Skip Nav
Parenting
This Mother's Reaction to Her Son's Fit of Anger Can Teach Us All a Lesson in Parenting
Millennials
Instagram Turned Barbie Into a Millennial Mom — and the Posts Are Spot-On
Gift Guide
25 Reasons Nordstrom Is the Easiest Place to Shop For Everyone on Your List This Year

Can You Orgasm During Childbirth?

During childbirth, it's natural for moms to experience some pain. But a new survey reveals that moms also can experience pleasure during labor: It notes that midwives report witnessing orgasms in about 0.3 percent of births.

Midwife responses to the survey "established the fact that obstetrical pleasure exists," said psychologist Thierry Postel of Blainville-sur-Mer, France, who conducted the study. The study collected 109 complete responses from midwives, who combined had assisted 206,000 births in their careers.

Anatomically it makes sense, says Barry Komisaruk, a professor of psychology at Rutgers University in New Jersey who studies orgasm. "The intense stimulation of the vaginal canal in childbirth may work to block pain — whether that stimulation is felt as sexual or not," he says.

Read the whole story at the Huffington Post.

Image Source: Shutterstock
Best Parenting Hacks
20 Questions to Ask Before You Get Married
Kelly Clarkson's Quotes on Motherhood
Stranger's Kindness Toward a Mom and Child at McDonald's
From Our Partners
Latest Moms
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds