I’ve heard of the concept of an orgasmic birth, although I am highly skeptical that it actually exists (I think it’s just a ploy to encourage natural birth). But before today, I had never heard of an orgasmic pregnancy. What is it exactly? And how can a woman achieve it?
First and foremost, it is the title of a book, Your Orgasmic Pregnancy. But it’s also a concept.
“We wanted to cue women and their partners in to the notion that pregnancy can be sexy, ripe, bursting with fun,” Danielle Cavallucci, co-author of Your Orgasmic Pregnancy: Little Sex Secrets Every Hot Mama Should Know, recently told Moms in Babeland. “We wanted to empower people to change their perception that pregnancy is a stodgy, boring physical states or that one must be anything less than vital and orgasmic during pregnancy. ”
The book, which birthing mentor and pregnancy fitness expert Cavallucci penned with co-writer Dr. Yvonne Fulbright, a sexuality professor at Argosy University, features practical tips for having satisfying sex during pregnancy as well as advice for loving your pregnant body. The authors also worked to dispel myths about sex during pregnancy.
“The biggest and funniest is that the baby will come into contact with the penis or any other sexual object inserted into the mother’s vagina. This is absolutely impossible,” says Cavallucci. “Many believe that a mother’s orgasm can expedite labor, when the truth is that those who remain sexually active are more likely to go to term.”
Other reasons to have sex during and outside of pregnancy?
“It reduces stress, elevates mood, decreases pain, improves your quality of repose and creates a stronger bond between mother and partner,” says Cavallucci.
Did you have a healthy sex life during your pregnancy? For some women, it’s an incredibly orgasmic time!
Meanwhile, check out Babble’s Being Pregnant blog for other tips on surviving the 9 months of pregnancy.
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