The Margaret Sanger Papers


Karezza

Method of birth control popularized by Alice B. Stockham in Karezza: Ethics of Marriage (1896) which was based upon male continence (Coitus Reservatus) whereby the male does not ejaculate during vaginal intercourse, and ideally, withdraws after detumescence. Karezza was chiefly employed as a technique to heighten sensual and spiritual awareness and enable lovers to secure a closer bond. Sanger included an analysis of the Karezza method in her 1915 pamphlet Magnetation Methods of Birth Control.