world of a bygone era,
there only could have marriages between same caste individuals.
Even though, it no longer takes place in these days and age. Understandably,
the most compatible partner would theoretically be someone from
our own social class.