Blue Balls - Male Myth or True Story?

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Many men complain of being sore or uncomfortable if they have a prolonged erection that does not result in ejaculation. Known by the slang term, "blue balls" some men may have used this condition as an excuse to take try to take a night of intimacy to the next level. But is it real, or just a product of a man’s imagination? Could blue balls be a real penis health concern for a man, or do they merely pose a threat to his ego that he didn’t get the job done, so to speak? Find out now.

Are blue balls real?

Well, it seems men are telling the truth about this one after all. Blue balls are a real condition that occur when a man has been physiologically aroused for a long period of time. During the course of male arousal, blood rushes to the area, creating engorgement; this is what leads to that rock hard erection every man desires. Blood also flows more freely to the testicle region causing them to swell up; when a man reaches climax, the pressure dissipates and the blood quickly exits the region, allowing things to return to normal. Sadly, when there is too much arousal and not enough release, the blood has to exit the area much more slowly, leaving him in an aroused and super sensitive state of being - particularly in his balls.

Why are they called blue balls?

While they do not resemble blueberries during this time, some men’s berries do actually take on a hint of blue. The blood that is being stored in the man’s sac is not receiving the normal allotment of oxygen - which is what keeps blood nice and red - thus, it can take on a bluish hue. This may be more obvious on men with light colored skin or a shaved sac.

Are they dangerous?

Absolutely not. While a man may try to persuade his partner to help him out and relieve the discomfort, there is no negative side effect to blue balls. While it may not be his first option, if worse comes to worse, a man can always take matters into his own hands to achieve the release he is craving. Masturbation provides the same end result as sex, though it may be slightly less fun.

Do women get blue balls too?

Here is an interesting turn of events that may help some women out - if their partner is ever the one saying, "Not tonight dear." Women can feel discomfort, in the same manner as men, from increased blood flow to the genital region without the release. So it seems, gentlemen are not the only ones to suffer from not hitting a homerun. The name of the condition is not as agreed upon in women, but it has gone by the terms pink belly, pink balls, and violet vulva to name a few.

Can blue balls be prevented?

There are 2 sure fire ways to prevent blue balls: 1) ejaculate 2) do not become aroused. While the second option doesn’t sound like much fun, the first option is one way to prevent blue balls after a night of messing around with one’s partner minus the big bang. Even if a man - or woman - should find themselves feeling that uncomfortable itch that they just can’t scratch, the discomfort should subside on its own in 15-20 minutes, so long as there is a break from all forms of stimulation. Perhaps a cold shower will even speed that time frame up!

Caring for the Penis

While blue balls are an inconvenience, luckily there is no indication they harm the penis or scrotum. Even still, it is important to maintain daily penis care to prevent other unwanted and potentially painful penis ailments. Using a vitamin-enriched penis health formula (most professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil) can help keep the penis in full working condition. Selecting a penis cream with Acetyl L Carnitine as an ingredient may even enhance the sensitivity of the penis by improving nerve functioning, which could improve one’s enjoyment during sexual activity.

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For additional information on most common penis health issues, tips on improving penis sensitivity, and what to do to maintain a healthy penis, visit: John Dugan is a professional writer who specializes in men's health issues and is an ongoing contributing writer to numerous online web sites.

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