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Goodbye to the possibilities of knee tapping

posted by Jason Kottke   Jul 11, 2011

File this one under “sobbing at work”…Paul Ford shares the story of his and his wife’s efforts to conceive a child in this age of mechanical reproduction.

We don’t tell many people about what we are doing. When we do some say: “Well, it must be fun trying.” Or: “Are sure you’re doing it right?” I laugh with them; after all, how many times have I said something insensitive while trying to be funny? I don’t talk about the large doses of medicine that I inject into my wife’s buttocks that cause her to inflate like a hormonal balloon. Nor do I discuss how intimacy itself has become such an awkward, uncomfortable thing that it’s scheduled on a Google Calendar named “LadyStuffings” with events that show up in pink.

Paul, I wish you way more than luck.

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