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Women to Have Sex with Mustached Men to Fight Cancer (Video)

Women to Have Sex with Mustached Men to Fight Cancer (Video)

All month long men around the world have been growing mustaches in an effort to raise awareness for men’s cancer. Nicknamed Movember the campaign has been growing in popularity over the last few years, raising $42 million US equivalent dollars globally in 2009.

This was the first year that I learned about the campaign and I instantly thought what a clever idea, but what can I do?

Well, here’s the answer I came across last night:

Now first things first, “Have Sex with a Guy with a Mustache” Day  was launched by Asylum, a men’s lifestyle website, and the American Mustache Institute. To be clear the video is a goof and not meant to be taken seriously. That being said I’m not sure how funny I find it. I’ve shared the video with a few friends and while some do find the humor, others do not.

I think I’m somewhere in the middle.

While I think it’s important for women to be included in efforts to raise awareness about men’s cancer just as much as I think it’s important for men to be included in efforts to raise awareness about women’s cancer – we’re all human after all – I’m not sure this was the best avenue.

Whether it’s a joke or not, saying that women should have sex with anyone for any other reason than their own does not sit well with me. In addition, women and girls constantly receive messages from TV, advertisements, music videos, advertisements, etc. demanding that they be sexy and have sex and I don’t think PSAs should be added to this list.

On the other hand, Movember was created as their website says to “bring the mustache back as a bit of a joke and do something for men’s health” which seems to be the very goal of the video – get some laughs and raise awareness of men’s health.

Well, if that’s the case then job well done but a little part of me can’t help but think there could have been a better way. But let’s face it, after watching the video I was moved to write something here and in doing so am helping raise awareness of Movember and men’s cancer in my own way.

So, what do you all think? Was the video funny? Appropriate? Offensive? I’d love to hear your thoughts!  

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10:33AM PST on Jan 9, 2011

Not funny. Other ways to advertise for men's cancer.

Oh excuse me, I'm a feminist, and I have a great sense of humor.

12:46AM PST on Dec 6, 2010

Kind of funny. I give kudos for pushing awareness on men's cancer. And I get the fact that men like sex, in general, that this was supposed to be a cutesy way to give support for those who have or trying to support men's cancer. Maybe not the most kosher, but, hey, the intent is in the right place.

9:27AM PST on Dec 2, 2010

I'm sorry if no one else finds it funny or relevant. Myself have had a mustache for so long I can't remember when I grew it. I personally could have benefited from the campaign,as well as a million other guys, and countless women! GEESE!
LMBO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

6:05AM PST on Dec 2, 2010

"Whether it's a joke or not, saying that women should have sex with anyone for any other reason than their own does not sit well with me. WHAT? A joke is a joke and that one cracked me up. Don't take everything so seriously! I guess I'm doing my part for eradicating cancer because I have sex with a guy with a mustache all the time (well, he is the love of my life and my domestic partner).

4:19AM PST on Dec 2, 2010

I don't really find this funny.

Maybe it's because insinuating I have sex with a guy when I don't even like men putting their arm around me, annoys me at best.

Also, what Dominic said:
A. Women should not be used as sexual objects for men's achievements.

6:51PM PST on Nov 30, 2010

There are two fallacies to this theory:
A. Women should not be used as sexual objects for men's achievements.
B. Some women have facial hair as well.

1:12AM PST on Nov 28, 2010

despite trillions collected to 'fight cancer' the US govt continues to increase the cancer epidemic with the deployment of DU WMDs, nuclear power so electricity consumers subsidise the military profiteers weapons production, toxic waste dumping by corporations where the fines are miniscule compared to the profits made while causing cancer....
Humans are so stupid.. nothing has been learned since the Romans poisoned themselves with plumbing, the symptoms of lead poisoning being brain retardation and psychopathicly violent behaviour.
Today the govt fails to protect citizens from carcinogenic contamination by criminal corporations who KNOW exactly how poisonous their activities are but thru 'lobbying' corrupt politicians they are not prosecuted and prevented from continuing their toxic activities.
Talk about the tail wagging the dog.
So then we get these organisations who are only required to put 25% of what they collect toward their 'cause' and provide tax wroughts and scams for the very people causing the problems.
How many will get cancers from the oil spill and toxic corexit in the food from the gulf?
Allready they are starting to show up in the hospitals.
But there's no responsibility for the causes of the disease to provide health care for their victims... they're too busy laughing all the way to the too big to fail Banksters.

11:17PM PST on Nov 27, 2010

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6:05PM PST on Nov 27, 2010

I didn't find it overly funny or offensive..as for having sex with a man that has a moustache...that would depend entirely on who that man was!!!

9:47AM PST on Nov 27, 2010

It was trying hard to be funny, it just didn't make it. Strange that the men seemed to like it and the women for the most part didn't, maybe we just take the subject more seriously. Men should take it just as seriously, a lot of men die from testicular cancer. It is not a joke. This was maybe not the best video to try to get a concept across. People don't always listen to details when they are being entertained.

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