Most women who have given birth will laugh at the idea of having an orgasm during labour. I’ve gone through it twice, both completely natural, and I can honestly say that there was not a moment of pleasure until I held my baby at the end. Like most mums, I can’t even imagine anything so painful ever causing an orgasm. However, there is proof that suggests some women are granted the big “O.”
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Is an orgasm during labour possible?
During delivery, the baby passes through the vaginal walls, possibly presses on the g-spot, and could brush the clitoris. After the baby enters the vaginal cavity, it rubs all the areas that are pleasurable at other times. Labour is a completely different context though. Having been through the pain of labour, it is very hard to see how a woman could have an orgasm. There is so much intense pain at that time that one would think an orgasm would be the last thing that would happen.
In 2009, a documentary titled, “Orgasmic Birth: The Best Kept Secret,” threw the idea of having an orgasm during labour into the news. Before then it had only been lightly discussed here and there by mostly nonbelievers. After the documentary was aired, women around the world came forward, admitting that they had experienced one of these rare orgasms, but been too embarrassed or shy to say anything before.
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What do the studies say?
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