We’ve all heard of blue balls. You know, that medical condition men complain about when they get aroused but don’t ejaculate. I was accused of being a tease back in high school because I messed around with my date to the spring formal dance but didn’t go “all the way”. That poor guy went home with the infamous blue balls and I imagine he is still nursing this lifelong condition. This condition is real and the formal name is epidydimal hypertension. The symptoms are temporary mild aches or slight discomfort in the testicles or base of the penis for a brief period of time. It is high time that this very real medical condition gets the attention that it deserves.
Epidydimal Hypertension is a serious condition
It should be noted that both males and females experience blue balls since we both experience an increase in blood flow to the genital region during arousal. After things stop either due to orgasm or cessation of arousal, that blood has to go somewhere. When orgasm occurs, it masks the dull and slightly achy feeling of blood exiting those regions. When orgasm doesn’t occur, there is nothing to mask those sensations resulting in a few minutes of mild discomfort. If the tone of this blog comes off as mildly sarcastic, I don’t apologize as it was absolutely my intention.
How can you resolve blue balls?
- Refocus yourself on something not arousing.
Check your email, do some work, pay some bills or call grandma.
- Go pee.
Urinating helps speed up this process.
- Take a cold shower.
- Do some exercise or lift some weights to increase your heart rate.
- Don’t do anything and just wait a few minutes.
Growing accustomed to it.
As many of you probably know, Kev and I separate sex from his orgasm since we practice semen retention. When we have sex, it isn’t accompanied by an orgasm. This was challenging at first but now it is simply how we do it. At the beginning he complained about blue balls for a few minutes but over time he has either grown accustomed to the feeling or his body has become better at getting things back to normal after one of our lovemaking sessions. Kev and I have discussed this more than a few times and guess what, he feels very little discomfort and it only lasts for a few minutes. From his perspective, this does get worse depending on how long it has been since an ejaculation. Locktober has been especially difficult since we’ve had sex a few times a week with no release for him. This isn’t typical for us, usually we do the 7 day cycle and have sex 2-3 times per week and he ejaculates at the end of the 7 days.
Why did I bother to write about blue balls?
I got an email from someone criticizing our practice of semen retention (separating the male orgasm from sex) which got me curious about the “condition”. The following quote really made my eyes roll:
Blue balls is a very real thing and can cause serious damage. Consider your responsibility to men’s heath when writing about sexual topics.
So this is me, considering my responsibility. I don’t usually pull the female discomfort card but if a little dull aching sensation gets this much attention, you got the good end of the deal. Maybe we can trade for period cramps and see what you think. I don’t intend to experience childbirth but you can have that one too while we are at it. Thanks for reading and if you had blue balls when you started this blog, they have likely returned back to normal so congratulations to you.