“I got kneed in the nuts… What’s my game plan?”

Men's Health (South Africa) - - REGULARS & DEPARTMENTS -

Adop­tion? Kid­ding aside, most low blows are harm­less. When you’re whacked in the co­jones, your body sends neu­ro­trans­mit­ters to pro­cure en­dor­phins – nat­u­ral pain re­liev­ers – while you writhe and wait for them to take hold. So, ice for a few min­utes on and off, to ease pain (with­out freez­ing your balls off). Bruis­ing or swelling? See a doc­tor. Blame evo­lu­tion for this prob­lem. Your tes­ti­cles hang out­side to stay cool (it’s bet­ter for sperm pro­duc­tion). And your pe­nis is usu­ally flac­cid as a de­fense mech­a­nism, says Dr To­bias Kohler, a pro­fes­sor of urol­ogy at South­ern Illi­nois Univer­sity.

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