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Does masterbation help?

I've heard that sex helps naturally induce labor because of some chemical in the man's semen, but I've also heard your own body releases a chemical when you obtain an orgasm as well which also helps. At the moment I'm as big as a whale and sex in not very comfortable; I am only doing it because I want that chemical from my husband, haha, so I wondered since I am not obtaining an orgasm during our sex together if masterbating alone to have one would help induce labor as well? Anyone know?


Asked by Anonymous at 2:11 PM on Mar. 13, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • lol...i know that when we orgasm we contract..i dont see why that couldnt help get things started..ive become such a fat whale that i can barely get my hands down there! lol

    Answer by tnteaton at 2:22 PM on Mar. 13, 2009

  • Never heard of this, but whatever. Let us know if it works!

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:12 PM on Mar. 13, 2009

  • i would say talk too your doctor

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:13 PM on Mar. 13, 2009

  • Haha, sure I'll call him and say "Hey Doc, do you think if I take care of myself it'll help this baby come out any faster?" Nah, I think I'd rather stick to asking anonymously on here, lol.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:20 PM on Mar. 13, 2009

  • Yes, that could be a problem!

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:38 PM on Mar. 13, 2009

  • Will my orgasm induce preterm labor?
    "We don't know what exactly causes labor, but in a normal pregnancy, having an orgasm is not dangerous and will not induce preterm labor," Minkin says. If you are at risk for preterm labor, are carrying twins or had a previous preterm birth, you will probably be told not to have sex. Although engaging in sex won't induce labor, having an orgasm might stimulate contractions. "When a woman is past her due date and has not gone into labor, we tell her to go home and have sex," Minkin says. "We know that prostaglandin in semen might help induce labor." Does it work? Maybe. But it might be fun to find out.

    Answer by twinsnseptember at 3:22 PM on Mar. 13, 2009

  • So maybe, maybe not. Eh, worth a shot, I suppose.

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:05 PM on Mar. 13, 2009