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Blue Balls (Epididymal Hypertension) : Myth or Fact?

Blue balls is the slang for epididymal hypertension usually referring to pains or aches felt around the testicles sometimes after sexual arousal that does not result in orgasm in men. It’s often accompanied by a blueish hue in the testicles.

Symptoms of Blue Balls





You may observe a blueish hue visible in the scrotum.

Why does blue balls occur?

When male sexual organs get stimulated and are aroused , the blood vessels and testicles expand to allow a greater volume of blood flow. Subsequently, this blood makes the penis to expand to firm position, causing an erection. The testicles also increase in size, causing them to feel heavier. However, this blood is released after orgasm or as a result of a decreased physical arousal. Too much blood may stay in the genital area of some people who become aroused for a longer time without a release which may cause pains around the penis as the testicles may start to turn blue due to the excess blood and increase in blood pressure.

Myths about Blue balls

Blue balls is not dangerous. Any discomfort will decline once the erection has passed and the blood flow to the genitals goes back to normal. A person does not need a partner to relieve blue balls through sex. People can get rid of the symptoms by ejaculating through masturbation or by going about normal activities as means of distraction.

The testicles usually take on a faint bluish hue color as opposed to blue , which is due to the increased volume of blood. Blue balls does not just affect people with male genitals.

Females can experience vaso congestion, which people also refer to as “blue vulva” or pelvic congestion.

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