Friday, July 24, 2009

Subliminal attempts at birth control?

So, I was browsing the book section at the local Navy Exchange today, and as I was browsing the different categories, something struck me as odd.

In case you can't read these steamy titles, the NEX's Romance section includes such lusty titles as:

The Birth Book: Everything You Need to Know to Have a Safe and Satisfying Birth
The Complete Book of Baby Names
Entertaining and Educating Babies and Toddlers

I'm so confused. I can't decide if this is just a matter of mis-shelving or if someone is trying to provide a public service here. This is the Navy Exchange after all, full of women whose husbands have been away at sea for months at a time. Perhaps they're just trying to reduce incidence of infidelity by removing material that might incite temptation or providing a gentle reminder to practice safe sex when your loved-one makes it safely back into port.

To be fair though, they do include some romantic titles like:


farmlanebooks said...

Brilliant! Were there any real romance books? - if so what were they shelved under?!

Dreamybee said...

I think there were but I forgot to check and see where they were shelved!

Nymeth said...

lol. That's hilarious in a bizarre kind of way :P

Mike said...

I don't know, I find all of those titles extremely romantic. :)

Good catch though, that's pretty funny. I wonder what books are under the parenthood section...

Dreamybee said...

Nymeth-I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought so!

Mike-I suppose there probably is a subset of readers for whom a ticking biological clock provides plenty of romantic inspiration. I think the parenting section included things like Iguanas 101 and Tank Repair for Dummies: How to remove, clean, and reassemble a turret in under 10 minutes.

chartroose said...

It's because they're a necessity, LOL! The hubby/boyfriend comes home from months at sea and they enjoy each other in a biblical sense and the wife/girlfriend gets knocked-up, and there ya' go!

I mean, come on, it's the military. Their idea of romance is to drink lots of beer and belch out the national anthem.

Dreamybee said...

Chartroose-I guess you're right-it could just be practicality!