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Awww, Nuts!

The Internet is an amazing thing. You start out one minute reading about Orgasmic Birth and the next minute, you are on a website that says:

See, women always talking about how painful it is. But in reality they be catchin nuts the whole time during child birth. Women are always lying about everything.

There are so many cultural aspects that could create an amazing discussion, racial issues, language nuances, even physical differences (or not) that I could go on for hours if I allowed myself.

Instead, I will let you explore the possibilities of orgasm in birth and how you feel blessed or gypped by the prospect.

Have fun in the process!


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Irrelevant film!
Sure this happens, it really is lovely when it does happen.
However It makes the alternative birth community look like idiots, out of touch with what is really going on for birthing women and another unrealistic qualification to have a good birth.

Such a ridiciolous movie and cause for the times when most women cannot even get an unmedicated birth at a hospital, when they think they can or try for that, with astronomically high cesarean birth rates, and epidural rates in communities it's not a relevant film!

How convenient that the women she filmed has orgasms while the Debra was there filming. New pressure on women.
Naturally it does and can happen but do we need this movie, now.

December 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDewi

I love the assumption I'm seeing everywhere that woman are blithering idiots who will assume they MUST have an orgasmic birth. It happens, rarely. With my first birth, I COULD have had an orgasm if I hadn't have been so terrified of the nurse-it was all I could do to not ask my husband to touch me when the baby's head was in a specific spot.

I only knew it could happen because of Ina May's writing. Otherwise I would have been even more ashamed. The movie is just as relevant as anything else, as it IS a part of the birth experience for some women. How many people tell horror stories about how PAINFUL it is, terrifying new mothers-wouldn't it be nice to start intergrating satisfaction into the equation? A sense of being able to TRUST what's happening and what one is feeling?

Nah. That's irrelevant.

December 20, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterthordora

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