Not only is orgasmic childbirth a thing, there’s an entire, fascinating documentary on the subject called Orgasmic Birth: The Best-Kept Secret.
Well, secret no more: On this episode, “Sex Lives” hosts filmmaker Debra Pascali-Bonaro to discuss how childbirth can be a really, really good, like multiple-good, experience, and why we shouldn’t be creeped out by the idea of deriving pleasure from labor.
Later, writer Sophie Saint Thomas joins the atypical-orgasm conversation by describing her experience with orgasm deafness (having one so powerful you lose hearing). And really, she isn’t just bragging. With Allison P. Davis, Maureen O’Connor, and David Wallace-Wells.