What causes vertigo sensations when looking towards my genital area?

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Offline Santi2c

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What's up with that!?

It's happened a number of times.  When well high up and looking down, different people experience different things.  Some people faint, and others are cool with what they see.  How come I get this crazy numbing but slightly pulsating pain down below when I'm looking . . . down below? (clever, eh?)

It's definetly not just me, I've heard other reports. but I AM suspecting it's only a male thing.  Who's with me? Who's gonna testify for their testicles and how did they get all tied up with this emotion anyways?
« Last Edit: 03/12/2011 11:57:48 by chris »
 

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Can't say I've noticed volts going through my family jewels when I'm high up and looking down, however, I can imagine how it could happen when the vertigo hits you it probably sends like a shiver down your spine which manifests in eletric balls !!....it's gotta be a nerve thing......lets hope a passing altitude testicle expert wil pass by and confirm.

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Offline Santi2c

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yes lets hope.. but why would it end there? yeah, its obviousyl a nerve thing, but I want details!
 

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Offline chris

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Has anyone experienced that rather strange sensation in the nether regions ellicited by driving rapidly over a humpback bridge ?

What's that all about ?!

Chris

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i cant tell if your serious, cuz some humpback bridges are covered  maybe its just the way u wrote it but ...
ive gotten something from bridges too, but i think its related again to the heights thing.  driving in a big commercial bus over bridges is the worst, the walls of the bridge suddenly look way too short for comfort.  and i think the speed thing just adds to the nerves.

but i still want answers!
« Last Edit: 10/03/2005 16:50:51 by Santi2c »
 

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I was actually referring to the physical sensation experienced in the pelvis and groin area which coincides with the car going over the humpback bridge very fast. Nothing to do with the view, purely the motion of the vehicle !

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quote:
Originally posted by chris

I was actually referring to the physical sensation experienced in the pelvis and groin area which coincides with the car going over the humpback bridge very fast. Nothing to do with the view, purely the motion of the vehicle !

Chris

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....Yep...I have Chris.....most disconcerting !!....sometimes I've even noticed it going up and down stairs coinciding with each step !!.....Could it be akin to acupressure ?.....

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ok, yes im gotten that too.
how bout cuz of vibrations
 

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Offline gsmollin

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I think it is a part of the fear reaction. The genitals are pulled upwards into the body cavity. You may be feeling that.
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hmm makes sense, do u know why that happens?
 

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AAAAARRRRRGH!

Please write in proper English, not as if you were sending a text to a friend!

It makes you look an illiterate idiot!




OK - rant over.





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Maybe they use those Mini Macs? [:)]

http://www.apple.com/macmini/

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They? Do I represent the idiotic teenage community?  Lovely.  As far as illiterate, I'm far from it, thank you very much, I just choose to write in abbreviated format when I can, but obviously I can't without getting hassled here.  "If you would be so can kind as to" give me your email, rather, electronic mailing address, we can exchange our own great works of written English in the future, that would be fun!
 

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Geez guys, chill, I thought we were all friends here.

Santi2c, I'm not an expert on this subject. Flight-or-fright reactions involve a number of physiological changes to the body. Blood pressure rises, heartbeat increases. Eye pupils constrict. Skin becomes flush, and sweaty. Breathing deepens. This is all so that the body is prepared to defend it's life. The family jewels need safe keeping at this time, so pulling them up into the body cavity seems like a good plan.
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thankyou.
 

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Yeah could be a way to get them out of harms way. Then again the body might be saying, "mate, if we're going to be running for our life those things are just going to get in the way so how bout we tuck 'em up in preparation eh?"

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Getting them out of harms way makes a lot of sense.

Another possible contributing factor could be that during the fight-or-flight stress reaction blood flow is diverted to the muscles and away from the genitalia. The decreased blood flow may cause the testicles to move up closer to the body in order to stay warm.
 

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Offline memasa

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My brother's baby, age 1+, can actually reflexly pull 'em up!
However, I don't remember what the doctor called the reflex.
What a wise kid. It would also be interesting to know how
common this reflex is, or do everybody have it when they're
born.

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Offline chris

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It's the cremasteric reflex :

http://www.gpnotebook.co.uk/cache/-731185075.htm

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Over bridges and steep hills I get this sensation of my stomach dropping and then rising again fast.  When I was a child I used to beg my mom to drive fast over hills near our home so they would "get my belly", but it's also a sensation that extends further down to my groin.  It also triggers an intense and sudden thirst.  I've felt this sensation on looking down from great heights, riding or driving over bridges, hills, roller coasters, elevators, and once or twice while swimming.  I'm female.
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Offline memasa

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chris said:

 
quote:
"It's the cremasteric reflex..."


Now that I think of it I have feeling the doctor called it the
scrotal reflex, but the cremasteric reflex sounds just as rea-
sonable.

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quote:
"...The involuntary scrotal reflex is based on temperature: warmth causes relaxation of the dartos muscle, whereas cold causes contration."
Source: http://www.rashaduniversity.com/mrashad/answers1.html


Dartos

"A smooth muscle in the scrotum that causes the surface to wrinkle when it contracts."

Source: http://www.babeland.com/sexinfo/glossary/dartos
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Why does my willy tingle when I drink alcohol? Also my balls ache as well.  Is this the alcohol or an underlying problem I need to get checked?

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quote:
Originally posted by drkev

Why does my willy tingle when I drink alcohol? Also my balls ache as well.  Is this the alcohol or an underlying problem I need to get checked?

Live long and Love life

Kevin Fisher



....Are you dipping the end of your willy in sparkling water when consuming alcohol ?....perhaps as a mixer ?[:D]....

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Why didnt i think of that. Maybe its because i've never tried it.
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I can't write for laughing Neil

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quote:
Originally posted by Andrew K Fletcher

I can't write for laughing Neil

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Thanks Chum [:D][:D]

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Any body have any idea what it means if your testicles pulsate for no apparant reason?? There is no pain at all just really weird feeling like someone attached an electric shocker to your balls and let rip!

I would love to have the answer to this cos I am looking everywhere!

Expat living in Bahrain!(of all places)
 

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I also think its a flight or fight response. But I feel it in my knees. Maybe because I'm female.

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Any body have any idea what it means if your testicles pulsate for no apparant reason?? There is no pain at all just really weird feeling like someone attached an electric shocker to your balls and let rip!

I would love to have the answer to this cos I am looking everywhere!

Expat living in Bahrain!(of all places)

The Cremasteric Reflex has been described a bit like that (it is certainly a bit unusual - it is more a lifting and tightening of the scrotum on the same side as the stroking) - but it is not continuous as it happens in response to gentle downward stroking of the superior medial thigh 
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