I'd heard rumors of women having orgasms during birth before, but never really believed it could be true. I mean, as beautiful as birth is, the last thing I could imagine thinking about during it is sexual pleasure. A new study, however, says that some women do in fact experience orgasms while giving birth.
The study, published in the journal Sexololgies, found that about 0.3 percent of women experience orgasm during birth. In the French study, with responses from 109 midwives who had assisted in a total of more than 200,000 births, they found 668 cases in which women "felt orgasmic sensations in birth", and 868 cases in which "mothers demonstrated signs of pleasure during birth". There were nine confirmations of full-on orgasms. Experts say this number may even be an underestimate.
Lucky ladies? I'm not so sure.