Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About ‘Blue Balls’
Every man knows what we’re talking about here. That moment, in the midst of a hot session; the kids burst in, the phone rings, someone comes to the door, interrupting you on the brink of orgasm and boom – your balls turn blue! Or so you claim as you whine about the pain and your need to finish.
Over the last few years we’ve read several gossip mag articles about “Blue Balls”. Sometimes they say it is a thing and other times it’s not, sometimes in the same article. Confusing much? We’re here to bust the myths and deliver the facts on Everything you Ever Wanted to Know About Blue Balls?
What is Blue Balls?
So let’s start by saying that Blue Balls is, in fact, a real medical condition known as epididymal hypertension (EH) or Epididymitis. But what is it, why does it happen and will your balls burst?
To understand blue balls, you need to understand ejaculation. EH can happen when an erection occurs and a build-up of blood remains in the testicles due to prolonged arousal without ejaculation. When a man is close to ejaculation the blood rushes to the testicles and causes the vessels to constrict. Upon ejaculation those blood vessels then return to a normal resting state. When there is no ejaculation, the build up of pressure can cause a mild ache and feeling of heaviness at the base of the penis and scrotum.
Is Blue Balls Painful?
At that point of no return most men describe the “pain” as being mild and sensitive in nature, sometimes tingling and unpleasant. (I repeat from point 1 – MILD ACHE!). So yes, an unreleased orgasm can cause some discomfort but it’s nothing a guy can’t handle, and so far the survival rate is 100%. Leading urologist, Dr Turek, also confirms that there is no evidence of any irreversible damage and no reported long term effects to the genitals or sperm count.
Do They Really Turn Blue?
Some men do claim a blueish tint to their scrotum, hence the term “blue balls”. There is however no medical evidence to back this up in any medical journal. It may be explained by a lack of oxygen and increased blood flow to the scrotum.
If his/your balls are really turning blue like a berry then orgasm should be the least of your worries, we’d be heading to the closest emergency room.
Why Do I Feel Extreme Pain?
If you are using any blood constricting devices or toys on the scrotum then this could impair the blood flow. If the pain is unbearable then this could be caused by pelvic spasm, prostatitis, infections or obstructions. All reasons to seek medical help.
Can Women Get Blue Balls?
Don’t laugh! Just because women do not have testicles doesn’t mean they can’t also get backed up, and yearn for release too. Women can actually experience a similar discomfort, called Vasocongestion. When aroused, a woman’s G-spot can swell from pea size to the size of a coin. She can also experience swelling in the clitoris, labia and pelvis, giving the same dull ache and feeling of fullness. However, much the same as men, this discomfort subsides once the arousal subsides.
What can you do?
The short answer – Masturbate! If the sensation is really bothering you and you’re not going to seal the deal anytime soon then take matters into your own hands. Find your own release with your favorite bullet, vibrator or stroker and under no circumstances do you ever blame your partner or try to place responsibility on them to finish you off.