In this post, we’re going to take a look at the techniques, characteristics, and health benefits of a Testicle Massage (or plural: Testicles Massage).
But before we proceed, first some background info about the testicles. In a man, a testicle or testis (the plural form is testicles or testes) is the reproductive gland (a gland is an organ that excretes substances) that produces sperm and so-called androgens (a group of hormones), primarily testosterone.
The testicles are two oval shaped glands — more or less of similar size — located within the scrotum, which is a sac (or pouch) of skin that hangs from the body at the front of the abdominal wall, between the legs. Important for good testicular health and function is an optimum blood circulation to the area.
The sperm cells (colloquially simply called sperm) are created in the testes and are male reproductive cells essential for procreation, otherwise said: to having a baby. Sperm cells fertilize a female reproductive cell, the latter known as an oocyte or egg.
Testosterone is the most important sex hormone in men. It doesn’t only play a crucial role in the development of the male reproductive organs, such as the prostate and the testes, but it’s also responsible for characteristics like muscle growth, bone mass, and body hair. Moreover, testosterone is involved in creating and maintaining overall physical, emotional, and sexual wellbeing.
One of the popular ways to naturally activate a proper blood supply to the testes is through massage therapy. Testicles Massage — thought to be an ancient Taoist technique — is typically done with the hands (which should be warm), although one can also use certain tools, such as sex toys or warm herbal compresses.
It’s a good practice to warm-up the testicles before massaging them, a practice which already stimulates blood circulation to and through the testes. For instance, before you start you could sit in a sauna, take a warm Sitzbath or shower, wrap the goods in a warm towel, or cup them a while with warm hands.
You can massage by using oils (such as coconut oil or castor oil) or you can massage without oil. A variety of techniques can be applied, but as the testicles are very sensitive and quickly prone to injuries, extreme gentleness is advised. If you feel pain, always massage lighter. Don’t forget that a Testicles Massage can and should be rather firm, but it should also be pleasurable.
Common techniques used are massaging around the scrotum, massage and acupressure on the upper inner thighs, squeezing the scrotum and testicles, grasping and pulling the testes down, stretching the testes away from the penis with the index finger and thumb round the scrotum, circular motions, rubbing them, strokes and pressure between the testes, stroking the veins and tubes, and gently tapping the testes with the index and middle fingers.
If a sexual partner is involved they may also massage with the mouth. Techniques used include nibbling with the teeth, licking, and sucking the testicles (one by one, or both at the same time). Another way a partner can give an extra touch to the experience is to use the feet to massage the testicles.
Although a Testicle Massage can be carried out as a stand-alone massage modality, done by yourself, a partner, or by a professional therapist, it’s also often an integral part of so-called Manhood massages, such as Tantric Lingam Massage, Taoist Erotic Massage, Jabkasai Massage, and Karsai Nei Tsang Massage, among other treatment modalities. Apart from that, it can be part of love-making, during which a Testicles Massage is geared to pleasure rather than being a therapeutic treatment.
Health Benefits of Testicles Massage
To actually reap the benefits from Testicles Massage, mind that you need to massage them regularly, that is, at least two times a week. An individual massage session may take about five to fifteen minutes max.
Some of the most important benefits are thought to include:
- longer and harder erections;
- increased sex drive (libido);
- increased sexual arousal;
- a boost of testosterone, stimulating overall wellbeing;
- stress relief;
- increased sperm count and sperm quality;
- alleviation of general testicles pains;
- reduction of lumps and swellings;
- reduction of testicular inflammations.
Other Testicle Treatment Modalities
Apart from Testicles Massage there a range of other treatments that involve the testicles. Below we describe some of those. Just follow the links to read more details about them.
Testicle Breathing is a Taoist practice that aims at moving and circulating stagnant sexual energy out of the testicles up the spinal column in order to nourish the nervous system, the brain, and internal organs.
Another Taoist sexual practice that involves the testicles is the Male Deer Exercise, which aims at cultivating sexual energy and improving vitality, mental alertness, sexual health and pleasure, while alleviating a range of ailments and discomforts.
Testicle Stretching — also called Testicular Stretching or Ball Stretching — is a popular practice that aims at enlarging the scrotum so that the testicles hang lower, which is thought to have a variety of (health) benefits. The name of this exercise is somewhat ambiguous because the testes are not actually stretched, but rather the scrotum. Hence, a more accurate name would be Scrotum Stretching.
Jap Kasai (also written Jabkasai) is a Thai Testicle Massage treatment aimed at stimulating the reproductive function and internal organs, and resolving issues like Erectile Dysfunction (ED), frequent urination, Premature Ejaculation (PE), insensitivity, and fertility problems, among other health conditions.