Blue balls aren't real, you're welcome!
Cosmopolitan - South Africa|March 2020
Blue balls aren't real, you're welcome!
Honestly, they’re not a thing, they never have been, so don’t fall for this ‘you owe me an orgasm’ BS, because you don’t. The end.

Okay, not really the end, because even in the era of constantly Googling every possible ‘can coffee kill you?’-type query that crosses the mind (it can!), guys are still out here believing and hawking the ‘blue ball’ myth – when a man gets aroused, but for some reason (ahem, you not being interested in going that far perhaps?) is prevented from ejaculating and he’s in physical pain until he does. A level of pain that means he needs relief – fast. And which men have been using since the dawn of time as a way to convince women that we have to ‘follow through’.

Let’s put an end to this, mmmkay?

Here’s what actually happens

You know how right before you sneeze, your body reflexively tenses up? And when you let it rip, you feel a sense of relief? A similar scenario happens in a guy’s genitals when he gets turned on and then orgasms. ‘Ejaculation is like that sneeze,’ says urologist Paul Turek.


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March 2020