Testicular implant - What is it like to feel normal?
Hi. I had my undescended right testicle removed when I was 23. Now 7 years later, I learn that my sterile left testis isn't properly descended into the scrotum either. It is only visible near the top.
The doctor tells me there is an operation which can lower this testicle within the scrotum. I can also get a prosthetic testicle to fill out the right side, giving me the natural look I've always wanted.
My biggest worry about this operation is related to my small scrotum, which can only be stretched 2.5 inches below my penis, and 3.5 inches across. Will I be able to deal with a scrotum going from nearly empty to completely full? I fear my sack will be constantly tight and possibly uncomfortable.
Perhaps you can give me some advice. Does a tighter scrotum compresses the testes and causes discomfort? How easy is it to pinch your testes between your legs when lying on your side? How often do testes hang loosely and how often are they drawn up tight? When you sit down, can you feel them causing pressure as they try to retract within your body? Any comments on how it feels to be "normal" would be appreciated.
If you have a prosthetic testicle, I would love to hear your take on this! How has yours affected you?
Should I go ahead and get this?
[This message has been edited by Darkfur (edited 08-21-2003).]
Well, I edited out the long story and got right to the point this time. I'm not really sure what sort of responses I am after here - if I get any at all. I've never had a full scrotum before, and although the doctor says everything should fit, I am not so sure.
If the results end up bothering me, it's not like I can just go back to the way things are now... which is why I'd appreciate your input on this. Thanks.
I've been thinking about this, trying to figure out the right way to respond to you, because I really feel for you and can't even imagine how hard it must be to go through what you are going through. It's also hard to describe what it feels like to have hanging balls when you've had them all your life and you are just "used" to them --- it's like trying to describe what it feels like to have an arm, so maybe that's why you haven't gotten any responses. People might just not know how to put it into words. But here's my attempt.
Well, for one thing, it feels pretty great. There is something ver masculine about having some stuff down there, even if sometimes they get in the way or get sweaty or whatever. That's kind of where everything happens --- sexual sensations and sperm production and it wouldn't be exaggerrating to say that having a set that you can definitely feel and move around and play with and just be aware of, is one of the things that makes a guy feel really like a guy, even if we take it for granted and don't think abnout it too much. For that reason alone, I think you should go for it --- I can't see, really, what you have to lose. Think abou this: you'll have a bigger bulge in your underware/pants --- not that how big something is matters, but it is reassurring to have visual confirmation of your maleness. there is something satisfying about looking down and seeing them there. And you'll be able to move them around, and scratch them, and adjust them when they are uncomfortable, and play with them for pleasure --- some of those things aren't really so great, but the point is, you'll be able to do it! I've often seen guys --- and even done this myself --- kind of reach into their pants and just kind of hold on to them, maybe late at night when they are tired and watching tv or something. It is an almost unconscious gesture, and it feels very safe and comforting and satisfying.
On a daily basis, they're kind of one of those things that you are aware of all the time but never really think about. They are designed to sort of sit one on top of another or one beside and slightly behind the other one --- they are deliberately slightly different sizes for just that reason. They don't really get twisted or caught between your legs unless you make some kind of weird or sudden movement or cross your legs in a weird way or something --- but maybe the only reason they don't get squished is because you grow up learning how to move around to avoid that. They can feel very bound and restricted --- like in tight jeans --- which can be very uncomfortable but sometimes that can be a sexy feeling, too, in that it makes you very aware of them and how they "ride". They can also feel very loose and sort of rolling around --- if you are naked or in baggy shorts or something. When you are cold or in water or nervous or scared or sometimes after a great workout they will pull up close to your body and get very tight and small --- not the most comfortable feeling in the world, but not the worst, either. And when it is very warm and you are hot they will tend to be much looser in your sac and fall away from the body more, which for me, at least, is much more comfortable, but also puts them at greater risk for getting wrenched --- LOL. They will get sweaty in hot weather or when you are doing some kind strenuous activity, and the sweatiness of them can cause them to "stick" to your thighs or to each other or to your dick. As you can guess, they cahnge postion and temerature --- and temperment --- about a million times a day, but mostly this will all kind of pass without much notice by you. Sometimes when you get sick or run a temperature or something you can kind of feel it in your testicles --- they feel sort of sick anf feverish, too. Sometimes they get aches and pains or whatever --- usually it is nothing, just like how every part of your body hurts or is sore sometimes. But usually they are simply nice to have and alot of fun --- you can play with them during sex --- have them stroked or tugged or licked or sucked --- although people like this to different degrees. Some people are very sensitive and want them treated very gently and other people can handle really rough treatment.
Basically, they're pretty cool and I can't imagine life without them.
I hope this helps a bit. Just my interpretation, though. maybe someone else will have something else to add. Feel free to ask me any questions and I'll be happy to respond, although I'm by no means an expert on balls! LOL.
I too had a hard time responding to your post. its hard to describe what it like to have balls guys take it for granted i think. i think you are doing the right thing by having this done. you really are missing a great deal over time you will not even know they are there. as the previous guy said the will sweat,itch and just alot of times you will feel for them. your package is not complete at all without them. just for your own peace of mind you need to do this. when you are in the gym showers or just getting checked by your doc this can be very taxing on you knowing that people would be looking and wondering why you are like this. i wish you the best and when you have it done please let us know how you are doing.
Thank you so much Jamie and Henry for your replies and support! I originally had some follow-up questions for you Jamie, but no longer. I talked with a trusted friend about my dilemma, got to ask him questions about his own testes, and he's helped put my mind at ease a little as well.
I still think my scrotum is kind of small for what's going to be inside it. It seems that prosthetic testicles always replace existing testes lost to cancer or injury. I have yet to find a case where a prosthetic has replaced an undescended testicle in adulthood. I should have received a small prosthetic as a boy, which would have been replaced with a larger one during puberty. My scrotum may well be smaller due to years of not having testicles inside it!
My friend wants me to go ahead with the surgery, even after I told him my concerns over my tight sack. I imagine when my scrotum is at its most relaxed, my new balls might hang just below the level of the underside of my penis. There likely will be no gap of skin there, meaning my "sway" won't be very prominent. This is only my own speculation. I will have to wait and see!
Long story short, I have decided to go ahead with the doctor's recommendations. If he feels everything will fit when all is said and done, then I can't wait to see the results. Just like you guys have said, it's nice to be complete and should make me feel better about myself. I'm not really doing this for when a girl happens to see me, it's just for me. I want to look like I was meant to be!
[This message has been edited by Darkfur (edited 08-24-2003).]
As you may have noticed, I have come back and edited that last message almost completely! Sorry about that. I've will think before I post in the future. We all have our problems - I shouldn't go on and on about mine!
I will keep you posted on any progress.
Thanks again, guys.
I too have an undescended testicle. When I was about 12 they tried to give me the fake one and my body rejected it.I came to the conclusion then that if a woman loved me it wouldn't matter if I had one testicle or two. I hope your procedure goes well. Goo luck!!!
Sorry to hear that, Loverly. If you don't mind me asking, how long did you have your implant, and what exactly happened to indicate it was being rejected by your body? Did they just take it out, close you up, and all was well again? I haven't really thought about this possibility before.
Your "conclusion" is definitely right. A woman will love you whether you have one testicle or two. Like I said, this is just to make me feel better. I have felt awful for years, and it's the main reason I am still a virgin at 30.
If for some reason this procedure cannot happen, or something goes wrong with it, I will have to be content with the way things are. I want to have the mindset you have now before I get this done. It feels like cheating if one day I wake up with two balls and never feel bad about myself again.
The incision wouldn't heal and there was a gaping hole through which the prosthesis could be seen. Please bear in mind that this was in the 70's and they probably have better anti-rejection drugs and procedures now.
Sorry, I cannot guide you to any particular website. I would be cautious in that the most qualified people to do this procedure may not necessarily be advertising on the internet.
I live in Canada. I am still working solely with my local doctor. He will soon refer me to a specialist who knows more about the procedure and will go over some things with me. My doctor is new, but I trust his judgement in leading me in the right direction.
Re: Testicular implant - What is it like to feel normal?
I had both testicles replaced with prost. at age 24, no choice...testicle cancer, and the prost. seem very real with no problems, i have had physicals and DR's didnt even know, and couldnt tell until they read my record, i have been on testosterone inj now for 20+ yrs.
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