Balls. Gonads. Cajones. Nads. The boys. Family jewels. Nutsack.
Testicles. Their health and well-being are so important. They are machines that produce up to 200 million sperm every day.
It is normal for the left to hang lower than the right, and both are about 5 degrees cooler than the rest of the body to preserve sperm production.
It is important to perform self-exams on your boys to make sure everything is good down there at least every month.
Here is best practice:
It’s recommended you do it after a hot bath or shower as the skin is more relaxed and looser.
Place the index and middle fingers under the testicle with the thumbs placed on top. Firmly but gently roll the testicle between the thumbs and fingers to feel for any bumps on the surface.
Find the epididymis – that’s the soft, rope-like structure on the back of the testicle. This can easily be mistaken for an irregular mass due to its odd shape. But if you get to know it, it should be easier to spot anything genuinely irregular.
It takes just a few minutes and it could save your life. The statistics might be scary, but if testicular cancer is detected early there is a 95 percent survival rate.