Testicular Cancer – why’s it matter?
Did you know…? If you’re a chap aged 25-49, then of all the cancers, you are most likely to get testicular cancer. 2,300 Men were diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2013 – that’s more than 6 every single day. Around half of all diagnoses are for gentleman under 35, and have doubled in the last 50 years. Suddenly it all seems more real, right?
The Movember foundation want to raise the profile of Men’s Health, and help you realise that testicular cancer is a highly treatable disease that doesn’t have to end in sadness.
You may have caught my recent posts on Mental Health & Suicide as part of the 2016 Movember campaign. Well, now it’s the turn of that word that no-one wants to hear – cancer, specifically prostate cancer.
An illness that attacks without prejudice; regardless of age, sex, race or creed, most of us will know someone in every demograph that has suffered from its seemingly endless reach.
Let me ask you a question. Trigger warning, it’s about suicide. How many people in the UK kill themselves in a week? Would you be surprised to learn that suicide numbers in the UK are, on average 117. 117 people end their own lives every single week. It’s a hard fact to swallow.
How many of those 117 suicides are men? 91. That’s over three-quarters. One every 2 hours.
Mental Health. Men’s mental health. There you go, it’s out there. So why do so many men suffer in silence? Moving in the circles of sexual advice that I choose to frequent on social media, there is much talk about the inequalities that women face, but little about the inequalities facing men.
Issues of mental illness are increasingly common place, and with modern life so full is it any surprise?
Work, family, money, social life, Brexit, there are any number of pressures on any one of us, and y’know, sometimes the fact that you’ve run out of fairy washing up liquid can just be the final straw that turns the cracks into chasms.
Movember and I have history. We go way back, through the good times and the bad. This will be my 5th year of having an itchy top lip and banging the Men’s Health drum. Over those 5 years, I have raised several thousand pounds for the cause, and had countless conversations about the core Movember messages. I have recruited dozens of fellow Mo-growers. This year, I invite you, dearest reader to get involved. Read More
This is not me jumping on a bandwagon, although I have been known to do exactly that in the past, this is me researching and conveying what I have found, and so I present A Gentleman’s Guide to Vaginismus.
Vaginismus. Yes, I know that the lady-area is an area of great mystique and is to be respected, but for Read More