KIIS FM doctor says men can get ‘blue balls’ from prolonged arousal


Blue balls IS real: Top doctor says men can get engorged, painful testicles after prolonged arousal – shutting down women who say it’s just an ‘urban myth’

A high-profile Australian GP has revealed the phenomenon of ‘blue balls’ is real and not simply an excuse men come up with when they want sex.

‘Blue balls’, also known as ‘lover’s nuts’, refers to physical discomfort in the testicles caused by prolonged sexual arousal without ejaculation.

Despite the scientific research on the condition, some women insist it does not exist and that men only claim to suffer from ‘blue balls’ when they want an orgasm.

High-profile Australian GP Dr Sam Hay (pictured) has revealed the phenomenon of ‘blue balls’ is real and not simply an excuse men come up with when they want sex 

The Kyle and Jackie O Show’s resident medical expert Dr Sam Hay, a.k.a Dr KIIS, said on Wednesday the phenomenon does in fact exist – and there is evidence to prove it.

But he clarified the issue is temporary and resolves itself without a man needing to ejaculate, so blokes can’t cry ‘blue balls’ just because they want sex.

‘I found out something this week. Blue balls: it’s not just an urban myth. It’s actually a real thing,’ said Dr Hay, who is also the chief medical advisor for SAS Australia.

Dr Hay, The Kyle & Jackie O Show's resident doctor, said on Wednesday the phenomenon does in fact exist - and there is evidence to prove it. (Dr Hay, centre, is also the medical supervisor for SAS Australia, and is seen here with Mark Billingham, left, and Ollie Ollerton, right)

Dr Hay, The Kyle & Jackie O Show’s resident doctor, said on Wednesday the phenomenon does in fact exist – and there is evidence to prove it. (Dr Hay, centre, is also the medical supervisor for SAS Australia, and is seen here with Mark Billingham, left, and Ollie Ollerton, right)

‘I always thought blue balls was this urban myth that if you stay aroused for [too] long your balls will go blue and they’ll fall off and the only way to relieve it is to, you know, have some fun and you’ve got to get your partner to help you out with it.

‘I thought it was a complete excuse for guys to get off. But it’s actually true.’

He explained: ‘If you become aroused for a long time, you get lots of blood going down to the testicles and it increases the pressure.

‘And if you don’t [ejaculate] then that pressure becomes achy… I’ve found out that there’s research out there to prove that it exists.’

Radio host Jackie 'O' Henderson (pictured) remarked that 'blue balls' is well-known to men, and she was surprised Dr Hay had only just learned it was a real phenomenon

Radio host Jackie ‘O’ Henderson (pictured) remarked that ‘blue balls’ is well-known to men, and she was surprised Dr Hay had only just learned it was a real phenomenon

Dr Hay (right, with Kyle Sandilands) helps KIIS FM listeners with their medical problems on his popular Dr KIIS segment

Dr Hay (right, with Kyle Sandilands) helps KIIS FM listeners with their medical problems on his popular Dr KIIS segment

Dr Hay stressed that testicles don’t actually go ‘blue’ but they can take on ‘a sort of blue hue’ because of the colour of blood.

He added that the pain and colour will ‘disappear shortly afterwards’, and that if a man feels significant, prolonged pain in the testicles then it’s ‘another problem’.

Radio host Jackie ‘O’ Henderson remarked that ‘blue balls’ is well-known to men, and she was surprised Dr Hay had only just learned it was a real phenomenon.

There was heated debate about the existence of ‘blue balls’ after one of the grooms on Married At First Sight claimed he was suffering from it last year.

There was heated debate about the existence of 'blue balls' after one of the grooms on MAFS said he was suffering from it last year. Johnny Balbuziente (left) joked during a commitment ceremony he had the problem because he hadn't yet slept with his 'wife' Kerry Knight (right)

There was heated debate about the existence of ‘blue balls’ after one of the grooms on MAFS said he was suffering from it last year. Johnny Balbuziente (left) joked during a commitment ceremony he had the problem because he hadn’t yet slept with his ‘wife’ Kerry Knight (right)

Johnny Balbuziente joked during a commitment ceremony that he had the problem because he hadn’t yet slept with his ‘wife’ Kerry Knight.

While he was only speaking in jest, his remarks drew the ire of feminist author and MAFS super-fan Clementine Ford, who said: ‘There is no such thing as blue balls.’

‘That is something that people say who are emotionally unreconstructed and who are bad in bed,’ she added.

Balbuziente and Knight are still a couple after taking part in Nine’s social experiment. They recently got engaged and bought a house together. 

While he was only speaking in jest, his remarks drew the ire of feminist author and MAFS super-fan Clementine Ford (pictured), who said: 'There is no such thing as blue balls'

While he was only speaking in jest, his remarks drew the ire of feminist author and MAFS super-fan Clementine Ford (pictured), who said: ‘There is no such thing as blue balls’ 

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