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Date: Thu, 4 Apr 1996 08:07:12 -0500 (EST)
From: "Fouidelidou Grukenstein Jr." 
Subject: BLAGUES-L: Father

>From: David Coble
>Date: Tue,  2 Apr 1996 17:09:00 GMT

Down at the University Hospitals, they've begun testing a new device
to help fathers feel more a part of the birth experience. It transmits
the mother's pain to the father, allowing him to share in this aspect
of procreation.

Normally, in recognition of women's naturally higher pain threshold,
they only run it at one quarter intensity or less.

However, just last week they had an exceptional couple in. The
husband, a big brawny guy, said he couldn't even feel it at 10%, so
they turned it up to 25%.  He still said he couldn't feel it, so they
increased it to 50%.

When he protested that it wasn't so bad & asked them to crank it
higher, they deliberated a while then gave him 75%. After much
protesting & prodding by the husband, they finally pegged it at 100%.
He continued to chat and smile throughout the delivery       .

That evening, he went to fetch fresh clothes for his wife and found
the postman passed out from agony on his front steps.

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