Secular Traditions

Secular writings containing insights related to sexual alchemy, such as "Karezza," "Male Continence," "Sex, Perfection & Marriage," "The Kreutzer Sonata," and so forth

Chapter 5: The Six Rules of Sex Intercourse - Part 3


A fourth source of this new understanding of sex life is an experience from which the author has been able to draw conclusions of practical value, the experience of a neurotic girl. The details of this unusual case are taken from the author's notebook:

In March, 1926, I was asked to take care of a young woman whom I will call Mary. Although twenty-three years of age she looked sixteen.

Psychoanalysis in this case was held to be useless. Famous psychoanalysts of both the Freudian and Adlerian schools had tried, in vain, to help her. Therefore I was not asked to treat this supposedly hopeless case, but merely to find her a job in my sanitarium, which she could carryon without ever encountering a man, for the form her neurosis took was a deep-rooted fear of men. The mere sight of a man rendered her speechless. From the time of her puberty, her mother told me, no man had ever been able even to shake hands with her. Mary had a beautiful figure and a lovely face, blonde, with large blue eyes, cool as ice crystals, and was intelligent and well-educated. She was the object of the unfulfilled de sires of a number of young men-and of some not so young.

Chapter 5: The Six Rules of Sex Intercourse - Part 2


The conclusion the author drew after the experiments of the Arabian couple received corroboration, though it cannot be called proof, from a second source, the author's observation of certain sex practices of native tribes.

The South Sea Islanders rub their infants with their hands for hours to keep them pacified. Most of the mothers carry their babies on their naked backs while they work and the babies are happy and relaxed. What makes them happy? Is it not probable that it has something to do with the bodily con tact and the relaxing equilibration it provides for the infant's tension? Every mother knows that a crying baby can be appeased by laying it on her breast, even without giving it milk.

Chapter 5: The Six Rules of Sex Intercourse - Part 1

THIS CHAPTER gives the quintessence of more than thirty years' experience. It is the most important part of this book. Success in marriage can depend upon a knowledge of it; ignorance of it can lead to failure, with all its consequences: broken homes, emotional disturbances, juvenile delinquency, disease and crime.

For thirty years the author has hesitated to publish his findings because he could not prove them scientifically, even though they worked perfectly in practice. Now, encouraged by some new contributions to the problems of love and sex offered by the science of physics, he is emboldened to present certain experiences to his readers, incredible though they may sound.

Chapter 5: The Six Rules of Sex Intercourse - Part 4


A period of love play involving caressing and kissing should precede the sex act. During this prelude there should be no impediment to full skin contact, and the man should seek by gentle caresses to concentrate his wife's sensations in her vagina (avoiding the clitoris completely)

and to render the vagina thoroughly moist. The reason the vagina must be moist is not just to facilitate entrance of the penis, but also because water is a good conductor of electricity. Their two different potentials of bio-electricity cannot equalize each other through a dry vagina, the chief cause of frigidity.

Chapter 4: The Problem of Masturbation

MASTURBATION CANNOT be regarded as a perversion.

According to estimates made by investigators in this field, masturbation is practiced by 90 per cent of children all over the world; it is also practiced, more or less occasionally, by about 70 per cent of adults - a group which includes both married couples and elderly persons. Most of the remaining 10 per cent of the children who have never masturbated turn out to be neurotics, perverts or sufferers from impotence or frigidity.

Title Page, Forward and Contents







IN FEBRUARY, 1916, I was in Damascus, Syria, and had just finished lunch with some Turkish officers at the Hotel Victoria when I was informed that a young man wished to see me. On entering the lobby I recognized a former patient who, when he heard I was at the hotel, sought my advice regarding a series of seemingly incredible events.

Sex Perfection and Marital Happiness (excerpts)

Cover of Sex Perfection and Marital HappinessSex Perfection and Marital Happiness, published in 1949 by psychiatrist Rudolf von Urban MD, is a collection of case studies and other materials about "a new conception of the mechanism of sexual intercourse." In it von Urban describes the benefits of the bio-energetic flow of energy between partners who prolong intercourse by delaying orgasm. He also offers his six rules for human sex relations.

Male Continence - Evaluation (Part III)

Part III - Evaluation

Male Continence

The testing Committee, thus qualified, has now been in session twenty-five years. Two hundred and fifty sober persons have lived together a quarter of a century under the rule of Male Continence in constant observation of its tendencies and effects. Their experiment has gone on through all the vicissitudes that reach from one generation to a second. Many applications of their sexual discovery which were in the far-off future when it was first published, are now matters of experience. They have tested Male Continence even in its application to Scientific Propagation. In a word, the rosy but infantile theory of 1848 has reached the manhood of robust embodiment in 1872. Has that rosy theory fulfilled its promises? It is time the Committee should report. If the experiment is still unfinished, it is far enough advanced to warrant some conclusions. We shall doubtless be able to make a more full expose after another quarter of a century's experience; but we will briefly report progress up to this time.