What is a birthgasm!
Heres the lowdown
Orgasmic birth, alternatively referred to as ‘ecstatic’ birth, and the idea of sexual pleasure in childbirth are notions that have circulated in anecdotal literature for decades, and yet these perspectives have not translated into midwifery or anthropological spheres of research (Buckley, 2010; Caffrey, 2014).
The terms encompass the range of sensation and emotional release within the birthing process when experienced as pleasurable by women
But can birth really be orgasmic? And perhaps more importantly, how does one achieve it? The answers to these questions may lie less in focusing on the almighty climax, and more in the way we approach the process of labor and delivery, according to some experts.
Orgasmic birth is about the connection between birth and sexuality, says birth and postpartum doula trainer Debra Pascali-Bonaro, the woman at the very center of the movement. Pascali-Bonaro wants to make it clear though that the idea of achieving an orgasm during birth is not about placing a new performance pressure on women (they have enough of that already, she notes). Rather, it's about challenging one's current belief system related to birth, and being open to the idea that birth is in fact, "a sexual act."
Sexual act? Yeah, that part made us pause, too. But what Pascali-Bonaro is referencing is the fact that during labor and delivery, the baby is moving through the same parts of a woman's body involved with sexual pleasure. The baby is opening the cervix, moving into the vagina, and potentially touching the g-spot. (Eek.) As such, she believes that educating people on the possibility of sexual pleasure during labor and delivery allows more mothers to view their births as joyful experiences. She believes a shift in mindset may even help to decrease the need for medical interventions to manage pain.
Orgasms are known to be 22 times as relaxing than your average tranquilliser.
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