Good in Bed/Good in Birth: Science and Celebration of Oxytocin

Samantha ZipporahSunday, June 1st — 7:30 p.m. — $15

Did you know the act of giving birth naturally is the height of the human body’s ability to release ecstasy inducing levels of the “love hormone” oxytocin? Orgasm is a step below birth on the spectrum of human experiences that release this amazing hormone. The step below orgasm is nipple stimulation.

The environmental, emotional, and physical factors that create the circumstances in which a person can surrender their ego and intellectual identity to enjoy an ecstatic orgasm also facilitate ecstatic empowered natural birth. The release of intellectual and ego identity, feelings of safety, intimacy, and surrender are crucial to healthy and complete release of oxytocin. Relaxation, rhythm, and ritual all help stimulate it as well.

In this workshop, full spectrum doula and sensualist Samantha Zipporah will offer a lecture and experiential exercises exploring the human mind, body, and spirit during the release of oxytocin. Her intention is to empower not just birthing folks, but any person who is seeking to understand the physiology of intimacy, connection, and ecstatic embodiment. Participants will leave with practical tips to support oxytocin release throughout the human experience, including but not limited to birth and sexuality.

Samantha Zipporah supports people through a full spectrum of experiences with sexual health and fertility as a full spectrum doula, revel rouser, and ovulation awareness aficionado. She has been attending birth since 2006, and studied midwifery with luminary Elizabeth Davis who literally wrote the book on Orgasmic Birth. She spent years as a peer mediator, sex-educator, and patient advocate at Planned Parenthood, and in 2011 created The Happy Hysteria Health Collective. In her work she hopes to inspire reverence and respect for the sacred cycles of nature within the human body, and believes the practical is radical: we can empower ourselves through education, discovery, and manifesting our own unique experience as sexual creatures.

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