If you’re clumsy and have ever been in a relationship with a guy, chances are that you’ve accidentally knocked him in the balls. You don’t mean it of course. Maybe you were trying to give his thigh a friendly punch. Maybe you’ve kneed him during sex. Maybe you pretended to kick box them and accidentally hit your target.
However you did it, the guy will probably have yelled out like he was being stabbed in the heart before adopting a fetal position and crying. ‘How can he make such a fuss?’, you wonder. Such a small pat. Such an insignificant kick. And why is he grabbing his stomach when you kicked him in the balls?
Well, vlogger Simon Whistler might have the answer. In a video on his Today I Found Out channel, he explains that the testes originally form in the abdomen and the blood vessels remain attached to that region even after the balls drop. And that means that when you kick a guy’s balls, the pain shoots up into the abdominal cavity and then to the spine.
As well as crippling pain, a lot of guys also feel sick when their testicles get squished and that’s caused by ‘a huge rush of sympathetic nervous system discharge’. If they’ve got a low tolerance for that rush, it could result in them actually vomiting. You probably already know that continuous ball-bashing can have a detrimental effect on a guy’s reproductive capabilities but what is even more worrying is that kicking someone’s nuts really hard can result in them having to have them completely removed.
And if you hit a guy that hard in a non-self defense situation, then it’s rightfully considered sexual assault in many countries. So…approach with caution. And definitely don’t pretend to kick someone in the balls because you will slip, they will cry, and you might end up destroying a potentially good dad’s chances of having kids.