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Reflexive Testicles

Muscular Balls
 
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Surgically, or genetically altered scrotum that contains muscles that, when contracted, act to pull the testicles into the pubic cavity. When relaxed, the shape of the muscle would be such that the testicle would descend and hang naturally from the body.
The benefit of having muscular testicles is that, when properly bound to the reflexive nervous system, they would be able to be drawn into the pubic cavity and away from danger in much the same way that the eyelid closes to protect the eyeball from gouging and airborne projectiles.
xrayTed, Nov 25 2003

Scrotal Immersion http://www.ebmonlin...tent/full/227/2/105
"The scrotum appears to play a role in human temperature regulation." I'll pass, thank you. [Klaatu, Oct 17 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

mentions what eggy spoke about... http://www.japan-zine.com/0309/Stuff.htm
[po, Oct 17 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Shaolin Monks http://ezine.kungfu...cle.php?article=264
[sufc, Oct 17 2004]

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       As someone who has to endure Post Vasectomy Pain Syndrome, I really don't think that messing around 'down there' is a good idea. Those nerve blocks with a 6-inch needle into my groin, every few months, do seem to be helping though.
Klaatu, Nov 25 2003
  

       There's a song in there somewhere - it's remarkably like "Lay Down Sally"
thumbwax, Nov 25 2003
  

       // they need to be about three degrees less than body temp in order to function. //   

       A bit of a design flaw there, wasn't it?
waugsqueke, Nov 25 2003
  

       Hey, how's it hangin', waugs?
thumbwax, Nov 25 2003
  

       I'm sure I've heard of some oriental monks or what not who have trained themselves to do this as part of their martial art...
yamahito, Nov 25 2003
  

       what to each other with sticks? ouch!
po, Nov 25 2003
  

       Yama, they were mentioned in one of the Bond books, but I've never found out whether they really existed or were a figment of Mr Fleming's imagination.
egbert, Nov 25 2003
  

       Shaolin Monks do something like this.
sufc, Nov 25 2003
  

       The cremaster muscle lifts your boys up. I had to explain the process to a grade 11 class when I was a student teacher. Not something I'll soon forget.
lintkeeper2, Nov 25 2003
  

       Oh, and, seems appropriate to bone this one! GM magic, surgery unlikely, and if you really want to protect them, carry them around in a little box.
lintkeeper2, Nov 25 2003
  

       "Rams wrapped in thermogene beget no lambs"
squeak, Nov 25 2003
  

       I quite like the way ballbags move. It's kinda like watching a lava lamp dontcha think?   

       No?   

       well..... suit yourself.
squeak, Nov 25 2003
  

       I've now seen the references to sumo wrestlers. I really didn't think I needed to Google an idea about retracting knackers. Apparently, the credibility of such stories is speculative (please, no photographic proof).
  

       The spirit of the idea is to be able to retract one's nards very quickly when faced with danger, like a turtle-head hiding in it's protective shell. When the boots and 2 x 4's have gone away, it is now safe to relax, and dangle once again.
  

       The idea does have obvious evolutionary benefits. And, if I chose to disagree with your fishbone, at least I would still have the cojones to do so.
xrayTed, Nov 25 2003
  

       kangaroos can do it.
greyfiend, Jul 18 2006
  

       Birds do it, Bees do it, Even educated fleas do it...
csea, Jul 19 2006
  
      
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