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That's right, in a widely criticised move the Italian government declared today FERTILITY DAY in a desperate attempt to jack up their flacid birthrate.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/14/world/europe/italy-births-...



As you can tell from the negative message and the joyless cigarette, this is never going to work.

The Italians would do well to copy the Danish approach:



I know I'll be making the best possible use of this joyous fertility day, and wish you all to do the same!
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Re: Happy Fertility day RSP! Now witch of the computer and get busy!
For fuck sake.
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slatersteven wrote:
For fuck sake.
Exactly
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My wife is 9 months pregnant. I'm not going to even mention "fertility day".
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flamespeak wrote:
Phew, and I thought being single on Valentine's Day was tough.
Hey, I can still be fertile, just all over the keyboard.
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myopia wrote:
My wife is 9 months pregnant. I'm not going to even mention "fertility day".

Congrats and wise choice!
 
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ἄνδρα μοι ἔννεπε, μοῦσα, πολύτροπον, ὃς μάλα πολλὰ/ πλάγχθη, ἐπεὶ Τροίης ἱερὸν πτολίεθρον ἔπερσεν./...
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Dude. We've got 3 and don't want anymore.
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If you read the Italian though, it seems more encouraging people to quick smoking because of what that does to sperm. It never states what that is exactly but implies it's bad. That sounds reasonable but I've not heard of that specific side effect of smoking before.
 
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whac3 wrote:
Dude. We've got 3 and don't want anymore.

Snip snip whistle
 
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whac3 wrote:
If you read the Italian though, it seems more encouraging people to quick smoking because of what that does to sperm. It never states what that is exactly but implies it's bad. That sounds reasonable but I've not heard of that specific side effect of smoking before.

Pretty stressed here in public health campaigns.
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whac3 wrote:
If you read the Italian though, it seems more encouraging people to quick smoking because of what that does to sperm. It never states what that is exactly but implies it's bad. That sounds reasonable but I've not heard of that specific side effect of smoking before.
I agree that despite the fertility day hastag that add completely misses the point. As David said, the negative effect of smoking oon sperm quality are well know.

As the Danish say: it's not about winning, the joy is in participating.
 
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It's bad enough I waste time on RSP during the day, but to actually turn off my computer and start impregnating women might make HR unhappy. It definitely would make the human race better genetically, but I still would probably get fired.
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One might be tempted to start smoking just to be able to stop again. Not the point of the campaign though. Also: Danish.
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I've never smoked nor am I inclined to start, but I have considered experimenting with nicotine.
 
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TheChin! wrote:
It's bad enough I waste time on RSP during the day, but to actually turn off my computer and start impregnating women might make HR unhappy. It definitely would make the human race better genetically, but I still would probably get fired.


Such a defeatist! At least try half-measures.
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flamespeak wrote:
Phew, and I thought being single on Valentine's Day was tough.
Hey, I can still be fertile, just all over the keyboard.

That's not time on your hands, Steven.

And ... ew?
 
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whac3 wrote:
If you read the Italian though, it seems more encouraging people to quick smoking because of what that does to sperm. It never states what that is exactly but implies it's bad. That sounds reasonable but I've not heard of that specific side effect of smoking before.


Knew a guy at college who donated sperm to earn extra money. He got a call one day, after developing heavy marijuana habit from the sperm bank telling him his sperm count was nearly zero. He stopped, and the sperm count recovered.
 
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