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Dec. 19th, 2007 04:01 pm
"The NHS is asking patients whether a new interactive body map should be correct in every detail - or whether the genitals should be left off."

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7152278.stm

Vote at: http://www.nhs.uk/Pages/Bodymapvote.aspx

From: flewellyn
Date: December 19th, 2007 - 04:06 pm (Link)
...wow.

I mean, we do HAVE those parts. Leaving them off of an educational body map defeats the purpose of said map.

I would expect this kind of thing in the US, maybe, but not Britain.
From: valkyriekaren
Date: December 19th, 2007 - 04:11 pm (Link)
Yes, because making people feel more ashamed of their genitalia is going to help foster good sexual health.

Crazy business. Almost as freaky as those recent Evian adverts with the naked, sexless synchronised-swimming babies.
From: steer
Date: December 19th, 2007 - 04:18 pm (Link)
I think they should be toggleable -- toggelable genetalia would be very useful.

Switch them to off for everyday use in order to concentrate on work or when undertaking sporting activity where you might get unwanted sharp blows to them.
From: d_floorlandmine
Date: December 19th, 2007 - 05:15 pm (Link)
[snork]
From: ashbet
Date: December 19th, 2007 - 04:15 pm (Link)
Why don't they leave out the liver, too, while they're at it? Or the nipples? Or the fingernails?

Sexual organs are part of the body. Why in the fuck would they leave them off??!?

-- A X___x
From: flewellyn
Date: December 19th, 2007 - 05:24 pm (Link)
Oh, Andi, Andi, Andi. There you go talking SENSE again.
From: steer
Date: December 19th, 2007 - 04:19 pm (Link)
I love the quote "it's now become a worry to let it all hang out"... true, I would worry about that, particularly at work.

The female model is particularly grotesque though -- she reminds me of Sinnead O'Connor (or however you spell her).
From: mooism
Date: December 19th, 2007 - 04:31 pm (Link)
I have voted.
From: wechsler
Date: December 19th, 2007 - 04:59 pm (Link)
Ah, I couldn't find that link. Post updated.
From: thekumquat
Date: December 19th, 2007 - 05:16 pm (Link)
Voted for genitalia...

I do like the idea of drag+drop fig leaves, though.