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ghostie
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Hey there [Smile]
My first question is about friction during sex.
Last night me and my boyfriend had quite vigurous sex, and I did make sure there was plenty of lube. I will not engage in sex without a good deal of it even when I am aroused.
However, it was really quite rough last night, we didn't notice how rough at the time until afterwards when the itching, slight redness and soreness set in.
We are both STI free, I am on birth control pills and we are comfortable and safe without condoms, so we know that this is friction we have experienced before.

My question is any remedies for this? we both washed ourselves and he made sure his foreskin and head were comfortably lubricated so as not to irritate further.

Second question; My boyfriend sometimes has times when his testicles pull themselves upwards into his body. Mostly when he is masturbating or engaging in other sexual activities.
We were wondering if this is common (I know it might be as it is probably linked to arousal)
He says it scares him quite a bit even though it is nothing serious, but we were also wondering why this happens.

Thankyou!

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kluekozyte
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Per the second question: I know that the muscles of the scrotum contract and relax to regulate the temperature of the testicles so that they can produce sperm. I think I've read that the ideal temperature for sperm production is a bit lower than normal body temperature, so the testicles are normally suspended a little distance away from all that body heat. When it gets too cold (cold shower, cold swim, etc.) the scrotum pulls the testicles into the body to keep them warm. I've never heard of this happening due to anything but temperature, but maybe there is a relation... Someone else will have to help with that part though- that's about the end of my scrotum knowledge.
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ghostie
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Sorry to have to ressurect this topic again >.< but I would still like an answer to my first question, and maybe something more on the second?
I knew about the temperature effects already, but thankyou [Smile]

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Karybu
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Per your first question, there's not a whole lot you can do for irritation caused by friction. A little bit of pure aloe vera gel can sometimes soothe the area, but your best bet is just to keep your vulva clean and dry, wear cotton underwear and give it time to heal fully.

I'm not having any luck finding an answer to your second question - if he's concerned, your boyfriend should ask his doctor.

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LucysDiamonds
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I thought I read somewhere that the muscles in the scrotum do contract when the man is aroused, and especially right before he ejaculates, so I would think it's fairly common.

But if the volunteers don't know anything about it, or if what I read is wrong, then just ignore me and go with what Karybu said. [Smile]

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Brianna
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For the second question: When a male is engaging in sexual activity, the scrotum tenses up, getting ready to release semen. When semen is ejaculated, it should relax, and go back to normal state.

[ 10-06-2006, 12:40 AM: Message edited by: Brianna ]

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ghostie
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Thankyou so much for all the replies you guys! [Smile]
All very helpful [Big Grin]
Xx<3

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Pete
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The first questions easy enough, its a natural reaction to a lot of friction and it'll go away probably over night.
The second question is very simple, theres nothing wrong with your boyfriend a mans scrotum will tighten and relax due to temperature, being turned on, relaxed, tension....the list goes on.
Its perfectly normal.

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