Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Stealthy bandit or Prude making a statement? You decide.

As I've said before, I work in a fertility clinic. We deal with all aspects of infertility, both male and female. While we are not a clinic that sells donor sperm, we do have a full service lab that does semen analysis and sperm freezing for patients. We also have two "collection" rooms where the men can "produce" a sperm specimen. These rooms look a little more homey than your typical exam room. While they do have tile floors (for obvious reasons), they have art on the walls, a bed, a side table and a lamp for low lighting. In the side table drawer are what we like to call "visual aids". They are a various assortment of dirty magazines - some tame, like Playboy, and some a little raunchier, like Hustler. These are to be used as tools (no pun intended) to help the men give us a sperm sample. We've had complaints about our porn on both sides of the scale - some say too nasty, some say not nasty enough. But most of the time it gets the job done.

This morning a patient was put in the collection room. A few mintues later he went into the lab and said, "Um, this isn't going to do it for me." and showed the lab technician the magazine - Woman's Day. Someone had stolen all the porn and replaced it with typical waiting room magazines - Good Housekeeping, Parents, People. The nastiest thing in the drawer was the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition.

This is the second time this has happened in the space of about a month. Either someone is making a statement by getting rid of the dirty magazines, or someone wants porn and doesn't want to pay for it. I think it's the latter.

But who would want to take those home? Don't they know where, and in whose hands, those magazines have been? Icky.


craig said...

Well, just be glad that "Parents" didn't do it for him. If it had, I'd be a little scared...

Lil Kate said...

I'm with Craig on that one.

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