The art of seduction | Seema Anand | TEDxEaling

Translator: Jessika Malo
Reviewer: Peter van de Ven If we begin with a construct
that we are a collection of stories. We are the stories that we tell,
the stories that we believe, and, equally, the stories
that we choose to ignore. And so, I am going to revisit some of these old,
forgotten, lost stories, today. Let’s start at the beginning;
let’s start with the story of creation. You know creation is not a simple process,
and let no one ever tell you otherwise. According to Hindu belief,
it is not even a one-man job. You need three people for it. You need one to create,
one to preserve and one to destroy. But Brahma – Brahma is the great father,
the creator – when Brahma created
the world from his mind, he decided in his arrogance that he was also going to be
the master of life and death. And for this world
that he was going to create, he was going to populate it with beings
that were both man and woman in one body; beings that would self-fertilize. So the plan was, he was going to get these beings
to create a child from within themselves without any outside help, feed and look after this child
for six years, at which point the child
would become self-sufficient, and the parent being
would automatically die off. So, in Brahma’s world,
there was going to be no mess, no overcrowding. But when he actually created
these beings from his mind, he discovered that they were all men. The creator hadn’t quite worked out
how to manifest a woman. Shiva came to the rescue, Shiva is one of the trinity,
he is the destroyer, and Shiva is married to mother Earth. Shiva came in and he reached
into Brahma’s mind, and he pulled out a woman:
Brahma’s mind-born daughter. And then he explained to Brahma
about men and about women and about the ecstasy of coming together. Unfortunately, Brahma was not listening because he had taken one look
at his beautiful mind-born daughter, and decided he wanted her. And Shiva had had to sit there and watch the great father
lusting after his own daughter, chasing his daughter all over the cosmos
because he wanted to possess her. He realized what kind of sin
he had brought into the world. And so, to try to mitigate this sin,
Shiva castrated himself. He merged with his own wife,
and he went back to Brahma, and he said, “Look, plan A. This is how you create a being
that’s both man and woman in one body. Let’s go back to this plan.” But by now, Brahma had known
the ecstasy of coming together. And so, he prised apart Shiva
from his wife, and he said, “From now on, men and women
will be born as separate entities, they will live as separate entities,
and they will know the joy of union.” And then Brahma created
a race of men and a race of women, he paired them up together and said,
“Go and populate my world.” Unfortunately, nothing happened
because no one knew what to do. And so, Shiva once again,
came to the rescue. He said to the men and women, he said, “Go and tickle each other,
and the rest will follow.” (Laughter) They did and 7 billion people later,
the rest is history. At this point, Shiva and his wife –
Parvati, mother Earth – went on to write a manual each –
the first of its kind – a manual each, on the arts of seduction. Now, I should interrupt
myself here and just say I don’t like the word “seduction.” It’s kind of taken on
all manner of implications that don’t really belong to it, but I haven’t been able
to find the mot juste, you know, at least in English. So, I am going to use the word, but I am going to try
and explain the concept to you. According to Tantra,
according to high philosophy, sexual energy is the highest form
of energy in the world, and to be able to harness it
is to generate the ultimate power. And so the arts of seduction
was about building up, optimizing and harnessing the power
of the mind, the body and the spirit, in order to generate the ultimate power. Ok, so this is a very large subject, and I am going to give you
about a half a drop worth, but in the Kamasutra it says that men and women need to learn 64 skills to become adept at the arts of seduction. Some things make sense, ok, you know: singing, dancing,
perfuming of the body, gymnastics; some things really don’t. I mean, what does a skill in mineralogy
have to do with the arts of seduction? Or a skill in quail fighting? (Laughter) Cock fighting? Ram fighting? I love this one the best: what does a skill in making
handicrafts out of thread have to do with the arts of seduction? It’s listed in the 64 arts. Ok, 64 was not the number of ways
that you could seduce somebody. 64 was the totality of your life. If you take your life
and you divide it into four stages, each stage then gets divided
into four branches of knowledge that you must acquire during each stage. That gives you 16 branches of knowledge. And then you divide
each branch of knowledge further into four,
to cover all its aspects, and you get the number 64. So, a complete knowledge
of the arts of seduction was equated with complete mastery
of your entire life. Yeah, about optimizing and harnessing the power of the mind,
the body and the spirit. And, I’ll let you in to a quick secret:
according to ancient wisdom, this complete knowledge
of the arts of seduction and the ability to practice it, this was known as the elixir of youth. You know, when Cleopatra
decided to seduce Julius Caesar, she didn’t just want him for one night,
she wanted him for keeps, and she wanted him to the exclusion
of every other woman. This is Caesar, the emperor
of the largest known empire of the time. He’s rich, he’s spoiled, he can have anybody he wants,
he can do anything he wants, and she wants him all to herself forever. Do you know what was the tool
of seduction that she chose to use? Aside from the obvious. She decided that he was going to – well, she was going to be completely happy for every single minute
that he spent with her. So he would associate her with just
his happiest moments in his life. She decided that he was
going to laugh with her more than he had ever laughed
with any other woman. And we know from history that it worked. This brings me to the other story,
which I find is going out, literally, and that is that, you know, the skills of the arts of seduction
were not just meant as a skill for women. It was equally important for the men. And that is a story
that’s becoming completely obsolete. Because, every time I do this talk, and I say, “Well, for a woman
to be truly seductive, she had to be intelligent, amusing,
beautiful, fragrant, sexy, subtle, discreet, porcelain-skinned,
good at singing, good at dancing, good at playing musical instruments,
well-spoken, well-behaved, well-read, nails painted, toes polished,
lips reddened, legs waxed… And what did a man have to be? And every time, the answer is: rich.
He just has to be rich. If he’s rich, he doesn’t
have to do anything else. Not so. And then you hear those hideous websites, which tell a woman: be completely perfect. And if the man is doing
something you don’t like: don’t complain, smile and pretend. Or if he is boring you to tears: don’t complain, smile and pretend. No, no, no. If we say that the arts of seduction were about building up,
optimizing and harnessing the energy of the mind,
the body and the soul to generate the ultimate power, it was equally important
for a man to participate fully. Not just that the man
supposed to participate fully and know all about
the skills of seduction; he also had to be able
to understand the nuances, the expertise, the finesse
with which he was being seduced, in order to maximize his sexual energies. Yes? You know, there were lots of books written about the role of the men. There’s a prelude to one of these books – I absolutely love the story
and I am going to share it with you. So, there was a king sitting in his court,
surrounded by all his ministers, and this woman rushes into the court,
and she is stark naked, and there’s complete mayhem in the court. A woman. Naked.
In broad daylight. In the presence of the King. Ahhhh! So, people rush forward
to try and clothe her, and she stops them and she says: “No. I have decided
that I will no longer, ever, wear a stitch of clothing
till my wish is fulfilled.” So, the king – you know, it’s a matter of pride,
he can make things happen – he says, “Go ahead,
tell me what is it that you want.” And she says, “Well,
I am completely fed up because in all my life,
there’s never been a man who has taken the trouble
to try and satisfy me in bed. Not one. Not ever. And I have decided that till I’m satisfied completely,
I will not get dressed.” (Laughter) Now, the King, he’s given his word,
he looks at his ministers expectantly, the minsters look at the king expectantly, they have a little hurried discussion, and they discover to their complete dismay that there is not one man in that room
who could say with any conviction that he’s going to be able
to satisfy a woman completely. Now, ladies and gentlemen,
imagine the level of panic. What if this form of rebellion took? What if all their wives
took to the streets naked, demanding sexual satisfaction? Don’t worry, the story has a happy ending. The King put out a reward. A man came forward out of nowhere,
he took this woman by the hand, he took her away, and the next morning
she came back to the king’s court, completely dressed from head to foot. A picture of demureness. And she confirmed that she
had been completely satisfied. The king immediately commissioned
this man to write a book, putting down all his knowledge, so that it would be available
to every single person in his kingdom, and never would a woman
have to walk the streets naked again. (Laughter) I absolutely love this story,
but I have to say, I am in awe of the kind of width
of experience, the detail, the research that went into these books. Specifically, on the role of men. Do you know, there’s even an old book that talks about the shifting
of a woman’s erogenous zones according to the movement of the moon? The idea being that a woman’s sexuality is liquid, so it is affected
by the phases of the moon. And again, it is a huge subject, so I’m just going to give you
a couple of examples, you know, broad strokes. So, they said that on the 14th day of the waxing
and the waning moon, for instance, the most sensitive part of a woman
is her head and her hair, and the best way
to get her sexual energy up is to massage the scalp gently, and the 13th day, it’s the eyes,
so the eye-lids should be kissed – apparently the right eye
is more sensitive during the waxing moon, and the left eyelid
during the waning moon. On the 7th day – I am not going to give you all the details
because I don’t have that much time – but on the 7th day, it is the navel
that is the most sensitive, and ideally it should be tapped
with an open palm. On the 4th day, it is the knees,
his knees should press against her knees. The 5th day is the lazy man’s day, a man doesn’t have to do very much
on the 5th day. The woman is pretty much
self-sufficient on the fifth day – (Laughter) of both the waning and the waxing moon. And just for your
little bit of information, today is the 7th, no, today is
the 6th day of the phase of the moon, and apparently today
is the bottom, the buttocks, which should be gently tapped (Laughter) gently tapped with a fist. And then of course, it goes further
into the permutations and combinations. It is an incredible piece of work,
but as I said, there is so much information,
and it gets lost because of the word seduction
having been a victim of evolution. So, I don’t have very much more time,
so I am going to actually finish with a little tiny example
of my favorite part, one of my favorite parts
of the arts of seduction, and that is about
the perfuming of the body. Now, the perfuming of the body was supposed to be
a subtly shifting phenomena, so you add a certain dye
to get a base scent, and you apply different perfumes
to the rest of your – every part of the body. The hair, had to be perfumed with khuss. Khuss – for those of you
who are not of a South Asian background – is the smell of fresh rain
as it falls in scorching hot soil. It is the ultimate
aphrodisiac in the world. So, hair with khuss,
neck with jasmine, arms with mint. There is a reason
for every part of the body, ok. The belly button, with a very heavy musk,
to draw somebody in. The curve of the waist,
with a very subtle extract of roses, so you have to press your face into it. And the back – this is my favorite – the back had to be dotted,
not dropped over, dotted with little dabs of sandalwood, so you’ve created a trail,
for someone to follow. Because at the end of it, you have to be like a banquette
of tastes, of textures, of smells. Ladies and gentlemen, in closing, can I just suggest that this is a story
that you should try at home. (Laughter) (Applause)


  • Dipak Seth

    She has great knowledge.

  • Moid Nouman

    Sorry madam, khus is vetiver.

  • Saibabu Annaladasu

    Wowwwwww, that was a kind of speech, totally seduced….well done lady…the thought presentation was excellent.

  • Hue Skylark

    Nothing about homosexuality…huh

  • Prakash Chandra Shukla

    Ha ha……..

  • sanjana amla

    Wowww awesome 👌👌👌

  • Parth Patel

    Whatever you just have 100 years try your best to rule the world then let me know what you achieved

  • Jamie Baker

    I absolutely love everything about this video. Just beautiful!

  • Brittany Ortiz

    Poor dear… I could hear the subtle shaking fear in her voice from the very first word. She was nervous and it threw her off. There was no structure to this speech, and therefore, it was very hard to follow… there was no overall point to bring home.

  • Palak. V.

    Why my college professors dont teach us our study stuff in this way so we can easily understand?🙄🙄

  • Jack Phenomenal

    She is hilarious 👏👏👏

  • parul sharma

    Does she hv all kinds of perfume and time for doing that.does not hv another work instead of just seduction.

  • Galenode L

    This lady is gorgeous!!! Love her voice, her way of speak and telling a story…fantastic!

  • Arvind kumar Jha

    What amazing ancestors do we hindus have.Proud on them

  • Amay Gee


  • Dr. Mahima Khokhar

    This is one shade of feminism as per India. Grace, intelligence, confidence and love simultaneously.

  • kartik trivedi

    Can u make vedio in hindi

  • Shubham Verma

    Men as well as women seduced by her charm …Mind blowing she is perfect lady who can teach me Kamasutra….

  • hari bahadur

    The way she talk is very seductive

  • Ark Almeida

    Im absolutely left craving for more.

  • Rosa Duong

    I LOVE how you talk and tell stories!!! Thank you! ❤️❤️❤️🙏😊

  • sandhya rani

    Y 3 people ? 1 to create, 1 to preserve and 1 to destroy😅……s ofcource it is not one man job…bcz man cant, but THE GOD can. GOD is sovereign he alone can do everything. Note dis my dear

  • ophthalmology era

    Hats off.. I love listening such beautiful voice with such grace.. I have become ur fan from now

  • JBA

    Go and populate my world, WTF she is talking about.

  • Neel Wayte

    We are defined by the stories that we choose to tell & the stories that we choose not to tell.

    ~ She said that, I was like: God! She is my Indian Virginia Woolf now ♡

  • sushravya shetty

    Seema Anand hands down the best narrator ever! I was spellbound to the way she articulated her speech.

  • Naman Acharya


  • ghosted166

    (She has the most beautiful head of hair I've ever seen.)

  • Priti Sinha

    Loved this 😊

  • Zita Koder

    Her behaviour is artificial as much as the many types of parfumes she suggests us to use

  • vijisha Haridas

    Brave with beauty..voice also so captivating.

  • Prathamesh Adsul

    Partial coalescence is attained if partners press the Lingam against yoni while they maintain deep penetrating kiss
    Maithunic coupling is maintained for 32 minutes and no orgasm is expected or desired by wither partner

  • Pabisha Chatterjee


  • Pzlsi Koleia

    Art of seduction, step 1 : remove this thing from you your nose.

  • Ajay Kumar Sishodiya

    Salo Hindi mein bhe bol liya Karo hum bhe samaj aa jayaga YouTube per hum jaise log bhe hote hai

  • Eumar Resaba

    she was looking all smart and dresses the part .. but just tells us all these stories she heard, and bottom line tells us to wear a perfume🙊

  • Rashida Abdeali

    She is sooo mesmerizing I wish she can teach us how to talk like that


    She done PhD in this

  • Ayo Paul

    her hair is beautiful

  • johndoh1000

    There’s ecstasy in division and union.
    64 masteries [base four thought]
    Certain times of the month [possibly in line with the phases of the moon] demand different touch. Hands, hips, butts, heads, etc.
    Scents to attract aren’t merely one pleasant scent, rather an entire “banquet” of aromas designed to elicit different reactions based on anatomical location

  • Saibabu Annaladasu

    I am totally seduced by her. She herself made a seductive drug with her style of delivering the content to the point.

  • Zahid H Khan


  • Akshay Shinde

    I just surprised to seen ur one of the explanation of azuming to kind of the fedread the think to started and ended too,
    And I really impressed with this and so much sensetional rise ratio for when we want to explore is in start ohhh…..
    1st think u r so camperitave to Apsara….
    2 nd it's u have the immune the world Voice ..
    Like allotted to blive and yes yes yes…..

  • Randhir Mishra

    Most of hindus god and goddess have love marriage.
    Why parents worship god so that their child may not run away with their loves ?

  • Christy G

    is this the same kind of seduction by robert greene?

  • Reality Of Men's Life

    She was seducing us, (if you didn't notice)

  • Am just being me

    Amazing voice & confidence

  • Anuj Singh

    Damn!!!! She is Hot 🔥🔥🔥

  • scott s

    What's the name of the book?

  • Kuthuru Karthik

    She looks like lord Shiva

  • Athenathe SheWolf

    Shiva sounds like a cool dude.

  • noobmaster 96

    She's seducing us while explaining it lol…

  • karthik Das

    Well said …..

  • karthik Das

    I can seducing u madom ..
    Then u may reply . Mind ur words …?

  • John week

    What a beautiful woman… Every part of her being

  • Cinnmiel

    I feel like all of the dislikes were from people who just wanted to know how to get someone in bed.

  • Skvora Limited Media

    6th day is fisting day, hmmmm…..

  • man with no name

    even though she isn't beautiful and she is much much older than me
    her way of speaking and her charm makes me fall for her
    i've always thought that facial beauty makes someome fall for someone but after seeing her i totally changed my mind


    No one cannot find the truth because truth is always opposite human species cannot find anything with the help of Veda , all doing phd to find god the ultimate truth is it joke but it's aways opposite. you are species that's a and aso you are very small

  • Ruby .Mishra

    My my totally mesmerised by thus women…. What an amazing speaker

  • Rubina Sayed

    A sensitive and secretive topic very awesomely handled and delivered with superb confidence and voice!

  • Ivan Raffaelli

    Does anyone know the name of the book she is talking about?

  • shanks008

    India, the divine. . so beautifully expressed and articulated. It was spiritual and seductive at the same time.

  • Olorin Elior


  • planvszombie

    Listen to me. Just focus on your self focus on your goal. And youll attract the right people. In the right people the right partner is there.

    Rich married happy

  • Geralt of Memia

    Brahma was Alabaman

  • Priyanka Thakur

    Ooooo!!! her voice is like a melancholy song😘😘😘

  • pravin singh

    What a fine orator she is!
    I wish I could have even 10% of talent that she has. Finest story teller.her voice , body language, expression all are perfect
    I can listen to her for hours.

  • pritam de

    So donald trump was trying to palm the navel…

  • Nikita Waghmare

    Oh really

  • Richard Hillier

    Quite astonishingly good.

  • Raghu Chandrasekar

    I associate her voice with Moana's mum btw😂

  • Shiroisama

    Well she knows her topic because she seduced me during he whole talk! I couldn’t help but notice I was thinking how beautiful and stylish she is, the way she moves while she talks, how she flips her hair to one side … gosh I’m seduced 😆I hope to be like her in some years more!

  • Matini R

    This is wonderful ❣️

  • Aneetta Dominic

    I'm aroused! I don't know why!😁
    Well delivered talk in simple words…no confusions…loved it
    This is quite helpful 😍

  • Ashutosh Bhatt

    Brahma was created after creation
    "There is virat omnipresent purusha who created brahma":- Purusha suktam the most ancient text of the world "Rig-Veda"
    .Although we did not worship Brahma but the story of him and his daughter (Brahma wasn't married) is just a false myth,
    Begining of the universe is written in Rig-Veda beautifully. Read "Vedic Rashmi Theory'" For more.

  • Bishal Singh

    Amazing speaker

  • Shruthi pari

    hello mam, must say i loved the way you loved the art of seduction. basically, i love ancient stories, and the stories you shared were something i have started to love from the moment i heard them from you. thankq mam… thankq so much!

  • Zee Jamz

    This lady is very very attractive

  • rayaz khan

    She is really seductive….

  • Ģg Hg

    Thank you for sharing / I wish you had more tips for helping men out 😉


  • Zayn Mondavi

    Monotheistic Abrahamic believers should relate to this story with Adam and Eve story of creation. I don’t get it why some people are so narrow minded and can’t stand any other religions and so brainwashed to blindly believe that only they’re right and others are wrong. How are we going to coexist as a human being with this narrow mentality ?
    She didn’t try to impose this story on anyone even to the point that she’s said “According to Hindu Beliefs” instead of this is a fact.
    Let me ask a simple question to all those offended people if Adam and Eve creation belief is a fact 100% ? Did it really happen ? Nobody knows. If someone says it did happen they’re lying to themselves and if someone says it didn’t happen they’re also lying to themselves as we can’t certainly tell the truth.

    Just learn to live along each other. Peace 🙏🏼

  • Ankit Gupta

    No wonder we are 1.25 billion people in India.

  • Usman Ahmed

    voice of the lady is so weak, it looks like she had been very badly seduced and de-energized in mind soul and body the previous night. LOL

  • Alex Lopez

    Key takeaways on that day: fist your gf

  • savia mir

    Didn't Cleopatra love mark Antonio?

  • Shiva Va

    the whole video was to let men know that they aren't good enough to seduce women
    Some of the points were absolute nonsense
    Eyelids on 2nd day navel on 5th😂
    You just got to present yourself well enough to let believe in your nonsense

  • Haley Hill-Taylor

    what books is she referring to

  • Cj Lush

    Intimacy could be the alternative for seduction ….

  • sujeer suje

    Well explained

  • Adarsh pandey

    We important things to focus on than on this

  • Leena Sinha

    This lady is just phnenomenal 😍😍

  • Rhythm rampal

    So well put

  • Untamed Artist

    I will try all of these Seduction methods , when I find a girl for myself.

  • Glory Obadare

    Please can you list the fragrance for each point to apply on the body thank you
    Love your show

  • Umar Hakeem

    I am not relating this to any religion just as a logical point of view one god is teaching another god how to seduce. And how to populate. Lot of confusion in the talk.

  • Ekta Shukla



    Bengali seduction..

  • ck kc

    wow she is attractive…. She explained erotically and sensuously….

  • Hate me Hate You !

    Nonsense 😑


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