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Old July 26 2010, 10:59 AM   #1
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NHS Spends £7,500 on 'Porn Room'

...so Taxpayers Alliance and The Sun complains:

Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust has incurred the wrath of the Sun by spunking £7,500 on a "special room" kitted out to help chaps deliver vital supplies of man oysters.

The trust's fertility centre shared the cost of "computer equipment worth £4,625, flat screen TVs costing £2,225 - plus £500 of blue movies" with private outfit North West Fertility.
(You'll have to excuse The Register's irreverent writing style.)

Hmmmm, problems with this. First, the cost was shared with a private clinic. Second, what's £7,500 compared to the tens of millions of pounds the NHS spends on giving away entirely unnecessary IVF treatment for free ?
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Old July 26 2010, 11:15 AM   #2
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I can't see too much wrong with it. It isn't a huge amount of money by any means and I think that men would find it more enjoyable to wank off watching a movie than reading a magazine.

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Old July 26 2010, 11:32 AM   #3
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Given the quality of the magazines they use, I wouldn't be surprised if they hindered the process more than anything else.
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Old July 26 2010, 11:52 AM   #4
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I can't see too ,uch wrong with it. It isn't a huge amount og moey nby anymeans and I think that men would find it more enjoyable to wank off watching a movie than read a magazine.
Have you been drinking?
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Old July 26 2010, 12:32 PM   #5
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No, I was just talking to my best friend on the phone while typing.
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Old July 26 2010, 12:33 PM   #6
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Ah, the one-handed, not-looking typing method. Know it well.
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Old July 26 2010, 03:58 PM   #7
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^ The one that usually accompanies the fap-fap-fap sound...
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Old July 26 2010, 05:20 PM   #8
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Old July 27 2010, 12:20 AM   #9
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Lesbian redheads in 720p or it just isn't happening.
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Old July 27 2010, 12:37 AM   #10
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Wouldn't free wifi have been cheaper?
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Old July 27 2010, 03:02 AM   #11
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Hermiod wrote: View Post
(You'll have to excuse The Register's irreverent writing style.)
I usually rather enjoy The Register's irreverent writing style. I find it impedes their ability to report the pertinent details not at all.
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Old July 27 2010, 06:59 AM   #12
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(You'll have to excuse The Register's irreverent writing style.)
I usually rather enjoy The Register's irreverent writing style. I find it impedes their ability to report the pertinent details not at all.
I'm not saying it's bad, just maybe a little different to how most organisations would report news.
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Old July 27 2010, 09:55 AM   #13
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So can anybody stop by and make a donation?
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Old July 27 2010, 10:04 AM   #14
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So can anybody stop by and make a donation?
Answering your non-serious question seriously, no - the clinic is for couples undergoing IVF treatment.

One thing I never got, why does the guy have to go in some cubicle on his own ? Is there any reason why the potential mother of his child can't, you know, 'help' ?
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Old July 27 2010, 10:10 AM   #15
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That's what made me ask, actually. I always thought "aids" were for donors, not couples.
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