2,000 men took part in the study, conducted by weight-management specialists LighterLife, which indicated that 43% hadn’t seen their penis in the last two years, without the aid of a mirror or adjusting their body shape, while 16% couldn’t remember the last time they saw their own penis.
These figures suggest that, proportionally, 2.5 million British men are too fat to see their own penis.
The survey also discovered the reasons behind such poor health in some of the participants, with alcohol consumption proving a problem. 30% of the men admitted to drinking alcohol three times a week and one in ten stating they booze daily.
But what is even more worrying is the revelation that it would take drastic circumstances to make a lot of the men surveyed to do something about their weight.
Over half claimed that they would lose weight if they were constantly embarrassed about their appearance. Others said health risks, inability to perform in bed and man boobs would make them think twice about their lifestyle choices.
Mandy Cassidy, psychotherapist for Lighterlife says: ‘It’s apparent that some British men take a relaxed approach to health and to losing weight. Often, it’s only when something drastic happens, will they consider losing weight and becoming healthier, which is a real worry.’
‘The research reveals it is clearly not only women who worry about their appearance when it comes to extra weight. Men should be looking at maintaining a healthy lifestyle at all times not waiting for an obvious change to motivate them into action.’
TV doc, Dr David Bull, added: ‘A man who is not able to see his willy should think seriously about his health.’
‘He’s clearly on the brink of being or is already overweight. This simple check to see if your beer gut is a cause for concern, is something that men across the UK should be doing to ensure that a little bit of wobble doesn’t turn into a health issue.’
‘Not only is it not aesthetically pleasing, it could be damaging your long term health and survival.’
Some of the men questioned even claimed that they would resort to creative pubic shaving to make their genitals appear larger, while some admitted they would consider a penis pump before weight loss.
Figures show that there are over 15,000,000 obese people in the UK, with each individual costing the NHS more than £65,000 per year.
from Metro UK