heaving of her loins

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Here are some words from the novel Lady Chatterley's Lover( para.118, 142 paragraphs altogether) by Lawrence(the University of Adelaide,here):
He was a more excited lover that night, with his strange, small boy’s frail nakedness. Connie found it impossible to come to her crisis before he had really finished his. And he roused a certain craving passion in her, with his little boy’s nakedness and softness; she had to go on after he had finished, in the wild tumult and heaving of her loins, while he(Michaelis) heroically kept himself up, and present in her, with all his will and self-offering, till she brought about her own crisis, with weird little cries.
Please notice the part in red. The phrase "having of her loins" is a little hard to understand for me:
What's the subject of the phrase? Connie or Michaelis?
And what does the phrase mean please? I feel "having her loins" is better than "having of her loins".

Thank you in advance
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  • ewie

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    English English
    It's an easy mistake to make: you see having 42,000 times a day; you only see heaving once in a blue moon:)


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    British English
    If her loins are heaving you can describe them as 'heaving loins' and you can refer to 'the heaving of her loins'.
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