Expectant and new parents have many concerns regarding the relationship between sexuality and breastfeeding. How is a new mother's libido affected by breastfeeding? Why do some women get sexually excited when breastfeeding? Is this frequent or normal? How does the partner feel about breasts full of milk? Why do breasts leak during a woman's orgasm?
There is good reason to believe that a few women — though no one is sure how many — experience orgasm during labor or delivery. The last thing women might expect is to feel something so good while experiencing in the midst of labor; in turn, those who do may feel embarrassed and even ashamed and might decide not to share her experience with anyone, including their partners. Those are all understandable feelings that also make it much harder to get an accurate idea of how often orgasm during childbirth actually happens. You probably already know that pregnancy is all about hormones — in particular, estrogen, progesterone and HCG human chorionic gonadotropin. Hormones are also essential to childbirth and to sexuality. The hormone helps move milk into the nipple for nursing, and it plays a big role in sexual arousal and orgasm too. Some research — in this case oxytocin delivered intra-nasally in a small German study of 29 couples — links the hormone to stronger orgasms and more contentment after sex.
Helping Babies Heal from Difficult Births with CranioSacral Therapy
By Janine Blanchard Newborns and infants express themselves by gurgling, crying and wailing. But what if you feel like you can't satisfy their needs or simply don't know what's going on? In CranioSacral Therapy, we "listen" to what a baby has to say with our "thinking, feeling, seeing, knowing fingers," a term that the founder of Craniosacral Therapy, W.
Eva Reich was the daughter of the psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich and a proponent of his controversial theories as well as a developer of infant massage techniques. His belief that libidinal energy could be harvested and measured was considered highly theoretical at best and, at worst, dangerously subversive by the scientific establishment. His work even landed him in jail. His daughter, however, was in aesthetic synchronicity with the New Age movements of the s and s and she focused on therapeutic massage techniques….