Embarrassing Bodies’ Christian Jessen shares unedited penis shot
Dr Christian Jessen, best known for presenting Channel 4’s Embarrassing Bodies, has shocked Twitter users by posting an unedited photo of a penis stuck inside a Diet Coke bottle to promote his latest show.
Embarrassing Bodies’ Jessen, who is openly gay, posted the graphic penis image to his followers on Tuesday morning (November 20) in the lead up to #sextakeover being aired on BBC 5 Live with Anna Foster.
“I’m tweeting a picture of what can happen when your sex life gets a little too adventurous…”
—Dr Christian Jessen
The Embarrassing Bodies doctor co-hosts the show with trans campaigner and model Munroe Bergdorf.
The BBC show is billed as the “UK’s biggest conversation about the nation’s sex life.”
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Jessen posted alongside the photo: “To kick off @bbc5live #SexTakeover I’m tweeting a picture of what can happen when your sex life gets a little too adventurous…”
Twitter users were shocked by the explicit penis photo.
“When you open Twitter at work during a screen break and the boss walks in ,” one posted.
Another posted: “I had to work out wtf that was for a minute, jammed sore thumb came to mind at first. ”
And a third person posted: “I have so many questions for this, but I’m not sure I really want the answers .”
Dr Christian Jessen is a sexual health expert
Jessen presented Embarrassing Bodies from 2007 to 2015.
Jessen, who has a MSc degree in sexual health, has campaigned for better education on HIV.
He is an ambassador for National HIV Testing Week.
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In 2015, he carried out a HIV test on the mayor of Lambeth to mark National HIV Testing Week.
At the time, Jessen said: “I am proud to be the National HIV Testing Week Ambassador. Testing for HIV is crucial for prevention.
“The fact that diagnoses have increased is encouraging in one sense.
“If you get tested and receive a positive diagnosis, you can now immediately go onto treatment, and if you are on medication you are classed as ‘undetectable’ and the virus cannot be passed on.
“Most concerning to me is the fact that nearly one in six people with HIV do not realise they have it, so they are putting their own health at risk and HIV could unknowingly be passed on.”