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Posted by Smokey Stover on November 28, 2006

In Reply to: "BLUE BALLS" posted by MICHAEL on November 28, 2006


* You might consider editing your question to read "What does the phrase "blue balls" mean?" Use lower case, make the verb agree in number with the subject and, in this case, the auxiliary verb.
*When used seriously, the term refers to a condition well-described in numerous sources. I'll give you a part of what the Wikipedia offers:

*"The main cause of blue balls is prolonged sexual stimulation of the erect penis, either by direct or indirect contact, that does not result in orgasm and ejaculation.

"During arousal in a sexually mature male, the sympathetic nervous system decreases its inputs to the genital tissues, resulting in increased blood flow to the testicles and prostate areas. As this happens, other fluid outflow muscles constrict, causing more bodily fluid to enter the area than leave, ensuring a high enough regional blood pressure to allow a sustained erection for penetration during sexual intercourse.

"If orgasm is not achieved, blood and lymphatic fluid tend to pool, and the blood becomes oxygen deprived. The technical term for this is vasocongestion. In some men, this pooling of oxygen-starved blood may result in a bluish tint to the scrotum. It can be very painful, like a hit to the testicles except from the inside.

"Men with priapism or orchalgia may experience an extreme, prolonged form of blue balls, which may require medical attention."

*The article also discusses treatment or relief. When a homologous situation arises in a female it is called "pelvic congestion."