a little quality time with your wrinkly bean bag
can save your life.
Are you between 15 - 35 and have at least one hand?
Great, then you might want to consider checking your nuts once a month. We don’t wanna freak you out, but testicular cancer is the most common cancer in men your age group.
We could go on about increasing number of cases, but we'll spare you for all that depressing stuff, so we can get straight into it.
The earlier you find something and get it checked the better the outcome. That's why we’ve made this little guide, so you know how to regularly check your meat plums for things
that shouldn't be there.
drawn by testicular cancer survivor
@BrandonDandon - not-the-mama.com
how to check yourself
A wise man once said,
"Chickity-check yo self before you wreck yo self."
Yes, that man was Ice Cube. So go on and check yourself for:
& size difference
one testicle at a time, using both hands
your testicle between your thumb and fingers.
Use slight preasure.
yourself with the spermatic cord & epididymis
tube like structures that connect on the back side of each testicle
Drawn by Aaron Bamber-Read
follow these steps
once a month.
excuse me waiter...
but there is lump in my ballsack?!
Found something that doesn't feel right?
Keep calm and call your doctor.
who are these muppets asking me to touch
Our project started as three blokes, who were passionate about other blokes touching their balls, with the goal of building a community that helps spread awareness as well as creating a safe space for people affected by testicular cancer. We did so, because we know first-hand how alone you can feel.
This all came about after Stuey had testicular cancer for the second time. The first time he experienced testicular cancer he was 23. He was too slow to act. This has motivated us to help and make sure men understand the importance of knowing how to check their nuts and acting upon irregularities in our beanbags.
We want you to know your nuts, touch your balls and have
the courage to talk to friends and go see the doctor.
Join us for a beer
If you’ve been diagnosed with testicular cancer and want to talk to someone, who’s gone through the same as you, come join us for our montly meet up in Copenhagen.
Here you’ll meet a community of men, who all have had to say goodbye to one (or both) of our balls.
We sit down and talk about how we feel and how to live a good life with the consequenses of surgery and chemotherapy.
Details about the next meet up is found in the Facebook group: Testikelkræft DK (Hands In Your Pants).
We’re here to help you heal. Oh, and did we mention that there is beer involved?
»The meet ups mean a lot to me, as they are a place where I can share what I have been through with others who have been through the same and truly understand. In the beginning it was difficult to talk about the bad times, but I found out that it was exactly what I needed and I always feel better and stronger after the meetups«
The Day I Found Out
We want to change the narrative around mens mental health and make it okay for all men to talk about how they feel. That's why Stuey came up with the idea of doing a series of sit down interviews and talking about the day, we found out that we have testicular cancer. Take a look.
Mini Documentary about us
What does it mean if I have a lump or an irregularity in my ball sack?
It could mean one of many things, it could be:
A simple inflammation, Epididymitis, Testicular torsion, Hydrocele, Cyst, Testicular Cancer or something completely different.
Many big words that all mean different things, with different outcomes. However, one thing they all have in common, is your doctor will know exactly what it is and will be able to give you the appropriate help.
What is an inflammation?
An inflammation is the bodies response to an injury. The body rushes large amounts of blood cells to an organ or body part to protect it, which often causes the body to swell up.
However, an inflammation is just a protective response and it can be hard to understand exactly what it is trying to protect. Therefor it is important to see your doctor, to understand exactly what the body is trying to “fight” or protect you against.
If I feel something unusual, when should I go to the doctor?
Just wait a few weeks – NO, go straight away. In Australia they say "leave it, she will be right" - she won't. You will spend so much more time and energy thinking about the doctor visit. You or your downstairs department doesn't need that stress. Just go straight to the doctor and get it checked out. Unfortunately, there is no statistics on how many testicular, testis, balls or gonads a doctor sees per day, week or month, but one thing is for certain, they see A LOT and yours are just one of many.
Sorry champ, the doctor will not get excited nor talk to there friends about your special balls or penis – you are just another ball sack to examine.
Hands In Your Pants have no recommendations, we are telling you to go to the doctor – no buts or if's.
Am I gonna lose my balls, all my muscles and will I ever have kids?
If you have testicular cancer no matter the stage, the testicle must go. However, the good news is that losing one testicle, does not have any physical consequences. It might also be a good idea to put some swimmers on ice. Always good to save for a rainy day. We are talking about sperm.
The remaining ball should produce enough testosterone that you won’t notice a difference in your daily life, and you will still be performing like a stallion wherever you may be performing.
It may have psychological consequences, but that is why we have established Hands In Your Pants, to build a platform that makes sure you do not feel alone in the process.
Will I walk around with a disproportionate, imbalanced and one-sided ball sack after the operation?
No, one can get a very nice prosthetic ball that will balance you back up.
Are you guys doctors?
No, so go see one :)