They say that a dog is a man’s best friend. That might be true. But, even with all that undying loyalty that your doggo might give you as a man, you will never protect it as much as you would your testicles. Our future generations come from our testicles and that’s why we guard them with our lives. The latter also explains why we as men are always keen to notice any unusual changes within or around our balls, which includes the tightening of the sack.
Ok, my sack is tight. Should I worry?
In most cases, the tightening of your sack is quite natural and shouldn’t bother you that much. But, if your sack becomes unusually tight, then you might want to seek an appointment with your doctor as soon as possible. There might be a serious underlying issue that might be worse if you ignore it hoping that it goes away.
What are the causes of a tight sack?
In most cases, a tight sack is a result of your body reacting to stimuli. The most common stimuli, in this case, is temperature. When it’s too cold, the cremasteric muscles contract, pushing your testicles back into your body. This reflex is important as it helps regulate the temperature thus allowing your testicles to function optimally despite the fluctuating temperatures.
Another cause of a tight sack might be due to anxiety. Most men have admitted to their sacks tightening the moment they felt anxious. Again, the cremasteric reflex normally kicks in and the sack tightens. It is believed that the body is wired to protect the testicles from any signs of outside danger because, well, procreation remains a top priority as far as our primal brain is concerned.
Touch is also another reason why your sack might tighten up. Some people are just too shy or too sensitive to touch. And just like in the case of anxiety, their respective bodies will react to touch by tightening the sack up a little.
Are there any exercises to fix my tight sack?
Two known exercises help your scrotal muscles function optimally. The first exercise involves working the PC muscles using the breath and squeeze technique. You’ll start by holding your breath for close to two minutes as you squeeze your PC muscles.
The PC muscles are those responsible for regulating/stopping the flow of urine. Release your muscles and then repeat it once more. Five minutes of this exercise should do the trick, especially if you get to do it over time.
The second exercise involves encircling your scrotum between your middle finger and thumb just above the testicles. Gently pull down and forward before using the fingertips of your free hand to massage your balls. Doing the latter for thirty seconds, twice a day should do the trick.
Tips on how to keep my balls healthy
Just as the saying “prevention is better than cure” goes, learning tips on how to keep your testicles healthy will go a long way in saving you a boatload of complications in the future. The first step you ought to take is learning how to give yourself a proper testicular examination.
The best time to self-examine is right after you’ve walked out of a warm bath. That’s when your sack is relaxed. Cup your balls in the palm of your hands and check for any lumps. You might also want to keep an eye out for any changes in size or any other abnormalities for that matter. In case you’re having issues with that, you can always log into YouTube and learn.
Quit smoking. Smoking has been known to cause a lot of complications including cancers. It might also be associated with a sensitive scrotum which might bring about abnormal loosening and tightening of your sack.
How to warm your balls the right way
In case your sack retracts as a result of cold, and you’re not ok with it. If that’s the case, then I’m glad to inform you that there’re ways you can warm your balls up, allowing your sack to relax, letting your balls back down. The signs that your balls need a little warmth are as follows:
- Waxy-looking skin
- Red or white skin (or when your skin starts turning red or white)
- When the skin around your sack has a tingling sensation.
In case you’re experiencing one or all of the symptoms mentioned above, you might want to act quickly. The first thing id strongly recommends that you do is wearing heavy clothes. The latter should do a great job increasing your body temperature and consequently, the temperature in your privates thus loosening your sack eventually.
This might also be the right time to jump into a sauna (assuming you have a sauna in your home). If not, then a good old warm shower would still do the trick.
While you’re at it, you need to note that high temperatures are detrimental to your sperm count. Therefore, keeping your sperms warm instead of hot would do just fine. That said, all the best in keeping your sack warm and healthy!