Quickies: Childbirth isn’t pretty, vaccination, and a trip to the gym



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  1. July 3, 2015 at 10:07 am —

    Going to the sauna I often have the feeling that pubic hair in women has been outlawed and one day the police will arrest me while I’m all covered in honey.

    • July 3, 2015 at 10:12 am —

      Also, when you give birth vaginally you’Re likely to poop and pee all over the place, not to mention all the blood. Seriously, hair is the least yuckie thing in the whole process (cause it isn’t yuckie at all)

  2. July 3, 2015 at 11:13 pm —

    Pretty shallow from the Guardian.
    I’m old enough to remember that women used to be ROUTINELY shaved before delivery. There was some superstition about reducing the chance of infection. But of course, razor-burn more than countered any supposed advantage.

  3. July 7, 2015 at 2:51 pm —

    Thank you, California. I hate vague ‘philosophical’ exemptions.

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