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Orgasmic Birth: How does it work?

How Giving Birth Can Be a Pleasurable Experience

Like everybody, I’ve grown up listening to stories about childbirth. Countless people say it isn’t an enjoyable experience. I haven’t found much evidence to contradict this idea in my adult life. However, that was until I discovered orgasmic birth.

The idea of orgasmic birth might sound strange, but it’s a mainly established medical concept. Some people experience climaxing during birth, and it can help to make the process much better.

What’s Orgasmic Birth?

So, what exactly is orgasmic birth?

Well, it’s the idea that some people can experience an orgasm during childbirth. It can happen entirely spontaneously, or it can occur as a result of intercourse or just masturbation.

Within doula circles, the idea of a birthgasm is quite normal. Birth doula Debra Pascali-Bonaro directed a documentary about the concept back in 2009 and asserts that it’s “every woman’s human right.”

Can You Experience Orgasmic Labor?

Technically, even though it’s a rare situation and doesn’t happen often, it’s possible to experience orgasmic labor. But unfortunately, there isn’t a lot of scientific research on the subject because it doesn’t happen much.

It’s possible but rare. As a phenomenon, this isn’t well known, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen. Experts need to find out how often it occurs, as the most recent study conducted in 2013 suggested only 0.3% of births were subject to this experience.

Orgasmic Birth: Taboo or Not?

Something else which makes it a bit difficult to work out how often orgasmic birth happens is the fact it’s a little bit taboo. It’s not exactly common practice in the medical industry and, for some reason, sometimes considered shameful.

For this reason, many people who experience orgasmic birth don’t tell their partners or a doctor because they don’t know how to talk about it. Understandably, this means it’s hard to understand.

If we could clear up some of the stigma surrounding the condition, we would get many more people talking about it. However, it’s also hard to approach a topic like this because, for most people, the idea of sex is a little taboo anyway.

The Takeaway

Nonetheless, it does happen, and people have orgasmic birth experiences. I think it’s an exciting part of the childbirth process. We also need to talk more about it as a society because it’s nothing to be ashamed of. Want to work with me? Book a call now.

**The information in this blog is helpful but it is not a substitute for your obstetric care provider. He or she will have specific information about you and will be able to help tailor your prenatal care for your personal circumstances. These are guidelines and the best care will sometimes mean doing things different than or in addition to what is outlined in this blog. Information is not being endorsed by any government or public entity. The views expressed in this blog are only those of the author**

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