Epididymal Hypertension (Blue Balls) is a condition often described by sexually frustrated dudes as painful tingling in balls, accompanied by a slight blue hue of scrotal skin. It is caused by (or at least told to cause) unreleased sperm accumulation. But is there a truth in it or is it a fantastic story invented by men who really want to shag? A certified urologist for men’s health and fertility, answers all your questions.
1. To understand what really happens with the Epididymal Hypertension or “blue balls”, you must first understand how ejaculation works.
Urologist explains that the first part of ejaculation is called the emission. “Then sperm from the scrotum are pumped through the vas deferens into the prostate,” says the Doctor. “The second part of the process is called accordingly ‘ejaculation’.” Think of it as sneezing. The show is the moment when you lift your head back and close your eyes, and the sneezing is ejaculation. And in that sense, have fun thinking about ejaculation at the next sneeze. “Unlike a sneeze, however, you can turn that reflex off to the point of causing true ejaculation,”.
2. In the worst case, stopping this sperm output can cause very mild discomfort.
So there is no point of return for the semen because it’s loaded. If this is not released, the blue balls or Epididymal Hypertension feeling occurs. “Normally, it’s not openly painful, just annoying or uncomfortable.” So while an unreleased orgasm can cause mild discomfort, it’s not a man who can not handle it. Granted, that’s not why you should feel guilty if you dont help him release
3. No, the balls are not really blue.
There is no real evidence that all these unreleased semen really cause the skin of the scrotum to turn blue. This does not mean that a boy’s balls do not turn blue, but if it really happens, you better take him to the doctor right away. “Although the Epididymal Hypertension discomfort is not associated with discolored testes, using restrictive devices or toys in the scrotum, or simply twisting the testicles more than 360 degrees, could damage the blood and make it blue,”.
4. And even if the Epididymal Hypertension do not end up with him squirming on the ground, there are other reasons why he might feel pain.
And these are also reasons to go to the emergency room to prevent any damage. “In general, this may be due to pelvic muscle spasms, prostatitis, infections, ejaculatory obstruction, narrowing of the urethra, varicocele, or even the hip injury.” There are about 60 muscles in the pelvis that do one or the other, so musculoskeletal problems are probably the most common cause.” These problems can range from a mild (relative) stroke to the balls you received earlier in the day to treat sexually transmitted diseases. And for what it’s worth, he mentions that “heavy, aggressive manipulation” can still cause problems, as could some extreme cases (we’re talking really extreme) cases of edging for hours. So even though you can’t really “blue ball” him, it’s still not a great idea to be rough with them or tease him for too long.