The Science Of Groin Shots

Here’s a scientific bulletin for all of you gentlemen out there:  it hurts like the devil when you get hit in the groin.

Every guy knows this, whether they’ve had the brutal misfortune of receiving a shot to this extremely tender area or have only witnessed it happen to some unfortunate wretch standing nearby.  Why is this so?  Science explains that this part of the anatomy is full of nerves, is not well shielded by muscle, bone, or cartilage due to temperature regulation needs, and of course is heavily invested with some male emotional interests, too.  I think the psychological component can’t be overlooked.  Just reading a description of the biological structure, even one using scientific phrases like cremasteric muscle, is enough to make a fellow a bit squeamish.

We didn’t need science to explain that it’s absurdly painful to take a shot to the groin.  Men have known that since well before the first footage of an unwitting Dad tossing a wiffle ball to a wildly swinging toddler aired on America’s Funniest Home Videos. There’s a reason why medieval armorers invented the codpiece.

Why doesn’t science try to explain something that really needs explaining?  Like why, for example, virtually everyone finds it hilarious to watch some poor unsuspecting guy endure a bolt to the crotch?

1 thought on “The Science Of Groin Shots

  1. Here’s an interesting little factoid- if a male has a skyrocketing temperature one of the quickest ways to reduce it is with a bag of ice placed in the groin. A good thing to remember in case of emergency.

    One of the boys I went to school with got kicked in the groin during a soccer game and I can still remember the coach and refs holding him upside down by his feet shaking vigorously. They must have achieved the desired effect because Mike is still with us today and a proud father of two.


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