In a study released today by the British Medical Council it has been found that 95.5% of men aged between 16 and 75 would prefer to expose their genitalia via web-cam than visit their GP. The findings, published in the British Medical Journal, have raised concerns that men are ignoring important health issues in favour of self-examination and online chats with unqualified lay-people.
“This is a very worrying trend,” said Dr Ken Allbright from the BMC and author of the study. “We found that men are far happier sitting in front of their computers with their web-cams focussed on their most intimate areas than opening up to their own GP.”
More than 1,000 men from across the UK took part in the study from a diverse range of backgrounds. Students were found to spend the most time in self-examination, sometimes for up to 10 hours a day, than men over the age of 65. However, the latter did indicate that they preferred to have digital prostate examination in a GP’s surgery than at home. Married men were found to prefer self-examination during the hours of 11.00pm and midnight to avoid being disturbed by their spouse or other family members.
“The findings indicate that there is a clear need for GPs to be available more at night, especially at these peak times. Men would be more inclined I think to visit a surgery if the facility was available during later hours.”
One member of the study group said, “The thought of going to a surgery and exposing your undercarriage to another man while you are both alone in the room gives me the willies. I think it’s far more relaxing to give yourself a good airing via your web-cam, especially if you can get in touch with fellow sufferers for their opinions.”
In another part of the study it was revealed that online search engines such as Google were being hit with specific key words during these peak times. “Hot Licking Lesbians” and “Bouncy Tit Sluts” were favourites, which according to Dr Allbright indicated that men were definitely in danger of getting “the wrong kind of medical advice from online quacks and dubious help-lines.”