Meaning of karezza in English:


Pronunciation /kəˈrɛtsə/


mass noun
  • Sexual intercourse in which ejaculation is avoided.

    ‘But it is still not clear if the magus should attempt ‘karezza’ in the astral plane also.’
    • ‘This placed karezza in theoretical conflict to John Humphrey Noyes's Oneida Community method, where ‘Male Continence’ was practiced.’
    • ‘She insists that the practice of karezza, a special kind of sexual union, was a key to mysticism, magic, and creativity.’
    • ‘The physical techniques of karezza are designed to teach control of the orgasm response in both men and women.’
    • ‘Karezza makes a plea for a better birthright for the child, and aims to lead individuals to seek a higher development of themselves through the most sacred relation.’


Late 19th century from Italian carezza ‘a caress’.