The act of putting the penis inside the vagina but deliberately holding back from orgasm has been termed coitus reservatus. It has also been denoted Karezza in Sanskrit and Hindu literature. In some instances it has been practised by whole communities, as in the Oneida Colony in the nineteenth century in New York State. The ”colony” founded by Noyes in Vermont in 1841, moved to Oneida in 1848. What Noyes called ”male continence” meant the man putting his penis inside the woman’s vagina for periods of well over an hour and then withdrawing, without ejaculation, after the woman had experienced several orgasms. The practice has been known throughout the world. It has been pointed out that busy men in China, ”in the habit of spending hours each day” with concubines, would still manage to see to their affairs - ”There are many instances in both novels and court records, of papers being signed without the male member being withdrawn, and of urgent matters being discussed with callers to the accompaniment of occasional movements to ensure that the erection was not lost.” Mohammed was said to have recommended prolonged coitus of this type.
Written by Olumide Harris