Saturday, March 28, 2009

Orgasm and childbirth

Orgasm and childbirth - Times Online

Orgasm and childbirth are not two words you expect to find in the same sentence. But, as implausible as it may sound, increasing numbers of mothers are signing up to the Orgasmic Birth movement. Childbirth, they claim, far from being a painful ordeal to endure, can be as ecstatic and pleasurable as the moment of conception itself. Now, with the release of two new documentary films in America depicting orgasmic births, and websites awash with first-hand accounts from women claiming similar experiences, are we about to lift the lid on this taboo?

My first ever boss - at the YWCA in Edinburgh in 1983, claimed she had an orgasm when her son was born, and claimed further than this was the cause of mother-child love.

I never quite believed it.

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