Cold weather and male “shrinkage”
September 24, 2008 9:35 PM Subscribe
Is there any way to reduce male “shrinkage”
in cold weather? (possibly NSFW)
posted by quantum eclecticist to health & fitness (27 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
As soon as the weather dips below 15 degrees Celsius, this happens to me. It lasts all fall/winter long and I’m beginning to suspect it’s partly to blame for my cranky, wintertime moods.
The reasoning: I think that when my balls are drawn right up against my body, and my penis shrinks to a third of its usual size - my brain mistakes this as being caused by some sort of external, stressful situation - thus I’m more irritated, high-strung, and annoyed than I would be in a warmer season where everything down there is hanging much better.
I think my body temperature does tend to be low, and I can’t tolerate the cold as well as most people. My toes, fingers and nose sometimes get cold as well when I get this “shrinkage” factor. I’m in my mid-30s, I eat well, exercise and am average weight for my height - though I did smoke for about 4 years in my early 20s. I mostly wear briefs and jeans/khakis during the winter. I’ve tried doubling up on the briefs, but that just looked weird.
I’m wondering what I could do (short of moving to the Caribbean) that would make me feel a bit more comfortable during the winter. Any suggestions (however weird) appreciated!