Wow, what a snarky reaction from everybody. Let me clarify a few things.
1. I am a new member to mothering.com, not an existing member using a new username.
2. I am not "proud" of my comments (nor am I ashamed). They are just my opinions.
3rd, and most important: I have NEVER said that women are consciously trying to be aroused by breastfeeding, or that women who orgasm while breastfeeding are perverts. I completely resent anyone claiming that I said that, or even implied it. I said there is a MYTH by anti-breastfeeding advocates that women breastfeed because it is sexually arousing. That is so different from saying "I personally think that women breastfeed because it is sexually arousing" that I am amazed people have jumped to that conclusion.
4. Nor did I say anyone who has sexual feelings while breastfeeding should stop. (Good grief, I can't believe I have to clarify another thingI didn't say).
5. APtoddlermama - your tone is condescending. I am not "spanking" anyone, nor am I implying they should be ashamed. That's not even close to what was said and intended in my comment. I said orgasm during breastfeeding is not common. I stand by that. I did not say that orgasm during breastfeeding was impossible, nor did I say that anyone who does should be ashamed (or stop breastfeeding). Please stop trying to read anything else into my comments.
It turns out your wrong. I haven't ever experienced it personally, but remember hearing about it for the first time in a freshman women's studies class and several times after including my hospital led breastfeeding course. You probably think it is uncommon because people don't talk about it. They are afraid that if they talk about it, they'll get spanked by someone like you saying they have their wires crossed and should essentially be ashamed of it. And if you feel so proud of what you're saying, why did you create a new account just to hop on here and call people perverts for experiencing something that is biologically normal?
Seriously, you've got your wires crossed. Orgasm during breastfeeding is NOT common. Yes, some women experience let down during orgasm, but there is a huge difference between that and finding the sensation of your baby breastfeeding so arousing that you orgasm. Orgasm can cause let down, not the other way around. The myth that women breastfeed because they find it sexually gratifying is one that has served anti-breastfeeding advocates very well, let's not perpetuate it.