Hold On A Minute…People Are TRYING to Do This???

Jim just sent me a link to a story about something that stopped me in my tracks. Go read it. I’ll wait.

Are you kidding me?

I have to say that the first part of the article does make sense to me, and I guess I can see how *that* could happen as a by-product of the experience, physiologically.

But the article totally lost me when it started giving tips on how to achieve this by preparing in advance. I’m a little disturbed. Am I the only one?




  • Mom24

    OK, two of my children born without anesthetic, ummm…no. I can’t imagine having or wanting (and I can’t even think about preparing for) and orgasm. I think this is some strange man’s fantasy written for Penthouse that took on a life of it’s own. 🙂

  • Weaselmomma

    This is flippin’ nuts! I can’t believe that money was thrown at this ‘research’. You are not the only one to be disturbed.

  • Melissa

    Wow, when I was pushing the 8 pound bowling ball out of my nether regions that was one thing that was NOT on my mind….mostly it’s was just “get her out.”

    I guess there is a little something for everyone out there…you just have to find your thing.

  • Sarah

    I couldn’t even tolerate the radio on any longer with the birth of my first child (he was born in December, and I requested the Christmas music to be on to get my mind off the pain) – so I cannot IMAGINE wanting to be all lovey-dovey, touchy-feely while all that was going on. NO THANK YOU! ACK. The idea of asking everyone to step out of the room so the groovin can start makes me want to puke, really.

  • Sue

    Good lord!!! What next!?
    I had to look and see if a man wrote the article because I figured this could only come out of a man’s mouth. Nope, a woman wrote it and she’s a Dr. I want to know if she has kids!

    I didn’t want my husband ANY WHERE NEAR ME never mind him caressing me through contractions. Ewww, yuck, ewww.

    I’m with Sarah, give me the drugs (I only wish I had asked for them the first time too!)

    Did your husband send this to you because he wants to try to prove the theory with you? Ha Ha!

  • nonna

    having never given birth, i guess i don’t really have the right to toss in my two cents, but have you ever tried to shut me up?? it doesn’t work.

    i can just picture the scene, mommy-to-be laying there sweating, panting, and groaning (in pain, NOT ectasy!)

    hubby decides he wants to “help mommy out”. hubby starts kissing and nibbling *down there*. a contraction hits. mommy screams, daddy screams and stands up with bald patches on either side of his head where mommy just ripped his hair out by the roots.

    umm no. that shit is not happening! lol

  • Mags

    Um. Yeah. That’s nuts.

    I particularly love how it says that the mom having an orgasm during birth actually strengthens the bond.

    Whatever dude!

    Though…you know how moms sometimes try to say, “I was in labor with you for 45 hours and this is how you treat me?!”

    Kinda takes the wind out of their sails on that one. 🙂

  • Melisa with one S

    Stacey: You could be right about Penthouse!

    Weaselmomma: Thank goodness. I was worried that *I* was the weirdo. 🙂

    Melissa: My thoughts exactly! (except the “her” was a “him”) Please! Ick!

    Sarah C.: Again, my thoughts exactly! (Maybe these women are into ecstasy for the birth experience? ha ha) (Did I just type that out loud?)

    Sarah: “Um, nurse, I know you’re trying to check how far I’ve dilated, but the hubs and I are gettin’ ready to get frisky.” Again, eeeww!

    stACEy: Ha! I guess if people are into this, they’ll have to give up the epidurals…

    Sue: I TOTALLY wondered the same thing, and I almost added into the post my wondering if she has kids or not. You would think that it would be part of her little bio: “She’s a sex educator, relationship expert, columnist, and has–thoroughly–enjoyed giving birth to four children!”

    Nonna: I would never try to shut you up. I think this is an equal-opportunity topic!! Nice description. When I read the part about “helping mommy out”, I threw up in my mouth a little.

    Mags: Gives a whole new meaning to Oedipus Complex, doesn’t it?

  • Melisa with one S

    Dawn: OHMYGOD!!!! You’ve hit the nail on the head! (and ewww!) I cannot stop laughing with that one! 😉

  • k a t i e

    That just seems really, really effing weird.

    I can’t even begin to imagine the pain of giving birth, and possibly the extent of the injuries I would be inflicting upon my partner due to the fact he got me into that situation in the first place to consider gettin’ jiggy. Creepy.

  • Michelle

    Wow. I mean honestly if I could be orgasming instead of paralyzed (literally) in pain, I’m all for it.

    I just don’t see it happening. There was ZERO sexual interest during birth. In fact, I really didn’t want to talk to my husband let alone get physical. Eesh.

  • Melisa with one S

    Nukedad: THAT’S what I was looking for. You hit the nail right on the head. 🙂 Now go get busy on a post about Manly stuff.

  • Kim M.

    okay,,, i’m no mom BUT I can’t imagine how i could / want to try to do this while giving birth with other people in the room with me!!! Nuts!