Someone asked me:
What about karezza for parents with kids? Do you and your wife have kids? It seems like the lovemaking process of karezza is so long and drawn out that parents with kids may not find this feasible to do (i.e., not enough energy etc).
(Darryl) Yes, we have two boys who are now 20 and 18. We began non-orgasmic lovemaking when they were about 5 and 7. We have always been open with our boys around things sexual and they know we are sexually active. They were free to come into our room when we were engaging. If they needed us, they would knock on our door, we would stop and say, "come in", we would hear what they wanted and suggest how they could take care of themselves. Obviously we would stop if there was some kind of crisis, but this rarely happened and they learned to give us space when our door was closed. They understood it was "mommy/daddy time" and not to disturb us except in case of emergency.
Of course, they also learned this was a great time to get away with things that we normally wouldn't allow—like scarfing a big bowl of ice cream first thing in the morning or finger painting the kitchen cabinets. We didn't mind too much, as long as they didn't go too overboard.
When our kids were really little, this was pre-karezza, we would engage in the evening after they were put to bed. We did what was called the family bed, (everyone slept in one big bed) so when we wanted sex we would say, "Let's go to the hotel" which meant the extra bed in the other room.
As far as energy goes, yes, a newborn can be quite consuming. On the other hand, karezza does not have to require a lot of energy. If you're tired and all you do is join bodies, move a little, and then fall asleep, this is still a slice of beautiful karezza.
On another note I recently explained karezza to my older son as he is now sexually active. He took to it right away, and although it might not be deep karezza at this point, he definitely engages in non-orgasmic lovemaking. From what I hear he's quite popular with the young ladies. This is truly a wonderful thing to pass on to my boys.