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Post by eddie Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:08 pm

So Ben has man flu. It’s pretty annoying, not just because of the coughing and spluttering and sneezing and wheezing.

I am actually having to pour my own whiskey drinks! It’s fucking tiring. No

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Post by Ben Reilly Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:22 pm

It's actually scientifcally proven that flu hits men harder than women ... but this is actually just a cold.

And before anybody says anything, I've done a lateral flow test and come up negative!

Eddie's legs are killing her now, poor thing Smile

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Post by HoratioTarr Fri Apr 30, 2021 3:59 pm

eddie wrote:So Ben has man flu. It’s pretty annoying, not just because of the coughing and spluttering and sneezing and wheezing.

I am actually having to pour my own whiskey drinks!  It’s fucking tiring. No

One of my male friends on Facebook declared that a kick in the nuts was more painful than childbirth.   "Really?" I said.  "So tell me, how long the pain lasted....12 hours....two days?   And did your perineum tear and did your stitches make it impossible to sit down for months, and did it feel as though you were passing a medicine ball through your jap's eye?   No?  Then fuck off.
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Post by eddie Fri Apr 30, 2021 4:08 pm

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eddie wrote:So Ben has man flu. It’s pretty annoying, not just because of the coughing and spluttering and sneezing and wheezing.

I am actually having to pour my own whiskey drinks!  It’s fucking tiring. No

One of my male friends on Facebook declared that a kick in the nuts was more painful than childbirth.   "Really?" I said.  "So tell me, how long the pain lasted....12 hours....two days?   And did your perineum tear and did your stitches make it impossible to sit down for months, and did it feel as though you were passing a medicine ball through your jap's eye?   No?  Then fuck off.

Sing it sista! Fucking men. Rolling Eyes

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Post by Ben Reilly Sat May 01, 2021 3:35 pm

Whatever. I'm going to slag you all off in the secret men's-only section here Twisted Evil

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Post by Vintage Mon May 03, 2021 2:19 pm

Wasn't there an experiment where two men were wired up to simulate child birth pains, don't think one lasted more than two 'contractions' the other did hold on a bit longer but the howls and groans were awful.

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Post by HoratioTarr Tue May 04, 2021 1:24 am

Vintage wrote:Wasn't there an experiment where two men were wired up to simulate child birth pains, don't think one lasted more than two 'contractions' the other did hold on a bit longer but the howls and groans were awful.

Yep. Bearing in mind most labour goes on for hours, sometimes a day, can you imagine the furore?
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Post by Syl Tue May 04, 2021 4:12 am

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Vintage wrote:Wasn't there an experiment where two men were wired up to simulate child birth pains, don't think one lasted more than two 'contractions' the other did hold on a bit longer but the howls and groans were awful.

Yep.   Bearing in mind most labour goes on for hours, sometimes a day, can you imagine the furore?[/quote

Don't they say if men bore the children no child would ever have a sibling? Laughing

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Post by Original Quill Tue May 04, 2021 9:25 am

Syl wrote:
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Yep.   Bearing in mind most labour goes on for hours, sometimes a day, can you imagine the furore?[/quote

Don't they say if men bore the children no child would ever have a sibling? Laughing

This reminds me of a story: My friend, while assigned to work in Moscow, met and married a Russian woman.  This was in the 90’s, just after the Soviet breakup.  It turns out, when they returned to SF she was pregnant.  Whether it was her personally, or her loyalty to her Slavic culture, he tells me she went through the entire childbirth ordeal with nary a peep...a few grimaces, but not a sound.

How's that for eastern European stoicism?  I think she was trying to show us how weak we non-slavic, counter-revolutionary gits, really are.

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Post by Syl Tue May 04, 2021 9:32 am

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This reminds me of a story: My friend, while assigned to work in Moscow, met and married a Russian woman.  This was in the 90’s, just after the Soviet breakup.  It turns out, when they returned to SF she was pregnant.  Whether it was her personally, or her loyalty to her Slavic culture, he tells me she went through the entire childbirth ordeal with nary a peep...a few grimaces, but not a sound.

How's that for eastern European stoicism?  I think she was trying to show us how weak we non-slavic, counter-revolutionary slobs, really are.


I remember reading once that Russian women working in the fields would often find a quiet spot and give birth without fuss, then go back to working the fields. Shocked

All I can say is I am glad I am not Russian.

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Post by eddie Fri May 07, 2021 12:47 pm

Hypnobirthing is something that all expectant mothers should look in to. It’s self-hypnosis and it works. I did it with my daughter.

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Post by Ben Reilly Fri May 07, 2021 12:53 pm

Vintage wrote:Wasn't there an experiment where two men were wired up to simulate child birth pains, don't think one lasted more than two 'contractions' the other did hold on a bit longer but the howls and groans were awful.

Not being funny, but that's not a very good experiment. The men participating knew they could make it stop at any time.

Women, knowing they have to see the birth through, adapt a different mentality from someone who knows he could just call a timeout at any point.

Let's not forget about the men who've sawed off their own limbs to free themselves. I imagine that hurt a bit.

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Post by Syl Fri May 07, 2021 5:21 pm

eddie wrote:Hypnobirthing is something that all expectant mothers should look in to. It’s self-hypnosis and it works. I did it with my daughter.

I never heard of that when i had my son, I did give birth without any medication though.
I would have been glad of gas and air....but it wasn't offered. Rolling Eyes

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Post by Maddog Sat May 08, 2021 1:01 pm

Syl wrote:
eddie wrote:Hypnobirthing is something that all expectant mothers should look in to. It’s self-hypnosis and it works. I did it with my daughter.

I never heard of that when i had my son, I did give birth without any medication though.
I would have been glad of gas and air....but it wasn't offered. Rolling Eyes

Did you deliver your son in the jungles of Borneo?

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Post by eddie Sat May 08, 2021 2:49 pm

Syl wrote:
eddie wrote:Hypnobirthing is something that all expectant mothers should look in to. It’s self-hypnosis and it works. I did it with my daughter.

I never heard of that when i had my son, I did give birth without any medication though.
I would have been glad of gas and air....but it wasn't offered. Rolling Eyes

I didn’t have it with my son either, he took 39 hours to arrive Rolling Eyes finally arriving on my birthday.
I tried gas and air and it made me feel sick.

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Post by Syl Sat May 08, 2021 3:50 pm

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I never heard of that when i had my son, I did give birth without any medication though.
I would have been glad of gas and air....but it wasn't offered. Rolling Eyes

Did you deliver your son in the jungles of Borneo?

Worse, the dr's were on strike the day i delivered my son.....they may have taken all the gas and air with them.


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Post by Syl Sat May 08, 2021 3:52 pm

eddie wrote:
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I never heard of that when i had my son, I did give birth without any medication though.
I would have been glad of gas and air....but it wasn't offered. Rolling Eyes

I didn’t have it with my son either, he took 39 hours to arrive Rolling Eyes finally arriving on my birthday.
I tried gas and air and it made me feel sick.

Oh my.....that's a long time. pale

I was 2 weeks over, induced, and it was very fast and furious.

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Post by eddie Sat May 08, 2021 4:24 pm

Syl wrote:
eddie wrote:
Syl wrote:

I never heard of that when i had my son, I did give birth without any medication though.
I would have been glad of gas and air....but it wasn't offered. Rolling Eyes

I didn’t have it with my son either, he took 39 hours to arrive Rolling Eyes finally arriving on my birthday.
I tried gas and air and it made me feel sick.

Oh my.....that's a long time. pale

I was 2 weeks over, induced, and it was very fast and furious.

Hypnobirthing instils the mantra “A baby will come when it’s ready” they are totally against inductions and intervention. It’s all about letting the baby do all the work, it will ease itself down the birth canal and all you do is breathe, (not pant!), it down.

It really made a lot of sense. If you are ever inclined, you should watch some videos of mothers hypnobirthing. They walk about, eat, dance....it’s truly natural.

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Post by Ben Reilly Sat May 08, 2021 4:29 pm

Let's not forget that the vast majority of people who've ever been born were born from a woman who wasn't medicated and was probably standing up when she gave birth. It does seem that medical science has over-complicated what should be a pretty simple, straightforward thing.

Then again, childbirth is dangerous, so I do agree with having doctors nearby in case anything goes wrong.

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Post by Syl Sat May 08, 2021 4:30 pm

eddie wrote:
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Oh my.....that's a long time. pale

I was 2 weeks over, induced, and it was very fast and furious.

Hypnobirthing instils the mantra “A baby will come when it’s ready” they are totally against inductions and intervention. It’s all about letting the baby do all the work, it will ease itself down the birth canal and all you do is breathe, (not pant!), it down.

It really made a lot of sense. If you are ever inclined, you should watch some videos of mothers hypnobirthing. They walk about, eat, dance....it’s truly natural.

Anything that makes giving birth easier is good.
I know one thing, no matter how long ago it was, unless the mother is drugged up to the eyeballs, those memories never fade.

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