The Rochdale Royal Institute of Sexual Health have released the results of a study demonstrating man buns as a proven way to reduce the infection rates of sexually transmitted diseases.

Prof Eyget Laid, who led the study, spoke to the Herald about this significant advance in the fight against herpes.

“It’s shocking. All this time there has been a tool available to stop the spread of crabs, herpes, syphillis, you name it, potentially on the top of men’s heads, but we were too busy looking at their willies.”

Man buns, or ‘muns’, are a recent fad amongst mostly younger men seeking to attract a mate in challenging metropolitan dating scenes.

Lately competition for willing females has been made even tougher now Tom Hardy is reading bed time stories on public broadcasting.

“Not every man can exude sultry, potentially threatening, but sexually charged vibes while muttering, but every man who isn’t bald can grow a mun.” Prof Laid continued.

“And for bald men who wish to get in on the action there are wigs of course.”

Although men adopting the fad have been accused of cultural appropriation by the Warrington Samurai Association of England.

“I don’t think WSAE is being very fair. Most of the men wearing man buns are just copying what other men are doing. It was the same with hipster beards. A fad like this is very infectious.”

But how exactly are muns reducing the transmission rates of infectious sexual diseases?

“Would you bonk someone with a man bun?” Prof Eyget Laid asked.