Many of you know that geocities mercilessly deleted my Birth Erotica page
due to its sexual content. Since I am not allowed to put it on someone
else's page and then link to it, I am leaving geocities all together. I
will have a new URL soon. In the meantime, I am giving everyone their own
personal copy! Feel free to forward this to anyone and everyone.
Laura Kaplan Shanley
compiled by Laura Kaplan Shanley (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I had finally become able to make my vagina wet and loose by fantasizing
about making love to my husband, so while I labored, I graphically
visualized having sex....I remember very clearly the intense pleasure of
feeling my baby's body move downward inside me. The spreading apart of my
muscles and bones and the joy of voluntarily allowing my body to do its work
was both arousing and exhilarating....I found it amazingly satisfying to
pinch my clitoris to relieve the burning sensation while I savored the soft,
wet, slightly furry head of the emerging new person pressing on my eager
This birth was not only painless, but very pleasurable. We had never read
about this aspect, and it took us by surprise. As the baby crowned, I knew
from Jean's look and sounds that she was having an explosive orgasm, which
rolled on and on. What a long way from the pain and agony of conventional
myth! Years later we asked a sympathetic doctor about this. "Yes," he said,
"I've seen it a few times. It may even be that many women have orgasms
during birth, but interpret them as pain because the sensations are more
intense than anything previously experienced and because women are
conditioned to expect pain."
-From THE HOME-SCHOOL CHALLENGE, by Donn Reed
I had been told to expect a "dogging pain," but was unprepared for the
sensation of sexual ecstasy, the voluptuous feeling of penetration
....Crouched on my knees on the little afghan, I caught the infant who
rushed from my vagina into the small world between my legs, in the midst of
an extraordinary orgasm from the inside out.
-From "They Don't Call it a Peak Experience for Nothing," by Ruth Claire
(MOTHERING, Fall 1989)
I feel the baby come down. The sensation is ecstatic. I had prepared
somewhat for this being as painful as my last delivery had been. Yet this
time the pulse of birth feels wonderful! I am building up to the birth
climax after nine months of pleasurable foreplay. With one push the babe is
in the canal. THE NEXT PUSH BRINGS HIM DOWN, DOWN INTO THAT SPACE JUST
BEFORE ORGASM WHEN WE WOMEN KNOW HOW GOD MUST HAVE FELT CREATING THIS
PLANET....HE COMES, AS DO I.
-From PRENATAL YOGA AND NATURAL BIRTH, by Jeannine Parvati Baker
Labor for me was a total turn-on. Yes, there was pain - a lot of pain, and
the most effective relief for it was stimulation of my clitoris. Larry
rubbed my breasts and my clitoris and kissed me deeply and passionately for
hours until the baby came. And when he had to go out of the room, I
masturbated myself until he came back. I had lots of orgasms. They seemed
to flow with the contractions. Even when I was pushing I wanted clitoral
stimulation. It was the sexiest birth ever! And I loved every minute of
it. I was completely alive and alove - turned on in every cell of my body.
I felt that the totality of Larry and me - the fullness of everything we
were individually and together - was giving birth to our child.
-From BIRTH AS AN AMERICAN RITE OF PASSAGE, by Robbie Davis-Floyd, PhD.
It was ecstatic, wonderful, thrilling. I heard myself moaning - in triumph,
not in pain! There was no pain whatsoever, only a primitive and sexual
elation....With the most spiraling, fascinating thrill of all, I felt my
baby slither out. I wanted to shout with joy.
-From NATURAL CHILDBIRTH AND THE CHRISTIAN FAMILY, by Helen Wessel
I had the most sought-after midwife in France - my competent and funny aunt
Marie-Therese, whose radical idea it was that childbirth above all should
feel sexy. I listened to nothing but gospel music during my pregnancy, a
music quite new to me, and to France, and "It's a High Way to Heaven"
("...nothing can walk up there, but the pure in heart...") was playing on
the stereo during the birth; the warmth of the singers' voices a perfect
accompaniment to the lively fire in the fireplace. My vulva oiled and
massaged to keep my hips open and my vagina fluid, I was orgasmic at the
end. Petit Pierre practically slid into the world at the height of my
amazement, smiling serenely even before he opened his eyes.
-From POSSESSING THE SECRET OF JOY, a novel by Alice Walker
Pushing was absolutely incredible. It felt SO good. I loved the
sensation of my daughter's head popping out; and her body coming out was
incredible. I made roaring sounds. KT later asked me if I was in a lot
of pain and I said I felt no pain at all. I was reaching down into the
depths of my being - I felt like I was reaching back through time
eternal, into the Great Mother herself - and using my power to push her
out. The sounds were sounds of power. And I felt awesomely empowered. It
was I could say the best feeling I have ever had. Primal force of life
coursing through me. Power of Woman, Power of Birth, Power of Carolyn!
If I can do that, I can do anything I set my mind to. The sensation of
my daughter's body sliding out of my vagina was orgasmic. I still
shudder when I think of how pleasurable that was.
A woman in California was giving birth at home in a portable birth tub and
feeling very sexy and loving with her partner. Each time she had a
contraction she would cry out, "Oh, baby, I love it. More...more!" Her
windows were open because it was July, and soon a crowd gathered outside her
home. When the baby was born amidst shouts of "Yes!!! Yes!!! Oh, my God,
yes!!!" her neighbors gave her a great round of applause. They only
realized that it was a birth after they heard the cries of a baby.
-From GENTLE BIRTH CHOICES, by Barbara Harper, R.N.
It was the ultimate climax. I felt open, loose and free. Words cannot
explain the feeling as my baby's body slithered out. To this day I can
still sense that wonderful feeling inside. It makes me tingle.
As long as I was alone and able to yield to the sexual joy of the birthing,
I was able to experience wonderful orgasmic feelings and no pain at all.
-From THE NEW NATIVITY, edited by Marilyn Moran
I started pushing while Michael supported me as I squatted. Immediately,
after one vigorous push I felt Damian coming down. A tremendous excitement
filled the kitchen and Michael and I seemed to merge as our eyes met. It was
as if we had become one again as we did in a genital embrace. Yes, we were
one. It was not just I who was having the baby. Michael was as well. The
moment had become ecstatic. Sensations of every kind and color coursed
through me. I was one, one with everything....And with that I shouted in
sheer delight as I felt Damian coming....out he shot, into the safety of
Michael's confident hands.
-From HAPPY BIRTH DAYS, by Marilyn Moran
My contractions were five minutes apart and extremely pleasurable. They
reminded me of that "opening" feeling that accompanies an orgasm....feelings
of sexual pleasure surrounded me and I felt the desire to create climaxes,
with clitoral stimulation, to accompany the inner rhythmic orgasms produced
by my baby's gentle touch.
I began having beautiful, rushing contractions that started low, built up to
a peak, and then left me floating about two feet off the bed. Michael was
lying beside me and going through the rushes too. I saw that I could
breathe very deep and fast and rush higher with the contraction. The
contraction would carry me and I would breathe harder and harder and then we
would peak - it would slip off and leave us floating. It felt wonderful,
and we were having a beautiful time. As the contractions got stronger, it
felt like I was making love to the rushes and I could wiggle my body and
push into them and it was really fine.
-From SPIRITUAL MIDWIFERY, by Ina May
There would be no war if every man received his son onto this planet in this
way and had known his wife in this act of ecstasy.
-From CHILDBIRTH IS ECSTASY, by Allen Cohen
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