Is sex better without orgasms?

Sex normally has one clear end goal: orgasms for both parties! But now, some couples are saying that practicing karezza, intercourse which doesn't involve climax, is actually better than traditional sex!


Why? Apparently karezza (which gets its name from the Italian word for "caress") is intended to be a gentler, more affectionate form of sex that will help keep partners in tune with one another. Instead of placing the focus on climaxing, it places more emphasis on the emotional connection between the two parties.    

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The practice is reportedly especially effective for longtime couples who are looking to  revitalize their sex lives. And that's not even the most surprising part—many of the biggest karezza enthusiasts are actually men! "It's very radical for them, but they are finding the emotional intimacy far outweighs any of the thrill of the chase and the mating mind," Deb Fientech, a counselor who uses karezza to help her patients  in their relationships, told ABC news.  

Well, color me shocked! I'd NEVER have guessed that. I mean, hasn't EVERY romantic comedy in history told us that guys are the ones with the one-track mind?! But I have to admit it IS pretty fascinating (and kinda comforting to a single gal like me) to know that there are men out there who just want to cuddle too!

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In the end, it's up to each couple to find out for themselves what type of sex works for them. And I guess if it can help your relationship, then it can be worth a shot. Still, I would maybe think twice before completely converting to this new practice… I mean, people do have traditional sex for a reason! Just saying.

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