Orgasms During Birth? Yes...

Orgasms During Birth? Yes...

Ansley Ansley
New Study Says They're Real


I know we already have a discussion on this, but we didn't have an article to back it up. So after reading this, what are your thoughts?
06/04/2013
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charmedtomeetyou charmedtomeetyou
I know people who say this happened to them, but it didn't happen to me. I felt an incredible sense of relief when my kiddos came out, almost euphoric relief (which some midwives refer to as birthing high)....but while in labor and while pushing, no orgasms for sure.
06/04/2013
tami tami
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Originally posted by Ansley
New Study Says They're Real


I know we already have a discussion on this, but we didn't have an article to back it up. So after reading this, what are your thoughts? ...
WOW I sure did not have an O when having any of my children but a girl I work with claims that she did.
06/04/2013
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by charmedtomeetyou
I know people who say this happened to them, but it didn't happen to me. I felt an incredible sense of relief when my kiddos came out, almost euphoric relief (which some midwives refer to as birthing high)....but while in labor and while pushing, ...
Interesting...I'm wondering if that "birthing high" is produced by the same chemical (oxytocin) released during orgasm.
06/04/2013
Lildrummrgurl7 Lildrummrgurl7
I'm still childless so I've clearly never experienced an orgasmic childbirth. I've also never met anyone who says they've had one. However, I've studied orgasmic childbirth in a few classes. People are always so disgusted by it, like the woman is aroused by her child and using it as a sexual pleasure object. I think it's a really misunderstood phenomenon that needs more research and less stigma surrounding it.
06/04/2013
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by Lildrummrgurl7
I'm still childless so I've clearly never experienced an orgasmic childbirth. I've also never met anyone who says they've had one. However, I've studied orgasmic childbirth in a few classes. People are always so disgusted by it, ...
Oh I totally agree. I think it makes perfect sense...

When a woman orgasms, it releases oxytocin which makes her feel bonded to the person she's with. I see no reason why that wouldn't apply to something you're supposed to be bonded to for all eternity (your child).
06/04/2013
SneakersAndPearls SneakersAndPearls
I've known about this for quite a while. I'm shocked that some people still scream that it doesn't exist. It's like it doesn't matter if some women say they've experienced it. Until there is a study on it, it didn't happen, right? It kind of reminds me of the former G-spot debate and how docs said it didn't exist until, lo and behold, it was scientifically proven to be there.

The problem is partly, like lildrummrgurl said, that people are horrified that it can happen. It's like in their minds it almost borders on pedophilia. I don't get that. Another part of the issue is that in the US, women are typically on their backs (a really bad way to give birth, by the way) and their movement is often restricted by fetal monitoring and other devices. It's very hard to experience any sort of birth euphoria that way. Those that have only given birth under duress and then cry that women that have had birth orgasms are lying can shut it. One person's experience does not negate another's.
06/04/2013
Nezzie13 Nezzie13
I've heard if it, and it just strengthens my resolve to give birth at home. Too many medical professionals have horrible attitudes ("What do you know about your body, you're just a woman."), and I disagree with many of the practices of hospital births. Even without an orgasm, childbirth does not have to be so traumatic, for the mother or child.
It makes people uncomfortable because sex and motherhood are not to be seen together; never mind that they are very much interconnected. It's the same sort of stigma that requires women to go hide in a restroom to breast feed.
06/04/2013
misskat misskat
I had heard of this before but never looked into it more in-depth. Interesting. No kids for me, yet.
06/05/2013
Zombirella Zombirella
I guess I'd believe, I mean who would lie about something like that? I doubt I'll feel anything other than intense pain . I want a child some day but I'm the biggest baby and have a low pain tolerance.
06/05/2013
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