in a book about PRENATAL BONDING ANALYSIS (a psychotherapeutic branch developped by György Hidas and Jenö Raffai) I found something very interesting. They mention some scientific research on how the orgasm of the parents affects the baby in utero:
"In the third trimester, when prenates are monitored during parental intercouse, their hearts fluctuate wildly in accelerations and decelerations greater than 30 beats per minute, or show a rare loss of beat-to-beat variability, accompanied by a sharp increase in fetal movement (Chayen et al, 1986). This heart activity is directly associated with paternal and maternal orgasms!"
(Chayen, B., Tejani, N., Verma, U. L. and Gordon, G.(1986). Fetal Heart Rate Changes and Uterine Activity During Coitus. Acta Obstetrica Gynecologica Scandinavica 65: 853-855.)
"When prenates experience pain, they do not have the air necessary to make sound, but they do respond with vigorous body and breathing movements as well as hormonal rushes."
This sounds alarming to me. It could mean that babies get addicted to orgasm in womb rightaway. There is so much increcible publicity FOR orgasm of women and vigourous sexual behaviour these days, that anybody thinks it is "normal" (and therefore good) and you are a poor uptight slave of old believes, if you are trying to put some attention on the negative effects of orgasm. A generation ago orgasm of women wasn't that common - I am quite sure that my mother never experienced any.
If there are babies hooked on crack, it means that the dopamin-cycle of the mother is getting through to the baby. It means that much more new-borns have been hooked on orgasm since the sexual revolution, or at least are born with a stronger sensitivity to it.
And by the way, they have observed that the fetus tries to get away from the penis during intercourse. Traumatic fetal injuries are occuring that lay path for later problems in life.
Any more studies on that? Have you researched on this already, Marnia?