Blue Balls: Causes and Home Remedies to Get Rid Of Blue Balls Fast

What are Blue Balls?

Hypertension. It is a condition where blood and fluid get accumulated in men’s penis resulting in pain and discomfort. It is not a severe health issue, and the pain and discomfort ease after ejaculation. However, there are also home remedies to get rid of blue balls fast.

What is Blue Balls

What is Blue Balls

But before getting into the details about the home remedies let me first explains what causes blue balls.

What Causes Blue Balls

During the sexual intercourse, first, there is the phase of excitement where the blood flow to the genitals is promoted, and this leads to an erection. With arousal, there is increase in the blood pressure exerted on the genitals wit increases blood flow.

What causes blue balls

What causes blue balls

On reaching organs as the production of non-adrenaline is increased, and muscles and penile arteries contract are leading to backflow of the blood out of the penis and penis becomes soft again. But when due to some reasons a man does not reach orgasm after being sexually stimulated and reaches plateau excitement phase the blood gets trapped in the penis and the testicles. There is increased in blood pressure of penis resulting discomfort and pain. There is also a bluish tinge because of which the condition is named as blue balls.

Natural Ways to Get Rid of Blue Balls


Massage is one of the simplest ways to treat blue balls. Massaging the affected area relaxes penis and makes it lie down. It promotes the flow of blood, and once the blood starts moving again, you are immediately relieved from both pain and discomfort.




Masturbation is one of most effective and natural way to get rid of blue balls. Ejaculation provides relief to pain and discomfort caused due to trapped blood.

Cold Compress-

Cold numbs and relieves pain. Take cold shower or wrap an ice a cheese cloth and apply to gentials for a few seconds. Wait for a minutes or two and again repeat it. Do this for a couple of minutes

* However, cold compress may also make your condition worse as it may cause constriction of blood vessels trapping the blood.

Warm towel-

Using a hot towel to soothe the pain caused due to epididymal hypertension. Just damp a towel with warm water and place it over your genitals for 20 minutes. Repeat this 3 to 4-times in a day.

Lifting something heavy-

Lifting something but tolerable weight causes changes in blood pressure and you will find immediate relief. But remember weight should be bearable and lifted slowly.

Lifting something heavy

Lifting something heavy

Work out-

Work out diverts the blood flow to other parts of the body and away from the penis, so try some push-ups for relief.

Work out

Work out

Divert your mind-

Delivery your mind from sexual thoughts that are arousing you. Think about family members, job, food, traveling or your favorite daily soap and release the pressure on genitals.

Getting rid of blue balls is not tough. Even if you do not try any of the above natural ways, still it will go in a while. But, if you cannot wait or bear the pain, then the above mentioned treatments are for your rescue.
In case you experience excruciating pain that lasts for more than a couple of days visit a doctor for the diagnosis of underlying diseases.

Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta
Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta:  Professionally a homeopathic doctor and a dietician Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta is passionate about writing health and parenting blogs. She believes in holistic approach towards health and well being.