Alice Bunker Stockham () was one of the first female M.D.s in the United States. In her remarkable _Karezza_, she develops her theory of secular. Karezza, Ethics of Marriage, by Alice B. Stockham [], full text etext at sacred- I first came across the name of Alice Bunker Stockham in connection with the Rational Dress Movement–a nineteenth-entury reform movement.

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She married a doctor and they had two children.

Stockham was a Quaker born in on the American frontier, which, at that time, included her native Ohio. American women, sexual purity, and the New Thought movement, June Learn how and when to remove this template message.


Born in Ohio inshe was certainly an advocate for dress reform–as I said, it was in the context of the nineteenth-century dress reform movement that I first ran across her name. The development of the caged crinoline in mid-century did serve to reduce that weight inBloomer adopted it in favor of the garments she had devisedbut that did not end the efforts to reform women’s clothing.

Each mind a kingdom: Ultimately, Stockham rejected the “male continence” techniques of John Humphrey Noyes in favour of gender parity in orgasm control.

Each copy came with a bound-in certificate signed by Stockham and entitling the bearer to a free gynecological exam.

Or you may download a free reproduction. It refers to non-religious spiritual sexual practices that draw upon tantric techniques of body control but do not involve any of tantra’s cultural or iconographic symbolism.

Alice Bunker Stockham – Wikipedia

She was very active in studying spirituality and the power of the mind, practiced homeopathy, believed in both the fatherhood and motherhood of God, was in favor of temperance, served as a trance medium, and was an active kkarezza. A well-traveled and well-read person who counted among her friends Leo Tolstoy and Havelock Ellis, she also visited Sweden and from her trips to schools there she brought back the idea of teaching children domestic crafts, thus single-handedly establishing shop and home economics classes in the United States.

Trivia About Karezza, Ethics o She promoted gender equality, dress reform, birth control, and male and female sexual fulfillment for successful marriages.


In part this stems from aice biblical injunction against Onanismbut she also felt a failure of magnetic interchange was injurious and unnatural.

Despite the ridicule and hostility directed at those stocmham had worn bloomers, a National Dress Reform Association was organized in the United States inadvocating various modified, more freeing and “hygienic” dress styles for women. With Karezza, satiety is never known, and the married are never less than lovers; each day reveals new delights….

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In the course of an hour the physical tension subsides, the spiritual exaltation increases, and not uncommonly visions of a transcendent life are seen and consciousness of new powers experienced.

Joe marked it as to-read Jul 23, Newer Post Older Post Home. Retrieved from ” https: Stockham may not have had access to recent neurochemical research about the unfortunate aftereffects of over-stimulating the brain’s reward circuit, but she did note that. We are living spiritual beings; our bodies symbolize soul union, and in closest contact each receives strength to be more to the other and more to all the world.

Dimming of the light Later observers assumed that Stockham’s views on sexual continence were heavily influenced by John Humphrey Noyes whom she quotes, among others, at the end of her book.

Mark Schahczenski rated it it was amazing Dec 25, I first came across the name of Alice Bunker Stockham in connection with the Rational Dress Movement–a nineteenth-entury reform movement that I knew nothing about. Although she was defended by no less an advocate that Clarence Darrow, Stockham was convicted and fined, her books were banned, and the publishing house she had established was forced to close. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

Experience, however, has proven that it is far more satisfactory to have at least an interval of two to four weeks [or even longer]. Julia marked it as to-read Mar 20, Want to Read saving….

Benefits Stockham admits that for those to whom the Karezza idea is new, the first thought will be that it is impossible.


Alice Bunker Stockham’s “Karezza: Ethics of Marriage”

Unless procreation is desired, let the final propagative orgasm be entirely avoided. Despite the many benefits of Stockham’s approach, including granting couples the ability to choose opportunities for parenthood without contraceptives, the Vatican did not like Karezza or its relatives.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Not particularly interesting or practical but interesting in its own way. A passion for sacred sex However, her zeal for sacred sexuality is surely her most intriguing facet. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into pri This is a reproduction of a book published before Wikimedia Commons has media related to Alice Bunker Stockham.

Pavel Litos marked it as to-read Feb 25, Donadi is currently reading it Mar 22, For some it was merely a method of birth control; for others it expressed spiritual love through control of the flesh. While Tibetan and Indian tantra often cast women in the role of vehicle for men to use to raise their spiritual energy, Stockham insists that both men and women benefit from conserving and exchanging their sexual essence.

Please improve it by verifying the claims made and adding inline citations. Stockham was very concerned with the economic plight of divorced women with children and prostitutes who wanted to get off the street.

Alice Bunker Stockham and Karezza

Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Desire, directed wisely, enables one to experience an at-one-ment with universal principle itself. Men who are borne down with sorrow because their wives are nervous, feeble and irritable, have it in their power, through Karezza, to restore the radiant hue of health to the faces of their loved ones, strength and elasticity to their steps and harmonious action to every part of their bodies.

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