Saturday, January 17, 2015

Spanking the Flu

Oh, how I wish that could easily be done (Spank the Flu).  Barry and I are each finally recovering from extended bouts with that nasty little devil this month.  And, we each had our flu shots ... early this year!    It is safe to say that nothing of interest has taken place in our lives since my last post.

Hopefully, the rest of you are avoiding this illness.  Keep washing your hands.



  1. You see ,that's why i dont take any flu shots. You'll always get it no matter what. Hope you guys get a speedy recovery.i just went thru it a month ago.

  2. The only good thing about flu-like viruses (there are several strains so flu vaccines don't cover all) is that they are a good occasion for nice, comfy spousal care. In those times I like having my wife as "nanny" morning and evening...

    The bad thing is the paperwork for sick leave.

  3. Susan -

    Can I ask another intrusive question?

    When I met my wife I was amazed that she had been given enemas as a child (1970s). If she or her siblings complained of hardened stools, constipation or even just bloat or queasiness, they would get an enema (warm water in a bag). It seemed natural for her mom to flush the problem, so to speak.

    I originally thought this was just some "original" behavior from her mom, but then I saw that, in the 1990s, enema bags were still widely sold in drugstores, and saw some medical study that showed that in the late 1970s a significant minority of US households had an enema bag used on children.

    Did you or Barry experience such things? What time period?

  4. Pecan,

    My first experience with an enema was as preparation for childbirth when I arrived at the hospital. I was totally repulsed by it, and that experience remains vivid in my mind today.

    Barry tells me that he was not given enemas as a child, but his parents had a bag in the linen closet. He was fascinated by it and gave himself several enemas as an early teenager. He is still fascinated with them and finds them erotic.


  5. Ew... I've seen old-style preparations for childbirth in "Call the Midwife" - they would prepare milky soapsuds, probably something like 2 quarts, then give them to the poor woman saying it's "high, hot and the hell of a lot".

    I hope yours was not as bad as that. This form of enema sounds very unpleasant compare to what my wife was subjected to (and now subjects me to).

    Regarding Barry, isn't it possible that this bag was used not for enemas but for douching? (My mother in law used to douche occasionally and even explained to my teenage future wife how to do it if needed.)