Why Does Getting Hit In The Balls Hurt So Much?


This is a question for the ages: why does being hit in the balls incapacitate even the toughest man? Why do we have a target dangling from our body that can take us out in one blow? Thankfully, the makers of this video break it down for us. Here’s a summary: the testicles need to be on the outside of the body cavity so they’re the right temperature to make sperm. Too hot or too cold and your boys won’t swim. So they don’t have bones or muscle or fat to protect them from impact. The nerve that signals crotch pain also covers the stomach and heart, which is why you feel nauseous after you take a blow to the nuts. Watch the video, it’s pretty cool.