Some women have orgasms during childbirth. Others just have epidurals.

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If there wasn’t enough pressure on women to have orgasms during, you know, sex, there’s a new documentary that insists we should have them during childbirth.
It’s called Orgasmic Birth which aims to ‘educate’ women about how we should be getting sexual pleasure during labour.

According to a report:

One of the women featured giving birth in the film, 29-year-old Amber Hartnell, says she experienced a climax just over halfway through giving birth to her son Orus, who’s now three-and-a-half.

‘All of a sudden, the orgasm just started rolling through and rolling through, and it just kept coming,’ says Amber, who lives in Hawaii

. She says she’d never read a childbirth book in her life ‘so she could be open to the process’.

She goes on to describe the physical sensations she experienced during a 12-hour water birth at home: ‘My whole body was spiralling and rolling, and I was laughing and crying… it was the most overwhelming pleasure I had ever felt in my life. It was like an energetic movement through me.’

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……according to the panel of experts collected together for this film in order to tell us how to find sensual pleasure in birth, those contractions which make you feel like your insides are being pulled apart by two juggernauts are, in fact, waves of pleasure we mothers are too uptight to recognise.

‘When the baby’s coming down the birth canal, remember, it’s going through the exact same positions as something going in the penis going into the vagina, which often leads to orgasm,’ says Dr Christiane Northrup, who seems to display a rather limited appreciation of the female
anatomy.
[you can read the whole story here...]

Orgasms, according to the film’s producer Debra
Pascali-Bonaro, are ‘the best-kept secret’ in childbirth. WELL THEY WERE CERTAINLY KEPT FROM ME. How about you?

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