While many mothers claim that giving birth was one of the most powerful experiences of their lives, for some, it was also when they had their most powerful orgasm.
According to a new survey from Positive Birth Movement and the YouTube community Channel Mum, a pretty startling 6 percent of the 2,200 women surveyed reported that they'd had an "orgasmic birth." To give it some context, a majority of the women surveyed thought that giving birth was a "very positive experience," but only a quarter of respondents said that they'd "loved" it. (I'm going to go ahead and assume the 6 percent is included in both of those groups.)
As Broadly points out, the survey's findings aren't anything new: Apparently, in a French study conducted a few years back, "midwives reported 668 cases of women reporting orgasmic sensations in childbirth and another 868 where they demonstrated signs of pleasure."
While far from the normal birthing experience, it's safe to say that an orgasmic birth isn't quite as inconceivable as most would think. That being said, the last thing someone needs while pushing a baby out of her body is the added pressure of having an orgasm, so if that isn't your personal birthing experience, just know that growing and birthing a baby is a pretty incredible thing even without it.