In modern terms, the sexually desirable woman had abundance of female hormones. Yang without Yin is joyless, and Yin without Yang is unexcited. The man wants to copulate but the woman is not happy the woman wants to copulate but the man has no desire.
When two hearts are not in tune, the essences are not aroused. Love and pleasure are not elicited. But it the man woos the woman and the woman woos the man, their sentiments and their minds will merge, and they will delight each other's heart. The woman's passion will be aroused, and she will fondle the man's stalk.
She will make it powerful, so it can rap at her jewel terrace, and bring an abundance of secretions for both partners. The jade stalk will be greatly enlarged and will move, sometimes slowly, sometimes rapidly. The jade gate will open, easing the entry of the strong adversary and absorbing its essence to irrigate the scarlet chamber.
When the woman responds to the man's Yang she exhibits these symptoms: Her ears are hot, as if she has drunk rich wines.
Her breasts protrude firmly and fill his hands. Her neck moves about; her legs shake agitatedly. She tries to restrain her lascivious motions, but suddenly she clasps his body. His words "press her body deeply and palpate it gently" accurately describe a basic technique in ancient Chinese massage aiming at accupoints.
The erotic variety of this acupressure can be a most effective aphrodisiac. The tutor then explains to the emperor why the man must await the Four Attainments: If it is angry but not large, his muscle essence has not arrived. If it is large but not rigid, his bone essence has not arrived.
If it is rigid but not hot, his spirit essence has not arrived. The emperor then asks about the woman's Nine Essences: What are they, and how can he tell when they have been aroused? The Arcane Maid answers: When the woman sighs deeply and swallow her saliva, her lung essence has been aroused. When she utters little cries and sucks his mouth, her heart essence has been around. When she enfolds and clings to him, her spleen essence has been aroused. When her Yin gate is slippery and damp, her kidney essence has been aroused.
When she obligingly gnaws him, her bone essence has been aroused. When she hooks her legs around him, her sinew essence has been aroused. When she caresses his jade stalk, her blood essence has been around. If her nostrils and mouth are dilated, her vulva wants it.
If she abruptly embraces the man, she wants to ejaculate. If her perspiration drenches her clothes, she wants her heart filled. If she straightens her body and closes her eyes, she is near ecstasy. When her breasts are engorged and her nose perspires, slowly insert the jade stalk. When her throat is dry and she is swallowing her saliva, leisurely rock the jade stalk. When her grotto is slippery, slowly penetrate her to the depths. When her fluids flow to her buttocks, slowly pull out the jade stalk.
The Elemental Maid also describes the Ten Movements of a woman in the throes of passion, and the urges that impel her: If she extends her thighs, she wants to rub her upper vulva against him.
If she constricts her belly, she wants to ejaculate. If she shakes her buttocks, she wants to be sliced deeply left and right. If she raises her body to press against his, her lascivious joy is extreme.
If she stretches her body lengthwise, her limbs and torso are pleased. If her sexual fluids are slippery, she has ejaculated. Observe these movements and you will know how great is her ecstasy.
The woman lies on her back with the man prostrate on top of her, pressing her thighs into the bed. She pulls at her vulva to receive his jade stalk. He thrusts at her grain seed and attacks also the upper part with leisurely, deliberate strokes. Eight shallow, two deep. The jade stalk goes in dead and returns alive, so that he grows vigorous and powerful.
She is agitated and pleased, joyous like a singsong girl. He refrains from ejaculating. A hundred illnesses will vanish. The woman lies in a crawling position with her buttocks up and her head down. The man kneels behind her, clasping her belly.
He inserts his jade stalk and pierces her innermost part as deeply and intimately as he can. They advance and retreat in mutual attacks. Eight thrusts, five times. This should be sufficient. Her jade gate closes and opens. Her fluids seep out. They rest when this happens. A hundred illnesses will not appear, and the man becomes more virile. This is the rear-entry position natural to all mammals.
The Arcane Maid calls it Stepping Tigers because the participants advance and retreat like a pair of tigers. In this position the jade stalk does not stimulate the clitoris, but it can penetrate to the flower heart. The woman lies on her back. The man supports her thighs, pushes her knees past her bosom, and raises her buttocks and back. He inserts his jade stalk, stabbing her scented mouse. She quivers and rocks. Her fluids are like the rain. He presses into their deeply, without moving, as his stalk grows strong and angry.
He ceases when she rejoices. A hundred illnesses will cure themselves. The woman lies face down and extends her body. The man lies on her back and inserts his jade stalk deeply. He raises her buttocks slightly so that he can rap at her scarlet pearls. Nine thrusts, six times. She is excited, and her fluids flow. The inside of her Yin throbs rapidly; the outside spreads and opens.
He stops when she rejoices. The seven injuries will eliminate themselves This rear-entry position permits only relatively shallow penetration and limited mobility. The woman lies on her back and bends her knees. The man pushes her feet until her knees reach her breasts. He inserts his jade stalk deeply, at times poking at her infant girl. With measured deep and shallow thrusts he reaches her grain seed. She is moved to great joy, and shakes and raises her torso.
When her fluids overflow, he pierces deeper. If he does this without loss of semen, his vigor will increase a hundredfold. This position, similar to Wrestling Apes except that the man holds the woman's legs instead of her buttocks, was another favorite ancient Chinese position for deep penetration and high mobility. The woman lies down and raises her legs.
The man kneels between her thighs, his hands on the mat. He inserts his jade stalk deeply, piercing her mixed rock. When he guides it in rigid and hot, he asks her to begin moving. Eight thrusts, three times. With their buttocks swiftly attacking each other, her Yin opens and expands, pouring out its fluids.
A hundred illnesses will disappear.