May 21, 2013

embarrassing bodies


Have you seen Embarrassing Bodies?

It's a show from England where a crew of doctors
encourage people to visit their traveling health clinic
and bring forward their most embarrassing/scary/hideous ailments.

And oh, they do.

And they show it all.
All of the ins and outs, so to speak.
It's quite something.

The thing that amazes me is that the patients go from being completely ashamed of their
rashes / weird growths / fears of STDs, etc.
to bearing it all on (inter)national television!
(Seriously - don't watch this one with the kids.)

Don't get me wrong - I don't think there's anything wrong with it
they are encouraging people to shed their fears and come forward before things get really bad
or to alleviate their worries
and telling them that there is nothing they haven't seen.
Nothing to be ashamed of.
It's all just bodies.
Medicine
and hopefully,
better health.
I just think it's incredible that they describe how embarrassed they are
and then pull it out to have it probed.

Only the British could do this.


You can watch full episodes on YouTube
(if you dare.)

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