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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In the physical union of male and female there may be a soul communion giving not only supreme happiness, but in turn [leading] to soul growth and development.

Karezza, Ethics of Marriage

When so consecrated, sexual expression leads to the peace of increased internal strength and power. Newer Post Older Post Home. It specifically increases the gift of healing….

This page was last edited on 7 Juneat For two years after becoming engaged I delayed marriage, simply because I did not think my income sufficient to support a wife and the children kqrezza I regarded as an inevitable consequence. To ask other readers questions about Karezza, Ethics of Marriageplease sign up.

stocoham Want to Read saving…. With the practice of Karezza, the selfish element is ruled out, and every consummation of passion becomes a true marriage sacrament.

The Monstrous Regiment of Women: Alice Bunker Stockham, Dress Reform, and “Karezza”

In her Chicago medical practice, Stockham focused on gynecology and obstetrics. As the creative potency of man becomes understood, and this knowledge alife applied, men and women will grow in virtue, in love, in power, and will gladly and naturally devote this power to the world’s interests and development. Alice Bunker Stockham’s “Karezza: Unlike Noyes, however, Stockham was a fan of monogamy.

Be the first to ask a question about Karezza, Ethics of Marriage. Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders more than years lateradvocated complete abstinence from alcohol and tobacco, and believed in women’s rights. She was very active in studying spirituality and the power of the mind, practiced homeopathy, aoice in both the fatherhood and motherhood of God, was in favor of temperance, served as a trance medium, and was an active suffragette.


Stockham was genius to westernise Tantric practice and theory for Victorian sensibilities. This may be accompanied by a quiet motion, entirely under subordination of the will, so that the thrill of passion for either may not go beyond a pleasurable exchange. 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.

Cian added it Mar 13, This precept is in full force today, as it was in the past, and so it will be in the future also, and always, because it is not a simple human whim, but the expression of a natural and aalice law. Jason marked it as to-read Jan 31, In karrzza writings she also began to promulgate the need for women to learn to control their orgasm responses in the same way that the men of Oneida did.

Alice Bunker Stockham

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Stockham acknowledged women’s natural sexuality and denounced the sexual double standard:. Joe marked it as to-read Jul 23, Despite the many benefits of Stockham’s approach, including granting couples the ability to choose opportunities for parenthood without contraceptives, the Vatican didn’t like Karezza or its relatives. Alice Bunker Stockham November 8, in Cardington, Ohio — December 3, in Alhambra, California [1] was an obstetrician and gynecologist from Chicago and the fifth woman to become a doctor in the United States.

June Learn how and when karezzw remove this template message. Stockham’s gender-parity version of tantra apice, despite its somewhat anti-orgasmic, and thus apparently anti-hedonistic bent, serves as an important counterpoint to the male-centered aspects of traditional tantric sexual practices and later variants such as the “sex-magick” of Aleister Crowley.


With abundant time and mutual reciprocity the interchange becomes satisfactory and complete without emission or crisis.

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Each copy of her book came with a certificate that entitled a woman to a free gynecological exam at Stockham’s clinic. Experience, however, has proven that it is far more satisfactory to have at least an interval of two to four weeks [or even longer].

Alice Bunker enrolled in and graduated from Olivet College in Michigan, founded in by Congregationalists and dedicated to promoting education to students regardless of sex, race, or financial means. The wholly new thought that retaining the vital force within himself would naturally make a man stronger, clearer and better also seemed to me not irrational. Inshe published Karezza: Ina then year old Stockham and her publisher were convicted of circulating improper literature under the Comstock laws.

Both growth and satisfaction are attained through altruistic desires, and through the interrelations between the partners’ higher selves. I am a young man, 24 years of age, enjoying the most vigorous health.

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 There is no limit to the power of true soul union.