Don't let cancer mess with your testis! Knowing your vas deferens from your epididymis makes a vast difference when checking your balls. Some folks mistake these scrotal structures for abnormal lumps or cancer during a testicular self-exam, so make sure you know the deferens -- ahem -- difference!

The epididymis, where sperm mature, sits atop your actual testis (the ball part) and feels like a soft swelling inside your scrotum. The rope-like vas deferens, which carries sperm from the testicle to the seminal vesicles and then the penis, leads out from the epididymis. Now you have an excuse to grab those gonads!

The ‘Nadsdaq tumbled into correction territory today, only time will tell if these ‘nads will bounce back to higher performance. 🎱🎱

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Did you know that bigger testicles actually make more sperm? National Geographic has a good article about it here. Beware of enlarged organs, though, because they are not competitive! They're actually unhealthy, like in the case of the man who developed 132 lb testicles by mistake. When in doubt, consult your doctor. And feel free to read our Grab Your Gonads self exam card while you're in the waiting room.

It must have been a slow news day because somehow I ended up on the local news as the poster girl for -- of all things -- examining one's scrotum for testicular cancer. Very weird, I know. It was a fun and surreal experience and I did get to fondle our testicle plush sample live on the air and anchor Mekahlo Medina wore a testicle pin on his lapel in honor of Testicular Cancer Awareness Week! In other testicular news, we just put the Grab Your Gonads artwork up on the site, it's free to download and print out yourself, and we have a limited number of laminated cards for sale as well!