You’ve probably heard (or used) the complaint. Maybe you’ve wondered if there’s any actual, real-life medical science to back up the complaint. Either way, you’re probably familiar with that anguished cry, so common in lust-stricken adolescent boys, in response to practically any interaction that could, maybe, potentially have evolved into a sexual encounter, but didn’t.
That’s right. We’re talking about blue balls.
Whether the term “blue” refers to the color or the mood of the testicles is unclear. But thanks to the faithful hard work of a few diligent medical researchers, we have reason to believe that maybe these tender testes aren’t just a metaphor for frustration after all.