Can embracing and understanding our bodies after childbirth lead to transformative experiences? In a deeply personal account, Susan Bratton, an intimacy expert, shares her own childbirth journey, revealing the disconnection she felt from her body and the subsequent impact on her marriage. However, she also emphasizes the significance of postpartum body acceptance and the exploration of one's sexuality. Susan's involvement as an ecstatic birth partner for a friend further highlights her belief in the transformative power of childbirth experiences. Additionally, Susan discusses how her practice of expanded orgasm has played a pivotal role in her life, emphasizing the importance of pleasure, connection, and communication in fostering fulfilling relationships and overall well-being.
Susan is co-founder and CEO of two corporations: Personal Life Media, Inc., a publisher of heart-connected lovemaking techniques and bedroom communication skills, and The20, LLC., a manufacturer of organic and botanical supplements that enhance sexual vitality. She is also a best-selling author and publisher of 34 books and programs.
In this episode:
Debra Pascali Bonaro welcomes Susan Bratton, an intimacy expert and advocates for enhancing relationships and sexuality. The conversation focuses on pleasure in pregnancy and after birth Susan shares her personal journey and how supporting her friend's ecstatic birth was cathartic for her, and the profound experiences she had with Jenna. She explains the concept of expanded orgasm, which is a clitoral stroking technique that can lead to profound pleasure and multiple orgasms. Susan and her husband teach couples skills to enhance female pleasure, achieve multiple and extended orgasms, and tap into the human orgasmic potential. She highlights the beauty of two women supporting each other during labor and invites listeners to explore more at ecstaticbirthmassage.com Susan shares her involvement in documenting her experiences with ecstatic birth massage and making them available to others.
It is important to be connected to our body and understand the birthing process Orgasmic meditation can lead to an expanded orgasmic experience It is very important to have open communication, mutual pleasure, and to explore the vast potential of human orgasmic experiences Expanded orgasm practice has a transformational impact on marriage and sexuality Building a mind-body connection and deepening intimacy is a gradual process Creating a comfortable and respectful environment, it’s crucial for intimacy Taking the time to explore and appreciate each other's bodies can enhance intimacy and strengthen the mind-body connection
"No one talked to me, nor did I even ask much about what my body would be after birth or how my relationship and sex life would be changed in ways that I could prepare to enhance my relationship and my sexuality." - Susan Bratton
"But I have to say that even though we go through these bad experiences, I couldn't love my daughter more. I couldn't be a happier mother. I've had an exquisite experience being the daughter to my mother and the mother to my daughter, and I just love that part of my life so much." - Susan Bratton