Saggy summer bean bags are making it more likely that you’ll sit on your balls, on a hot humid day, they hang lower, low enough to occasionally find their way behind a thigh. Tighter pants usually don’t help, especially changing positions like leaning back. A full sit on a ball is pretty rare though.
It’s not so rare for other men with bigger balls and danglier scrotums, and who are unlucky enough to experience the 15 to 20 seconds of agony that comes with putting the entirety of their body weight on their most delicate bigger-than-average dumplings. They do this so often where they go to sit down somewhere and just plop themselves down and bam you land with their weight on their sac.
Still, accidentally sitting on your balls is one thing, but sitting in general something that most men are doing right now as they reads these words — is something else entirely.
According to board-certified urologist Jamin Brahmbhatt, sitting “too much” isn’t directly related to the act of sitting per se, but rather the issue of inactivity that is, it’s not the position, it’s the inertia. “Inactivity puts you at risk for weight gain and obesity, and therefore, those problems can cause issues with dec
reased fertility and testosterone.
If you’re active in other words, if you’re not just sitting all day and all night — letting your balls rest (i.e. sleeping) is actually good for your giblets. “The only rest that helps your testicle is sleep!” Brahmbhatt explains. So there you have it, sitter, with testicles. The seated position is fine just as long as you do a couple of jumping jacks in between sits.