The Man Manual - men's health made easy in print. Together we can change that. Our online community. I am 36 years old and it would appear my testicles have never dropped. This was obviously never picked up when I was young and by the time I realised I was different I was to embarrassed to do anything about it. Certainly my scrotum is empty but I ejaculate and have a normal sex life.
Blue balls is the slang term for epididymal hypertension. It refers to aching or painful testicles, which some people may experience after sexual arousal that does not result in orgasm. This symptom occurs because blood builds up in the testicles during arousal, causing them to ache if the person remains aroused for too long. Although blue balls may be uncomfortable, it does not usually last long.
Epididymitis is most often caused by STIs, such as chlamydia and gonorrhea , which are passed through vaginal, oral, and anal sexual contact. This includes both penetrative sex and sexual activates where there is an exchange of body fluids or skin-to-skin contact. Sudden onset of intense pain in one testicle is a medical emergency.
Even if you're fortunate enough to never get kicked in the balls , there are other reasons you might feel some soreness down there. When you feel pain in your testicles, you might immediately think testicular cancer. But in fact, most cases of testicular cancer are painless — and are usually detected through a lump instead, Dr.