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Men more likely to send a dick pic than get a health check

Men More Likely to Send a Dick Pic Than Get a Health Check Says Research


April is Testicular Cancer Awareness Month, so we’re bringing you a peculiar fact courtesy of the Journal of Sex Research. Their research has shown that over half of all French women received a non-consensual dick pic in the calendar year, or nearly double the number of French blokes (26%) who regularly visit their GP for health check-ups.

Why are we sharing these facts with you? Because French advertising agency TBWA, in collaboration with the French men’s health association, CerHom, set up a bunch of fake dating profiles to bait some unsuspecting frogs into sharing their wangers to encourage them to get a check-up. Titled dick pic diagnostic, who knew unsolicited genitals could potentially save a life?

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Now let’s get into the facts because testicular cancer is the most common cancer in men aged 20 to 39 (according to the Cancer Council Australia) and that’s what we’re really here to highlight. Sadly, men often avoid seeing a doctor for routine examinations, especially regarding the health of their testicles. But as the numbers show, blokes are much more inclined to show ladies their crown jewels in a “dick pic”.

As unfortunate as the practice of sending unwanted pictures of male genitalia to women over social media or messaging services, or “dick pics”, the campaign in question aims to take advantage of the trend and make the dick pic great again.

Research shows men more likely to send a dick pic than get a health check

The companies created fake profiles of women that respond to unsolicited penis pics with an automated message | Image: Unsplash

So how did it work? The companies created fake profiles of women that respond to unsolicited penis pics with an automated message alerting the sender of possible health concerns, encouraging them to get a free, anonymous consultation by sending a photo of their genitals to a mobile number.

“Hi, Simon! Upon close examination of your photo, it appears that one of your testicles is swollen. This could be a symptom of an infection or cancer. Please consider seeing a doctor, and for more information, visit dickpic-diagnostic.com.” This is a message you could receive if you were one of the many Frenchman that sent non-consensual dick pics.

It’s not the only sex health education campaign they’ve successfully implemented. A joint campaign by TBWA\Paris for ConsentIs and HandsAway has produced a 2,000-page book titled “Decoder Les Femmes” (Decoding Women) claims to decode and teach men everything they need to know about the “mystery of women”. And judging by their other previous works, they also have a major passion for McDonald’s Big Mac.

They also remind blokes to perform monthly self-examinations, with an easy-to-follow three-step method to checking your gear:

  1. Take a hot shower
  2. Roll your testicle between your thumb and other fingers
  3. Check for lumps, swelling or pain.

If you find anything, call a doctor. If not, enjoy your shower. Still in doubt? There’s nothing wrong with a professional assessment of your bait and tackle. TBWA and CER HOM urge guys everywhere to take their dick health seriously and see a doctor when they have questions or concerns by using the hashtag #dickpicdiagnostic. Skip the dick pic and get checked.

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