Re: tieing in the two threads : men and women and developing internal power
OK, I reeeeaaaaally don't want to get sucked in here, but this is a topic I'm passionate about, so I can't help myself.
All I'm going to say is that it's completely impossible to discuss this intelligently without defining the birth experience. Obstetrics model birthing - even so called "natural birth" in a hospital with a midwife, but still OB *model* of care - is the farthest thing from internal power, or an empowering experience.
I can certainly see that real honest orgasmic birthing is probably a real experience of internal power. I hold this opinion based on having met quite a few women who have experienced this. They have had some powerful experiences and been changed fundamentally. Most I know of have had a deepening of their physical practice. (I will add that I have met more of these women in yoga circles than anywhere else.)
I don't know first hand. Unfortunately, mine was born in a hospital.
I just can't stand to see this discussion keep going on a track that doesn't address this total disparity of birthing experience.
Carry on . . .
Last edited by sunny liberti : 06-21-2008 at 10:14 PM.