Karezza, a practice that encourages physical intimacy without orgasm, dates back to 1896, when Dr. Alice Bunker Stockham wrote a book of the same name. The term comes from the Italian word carezza, which means caress.
There's a curious new trend in couple therapy - sex without orgasms.
Matt Cook says his sex life with his wife is better than ever, but he never wants to climax again. He practices karezza, a form of intercourse that doesn't focus on orgasms as the big prize. In fact, people who practice karezza are urged to avoid them altogether.
It creates a deep feeling in a relationship that is very difficult to describe - much deeper than conventional sex," Cook told ABC News.
More couples are beginning to explore karezza as a way to grow closer and repair their relationships.
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