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The Perfumed Garden

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Alia Makki

5 Hours 38 Minutes


January 2017


Audio Book Summary

A fifteenth-century Arabic sex manual and work of erotic literature. The book presents opinions on what qualities men and women should have to be attractive, gives advice on sexual technique, warnings about sexual health, and recipes to remedy sexual maladies. It gives lists of names for the penis and vagina, has a section on the interpretation of dreams, and briefly describes sex among animals. Interspersed with these there are a number of stories which are intended to give context and amusement. (Summary by Wikipedia)

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  • Roxanne N

    I fell asleep a couple times while I was listening. The narrator voice was so nice to listion to. But also,I had some very different dreams. I couldn't believe how many different shapes of the penis there were and each shape had a name . But the way the book discribed how a women should look to attract a Man is way different than now days. The short stories we're great also. I would recommend reading or ( lisenting) to this this book. I'm glad I did I enjoyed it.

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  • Robert T.

    Very poetic and perspective of the time. Fascinating as well historical

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  • Anonymous

    i read this as a cultural artifact, as much a Victorian cultural artifact (due to the time it was translated into English) as an Arabian one. Probably a good read if you are 16, Otherwise, it's pretty dated and the translation sounds a bit awkward, too. The narration is awful, which is characteristic of LibriVox narration.

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