Last night my partner and I choose face-to-face Karezza again, and while it was very arousing, we were able to anchor far enough away from the edge to avoid going over. This was one of those amazing, special times. Intense but 'in the moment', without any intentional movement towards orgasm. We stopped when it was time, and fell asleep snuggled together.
Today I thought about it a number of times, and instead of feeling horny, that luscious feeling of love and oneness and closeness came back to me, and I felt as if I was brandied in it.