Are Blue Balls Real? The Surprising Science You Need To Know About

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Horny men will often cite blue balls as a condition that makes them incredibly uncomfortable after hours of foreplay, offering no ejaculation. For a lot of women, this feels more like a desperate play for a handjob. But the truth in the matter is a mixed bag.

Are Blue Balls Real?

In short, yes, blue balls are real. They are an authentic medical condition. That said, the “blue balls excuse” is often an overdramatized and illegitimate strategy to lay guilt on a girl who doesn’t want to partake in any sexual act that leads to the man ejaculating.

This is why we call it a mixed bag.

About Blue Balls

Medically, blue balls are an informal name given to epididymal hypertension (EH). The condition is hardly life-threatening, however, men with the condition can experience varying degrees of discomfort.

The condition is only relieved when a man has an orgasm. Go figure.

Symptoms of EH, or blue balls, include heavy feeling balls, pain in balls, and general ball aches. None of that sounds good, at least not if you have balls. Oh, and sometimes the balls take on a blue hue, hence the name (hey, you knew that had to be in this somewhere).

So what causes blue balls?

When a man is aroused for an extended period of time, he might develop blue balls.

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An erection causes more blood flow not only in the penis but in the balls. When a man orgasms, the blood subsides back to normal levels. These extended abnormal periods of increased blood can, at times, cause the balls to experience trauma. 

Another way to come down with a case of blue balls is to partake in extended orgasm play. But most often, it’s the result of making out with a hot girl and getting no orgasm relief. 

Hence, this is why guys use blue balls as an argument for why a girl should “help him out,” most often by way of a handjob

But here’s the “rub,” pun intended. 

Blue balls are relatively rare, and even rarer are severe cases of blue balls. The lore of blue balls is facilitated by horny bros looking to sucker a girl into a blowjob or handjob. 

In a recent episode of Netflix’s Too Hot To Handle, one of the contestants attempts to leverage the argument of blue balls for the sake of getting a handjob. The Netflix Too Hot To Handle handjob scene made for intense debates. His efforts failed, but Internet warriors were quick to drop the hammer on the contestant’s effort. 

So yeah, blue balls are real, but in most use cases, they are a fraud. Does that make sense?

Blue balls have come under scrutiny in recent years as toxic male behavior. This is because the condition’s cause is most often associated with a “prude girl” who want “help a guy out.”

Again, blue balls is a mixed bag. Blue balls are real, but mostly the cited cases are an unsavory attempt at some sort of sexual pleasure by the guy.