Your balls are one of the most important parts of your body as a man.
They synthesize testosterone. It’s an essential hormone for building muscle and feeling like a man.
They also make sperm and regulate the hypothalamus-pituitary which is needed for reproduction.
So it’s a little unnerving when you start to feel pain down there. Not to mention, the symptoms that come with the pain suck.
You may have never had testicle pain before NoFap, so you might think it’s related to NoFap. You’re most likely feeling blue balls. It’s ball pain related to sexual arousal. And it’s common for guys that are abstaining from ejaculation.
However, you should consider reasons outside NoFap for your testicular pain. This is because it may point to something serious.
If your ball pain is due to blue balls, we’ll explain how it happens. Additionally, we’ll educate you on how to cope with it.
Moreover, it’d be better if it didn’t happen in the first place. For this, we’ll discuss lifestyle changes that’ll help prevent testicular pain.
Disclaimer: This article is intended for educational purposes only. Consult a medical health professional for the most accurate diagnosis of your testicular pain.
Symptoms of Testicular Pain
Testicular pain is quite obvious. For this reason, it seems redundant to talk about symptoms.
But the pain can be different based on the cause. For example, sudden injuries result in a sharp pain that becomes dull later.
Other reasons such as an inflamed epididymis, can cause the pain to worsen over time. Kidney stones cause pain in the back that spreads to the testicles and penis.
Furthermore, many symptoms can decrease the quality of your life. Here are a few other symptoms besides the obvious “pain”:
- Swelling: A red, shiny scrotum can be a sign of injury, epididymitis, or a tumor. There also may be a visible lump.
- Problems urinating: Kidney stones can cause trouble urinating. You may have to pee more often in addition to a burning feeling. There may also be blood in your urine.
- Nausea: This can be a symptom of many different conditions. Nausea is linked to testicular injury, kidney stones, or orchitis (inflammation).
- Fever: A fever along with testicle pain points to inflammation or epididymitis.
- Bruising: Bruising can happen with an injury. However, with blue balls the testicles can take on a blueish or red hue — so don’t confuse this with bruising.
As mentioned, these symptoms can vary based on the cause. Let’s examine a few of the causes of testicular pain.
Why Testicular Pain Happens
There can be many causes of testicular pain. Blue balls from NoFap are one of the less serious ones. Here are other possible reasons for testicular pain:
- Injury: This can happen during sports or another activity. A hematocele can also occur. This is when blood surrounds the testicle.
- Epididymitis: The epididymis is a group of tubes in the testicles that carry sperm to the sperm duct. This condition occurs when the tubes become inflamed. It can be quite painful. Another sign of epididymitis is the scrotum becoming hot and swollen.
- Hydrocele: This can happen when fluid builds up around the testicles. It causes pain and can become infected.
- Varicocele: A varicocele is a clump of large veins near the testicles. They cause dull pain. It may improve when lying down. Varicoceles can affect your ability to conceive and it can be treated through surgery.
- Testicular torsion: The twisting of a testicle can cause sharp pain. This is a medical emergency since torsion cuts off the blood supply to the testicle.
- Kidney stones: Kidney stones are more common when you’re dehydrated. Hard deposits can get stuck in the ureters. These are tubes that carry urine from the kidney into the bladder.
- Spermatocele: This causes discomfort more than pain. It’s a fluid-filled spot that can form inside the epididymis.
Men of any age can develop pain in their testicles.
Some of these causes can be obvious if you’ve had an injury. Otherwise, it may be unclear.
Now that you know the causes of testicular pain, let’s focus on the one specific to NoFap — blue balls.
Epididymal hypertension is commonly known as “blue balls.” This is often the pain guys refer to when they talk about ball pain on NoFap.
It happens when blood goes to the penis and testicles when a guy is aroused. Men feel an ache in their balls if they stay aroused for too long. This can be frustrating to deal with.
Despite the myths, blue balls aren’t dangerous. You shouldn’t feel any pain once your erection is gone. This is because the pain is due to increased blood flow to the genitals.
The testicles can take on a mild blue hue. But this isn’t always the case. If they start turning a deeper blue or purple, it could be testicular torsion. Other symptoms include heaviness, discomfort, and aching.
A lot of these conditions share symptoms. So how do you know if your pain is due to blue balls or something more serious? Let’s discuss how to find out.
Consult Your Doctor
Speak with a urologist or nephrologist to diagnose your pain. Even if you’re on NoFap, your pain could be due to something other than blue balls.
Your doctor will ask you questions such as how long you’ve had the pain and how much it hurts. They may also ask about your sexual and surgical history.
Additionally, blood and urine tests can rule out infection as the cause of your pain. If you see a lump in your testicles, you can request an ultrasound to check for testicular cancer.
Coping with Testicular Pain
This is where things get challenging.
Because a popular remedy to blue balls is ejaculation.
It’s a tempting invitation to relapse. But one that you must decline. Let’s go over a few coping strategies you can use instead.
- Distract yourself: You need to take your mind off whatever is arousing you. Go for a walk, read a book, or play a video game. Eventually, you won’t be aroused and the pain will go away.
- Take a cold shower: This will restrict blood flow to your genitals. You can also use an ice pack or a warm compress to help with the pain.
- Over-the-counter pain relievers: If the pain gets intense you can take an over-the-counter pain reliever such as ibuprofen.
- Wear proper underwear: Tight underwear that keeps your genitals warm isn’t the best choice. Choose breathable undergarments that help you cool off. Pick something that also gives you enough support.
- Lie down: This will help blood flow away from the testicles.
- Cardiovascular exercise: This will help blood go elsewhere and is great in a pinch to reduce testicular pain.
Even with these coping methods, some guys choose to ejaculate without porn to relieve blue balls. And there’s nothing wrong with it. If your NoFap challenge allows masturbation without porn you’re good.
We’ve covered coping strategies for blue balls, but one question remains:
Should you see a doctor if you have blue balls?
The short answer is, no.
But if the pain persists after arousal — something else may be afoot. At this point, you should talk to your doctor to get diagnosed. Intense pain can hinder your sexual performance.
You should also see your doctor if you have a lump in your testicles or lower back pain. These symptoms may be indicative of a serious issue.
Preventing Testicular Pain
Coping with the pain can be tough. It’s better if you can prevent it before it happens. Let’s discuss long-term habits and lifestyle changes to prevent testicular pain on NoFap.
- Regular exercise and physical activity: Exercise increases the demand for blood in your muscles. In response to this, your body grows more blood vessels. This improves blood flow.
- Pelvic floor stretches: Studies have shown chronic testicular pain can be a symptom of a weak pelvic floor.
- 6th Tibetan rite: In simple terms, this is a breathing exercise that involves a stomach vacuum. For full instructions see the end of this post.
- Proper hydration and nutrition: A diet rich in nitrates may improve your circulation. Eat foods such as pomegranates, onions, beets, fatty fish, citrus fruits, and spinach. Also, stay well hydrated.
- Managing sexual energy and urges: Be mindful of what you look at and listen to. Something you saw earlier in the day may turn into an urge later on. Manage your sexual energy through transmutation before it boils over.
- Practice meditation: This is a great way to manage your sexual energy. Meditation is a form of sexual transmutation — and it makes you more mindful as well.
- Stay productive: This will keep you occupied and prevent your mind from wandering. Productivity is also an excellent transmutation method.
The lifestyle changes mentioned align with NoFap as well. These habits promote a lifestyle that leads to fewer relapses and healthier individuals.
Frequently Asked Questions
There are many questions related to NoFap and testicular pain. We’ve answered a few of the common ones below.
Can not ejaculating harm your body?
Barring serious health issues, not ejaculating won’t cause any harm. Some guys fear semen can build up and cause pain. Others think it has a negative effect on their testosterone. This isn’t necessarily true.
Not ejaculating causes a temporary condition in which the blood in your balls has nowhere to go. This results in pain which subsides when the blood leaves.
How do I get rid of testicle pain?
First, you need to find the reason for your pain. For this, it’s best to consult a doctor. If you’re sure it’s blue balls do the following:
- Distract yourself to become unaroused.
- You can use an ice pack on your balls for 10 minutes at a time. Put some fabric between your skin and the ice pack.
- Wear underwear that supports your balls.
- Use over-the-counter pain medication.
When should I call for help?
Call the medical line if:
- The pain gets severe.
- Your testicles and scrotum look different than usual.
- There is visible swelling.
- You feel pain when urinating.
- You are urinating more frequently.
- You feel kidney pain.
- There is urine in your blood.
Blue balls or epididymal hypertension refers to testicular pain from being aroused without ejaculation.
It’s a regular experience for guys on NoFap. And it isn’t medically serious.
However, other conditions share symptoms with blue balls. We advise you to rule out the serious conditions. This is because some need immediate medical attention.
As always, be sure to speak with a doctor instead of self-diagnosing.
An easy fix to blue balls is ejaculation. But if you’re on NoFap, it can go against what you’re working towards.
Depending on your challenge (no porn or NoFap) you may be able to ejaculate without porn. Consider ejaculating with a real-life partner if you have the chance.
Furthermore, many other ways exist to cope with and prevent testicular pain. If you’re dedicated to NoFap, we advise you to use those methods instead of a fap.
Blue balls are an annoyance during this challenge. But with the right techniques, you can prevent them from happening. And if they do, you have tools to cope with them.
– Mr. Mind Blowing