John William Lloyd Quotes

Who the Heck is John William Lloyd?

J. William Lloyd was an American individualist anarchist, mystic and pantheist. Lloyd later modified his political position to minarchism.

He wrote the books 'The Natural Man: A Romance of the Golden Age' and 'The Karezza Method: Magnetation, The Art of Connubial Love' under the name J. William Lloyd.

Born June 04, 1857
Died October 23, 1940

Books by John William Lloyd


Best 15 Quotes by John William Lloyd

The Karezza Method Quotes

“A man should learn to touch the woman he loves in such a way that he transmits to her a vivid electric current that thrills her with delightful feeling, while it relieves his nervous tension of accumulated surplus force. At the same time, if the parties are well-mated, she will be generating and returning, in some roundabout way, something to him, which equally satisfies him, prevents all sense of loss, and makes him equally thrilled and happy.”

John William Lloyd
The Karezza Method

“As the Woman Movement grows I am sure Karezza will come into its own. As women learn its transcendent importance to their happiness and health, they will demand it and refuse all men that cannot supply that demand. That will be a force that cannot be withstood. Woman is by birth the Queen of Love and will certainly assume.”

John William Lloyd
The Karezza Method

“In ideal and successful Karezza the sexual passion is transmuted and sublimated, to a greater or less degree, into tenderness and love, and the thought is maintained that the orgasm is not desired or desirable.”

John William Lloyd
The Karezza Method

“Karezza is controlled non-seminal intercourse. The word Karezza is from the Italian and means a caress.”

John William Lloyd
The Karezza Method

“Karezza is simply prudence and skill in the sexual realm, changing its form and direction of activity in such wise that the desired pleasure may be more fully realized and the undesired results avoided. Nothing more.”

John William Lloyd
The Karezza Method

“Karezza the sex-organs become quiet, satisfied, demagnetized, as perfectly as by the orgasm, while the rest of the body of each partner glows with a wonderful vigor and conscious joy, or else with a deep, sweet, contentment, as after a happy play; tending to irradiate the whole being with romantic love; and always with an after-feeling of health, purity and wellbeing. We are most happy and good-humored as after a full meal.

Whereas, if there has been an orgasm, it is the common experience that there is a sense of loss, weakness, and dispelled illusion; following quickly on the first grateful feeling of relief. There has been a momentary joy, but too brief and epileptic to make much impression on consciousness, and now it is gone, leaving no memory. The lights have gone out, the music has stopped. The weakness is often so severe as to cause pallor, faintness, vertigo, dyspepsia, disgust, irritability, shame, dislike, or other pathological or unloving symptoms. This especially on the man's part, but perhaps to some extent on the woman's part too.”

John William Lloyd
The Karezza Method

“Physicians freely condemn Karezza, or express doubts of it, almost invariably with no knowledge of it of any kind. They think it should cause ill-health, therefore they say it will.”

John William Lloyd
The Karezza Method

“Real Karezza requires preparatory mental exercise. It requires first the understanding and conviction that the spiritual, the caressive, the tender side of the relation is much more important, much more productive of pleasure in fact, than the merely sexual, and that throughout the whole relation the sexual is to be held subordinate to this love side as its tool, its agent, its feeder.”

John William Lloyd
The Karezza Method

“Such is Karezza to the orgasm. It is art, intellect, morality and estheticism in sexual enjoyment instead of crude, reckless appetite.”

John William Lloyd
The Karezza Method

“The first objection that is certain to meet one who would recommend Karezza is that it is 'unnatural'. Noyes confronts this objection very ably, and it is indeed absurd, when you came to think of it, to hear men who drink alcohol, smoke, use tea and coffee, take milk, though adults, eat cooked food, live in heated houses, wear clothes, write books, shave their faces, use machinery, and do a thousand and one things which the natural man, the true aborigine, knew nothing of, condemn a mere act of moderation and self-control in pleasure as 'unnatural'.”

John William Lloyd
The Karezza Method

“There is an increase of attractiveness and magnetism of each for each, a growth of satisfaction in each other's society, affection, and caressing becomes a sweet habit. Nothing else known makes the course of true love run so smooth as Karezza.”

John William Lloyd
The Karezza Method

“Two souls and bodies seem as one, supported and floating on some divine stream in Paradise. This is the real ideal and end of Karezza. You will finally enter into such unity that in your fullest embrace you can hardly tell yourselves apart and can read each other’s thoughts. You will feel a physical unity as if her blood flowed in your veins, her flesh were yours. For this is the Soul-Blending Embrace.”

John William Lloyd
The Karezza Method

“When the full magnetic rapport of Karezza has been realized, in which the two souls and bodies seem as one, supported and floating on some divine stream in Paradise, all sense of restraint and difficulty gone, and succeeded by a heavenly ease, power, exaltation, pure and perfect bliss, diffused throughout the entire being, it is then that the eyes and faces shine as though transfigured, every tone becomes music, every emotion poetry.”

John William Lloyd
The Karezza Method

The Natural Man Quotes

“I pay taxes, of course. I believe in these things no more than Emerson or Thoreau, but resistance to them is folly, except on the mental plane.”

John William Lloyd
The Natural Man

“This explains the instant satisfaction and growing reward which comes to every man who aspires to a higher life, who covets wisdom, who pursues beauty, who idealizes and worships his ideals.”

John William Lloyd
The Natural Man