A growing number of couples are giving up orgasms in favour of a different type of love making that focuses on love rather than pleasure.
Karezza is derived from the Italian word ‘carezza’, which means caress, and the movement encourages emphasis on affection rather than climax.
Couples have found that it has helped repair their relationship, erase porn addiction and amazingly, improved their sex lives!
The term was coined by Dr. Alice Bunker Stockham in 1896. She was an obstetrician and a feminist who rallied for a ban on corsets, birth control and sexual fulfilment for men and women.
She came up with the idea that men should avoid orgasm to strengthen their relationships, and encouraged women to do the same by rule of fairness.
Now the trend has caught on and doctors are referring to it as a natural Viagra and possible a cure for dysfunction or lack of desire in women.
Deb Feintech, a counsellor from Portland, Maine, told ABC News that, unbelievably, men are the ones who are most interested in this method.
She also told of how this method can be used by new couples, as well as those who’ve been in a long-term relationship.
She said, “I offer this to them as something to try for a month or so. They wake up every single morning and they are not even thinking about genital stimulation. They are snuggling, holding and breathing with eye contact and flow. It's very conscious - from the genitals to the heart.”
Research has shown that over 80 different parts of the brain reach their maximum activity during orgasm. This can lead to overstimulation which can cause cravings and an imbalance in the brain’s harmony.
The only other time the brain is effected as intensely is when you experience and epileptic fit.
Marnia L. Robinson, author of Cupid's Poisoned Arrow, and the website, Reuniting: Healing With Sexual Relationships, told the Daily Mail, “In the 'passion cycle of orgasm,' the hormone dopamine rises in anticipation of sex, then crashes after orgasm, creating a biochemical 'hangover’.”
She tells of how, for women, this hangover can leave the brain leave the brain unbalanced and only returning to equilibrium after two weeks.
However, with Karezza, there is no hangover because there is no ‘finish line’. The sexual energy continues to flow, which many partners have found to keep them from getting bored with one another.
Many of you are probably questioning whether you would ever be allowed to orgasm again if you follow this movement. The answer is, yes.
Although orgasm isn’t encouraged, many couples who follow Karezza say that they do accidentally orgasm from time to time and Marnia Robinson says that it doesn’t violate any rules.
She said, “'I have orgasms and it's no big deal - gentle lovemaking sometimes slips over the edges and that's nice.”
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