I recently saw an incredible video Anatomy of the Clitoris: Learn Integral Anatomy with Gil Hedley. I smiled, I had met Gil many years ago when he was having his children, I trained his sister as a doula and have loved following her path as she is now a midwife. Even Gils mother trained as a postpartum doula with me and we worked together for several years. So now to see his work so well describe the clitoris describing in his words ‘a beautiful gift and the blessing of the clitoris’, I knew I had to reach out to invite him to join me to share with you all his thoughts about the clitoris and any thoughts about the role it may play in labor and birth and his insight for an Orgasmic Birth


In this episode:

  • The episode explores the clitoral complex with Gil Headley PhD, who shares his thoughts about the clitoris and its role in labor and birth
  • Gil Headley’s extensive knowledge of Integral Anatomy is showcased as he shares his story of discovering the clitoris and demonstrates the complex structure of the organ
  • Birth can be orgasmic for some individuals due to factors like nerve distribution, pleasure potential, and habituation to pleasure Hospital birth practices are not conducive to orgasmic birth, and most people feel inhibited by the hospital experience, which can impact both birth and pleasure

Key Takeaways:

  • The clitoris is an essential and crucial part of human anatomy that is still not well understood
  • The structure of the clitoris is more complex and intricate than commonly known. There are several parts to it, including the glands, shaft, legs, and vestibular bulbs, among others
  • Clitoris anatomy varies between individuals.
  • Clitoral stimulation can be experienced through anal penetration or pressure during birth
  • Habituation to certain pleasure doesn’t reflect pleasure potential.
  • Nerve distribution and position during birth can affect orgasmic birth experience

Gil Hedley, Ph.D., has been teaching integral anatomy in the dissection laboratory, via keynotes and speaking tours, and online via his extensive website and subscription portal, www.gilhedley.com, since 1995. He is the producer of The Integral Anatomy Series, the Anatomy from A to Z Project, and The Nerve Project, as well as being the author of several books and anatomy models. He is based at the Institute for Anatomical Research in Colorado Springs, CO, where he teaches, films, and serves as Board President. 

Connect with Gil:

Website: https://www.gilhedley.com/

Social Media: Youtube

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