Movember, Your Moustache and Your Junk: Don’t Be Shy About Staying Alive!
Movember is not just about growing a manly moustache, but raising awareness of men’s genital health and how to keep your junk healthy. If you don’t have one, grow one and everyone who comments asks why, tell them about men’s health resources.
If you are into moustache-having or liking you have probably heard of Movember. From their site:
“During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces, in the US and around the world. With their Mo’s, these men raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men.
“Once registered at www.movember.com, men start Movember 1st clean shaven. For the rest of the month, these selfless and generous men, known as Mo Bros, groom, trim and wax their way into the annals of fine moustachery. Supported by the women in their lives, Mo Sistas, Movember Mo Bros raise funds by seeking out sponsorship for their Mo-growing efforts.
“Mo Bros effectively become walking, talking billboards for the 30 days of November. Through their actions and words they raise awareness by prompting private and public conversation around the often ignored issue of men’s health.
“At the end of the month, Mo Bros and Mo Sistas celebrate their gallantry and valor by either throwing their own Movember party or attending one of the infamous Gala Partés held around the world by Movember, for Movember.”
And here’s a video:
Well said, but I do have to object to shaving off an awesome handlebar moustache that took 3-6 months to re-grow it for Movember. The idea is to attract attention with your moustache so as to be able to educate others about cancers that affect males, raise money and perhaps educate people on resources for preventing, detecting, treating, healing even curing such cancers via conventional, complementary and alternative methods. My substantial handlebar moustache attracts plenty of attention so that part is accomplished. Granted, shaving it off would attract attention from those who are used to it, but they marvel at it daily anyway, so moot point. lol.
Besides, after Movember is over I would have to languish through two or more months of having an ordinary looking moustache, waiting for my handlebars to grow back.
I can say this: learn about cancers that can affect your junk, inside and out, and take care of yourself. Do testicular self-exams regularly; here are some videos on youtube to learn how. Also, get yourself tested a couple times a year for prostate cancer. There is a blood test that is pretty accurate, and other methods, so talk to your doctor. Male cancers are typically more frequent in younger men, but don’t count on it.
Regarding dealing with and preventing cancer, there are a lot of things you can do. I have an article here with a link to a pdf file of anti-cancer resources that may be of use to you.
Also, check out this web site and book, Beating Cancer Gently. It could also be a good regimen for preventing cancer.
Don’t be shy about staying alive! Get your junk and prostate checked out! Do your self-exams regularly, eat right, think right and live long!
And when Movember is over, you can keep the baby mo and work on Handle-cember! Get those curls going at least once in your life. You won’t regret it either.
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