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Why Does Getting Hit in the Testicles Hurt So Much?

Getty Images More than any other bodily injury, getting hit in the testicles is probably what every man dreads most. Of all the soft, fleshy spots on the human body, none register the same kind of incapacitating, end-of-the-world pain as the family jewels. What causes such inconceivable pain? Well, for starters, a shot to the balls [...]

The Coming and Going of Cello Scrotum

A look at a transitory medical concept by Alice Shirrell Kaswell, Improbable Research staff The years 1974–2009 saw the inspiration, birth, and death of a medical ailment that puzzled some physicians, inspired others, and perhaps made no impact upon most. Its history played out in the pages of several medical journals. Here are [...]

Revolutionary New Birth Control Method for Men

Well, I thought that the DIY vasectomy kit that we sell in the NeatoShop would have been sufficient, but apparently some men are looking for alternate solutions in the field of contraception. Namely, one that isn’t so permanent. An Indian researcher named Sujoy Guha thinks that he’s found the solution. Here’s how the procedure works: Once [...]