There are very few people out there who are 100% happy with their body the way it is. It seems part of human nature to wish you had something bigger, smaller, tighter, looser. We’re never happy! For men, penis size is often a huge hang-up, but what about low hanging balls or saggy balls? Many men wondering whether they’re normal and what people think about them in reality.
Some men relish the thought of having a big set of testicles, but others aren’t so pleased with their low hangers. It’s normal for your scrotum to change size depending on the temperature, during puberty, and later in life. But what if you feel like yours are particularly saggy balls? [Read: Men with big balls – Pros, cons, & what girls think of huge testicles]
Your testicles are precious. They are the source that produces spermatozoa and testosterone. Not to mention they create life. If you retained your memories from biology class *or pay any attention to your own balls*, then you already know balls fluctuate in length.
When you’re hot, your testicles will loosen up and hang low. When you’re cold, they’ll shrivel up and snuggle into your body to get a little heat going on.
So why do some have the tendency to sag more than others? Here’s everything you ever wanted to know about having saggy balls. [Read: Healthy testicles – 7 at-home tests to keep your balls in check]
Society reassures us that there is no such thing as “normal” when it comes to the human body. That’s sweet and all, but it doesn’t really give you a clear answer about what your boys are supposed to look like. Truthfully, testicle and scrotum size varies from person to person. Some have small balls, and some have great balls of fire.
That being said, the average testicle size measured at the most common temperature of 35 degrees Celsius is:
Length: 2-3 inches
Width: 1 inch
Still curious about the difference between the average testicles and your own set? The Wikipedia Commons *no sexual photos, but still NSFW* contains many images of the human scrotum. Take a peek and see how yours matches up. [Read: The amazing facts you didn’t know about semen]
It’s well-documented that balls sag. That’s what they do. So why are so many men upset about their low hangers? Here are some of the most common reasons why men worry about them.
1. Worry that their sexual partner will not like the appearance.
2. Saggy balls may touch toilet water when sitting down during a bathroom visit.
3. Testicles hang so low they make the penis looks small in comparison *this is seriously one of the reasons*
4. Saggy balls get in the way when sitting or doing other activities.
5. Long balls may create pain during sex if they are smacking against another person.
6. Longer balls make for a sweatier unit. Not exactly appealing to the ladies or the fellahs.
7. General dissatisfaction with the appearance.
8. Worry that saggy balls may equal bigger health concerns.
[Read: Big blue balls facts that every girl’s gotta know]
While some of these reasons may seem trivial, there are definitely some legitimate worries about saggy balls. No one wants to feel uncomfortable with their bodies.
No man wants his penis to appear smaller than it is. And finally, no one in their right mind wants their sexual partner to find something odd or funny-looking about their body.
Here is the lowdown on low-hanging balls.
Many men wonder why their balls seem to naturally tighten and loosen at different times. This is nothing to worry about!
A huge amount of this is down to temperature. Remember, the scrotum is there to keep your balls safe and secure and it reacts whenever it senses a change in the immediate environment. Think of it as a security system for your guys!
By tightening or loosening according to temperature, the idea is that the sperm inside your balls is kept at the right temperature and viable for reproduction. Sure, you might not be thinking about that yet, or maybe at all, but it’s biology at the end of the day. [Read: How to increase semen volume – The best kept secrets that work]
During cold temperatures, your balls will tighten and pull back. This is due to the cremaster muscle which contracts during cold weather and pulls your balls back towards your body.
It does this to pull your boys close so they can benefit from your natural body temperature. However, when the temperature rises, it does the opposite. This is when the skin appears looser and your balls may appear as though they are hanging further away from your body.
It’s all designed to keep everything at an optimum temperature, so don’t worry if at times you seem to have saggy testicles and at others, they seem a little tighter. It’s all do to with Mother Nature and her plans for the temperature on any given day.
Women care about testicle appearance about as much as men care about the latest chick flick movie on Netflix. So it’s rare, but it happens. On average, unless your balls are hanging down to your knees, the odds are your lover isn’t going to care or even notice. All she cares about is that your balls are shaven and clean. [Read: What do women really think about your penis?]
Girls worry that guys are focused on their belly, the size of their breasts, or how their vagina smells, when in reality, most guys pay zero attention.
They’re simply happy that they’re getting to see any of it in the first place. Girls are very similar – they just care about hygiene and how good you’re making her feel. It has zero to do with your low hanging balls or otherwise. [Read: The top 13 reasons why girls refuse to give a blowjob and how to fix it]
If your testicles fall a little lower than other guys, you might be concerned that there’s a medical reason they aren’t up and at ‘em. Here’s a list of the most common reasons for having droopy testicles.
We’ve already covered this one. Temperature is the biggest factor in why your balls may sag or appear lower than normal. Heat makes them sag and cold makes them shrivel up. The scrotum will grow to help release heat.
Loss in muscle mass can cause your scrotum to droop with age. This one’s unavoidable, folks. [Read: 18 fascinating and unknown facts about the penis]
Genetics may also have a direct effect on how big your testicles and their sack are going to be. Have a pair of low hangers?
One awkward conversation with your old man may clear up whether this is a case of genetics or your own special situation. Good luck with that one.
Testicle tugging is a thing. We didn’t want to believe it, but it’s true. Tutorials online abound with special techniques for extending the length of the scrotum.
The method is said to work quickly and is nearly impossible to reverse. We suggest staying far, far away from this exercise.
For the most part, saggy testicles, low hanging balls, whatever you want to call them, aren’t a big deal. In that case, perhaps it’s time to just start loving your guys, whether they’re swinging low or not!
That being said, there are some things to keep in mind if the state of your testicles is keeping you up at night.
It’s rare for saggy testicles to be anything serious but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t get yourself checked out if you’re concerned. It’s never a bad thing to be careful in these situations.
Here are some reasons your balls may be hanging lower than usual and what long testicles might mean for your health. [Read: 7 sexy things to love about an uncircumcised penis]
One 2013 study found that of the 2,800 male participants, those with bigger balls have a higher risk of developing heart disease. This is largely in part due to the luteinizing hormone that helps produce testosterone, which has been linked to heart disease.
There’s a phrase you don’t hear every day. A scrotal hernia does not occur because of low-hanging testicles, but rather may be the cause of them.
Symptoms include swelling around the testicles, pressure or a heavy sensation in the groin, or a bulge in your pubic area. If saggy testicles are causing you pain or pressure, it’s a good idea to get checked out for this particular issue.
Having varicoceles means that your scrotum contains enlarged veins. This is usually a painless and benign occurrence that occurs in 10 out of 100 men.
Basically, it’s the equivalent to having a varicose vein on your thigh, just… in your sack. Varicoceles will raise your body temperature and make your balls hang. [Read: Why are so many men obsessed with their penis size?]
Of course, any enlarged or swollen testicle may be the sign of a lump, or testicular cancer. Perform regular testicular exams to check for any changes or areas of concern. If so, go get checked out by your doctor. It’s nothing they haven’t had a feel of before so don’t be embarrassed.
The “C” word featuring on this list might cause alarm bells to ring in your mind but don’t panic unnecessarily.
For the most part, low hanging balls are a natural occurrence but we have to remember that in life, we sometimes need to get things checked out. Take control of your health. [Read: Painful sex – Health reasons why sex is painful for men]
If your low-hanging scrotum is really and truly bothering you, go visit your doctor as soon as possible and have them do a scrotal exam to make sure you’re fit and healthy. Here are some other ways to handle your long balls.
You only get one set of balls, so why get hung up on how big, small, tight, or long they are? These bad boys are responsible for making life! [Read: 8 ways to love your body, no matter its size]
There is special underwear designed to give more support to those with bigger, heavier, longer balls than the rest of the world. Look into these tight briefs to add some support to your wardrobe.
One pricey option is to have a scrotal lift. This procedure is usually called a scrotal reduction, scrotal tightening, or a Scrotoplasty.
This is a routine procedure that will have you healed up quickly, with much less ball bag to worry about. However, it’s not something you should do without serious consideration. Any type of surgery in that area carries risks.
[Read: Do women ever get penis envy? The truth revealed!]
There you have it. Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about saggy balls. Unless you are suffering from an illness that affects your scrotum, we say “learn to love those saggy balls!” Odds are you’re the only one who even notices them.
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Waverly Smith is a freelance writer who has been getting paid for spreading her sarcastic take on love, life, and sex since 2010. She is many things that peo...
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