Big Blue Balls Facts Every Girl’s Gotta Know!
Are blue balls real or is it just a trick used by guys to get into a girl’s pants? Read these blue balls facts to know everything you need to know.
Do blue balls exist?
Well, the guys who experience it say it does.
And the guys who don’t experience it, well, they either fake it or ignore it.
But when you’re a girl, it’s always good to be well informed about the male anatomy and their blue problems.
After all, you may hear the blue balls line someday and you’d have no one to guide you about it.
What are blue balls?
Simply put, when a guy gets aroused and retains his heightened state of arousal *a huge erection* for a considerable period of time, his testicles could start to hurt.
This painful sensation that a guy experiences when he’s aroused but unable to ejaculate is known as blue balls.
If you’re in bed with your guy and dry humping him or teasing him for a while, he may get blue balls. And he may even convincingly tell you that the only way to make it go away is by having sex. [Read: Dry humping and the virgin’s guide to better orgasms]
Have you ever fallen for that excuse to have sex?
There are no clear and visible signs or symptoms of blue balls, and almost all the time, all the proof you have is his word. But just so you know, he may not always be faking it. [Read: Have you fallen for the just-the-tip sex excuse?]
Why do guys get blue balls?
Let’s get this out of the way first. Not all guys experience blue balls. In fact, a big majority of guys have never experienced it even once in their lifetime.
When a guy gets blue balls after a prolonged state of arousal, his pelvic area or his testicles may start to hurt gradually. It could be a painful throb of agony, or it could feel like a dull pain that lasts for quite a while even after his erection goes limp.
I’ve experienced pain in my scrotum sacs *the bag that holds the balls* once, and I assumed it was blue balls. At first, it hurt but it also excited me because I was going to experience blue balls for the first time in my life. But it wasn’t a case of blue balls. It was just my strained member that was tired after a rather long night surrounded by ladies on the dance floor. [Read: How to grind with a guy sexily and discreetly and give him an erection]
Surprisingly, none of my friends have experienced blue balls either. But there was this one friend who claims to experience it, and each time the guys talked about blue balls, he always argued his case rather passionately and vociferously. After all, just because I didn’t experience it doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist, right?
How does it happen?
When a guy gets aroused because his girlfriend has been a rather naughty sex kitten, he starts to get hard down there. And you probably know that already. [Read: 16 signs you’re a sex kitten and loving it!]
Now here’s why that happens. In all our bodies, blood flows through arteries and veins, providing oxygen to different vital organs. But when a guy gets aroused, the flow of blood through the artery into his penis increases, while the flow of blood out of his penis decreases because the vein carrying the blood out constricts itself.
Due to this imbalance in inflow and outflow of blood in his penis, it starts to stiffen and get erect. That hard stick shift you feel when your hands slip into his shorts, well, it’s all the work of blood flow alone. No bone!
As more and more blood starts to flow into his private area, and less starts to get out from there because of his heightened state of arousal, the pressure could start to build up within his member and his scrotum sac *which gets enlarged* because of all the excess blood accumulating inside his privates. [Read: How to make out with a guy like a sex goddess]
For some men, as the blood flow increases, they would start to experience pain due to the increasing pressure created by the blood flow. But once he ejaculates, the accumulation of blood flows out through the relaxed vein and his member returns to the flaccid state, which can help in releasing the built up pressure.
So what are the chances of this happening when you’re in bed with your guy? Well, it’s hard to predict but your chances of watching blue balls live are higher if you stimulate him and keep him hard for a prolonged period of time. [Read: 12 foreplay tips that actually work and arouse men a lot]
What do the doctors say about these balls?
Surprisingly, most doctors don’t seem to care too much about blue balls. There are hardly a handful of studies about it. In fact, no one even truly knows the real reason behind why only a few guys experience it while the majority of the male population doesn’t experience it.
Vasocongestion and blue balls
Vasocongestion is the expansion of tissues in the human body due to increased blood flow. Many people confuse this with blue balls, but it isn’t. The male erection is, of course, caused due to vasocongestion where the tissues expand to take in more blood, but the same thing happens with your cheeks when you blush.
Even the cramping you feel when you’re on your period is due to vasocongestion. [Read: The complete guide to having amazing sex on your period]
Priapism and the four hour erection
Has your boyfriend taken any erectile dysfunction pills before having sex? Very rarely, erectile dysfunction pills or even hormonal irregularities could leave your man with an erection that lasts for over four hours. Even an ejaculation may not help him go limp.
If he’s experiencing a case of painful blue balls due to the little blue pills, rush to the emergency room. It isn’t blue balls anymore. It’s a case of Priapism which could damage the tissues in his penis and prevent him from ever having a hard erection again. [Read: The reason behind why losing an erection bother guys so much]
Some guys just get confused
If your guy complains of blue balls after a prolonged period of arousal, it’s not always certain that he’s suffering from blue balls. Most guys just bear the pain or even brag about it, in the hope of getting more sex. But there could be reasons other than blue balls for his discomfort down there.
Here are 6 reasons why a guy could confuse the pain with blue balls.
#1 He’s extremely aroused. If your man is extremely aroused, the flow of blood could increase the pressure in his groin. This could cause an uncomfortable pain each time he flexes the muscles in his groin to lift his member up, because more blood is pushed into his penis than required.
#2 The ball banger. If your guy experiences blue balls while having sex, it could probably be his ball sacs hurting after it constantly hits against your body while having rough sex. [Read: 15 dirty ways to have the sexiest rough sex ever!]
#3 Broken penis. Did you apply a lot of pressure on his member while blowing him or while riding him? At times, aggressive sex could damage your guy’s tissues down there and both of you may not notice it until after the deed.
#4 Limp and up. Constant states of getting erect and going limp because of prolonged foreplay could leave his member feeling sore, weak and painful.
#5 Urinary tract infection. At times, the blue balls may turn out to be a case of urinary tract infection, especially if he has difficulty peeing or if he feels a burning sensation down there.
#6 Testicular torsion. This is a something that can turn out to be quite dangerous, and the guy may even lose one or both of his testicles if left unchecked. At times, the spermatic cord at the back of his balls may get twisted intentionally or accidentally resulting in sharp pain around his testicles or in the abdomen area which could be confused with blue balls. But in reality, the pain is experienced because the oxygen supply is getting cut off to the testicles.
If your boyfriend complains of blue balls and the pain doesn’t go away within a couple of hours, take him to the hospital. At times, the constant pain he experiences when he gets an erection could also be a symptom of partial testicular torsion which gets twisted due to the pressure buildup during an erection. [Read: How to last longer during sex without any difficulty]
It’s been said that women can experience blue balls too
When a girl experiences a constant state of arousal that stretches over a few hours, the blood flow into her pelvic region could increase the pressure, and induce cramping-like symptoms just like the ones you feel during your period. And if it isn’t cramping, you may also feel heavy down there, which could lead to you experiencing a painful sensation.
And there’s a word for this too. It’s called pink ovaries or blue ovaries, or whatever slang you choose to use. [Read: How make a guy go down on you without a push]
A few facts about your guy and his blue balls
Here are a few more things you need to know about blue balls that could help you deal with your man’s blue balls without feeling guilty about it.
#1 Does it go blue? A guy’s balls don’t really turn blue. It may seem slightly swollen if you look closely. But if it looks bluish, rush to the emergency room. It’s probably testicular torsion.
#2 How can you get it down? A guy can help himself out and ejaculate to ease the pain. Ask him to finish himself off before heading out. But at times, it may take a while for the pain to go away once it gets there.
#3 A massage. Massaging his testes and around his pelvis without arousing him could help in the recirculation of blood, which could dilate the veins stopping the blood from flowing out of his penis. [Read: How to give a sensual massage and work your magic]
#4 Wait it out. Just stare at the clock and keep count. If your man experiences blue balls, stay calm and wait for the pain to ease itself out. It will, it’s only a matter of time.
#5 Very few guys ever experience it. If you’ve got a guy who complains of blue balls, well, lucky you, you’ve just seen a medical miracle! Remember, most men don’t experience blue balls even once in their lifetime.
If your boyfriend gets blue balls often, or if he says the pain is intense, go to a doctor. It’s probably something that’s more serious and needs looking into.
Remember, science hasn’t been able to conclusively prove that blue balls even exist, although several guys complain about painful blue balls all the time. Most doctors believe the pain one experiences down there could be a symptom of a much bigger issue if the pain lasts a while. [Confession: Sex with an uncircumcised man, myths and all!]
As a guy, I have to say that I have never experienced it yet. Perhaps I’m just lucky. But if your guy experiences this often, don’t laugh at him. Wait it out or head to a doctor. Even if the doc says blue balls don’t exist, he may be able to ease the pain or find the reason behind the pain.
So is your guy just lying about his painful blue balls, or is it a severe case of something that’s far more serious? Well, these blue ball facts will definitely help you deal with the situation in the right way!