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Saturday, January 31, 2021

There’s a good deal of furor over Nadya Suleman, the California woman who gave birth to octuplets this week — especially after it was revealed that she already has 6 other kids, and is, according to her mother, “obsessed” with having children.

Outside of the ethical issues associated with churning out babies at a production-line pace, I’m wondering if Suleman isn’t more obsessed with the experience of carrying and birthing babies, than with the actual end results. The claims of her “obsession” brought to my mind the concept of orgasmic birth, i.e. the pleasurable sensation the mother’s supposed to feel while giving birth.

Yeah, the orgasmic birth thing is mostly midwifery claptrap, and in fact advocates all-natural childbirth, versus the in-vitro and c-section procedures that Suleman went through. So it’s not an exact match. Still, she’s bypassing having sex to get to the impregnation stage, and the repetition of the process hints that she can’t get enough of it. I’m guessing that she’s happier when she’s pregnant than when she’s not, and derives pleasure from that state.

I know I’m speculating based on flimsy evidence. Just thought I’d toss it out there. Frankly, I don’t care what this lady does one way or the other. But since everyone else is nattering on about it…

by Costa Tsiokos, Sat 01/31/2009 03:49:23 PM
Category: Women
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