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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Eda Sofia marked it as to-read Jul 10, The meditation should be an act of giving up one’s will and concepts to allow cosmic intelligence to flow through one with new inspiration. About Alice Bunker Stockham. Stockham was a multi-faceted reformer. I am a young man, 24 years of age, enjoying the most vigorous health. Ultimately, Stockham rejected the “male continence” techniques of John Humphrey Noyes in favour of gender parity in orgasm control.

They controlled the business interests and chose their own husbands. We appreciate your understanding of karezxa imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

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.

Stockham’s gender-parity version of tantra yoga, 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 aliice the “sex-magick” of Aleister Crowley.


Alice Bunker Stockham and Karezza

Stockham admits that for those to whom the Karezza idea is new, the first thought will be that it is impossible. Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders more than years lateradvocated complete abstinence from alcohol and tobacco, and believed in women’s rights.

She a,ice rejected Noyes’ polyamorous ideas and promoted Karezza as a way to strengthen marriage and monogamy. Lists with This Book. Although she was karezaa 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. Carolina marked it as to-read Jun 13, Ethics of Marriage is karexza out of print, but you can read it online at this site.

Karen wako rated it really liked it Nov 03, In her Chicago medical practice, Stockham focused on gynecology and obstetrics. Refresh and try again.

Alice Bunker Stockham – Wikipedia

Alice Bunker Stockham died 3 December Karezza so consummates marriage that through the power of will, and loving thoughts, the crisis is not reached, but a complete control by both husband and wife is maintained throughout the entire relations, a conscious conservation of creative energy…. Anthonywomen and medicine. Under this law, Comstock pursued all those who, like Stockham, distributed any kind of material about reproductive health–even anatomy books could be kept from distribution by mail.

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. Stockham was a Quaker born in on the American frontier, which, at that time, included her native Ohio. In the light of my own experience I regard the idea that the seminal fluid is a secretion that must be got rid of as being the most pernicious and fatal one that can possibly be taught to young people.


Both growth and satisfaction are attained through altruistic desires, and through the interrelations between the partners’ higher selves. A well-traveled and well-read person who counted among her fri Alice Bunker Stockham November 8, in Cardington, Ohio — December 3, in Alhambra, California was an obstetrician and gynecologist from Chicago and the fifth woman to become a doctor in the United States.

Happily for me a friend, who knew my circumstances, wrote me about Zugassent’s Discovery [i. Although she was a general practitioner, she specialized in obstetrics and gynecology.

Karezza, Ethics of Marriage

Paperbackpages. Please kareza improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. The testimonials in the back are quite enlightening once you decipher all the polite euphemisms for sex acts described.

Unless procreation is desired, let the final propagative orgasm be entirely avoided. Stockham reminds us that we are not mere machines, to be buffeted by circumstance and environment, but rather machinists with control of our creative forces.