Protecting Your Balls

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About Evan Jacobs

Evan Jacobs is an aspiring writer and stand-up comedian living in New York City. Learn more at his website.


  1. I had not heard that compression shorts were good for keeping your balls in place – and then I looked them up on Wikipedia and found this …

    In tennis, women typically wear skirts with compression shorts under them to hold the tennis balls in addition to their more common benefits. The tightness keeps the ball in place; some recent shorts have ball pockets in them.

    Obviously they do work LOL

  2. I’m really sorry for ur pain Evan as one who has merely been kicked in the balls a time or two. This story was as hilarious as it was thrilling. Lol, I’m very glad you recovered ok!!

  3. raerae_onelove says:

    hahaha this was such a great read. i’m so glad you didn’t shit yourself!

  4. I am a hypochondriac. I always have been, always will be.>>

    Why? You can choose not to be. Seems an odd characteristic to choose to hang onto

  5. Never mind your nuts, what about the gas???? What happened and where were you when you let it go?

  6. It’s not often that I read something that makes me laugh and cringe at the same time. LOL. Glad your junk’s ok!


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  4. [...] I have dozens of favorites. One is “Confronting Life,” about a man’s run-in with abortion protesters on ‘the worst day of his life’; the day he found out he and his wife’s unborn child had zero percent chance of viability and they had to make the difficult decision to abort it. That story “went viral” as they say, spreading from person to person across the web. In part because it told the story of a guy, who, when faced with a horrific choice, one with moral implications, stood up for what he believed in.  And many of the stories I like best have that element – they draw me in because I can be there in that moment — when faced with a difficult choice, a defining moment, an unexpected test, what would I do? The other articles I like best are one’s that give me unique insights into men, especially around the issue of sexuality: “Inside a Strip Club” or “Why do We Demonize Men who are Honest about their Sexual Needs?” beautifully crafted writing: “Ouch” and “The Night is Full of Bicycles” or articles that are just out and out funny: “Protecting Your Balls during a Workout.” [...]

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