Men know more about car parts than human anatomy
More men know what happens under their car bonnet than their Y- fronts, as nine in ten men are confident they can locate a car's oil dipstick but only half are able to identify key parts of their anatomy, a new study has found.
Worryingly, some men thought vital sexual organs could be found in the ear, the Daily Mail reported.
New research has shown how most men are better briefed on their car's performance than understanding what can go wrong between the sheets.
They struggle to identify the common causes of erectile dysfunction and symptoms of a sexually transmitted infection (STI), research by the Lloydspharmacy Online Doctor found.
Altogether 90 percent of men said they could locate a car's oil dipstick and 89 percent could point to the radiator.
But just 6 percent accurately identified all the common causes of erectile dysfunction, with one-third wrongly believing it was caused by wearing skinny jeans and a further one in 10 blaming too much masturbation.
Two out of five men could not correctly spot all the key symptoms of sexual infection, the survey of 1,500 men revealed.
When asked to locate key sex organs, such as the parts responsible for creating semen and the area connecting with the testicles (the vas deferens) - just 52 percent answered correctly. One in 12 thought they were found in your ear.
"We all know that two of the most important things for many men are their sex life and their car," Dr Tom Brett, sexual health expert at Lloydspharmacy Online Doctor, said.
"If the car's not performing properly, the British male is usually pretty confident he can get under the bonnet and solve the problem. But when it comes to the mechanics of their sex organs, men are clearly less likely to spot a potential problem.
"It's often down to embarrassment and a 'head in the sand' attitude," he said.
The survey was carried out jointly with the leading male health charity, Men's Health Forum, in a bid to educate men about the importance of safe sexual practice.