One of the biggest blockers to men getting those necessary testicle exams is shame – it’s just not easy to ask anyone, even a doctor, to take a look at your balls. But a new initiative in New Zealand is looking to resolve that in a pretty quirky way.
It’s called the Testimatic, and it made its debut at the Big Boys Toys festival in Auckland. The yearly event is full of stuff that dudes like – power tools, action sports, barbecue and construction supplies. They figured that since testicular cancer is the most common version of the disease in young men, that putting up a booth might help raise awareness.
It’s called the Testimatic, and even though it looks slick and high-tech the device is incredibly simple. The port on the front end about waist-high opens up to let a doctor’s hand (gloved, of course) pass through from the other side of the partition to give you a testicular check in absolute privacy.
What do you think? Would you let a hand from behind a partition give you a testicular exam, or would you rather be able to look into your doctor’s eyes while they do it?
Read more at BBC News.Get your balls in the game! Donate to the Sean Kimerling Foundation to win the battle against testicular cancer.