Sometimes, people feel some minor discomfort in their genitals if they have been sexually aroused for a significant period of time but haven’t reached orgasm. This aching, heavy feeling is often referred to with the slang terms blue balls (for people with penises) and blue vulva (for people with vaginas).
For many men, penis size is important, as it represents their masculinity and virility. Sometimes, the terms grower and shower are used to describe what happens to a penis length as it goes from a flaccid to an erect state.
Sexual medicine specialists should be aware of the links between thyroid disease and sexual problems, especially since treatment of thyroid disorders often improves sexual function, researchers say.