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All about Your Balls: Testicles and Sex

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Some guys like to have their balls crushed between the stilettoes of two beauties holding whips, and some guys prefer a feather sweep of fingertips or tender kisses.

Whether you are into cock and ball torture, or practically forget they are there when you’re driving Miss Daisy, how much do you know about your balls?

If you’re in a threesome, yours may not be the only pair, so maybe some extra info will come in handy, especially if you’re up for some guy-on-guy action.

Let’s Talk Balls

Testicles 101

The testes are part of the male reproductive system, producing sperm and androgens like testosterone. Their appearance varies in size and shape but generally looks like a sack of sorts with skin draped over two egg-shaped spongy masses. This portable hormone factory also has ducts, arteries, and tubules—an intricate system that allows blood and lymph circulation through the production plant.

There are also endless nerve endings. Testicles are exquisitely sensitive which means some guys crave sensual attention—including hardcore, mind-numbing pain and pleasure experiment—while other guys would almost rather leave them out of the picture during sex.

Does Anyone Really Say Testes?

You’ve probably got a handful of favorite terms for “testicles” that you throw around the locker room. But there are so many more.

Just a few of the slang names for balls: acorns, cojones, apples, bag, bangers, cherries, crown jewels, gonads, eggs, jawbreakers, knackers, marbles, nadgers, twins, teabags, spuds, sack, taters, and of course, nuts.

Mirror, Mirror

The testicles are analogous to the female ovaries. They are each the mirror version in the opposite sex. In mammals, the tissues are initially gender neutral from conception and begin to develop at just six weeks in utero, into testicles or ovaries.

Protecting the Family Jewels

For the most part, unless someone kicks you where it counts, not a lot will go wrong with your testicles. But there are a few diseases and conditions known to mankind.

Testicular torsion is the medical, literal version of “getting your knickers in a knot.” The spermatic cord can twist internally, cutting off blood flow. A sudden, searing pain in the nut is your alarm bell—surgical treatment in the first six hours can save your ball.

Testicular rupture is just what it sounds like and usually caused by blunt force trauma. Something like a car accident, or yes, a kick in the sack. Cell death happens fast, so see a doctor immediately.

Orchitis is inflammation in the balls. Anorchia is missing one or both balls. Cryptorchidism is when one or both balls are “undescended”—still up inside where they would be if they were ovaries. You can haven swollen veins or blood clots in your balls, or a deformity where the testes are not attached to the wall of the scrotum, or bacterial infections in or on your nuts.

Testicle cancer is something no one wants, but it’s not uncommon for guys between 20 and 35. The outcome is very good for the most part, and most guys still get through with a ball left for siring future offspring. But get into the habit of feeling your balls often, so that when you feel something different you can get it checked pronto—early treatment is key.

Let’s Play Ball(s)

Cock and ball torture is a BDSM fetish for some men, who want extreme pain applied to their dick and nuts. Others rock their sack as a no-go zone—any touch is too much.

But don’t skimp on testicle play if you’re like most guys, in between these extremes. Sensual stroking, warm and cool sensation play, blowing, licking, soft sucking, and gentle juggling might feel amazing. If you have fantasies that involve your balls, double your pleasure by sharing these with your two threesome lovers.

Want more ball play ideas? See our article Threesome Fun: Don’t Forget Your Testicles.

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