I'm not sure which one of these three exams I consider my most embarrassing…
My first sports physical at 10 years old. It was a doctor unknown to me contracted through the school. It was also performed assembly line style, a long line of boys winding through his office going from nurse to nurse performing individual tasks four feet from the next station. I finally ended up in front of the actual doctor, who performed my first hernia exam. When I was pulling up my pants and underwear, I noticed the next boy in line standing just behind me already starting to unfasten his pants. I don't remember ever receiving annual exams as a kid, so this was all so new and scary to me. I had no idea doctors examined genitals, so no idea I would have to stand directly in front of a stranger and pull down my pants and expose myself for him to look and touch me there. So embarrassing.
My second sports physical at 11 y.o. This was at my normal pediatricians office. This was better because the doctor and setting was known to me. It was worse because I was stripped down to my underwear and felt very exposed. This was the first time I remember being told by a nurse to get undressed but leave on my underwear. I was so embarrassed being told that from her. I think it was also worse because now I knew what to expect. The anticipation of the hernia exam was eating me up. The worst part was the fact that my pediatrician was female. The idea that a woman that I somewhat already knew was going to inspect and examine my penis and scrotum were terrifying.
My third sports physical at 13 y.o. I was so embarrassed after my last physical I convinced my parents to switch me to a male family medicine doctor. At that age, I was more at ease with a man seeing and touching my genitals than a woman. Also at that age, I was soooo afraid of getting a boner, which were happening all the time. In the waiting room were a couple of other kids about my age. Also in the waiting room was sign that posted about physical exams at certain ages. I specifically remember reading about a puberty exam at 16yo, and first adult exam at 18yo. Those two combined gave me an instant erection. The nurse eventually lead me back to the exam room and once again told me to take off all my clothes except my underwear. Again, super embarrassing. Also once again, I knew what was coming and was trying so hard to will away my boner before the doctor entered the room. I failed. I could not look at the doctor the entire time I was in that room with him. When I finally stood on that pull out step and lowered my underwear, I was mortified. I wanted to die. Standing on the step completely naked, except for my tighty whities bunched up around my ankles, penis pointing straight up in the air, and a strange man feeling my testicles. That's probably my most embarrassing.
My entire life, even today, physical exams have always been embarrassing. Mostly because of bodily exposure and manipulations, also because of the control and power dynamics. These three were super embarrassing, for different additional reasons. The first completely unexpected and new experiences, exposure and examination from a known female, and an uncontrollable boner. All three were very traumatic at the time, but have provided countless amount of fantasy and pleasure thinking back on my memories. Totally worth it all now!