Is it normal to orgasm while breastfeeding? Does it mean you have sexual feelings towards your baby and should feel guilty or dirty? Of course not. Breastfeeding orgasms just like vaginal or clitoral orgasms are perfectly normal and should not arouse feelings of guilt or shame. Enjoy!
She feels like letting out a scream but remembers she is on a bus
‘As the baby sucks and pulls on her nipple, she closes her eyes as the pleasure mounts. She starts moving her thighs, unaware of her surrounding, and slowly opens and closes them, unable to bear the sensations coursing through her body. She rises from her seat and slowly arches her back. She feels like letting out a scream but remembers she is in a bus. After a minute or so, she calms down and opening her eyes, looks around her, ashamed, guilty, sad…’
Is it normal to orgasm during breastfeeding?
Many women ask whether it is normal to orgasm during breastfeeding and I ask why not. Many feel it is not right, that it is shameful, forgetting that orgasm is both physical and physiological and has little to do with the sexual act as we know it. Based on this fact, both vaginal and clitoral orgasms have one thing in common. Release of the hormone Oxytocin as well as sufficient stimulation of nerve endings.
Nipples have a large concentration of nerve endings
Breastfeeding may not be sexual but it shares the very factors that bring about orgasm with sexual intercourse. Breast tissue, especially the nipple has a large concentration of nerve endings which are normally stimulated during breastfeeding and may not only lead to arousal but can also generate an orgasm kin some women.
Breastfeeding stimulates Oxytocin production
Apart from the stimulation of the nerve endings in the nipples brought about of sucking, breastfeeding also stimulates the natural production of the hormone Oxytocin which not only makes the woman feel calm and comfortable but also stimulates uterine muscle contractions that may generate an orgasm.
Orgasm is physiological and not necessarily sexual
Should you therefore feel dirty because your baby made you produce Oxytocin? Of course not, should you therefore feel guilty because your baby stimulated some nerve endings in your nipple, of course not. Orgasm is not sexual in nature; it is a physiological process that depends on stimulation of nerve endings as well as Oxytocin production and that is why I stated elsewhere that even rape in itself, however painful, however disgusting, can still bring about orgasm in both men and women.
Orgasm during breastfeeding is normal
Women who orgasm during breastfeeding are therefore perfectly normal and should not feel guilty or dirty. Breastfeeding orgasms, just like vaginal or clitoral orgasms are the sole preserve of a few women and not all experience them the same way. If you have never experienced an orgasm while breastfeeding, don’t go seeking one, it merely means your pleasure threshold is higher. If you always orgasm while breastfeeding, don’t feel guilty or dirty, you are normal and should enjoy it.
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