Thursday 15 December 2016

Why Exactly Our Scrotum Hurt So Much


Whether it’s a playful punch or a collision with a football, no man will escape this life without dealing with the nauseating aftershock of an attack on the testicles.

But if the balls are located far from the stomach, why does it make us feel so sick?

Luckily, one YouTuber has the answers.

“Testes originally form in the abdomen near the stomach and the kidneys,” Simon Whistler, host of Today I Found Out, explained.

"The nerves and blood vessels remain attached in that region even after the balls drop.

“So when a guy gets kicked in the testes or otherwise has his sensitive bits squished, the pain involved travels up from each testicle into the abdominal cavity via the spermatic plexus – the primary nerve for each testicle – and then to the spine.”

Almost 40,000 people have seen the clip since it was uploaded to YouTube on Thursday (Dec 8).

“Literally just watching this video made me relive the pain,” said one viewer.

Another comment read: “This is weird, cause just yesterday my dog punched me in the nads and I wondered why I wanted to puke.

“It all makes sense now, thank you. Great video!”



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