But while birth is these things, a seldom-discussed fact is that it can also be a time of great pleasure. Biologically, women are designed to receive physical pleasure not only during lovemaking, but during birth and breastfeeding as well. The birth of pleasure User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. Called psychology yet drawing on literature from Greek mythology to Shakespeare to Toni Morrison, this book by gender scholar Gilligan considers the path of loveDand pleasureDthrough time. The Birth of Pleasure. 31 likes. Perceptive and optimistic, this book provides a basis for thinking about love and pleasure new to most of us. It is.