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Nefzaoui, Sheikh (Tr. Burton): The Perfumed Garden, v.1, 20 Jan 2008.

Sheikh Nefzaoui: The Perfumed Garden for the Soul’s Recreation

Translated by Sir Richard Burton [1886]
Complete and Unexpurgated.

No one has uploaded a sex manual so far, so here’s a 16th century Arab one, which is both explicit and very flowery.

Sir Richard Burton’s justification for the translation:

“What can be more important, in fact, than the study of the principles upon which rest the happiness of man and woman, by reason of their mutual relations; relations which are themselves dependent upon character, health, temperament and the constitution, all of which it is the duty of philosophers to study?”
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