The testicle or testis is the primary sex organ of cis male bodies, and is the reproductive gland responsible for the production of both sperm and androgens like testosterone. Taken in pairs, the testis are called testes or testicles. The testicles within the scrotum are colloquially referred to as balls, nuts, nards. The rear side of the scrotum encased testicles, combined with the forward portion of the perineum is referred to as the ballback. The ballback is an especially aesthetically pleasing part of the male genital structure, in addition to being a highly sensitive and largely ignored sex part.
There is a tremendous amount of misinformation and nonsense related to testicle size and shape as they relate to things like virility, masculinity, and even sexual orientation. There is zero correlation between human testicle size and the ability to sire offspring, produce ejaculate in volume, or stereotypically masculine social performance or traits. While the overall impression remains that larger must surely be better, this is purely imagined and not substantiated by any legitimate science. Working testicles of all sizes are capable of producing sperm and testosterone to suit the body to which they are attached.
Testicular enhancement may include things as dramatic as saline or silicone injections, or surgical enlargement – achieved via an implant which sits cupping the existing testicular structure, offering the appearance of a larger and fuller scrotum – all the way to a simple weighting of the balls to stretch and elongate the scrotum over time. I am someone who greatly enjoys scrotal weights, and wear them any time the weather peeks beyond 72°. I can’t wait to have balls that cant be disguised with short shorts anymore
Thongs enjoy a complicated place in the underwear world, in no small part because they are weirdly imagined to be somehow feminine or feminizing and therefor carry stigma and a misplaced assumption that they’re a “gay thing.” While the origin of the thong structure may have first been popularized for the sexualization of female bodies, the anatomical considerations don’t make a ton of practical sense for cis female bodies.
In actual fact, the shape and structure of the thong garment is better suited to the enveloping and supporting of substantial external genitalia than most any brief or trunk design. If you are someone who finds themselves constantly requiring adjustment throughout the day, a well-fitting thong might be just what you need to keep everything supported and in place.
Thongs are also believed to be heterophobic because of their relative position to the male butthole, which everyone knows is the gayest part of every straight male body. Often one will hear vague questions or complaints about “hygiene” with relationship to thongs. But the reality is that the hygiene in question here is that of the wearer, and has little to do with the garment itself. If you can’t keep your butthole clean as an adult, it’s important to recognize that same butthole is just as dirty in your boxer shorts as it would be with a thong against it.
At the end of the day, there is nothing gay about what type of underwear or swimwear you find best suits your body. Grow up. Thongs are practical and comfortable garments (especially if you have adult-sized genitals and a respectable butt), and shame about them is optional.