If this is the attitude in Italy currently...well I'm just saying....maybe I'll have to stay home. I mean come on, grazie a Dio per il testosterone. Please read the following and let me know your feelings on the subject.
Groin scratching becomes a touchy subject
"They do it normally when they see a hearse drive past, because for them it's a superstition. So for some reason they touch their groin to ward off - I don't know - to ward off any ill that might become of it," said an Italian man in Sydney's Leichhardt area.
"It's all superstition. I don't think the younger generation believe in this thing anymore. Like you say, 'touch wood' ... and they say, 'touch ...' - that's it. But I don't think, I think it's not right."
"Well, it's like any gesture. Most of us who have a repetitive gesture - and we all do, we all have at least one or two or three of these. It might be a nose scratch or a maybe just a hair twirl or an ear pull. In other cases for men, a crotch adjustment - if they've been doing that for a long period of time [it is hard to stop]. First of all, we don't really normally know that we're doing these things."