Thursday, November 5, 2015


Movember (a portmanteau of the Australian-English diminutive word for moustache, "mo", and "November") is an annual event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men's health issues, such as depression in men, prostate cancer and other male cancers, and associated charities. The Movember Foundation runs the Movember charity event, housed at The goal of Movember is to "change the face of men's health."

By encouraging men (whom the charity refers to as "Mo Bros") to get involved, Movember aims to increase early cancer detection, diagnosis and effective treatments, and ultimately reduce the number of preventable deaths. Besides annual check-ups, the Movember Foundation encourages men to be aware of family history of cancer and to adopt a healthier lifestyle.

Since 2004, the Movember Foundation charity has run Movember events to raise awareness and funds for men's health issues, such as prostate and testicular cancer and depression, in Australia and New Zealand . In 2007, events were launched in Ireland, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Spain, the United Kingdom, Israel, South Africa, Taiwan and the United States. As of 2011, Canadians were the largest contributors to the Movember charities of any nation. In 2010, Movember merged with the testicular cancer event Touchback.

While I wont be growing a moustache for November, as I've always found them to be fairly unattractive on men (facial hair is something I can take or leave, though some men are very attractive with a bit of scruff or a well groomed beard and moustache), this charity seems to be very worthwhile.  In 2012, the Global Journal listed Movember as one of the world's top 100 NGOs (non-government organization). Remember, that testicular exams are best administered when the scrotum is loosest, preferably after a hot shower, and if you can have a buddy help you, it can be quite fun and possibly lead to other activities.


silvereagle said...

I have a big shower and good olive oil soap and soothing bodywash....just need a man to soap and for him to soap me.

JiEL said...

Funny to see the word «portmanteau» which comes from the French expression «porte-manteau». It's for «coat rack» in French.

Lot of French words are used in English and must admit that the contrary is also done.

For Movember, I can NEVER do it because I have NO facial hair enough to even grow a shallow moustache....
Like you, I don't really like big beard but can appreciate nice trimmed beard and moustaches on handsome man..

As a matter of fact, my first real «BF» did have a moustache and did grow it since he can do it. Once I ask him to shave it to see what he looked like.
At first, he was against it telling me that everyone never saw him without his moustache.
Surprise, on the next date, he had shaven it and he looked so much younger and more handsome not to say sexier...
He is 6f 5inches tall, nice blue eyes and very cute man...

Amanda said...

Very good cause to support. I don't care one way or another about the facial hair as long as it's well kept. :)