blue balls

plural noun

Definition of blue balls

chiefly US slang
: pain of the testes and scrotum occurring after prolonged sexual arousal without orgasm
  • His price for such an unselfish evening is to spend several succeeding hours in stiff-legged waddling pain we call blue balls.
  • —Richard WoodleyPlayboySeptember 1974
  • The term is blue balls, and whether a man's testicles actually turn any colors I don't know, but they can absolutely ache from the need for sexual release.
  • —Ruth K. WestheimerSex for Dummies, 3rd edition2011
  • Films, books and adolescent folklore are peppered with references to the pain of “blue balls,” and its link to frustrated sexual desire.
  • —Sandi Doughton, New Tribune (Tacoma, Washington)2 Oct. 2000

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First Known Use of blue balls

circa 1920


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