Join host Debra Pascali-Bonaro focuses on breaking down barriers and healing shame surrounding sexuality and childbirth. In this episode, she dispels myths around pain during childbirth, explaining that it is manageable and that there are ways to bring comfort and pleasure to the experience. The conversation encourages individuals to have open conversations with their healthcare providers about their desires for intimacy and pleasure during labor, as well as having a supportive team.
In this episode:
Four myths about orgasmic birth debunked How can pain can manageable with positive preparation, support, and comfort measures Freedom of movement and leaning forward can enhance pleasure and oxytocin production How can trauma impact childbirth, and how to be prepared with a supportive team? It's possible to bring oxytocin and love into the birthing experience, even with interventions The importance of having deep conversations with providers about desires for orgasmic birth
Taboo shame and lack of sexual education affect intimacy in childbirth Self-pleasuring can provide pain relief Birth can be a healing opportunity Shame around pleasure in childbirth needs to be busted, as all sexual organs are involved in the process Self-stimulation, partner touch, and loving words can contribute to an orgasmic birth experience
“Each birth deserves fullness of experience and feeling safe and honored” - Debra Pascali-Bonaro
"We must come together and help every woman that's preparing for birth to do it in her way to be heard, to be seen, and to create safe environments. So birth can be the fullest for every person." - Debra Pascali-Bonaro