The Amazing Race In Giving Birth And Having Sex

In Life on December 26, 2007 by Petr Bokuvka

It happens every year and I am sure it will happen on January 1, 2008 again. News stories about babies being born one second after midnight, or at least one minute, at 12:01 a.m., or as we write here – which looks cooler – 00:01.

It is pointless and many pediatricians condemn it. You can’t count seconds in such cases, they say. There is no way you can determine the birth as if it was a 60-meter sprint. But even maternity wards in the Czech Republic have to compete for clients in order to have more money from health insurance companies. Plus, they say it improves reputation.

I have a friend who does not participate in the celebration of the New Year. He does not do fireworks, he does not open a bottle of champagne. He and his girlfriend like to have sex around midnight. And he likes to tell stories how he is the first Czech to have orgasm in the new year. Once he made his girlfriend mad by telling the story that she yelled back at him I wish I could say the same thing, or at least that I am second…


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