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Talk about your tackle!

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Today The Age gives coverage to a new campaign to get men “talking about their tackle“.   Good on all involved: The Age, the Richardsons and Andrology Australia for the campaign.

We all know men are not good at this stuff.  We do not need research to tell us they are not good at, we all have friends, fathers, brothers, sons and husbands.  How hard is it to get many of them to actually go to the doctor for something, anything, let alone if such a visit should involve THAT part of his anatomy!

I can relate two situations from friends.  One was a 38 year-old who discovered he suffered, as 38, erectile dysfunction.  Lack of use combined, probably, with too much alcohol consumption.  He did the right thing and dashed to the doctor for treatment which involved injections and attempting to reverse the atrophying of the blood vessels in the penis.  At 38, this was a huge shock to my friend.

Then I know of a man who was living in denial.  His was due to diabetes, which he could certainly have controlled better with diet and exercise.  His loss of function, he was sure, was only temporary.  Nothing temporary about twelve months.

Many men will ignore it, live in denial, lose track of time: anything rather than actually address the issue.

Don’t be one of those men.  At the first inkling something is not working properly, at the first sign of a lump or bump where it shouldn’t be – GO TO THE DOCTOR.  As the above article says – the longer you say “nothing” is wrong, the greater the chance the doctor will be able to do “nothing” about it.


Written by Robyn Dunphy

February 6, 2011 at 8:42 am