Let’s talk testicles! Testicles are a mystery to a lot of vagina owners. We don’t know how they operate…and we don’t really care to inspect. I mean, they are kind of funky looking things after all.
But it’s time to bravely demistify the balls, ladies. We’ve collected your burning questions from the comments section to bring you this week’s advice. And it’s all about testicles!
Got questions about blue balls? Need tips on how to talk to your boo about their bits? We’ve got you covered below!
Blue Balls Blues
“How long will the pain last if a guy gets blue balls? Do I really need to help them fix the situation if they get turned on by me?!?” — Anonymous
How long will the pain last? That honestly depends on the person. Anyone who gets blue balls has two options: wait it out or, ahem, take care of business. And by “business,” I mean they can masturbate to orgasm and release their load. Obviously masturbation is a quick fix for the pain. But waiting it out can vary from person to person.
Now, blue balls are a very real phenomenon. But the pain associated with them can vary depending on the person. For some, it is just mild discomfort. For others, it’s a pain…literally. But all of this isn’t really your concern. By that, I mean if someone ever tells you that you need to help take care of their blue balls, you are by NO means required to assist with sexual favors. That’s not your pain to worry about! It’s theirs. They have the tools (i.e. their hands and/or paitence) to deal with the situation themselves. So, sure, you can feel bad for the boy who cried, “Blue!” But don’t feel like you’re obligated to aid.
Is One Ball Enough?
“A few weeks ago, my boyfriend and I were getting intimate when he suddenly said, ‘Listen, I have to tell you something. I’m missing something down there.’ He then told me only has one testicle. I don’t have a problem with it. I was just confused because we had fooled around before and I hadn’t noticed! He said I took it better than he ever imagined a girl would, but I can tell he really doesn’t like to talk about it. Can he still have kids? What does it mean to only have one? I want to ask him, but I’m afraid to bring it up!” — Anonymous
As you’ve come to realize, this is a sensitive topic for your BF. But that doesn’t mean you should avoid it. In fact, you probably need to talk about it even more because it is a sensitive topic. Sure, you should probably approach it lightly and carefully. But you should definitely approach it. Why? Well, because I can’t give you definite answers to your questions! Only your BF can. He knows all the answers you are looking for from personal experience, which is the best source of info.
Now I will say that most of the time one testicle is enough to still successfully have kids. But kids are probably far off for both of you, so it’s best to just focus on what you can do to help your BF be comfortable and secure with his situation now. Tell him you really care about him and want him to feel comfortable talking to you. Then talk when he’s ready. Ask him what it means for him to have one testicle and why he is uncomfortable. Has he been bullied for it? Is it an insecurity you can help him overcome? Does he just need someone to listen? Once you both communicate your feelings, ultimately your relationship (and your boyfriend’s confidence!) will grow. Good luck!
Woah! Did His Testicles Shrink Overnight?!
“Does the size of a guy’s balls change? Sometimes when fooling around with a guy, I notice his balls are smaller or larger from one day to the next. One of my friends said it was probably because he hadn’t masturbated and more sperm was built up. Is this true? Am I just imagining it?” — Anonymous
Chances are what you are noticing is more of an optical illusion. Here’s the deal. Testicles are held in the scrotum, which is slightly removed from the body. This is to keep them cooler than your core temperature, which is important for healthy balls. Now, obviously your body temperature changes. When you are just relaxing or in a cold environment, things are cooler. Testicles will be perfectly comfy hanging closer to the body. But when you’re having sexy time or doing any physical activity, your core temperature rises. This causes balls to hang lower in the scrotum. And they may appear to be larger, but not actually be larger.
But all this has nothing to do with sperm build up. Your friend is wrong there. You can’t tell how much sperm a guy is packin’ by looking at his balls. In fact, testicles should always actually be the same size day to day, even if there is a little eye-trickery going on given how they are hanging. If someone’s balls shrink or swell to a noticebly different size than normal, it’s time to chat with a health professional pronto!
Do Your Balls Hang Low?
“One of my BF’s testicles hangs lower than the other. Is that normal? I don’t want to ask him because it’s awkward!” — Anonymous
Short answer: Yes. In fact, it’s basically that way for everyone with testicles! For some, it’s definitely more noticeable than others. So maybe your boyfriend is in the noticeable bunch as far as testicle hang-age goes. But it isn’t anything medical to be concerned about. It’s simply how balls work!
FYI: Usually the left testicle is the lower hanging of the two, which is a pretty interesting tid bit of info. And it’s also normal for one ball to be a bit larger than the other (it’s usually the right one!). All of this could be contributing to what’s going on downstairs with your BF. But the point is this: His balls are fine! In fact, they are normal as far as testicles go! No need to sweat it.
Is Getting Hit In The Nuts Bad For Your Health?
“When my brother really annoys me, I kick him in the balls. I only do it every once in a while, but is that bad for him? It’s the only way to get him to leave me alone!” — Anonymous
I get that your bro can be annoying, but hitting him in the balls isn’t the way to go! And here’s why: Hitting him in the balls is painful (obviously) and it can cause some not-so-fun symptoms like nausea and dizziness. But you’ve also probably heard of people becoming sterile after being kicked in the balls a boatload of times. And that’s a boatload of B.S. Most kicks and punches don’t impacts sperms ability to be sperm, so your brother is good there. But it still hurts!
Now, it doesn’t matter if it’s not seriously medically harmful to your brother. It’s simply not a good thing to physically harm anyone!!! Not even annoying bros. So lay off his testicles. A better plan? Tell your ‘rents when your brother is being trouble. They’ll set him straight. And you can just watch from the sidelines.
Got anymore questions about testicles? Got more advice to add to my nuggets of wisdom? Let’s chat it out in the comments below!