Thursday 20 March 2014

Campaign for men to post make-up free testicle photos ‘not really taking off’


Make up free selfie

A campaign by a cancer charity to have men share make-up free images of their testicles, is failing to gain traction on social networking sites according to reports this morning.

Hot of the heels of the successful make-up free selfies to draw awareness of breast cancer, men’s charities have sought a similarly viral response to their own fundraising.

A spokesman for one charity explained, “We thought about asking men to share a no make-up selfie, but then realised every photo you’ve ever shared is make-up free.”

“Well, apart from those Halloween ones – or if you happen to be Eddie Izzard.”

“Then we realised testicular cancer affects thousands of men each year, so what better way to drive awareness of this fact than through a filter-free testicular selfie – or ‘Telfie’ was we’re calling it.”

“The sooner we as a society can get away from the stigma of seeing dozens of testicles in front of us, the better off we’ll all be.”

“I for one have started hanging them out the front of my trousers, and I suggest you do the same.”

Make-up free cancer photos

The campaign has so far met with a disappointing response, with the charity admitting that only three ‘testicle selfies’ had been shared on Facebook to date.

The spokesperson continued, “Yes, only three so far, and two of those are by the same person who happens to be on the sex offenders register.”

“So no, it’s not been ideal, but we’re sure it’s only a matter of time before Mashable picks it up and your news feed is awash with naked scrotum pics.”

 * If you’d like to donate money to help find a way to beat cancer, you can do so Cancer Research UK

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