Have you heard of “scrotox”? We’ll give you a second to guess what that is.

Yup, that’s right – it’s Botox for the scrotum! Can you say ouch?

The scrotum is not impervious to the effects of aging, and things can get pretty wrinkly down there. And it seems like some men are taking the extra step in taking care of their appearance by getting Botox injections into their scrotum. According to news reports (Metro.co.uk), European men in particular are requesting this, with the frequency of requests doubling just this past year. Apparently, the treatment costs a couple thousand of dollars and also helps with excessive sweating down there. We haven’t heard of anything like that yet on this side of the pond, though.

If you’re a guy thinking about getting smoother, though, take note: physicians don’t recommend this, and not just because of the possible discomfort of the treatment or the many, many veins that could get nicked with the injection. Oh yeah, it can also affect your fertility, because sperm relies on the temperature regulation provided by the scrotum, which Botox might interfere with. The aesthetic downside: the muscle relaxing effect of Botox in the scrotum could actually make it sag more, making it look older despite being less wrinkled.

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