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Posted on December 21 2013

"I triple-dog dare you!"

“I triple-dog dare you!”

I had no idea when I wrote my post yesterday on cold sensitivity in the man parts when wearing tights that it would be such a popular topic! In the past 24 hours the post has been viewed nearly 4000 times and has accumulated 91 comments and counting. Who knew!

Well, it seems I’m not the only one who has touched upon the sensitive topic of pain in the privates and running in the past few days. Given the high level of interest in the topic, I thought it worthwhile to share a few other posts:

First, Neil over at The Lumberjack discusses how a vasectomy can cause issues for a runner. For example:

“I am down to almost no pain after about ten days. I’ve been able to run with no issues beyond my stitches occasionally catching on the fabric of my shorts. They’ve been doing that since the beginning but I trimmed one of the longer ones and that greatly reduced the number of instances where I was suddenly struck with pain.”

Check out Neil’s excellent post on this infrequently discussed subject here.

Next, some friends on Twitter (thanks Daniel!) just forwarded me an article ominously titled “Hypothetically Speaking, How Does One Treat a Scrotum Frozen to a Thigh?” The article might just have the best feature photo I’ve seen in a long time. Here’s an excerpt:

“‘For the scrotum to freeze to the thigh, the thigh skin would have to be at a freezing temperature,’ Schlegel says. That means the skin would be frostbitten. If that’s truly the case, then warm water should separate the scrotum from the thigh.”

To be fully prepared to deal with the situation should this unfortunate occurrence happen to you, I suggest reading the full article on Outside Online.



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