Archive for : September, 2014

Grab Your Gonads!

Everyone is more than aware just how important it is for women to self-check their breasts on a monthly basis, to note any lumps, bumps, dimpling, or other changes which may indicate there is something that needs to be checked out by a doctor. But what about guys?

It is every bit as important that men regularly check their testicles, in a similar way to how women are recommended to keep a watch on their breasts. Called Testicular Self Examination (TSE), it takes just a few minutes (in the shower can be a great time to do so) and can help detect testicular cancer in its earliest stages, when it is very highly curable.

Though testicular cancer is relatively rare, it also has one of the highest cure rates of all cancers – which is why it is so important to find it early. Men of all ages may be affected, but most commonly they are between sixteen and forty years of age.

All guys should regularly check their testicles, to be familiar with what is normal for them, and to easily note if a change presents. Those men for whom the risk is greater include having had an undescended testis at birth, or who are infertile – but any man can be at risk. There are also other, non-cancerous testicular conditions which need to be seen to and which TSE can identify.

TSE takes only a minute or two – literally. Choose a day once a month. Make sure the scrotum is relaxed and warm, such as just after a shower. Check one testicle first, then the other. Roll the testis using fingers and thumbs of both hands, and also feel along the underside of the scrotum (this should feel like a small bunch of tightly curled tubes). Healthy testicles should feel like smooth, firm eggs, not be painful or uncomfortable to gently handle, and one may be slightly larger than the other. One will commonly hang lower than the other.

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If you note any kind of irregularity or change, see your doctor promptly. It may not necessarily be cancer! There are a number of other conditions which may cause irregularities. If it is cancer, early treatment is vitally important.

Look after what you have in your undies – grab your gonads every month!

An Heroic Campaign from Jockey…

Jockey underwear has a long and illustrious history of providing men with briefs, boxers, singlets, and much more for many decades. They have recently released a global advertising campaign which may well be their cleverest yet…

The idea of putting sporting greats in underwear advertising campaigns is nothing new – and Jockey has done so, from  baseball’s Baltimore Oriole pitcher Jim Palmer in the 1970s, to basketball player Michael Jordan, and, more recently, soccer legend David Beckham.

The latest Jockey campaign, with the catchphrase slogan , “Supporting Greatness”, shows images truly great American heroes doing what they did in their briefs.

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Astronaut and moonwalker Buzz Aldrin, military man General George Patton, and baseball king Babe Ruth were all known to wear Jockey briefs – that is a fact – and the company is taking advantage of the fact that these great men wore their merchandise.

Buzz Aldrin, now aged eighty-four, was the second man to walk on the moon – and he has expressed great pride in being a part of this exciting new campaign. As he said himself, “everybody wears underwear” and “this commercial is fun”.

The television commercials are especially fun. Aldrin is seen in a spacesuit on all kinds of planets, planting the American flag whilst swatting away aliens and asteroids. Commercial spots with Patton and Ruth are in planning stages.

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There are both television and print commercials to be broadcast and published, and for Jockey, the aim is to remain cool, appeal to men as buyers of underwear, and to deliver the powerful message: that if these men wore Jockeys, today’s guys should do so as well.

And we know they did. Babe Ruth was a spokesman for Jockey during the years of his career; Patton, like almost all of the American military of the time, wore them, and Aldrin wore them in training as they were a supplier to NASA. (He did not actually wear them on the moon – apparently space requires specialised undergarments – who knew?).

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The end message is that Jockey is enduring, reliable, functional, and supports greatness of all kinds in its wearer. Get yours from Undiewarehouse today!