Blue Balls
Comment of the Week: Naming the Female Equivalent of Blue Balls

We’ve had some pretty creative additions to our poll calling for a name for the female equivalent of blue balls. Here are a few recent contenders… Purple Pussy Syndrome, or PPS for short — Christine Bummed beaver, not enough dam wood! — Jeri Wasted Wetness — Coral Cox Blue Cooch — Ricco Blue Box — […]

Wise Guys
Wise Guys: Are Blue Balls Real?

photo via Flickr Advice from three of our guy friends. This week a straight woman asks, “What do blue-balls feel like… is it really that painful, or that big a deal? Is it even a real physical phenomenon?” Straight Single Guy (Tyler Barnett): Blue balls are the testicular equivalent of a migraine headache. They are […]

Dear Em & Lo
Your Call: How Does She Get Hubby to Have Sex More Than Twice a Year?

photo via Flickr We get a lot of advice questions coming in at, but sadly, we just can’t answer them all. Which is why, once a week, we turn to you to decide how best to advise a reader. Make your call on the letter below by leaving your advice in the comments section.  Submit Your Own Question to […]

What's Up Doc?
Dear Dr. Joe, What’s the Deal with Blue Balls?

Every few weeks, Dr. Joe DeOrio, a urologist in Chicago, tackles questions about male sexuality here on To ask Dr. Joe your own question, click here. Dear Dr. Joe, What’s the deal with blue balls? — The Indigo Boys Dear T.I.B., “Blue balls” is a commonly used colloquialism describing pain or discomfort in the […]