August 01, 2005

A Little Sex Ed...

Loyal reader George brought to my attention an article our paper did the other day on the boom of babies being born in May and June. (I like our local paper.) Anyway, most of it was refuted by experts saying that the increased birth in babies is due to more people moving to S. Florida, a potential overall baby boom starting etc… but there is a thought that it could be caused by… the hurricanes 9 months previously.

This falls in line with the adage of “We didn’t have TV back then” when I speak to some of the older people I know who have a plethora of children. They always say it jokingly and it is usually in response to my, “Wow. Six kids. I have three and think I’m going insane.” That’s when they reply with, “Yeah, six kids. We didn’t have TV back then to keep us occupied during the evenings.”

I don’t think they had good birth control back then either.

Which brings me to… whenever there’s a big blackout in a major city, there appears to be a rush of babies being born 9 months later. Evidently this MAY be the case with the latest batch of hurricanes.

I don’t get it folks. I’m all for ‘keeping one’s self entertained’ in any way possible when there is no power (heh, power or no power I’m for it… all the time)… but folks, come on. Losing power doesn’t mean suddenly one gets the urge to NOT USE BIRTH CONTROL. Good Lord.

I’m picturing these conversations, it’s dark, the house is lit with candles, there’s not much to do and you and your spouse are sitting in the candle light, feeling amorous and… “Hey! We have no Power! We don’t need birth control!”

In case any of you kind readers may be confused… allow me to let you in on a little secret. When the power goes out… you can still get pregnant. Electricity is not a form of birth control.

End of story.

Posted by Boudicca at August 1, 2005 09:38 PM | TrackBack

You can always figure out when big deployments happened on base by birthdays.

Posted by: Sissy at August 2, 2005 12:26 AM

Damn... and here I thought that turning out the light is what keeps one from getting pregnant... wrong again!

Posted by: Teresa at August 2, 2005 12:34 AM

"But it's dark! The sperm can't see their way to get to the egg!"


Posted by: songstress7 at August 2, 2005 01:11 AM

LOL! I love it all the time as well... but the heat and humidity after one day... UGH.

Posted by: vw bug at August 2, 2005 07:28 AM

I don't know it is so much that they don't use birth control as it is a matter of "accidents". ie If on a regular night in your city 100 people have sex and one condom breaks, 9 month later you have one baby. HOWEVER, during the hurricane/black out if 10,000 have sex and you have 100 babies it's the same ratio. Condoms are only 99% effective. ;)

Read a study on it in college.

Posted by: Contagion at August 2, 2005 08:10 AM

Actually, if you think about it, apparently electricity is a kind of birth control... I have yet to get pregnant due to a black out because hubster saw fit to buy a back up generator... bad hubs! :D

Posted by: ethne at August 2, 2005 03:57 PM

I had six kids because I wanted six kids. When we wanted to stop, we had her spayed and that was it (both of my wives did it in self defense, because I'd have more kids if we could).

I do not understand how anybody gets pregnant by 'accident'. I literally cannot fathom it. To my knowledge there has only been one immaculate conception.

All the rest of you ding-dongs got some splaining to do.

Posted by: Bane at August 2, 2005 05:00 PM

Well in my experience, men are useless enough at finding the condoms in broad daylight. Even if they are in the same place in the drawer they always have been! Fooling around causes temporary blindness, possibly..

Posted by: Sally at August 2, 2005 05:41 PM

Canada is seeing the beginning of their baby boom from the cancellation of hockey last year. That's just what the world influx of canucks.

Posted by: littlejoe at August 4, 2005 12:40 PM