I was in the hospital in labour with my child. It was goin a little slowly, not badly but slowly. So the doctor came and gave me some little pills of prostaglandin to pick up the pace a bit. Just as a conversational aside, he mentioned that semen contains plenty of proostaglandin and that in many cultures oral sex would be used for the same purpose.
No way am I putting my penis in the mouth of a woman in labor! :eek:
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Might I add that the fact that your doctor brought that up while you were in labor seems a bit creepy to me.