The answers are YES and NO. Men have been troubled by the pain of blue balls for centuries. So what it really is?
Blue balls have been used as the general term for sexual frustration since ages. But if you have ever experienced pain or noticed your balls turning to a darker shade you know you can’t use it as an excuse to release your load. Blue balls can affect you physically and it hurts like anything.
But is “blue balls” actually real? And for that matter, is it harmful?
Since we have already said in the beginning that blue balls are real and they are not harmful, let’s talk about them a little more now.
Blue balls is a very common phenomenon and it doesn’t have any long-term damage. You can get blue balls if you’re having sex and your orgasm gets interrupted. You will feel uncomfortable and your balls will hurt for a few minutes or hours, but that’s it.
But it seems after reviewing a ton of medical literature that there is no reference to blue balls? Looks like we can help the doctors come up with some fancy words.
What’s The Main Reason Behind Blue Balls?
If you’re having a light pain in your balls, the most common conclusion is that the flow of blood to your penis and scrotum builds up when you’re aroused, if this pressure is not released the pressure on the testicles cause pain.
Some evidence has also shown that oxygen gets absorbed in the tissue genitals when a person experiences a prolonged erection.
This can leave the blood with a blue-ish shade.
But happens usually only when there’s some type of blockage.
“ED (Erectile Dysfunction) meds or devices that restrict blood-flow like a penis ring.
So What’s The Cure?
The cure is known to probably every teenage guy: masturbation and it’s apparently an ecstatic experience.
The only way you can get rid of the pressure is by ejaculating, but if your partner decides to go off-board, you always have your hand and some kleenex. A man should be able to take care of his own needs.
Only having an orgasm can relieve this pressure, Paduch says. (Note that he does not say “partnered” orgasm — if you want to finish, and your partner isn’t on board for whatever reason, go be a man and find a bathroom stall and a wad of Kleenex and take care of it yourself. Your partner doesn’t owe you anything — period.)
Some people have suggested that applying ice or cold water (hello, cold showers!) or working out can help relieve the pressure, but there isn’t a ton of research to support that. So for now, just stick to the old-fashioned way.