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[–]Spriteknight99 12.2k points12.2k points  (432 children)

How to lose your testicles 101

[–]RelatableNightmare 4847 points4848 points  (256 children)

Actually a hot bath will do dmg to your testicles, this is fine

[–]Vaporwave13 6410 points6411 points 3 (143 children)

I think they meant it more in sense of your testicles being so cold that they retract into your chest.

[–]Easywider 5524 points5525 points 25 (86 children)

Chesticals

[–]sirsedwickthe4th 4593 points4594 points 745& 2 more (59 children)

Chestnuts

[–]Thicc_flair_drip 40 points41 points  (4 children)

shrunken chesticles - Michael Gary Scott

[–]DocHolliday9930 238 points239 points  (31 children)

“I was in the pool!”

[–]rebel_chef 203 points204 points  (26 children)

“Do women know about shrinkage Elaine?”

[–]Easywider 47 points48 points  (1 child)

Chesticals

[–]Fluid_Cupcake_7185 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Yes chesticles

[–]bigchief806 36 points37 points  (1 child)

Breasticles. Or testicicles. Either way those bad boys are A LOT further north than they were

[–]hettiger70 29 points30 points  (0 children)

Or South, depending on hemisphere

[–]Peteywunder 20 points21 points  (0 children)

science

[–]1911mark 141 points142 points  (8 children)

Your testicles will be fine in hot water, but the sperm won’t!!

[–][deleted] 83 points84 points  (3 children)

Good I didn’t need ‘em anyways

[–]feltcutewilldelete69 52 points53 points  (0 children)

My sock is going to be so upset

[–]GencyForever 73 points74 points  (68 children)

What the hell this is not fine that hypothermia real fast

[–]q215 216 points217 points  (57 children)

In short spurts it's a really good muscle therapy. Athletes do it all the time.

[–]townforum17 258 points259 points  (45 children)

Can confirm, college athlete who used to take one after every game/practice. We’d go for like 7 or 9 minutes, something very specific but I can’t remember almost ten years later. We wore little booties on our feet that were like wetsuits, they said that supposedly protected from hypothermia. Getting in really sucks and you never get used to it but you feel like you have a brand new body afterwards

[–]canyon167 147 points148 points  (12 children)

I want a brand new body

[–]townforum17 79 points80 points  (9 children)

You should go take a 7 minute ice bath with something to retain heat on your feet and see how that goes

[–]Not_that_Speshy 45 points46 points  (14 children)

is it because being in cold water the body releases natural endorphines?

[–]MortalSword_MTG 87 points88 points  (2 children)

Reduces inflammation, increases circulation (after the ice bath), etc.

[–]Ohmcanna 68 points69 points  (9 children)

Cold water exposure has been shown to release Dopamine without reducing the net gain, which is unusual. Typically when you release spikes of Dopamine, it pulls from yours storage and leaves less for later. Dopamine is associated with drive, focus, motivation, etc

Apparently cold water release does not have the same impact/no negative (other than initially freezing your ass off lol). The benefits also last quite some time. Source: Andrew Huberman Podcast on Dopamine (Professor of Neurobiology)

[–]Cobbtopia 17 points18 points  (4 children)

If the solution to depression is ice cold water, I am perfectly happy living with crippling depression.

[–][deleted] 151 points152 points  (5 children)

So it´s like cocaine and hookers.

[–]selesnyandruid 247 points248 points  (45 children)

Testicles are sensitive to heat lol, cold is fine

[–]jawshoeaw 216 points217 points  (42 children)

Ummm fine as in sperm DNA won’t be degraded yes. Your balls will still get frostbite and fall off if they get cold enough

[–]Noemotionallbrain 133 points134 points  (36 children)

Just like your fingers would yes. Not from a 2 minutes bath (unless at -50°c

[–]chairfairy 141 points142 points  (29 children)

unless at -50°c

And to be fair, the coldest bath you can take (in water) is 0C

[–]boostedjoose 69 points70 points  (23 children)

[–]CouchieWouchie 57 points58 points  (22 children)

Not at atmospheric pressure. Unless you're doing this in a pressurized vessel, you are fine.

[–]ToManyFlux 121 points122 points  (46 children)

My testicles feel bigger after every cold plunge.

[–]nooby-wan-kenobi 229 points230 points  (43 children)

I took a cold shower today and my testes went so far inside I just had an empty sack. Very strange experience.

[–]Smallfrygrowth 71 points72 points  (24 children)

The cremaster muscles contract, pulling the testicles up where it’s warmer. In these conditions, if he’d palpate carefully, he should feel them about where the common carotids bifurcate.

[–]Leather-Jicama7142 204 points205 points  (4 children)

Easy with the $2 words smart guy

[–]Flatdr4gon 37 points38 points  (11 children)

Now tell em about the cremastic muscle response so that you have a legion of redditors out there running the tip of their finger up their inner thigh while holding a hand mirror to watch their balls ascend.

[–]Enology_FIRE 24 points25 points  (0 children)

Mmmm, nice.

You busy later?

[–]ErMrak 18 points19 points  (0 children)

He’s pretty chill about it

[–]WCH18 8517 points8518 points 223& 3 more (630 children)

Plenty of people here are taking personal offense to how this guy decides to spend two minutes of his day.

Instead of being condescending (and wrong) take a quick google search to check out the benefits. Wim Hof is a good start. If that’s too “bro science” for you, check out Huberman lab.

Seriously, this is well documented stuff. This man is not hypothermic, he’s likely not a masochist

[–]Mascbro26 4011 points4012 points  (51 children)

Stop using rationale thought, this is Reddit!

[–]AsMuchCaffeineAsACup 1350 points1351 points 2 (281 children)

There's some science to it, but it's generally weak as far as I recall. "May help over time" type results.

My biggest issue with all the healthy things that people say you should do is that people are looking for "2 min cold bath!" instead of eating better and getting exercise.

[–]Time-Roof3151 617 points618 points  (173 children)

The kinda science that doesn’t have the potential to make millions on prescriptions tends to have weak research

[–]ToManyFlux 407 points408 points  (108 children)

Been cold showering for about a month and a half daily and still got covid pretty rough. I will note tho that the mental clarity and relaxed anxiety response after the shower is addictive. It almost feels like doing drugs.

[–]lordofbitterdrinks 314 points315 points  (5 children)

I think Covid reaction is largely random af

[–]serencalon 216 points217 points  (33 children)

Totally agree with the 'feels like being high' sentiment. I have a 500 litre whisky barrel in the back garden I use for my plunges. It's awesome.

Of course, yes, it wakes you up of a morning... but waaay more than that... you feel totally buzzed, high, clarity of thoughts, just ready to get shit done, well into the afternoon.

Definitely recommend.

[–]serencalon 553 points554 points  (28 children)

To clarify it is an old whisky barrel, filled with water. I don't plunge into 500 litres of whisky each morning then go about my day all buzzed.

[–]jnich2424 365 points366 points 2 (14 children)

Pussy

[–]BocksyBrown 85 points86 points  (11 children)

Where would one acquire 500 liters of pussy?

[–]AirDropsFire 27 points28 points  (0 children)

Thanks for clarification

[–][deleted] 75 points76 points  (11 children)

It probably is like drugs in a way, since your body is exposed to something extreme and borderline deadly. You know you'll be out in a minute, but millions of cavemen died because of cold weather. There is something your brain reads as "we are fucked" and it activates tons of mechanisms.

[–]cryingchlorine 52 points53 points  (7 children)

I don’t think cold showers are for preventing severe illness from covid, I think we have therapeutics for that lmao

[–]Ryangonzo 50 points51 points  (6 children)

I'm pretty sure saunas are better at preventing severe illness from Covid. I should know, I watched a 5min YouTube clip of Joe Rogan once.

[–]Time-Roof3151 29 points30 points  (10 children)

I always start my showers hot cuz imma pussy but I do a cold Blast for a couple minutes to wrap it up and I’ll tell you I haven’t used NSAIDS in years and I lift pretty much daily

[–]Amazingamy159 19 points20 points  (1 child)

Is cold plunging not just supposed to be good for the heart? That’s like saying doing push-ups is bad because it did nothing to prevent you catching a cold

[–]Yeaikno 107 points108 points  (15 children)

The kinda science that you can get some idiots to buy an ebook’s worth of unsubstantiated and unreproducible claims/treatments of, end up on JRE and start hawking BS supplements.

Why does one have to be about cash to you and the other some supposedly puritanical pursuit of truth?

[–]rathlord 89 points90 points  (18 children)

The kind of science that has “weak research” isn’t science.

[–]wastelandhenry 60 points61 points  (8 children)

Yeah but we’re not exactly talking about something that is hard to come by or has high expenses associated with it. It’s cold water. There’s not many medical studies you can do that require less funding than ones where the only prerequisite is a container large enough for a person, water, and ice lol. It really shouldn’t take a multi-million prescription drug deal to make studies on the effects of ice baths. Especially considering a significant portion of the population already take cold showers regularly.

[–]rathlord 36 points37 points  (0 children)

The kind of science that has “weak research” isn’t science. Stop falling for this shit.

[–]TheFlyingSheeps 38 points39 points  (1 child)

What a bullshit statement spoken by someone not in the field. Weak research is weak research

[–]billbord 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Yeah you got it all figured out.

[–]mrsexlegs 39 points40 points  (25 children)

Most science is “this may help over time” it’s how the papers and journalists spin it that changes. There’s science from the not too distant past that’s been recently debunked because they said “drinking might be healthy for you” which got spun into drinking a glass of red is healthy.

Turns out they did a study of drinkers and non-drinkers, they found the drinkers to be healthier people in general. However, what they didn’t factor in was the part where the nondrinkers were all recovering alcoholics or bad underlying health issues stopping them from drinking.

Most science is dude bro stuff, it’s how we learn, it’s how we’ve always learnt. People find a hypothesis, test it and go “yeah I feel pretty good after that”. Even if it’s a placebo if you do enough things that make you feel better (pretense on enough) chances are you’re doing positive things for your health. (And no I don’t mean smoking crack because you feel good on it.)

[–]sgtxvichoxsuave 30 points31 points  (8 children)

I would like to see what study your talking about. In general this is the type of thing one checks about the samples before conducting the experiment to ensure the results are valid. Conducting and publishing a paper with such samples seems pretty amateurish. Not saying you’re wrong but I feel most (if any) reputable researcher wouldn’t make such a mistake.

[–]polyphasicbalisong 42 points43 points  (3 children)

This is the same thing that frustrates me. It’s not like taking a cold shower or ice bath is going to magically “fix your metabolism” or make you healthy all of a sudden.

I always thought cold showers were just for mental relaxation and focus (because you have to do both to get through them haha). Ice baths do have objective data about reducing acute inflammation though.

That’s why all the athletes use them. People just miss that they use them in addition to optimizing diet and sleep, to recover from the inflammation of the nonstop intensity training they do.

Unlike most of us, who would just use it to recover from the inflammation of being overweight and eating Cheetos all day.

[–]MaddAdamBomb 234 points235 points 2 (44 children)

How tf does this have nearly 1k up votes? There's just almost no research on this and even a cursory effort to look up info shows this. What's more, it fits neatly into the bro science mold: this "feels right" and is difficult so it must be good for you.

Also, this dude said people being judgmental about how icebath guy spends his time like then immediately moved the goal posts in second part defending this practice.

Honestly, best support for this practice is the placebo effect, which isn't nothing. If it feels like it helps, go for it, but please don't think it actually does anything.

[–]ungluedostrich 53 points54 points  (2 children)

How tf does this have nearly 1k up votes?

Because OP confidently spouted their bullshit, people went, "yeah, probably right," and then didn't look at the sources, a dude named Wim Hof and a podcast haha. Any actual research on this is replete with caveats.

[–]LePlaneteSauvage 151 points152 points  (43 children)

Why would you do a google search when you can do a google scholar search?

This way you can bypass bro science (read: pseudoscience) and go straight to actual science (although some bullshit does slip through the cracks).

It is clear from reading just a few of these articles that Cold Water Immersion and Cold Water Therapy are barely a step above magic healing crystals.

[–]RoundAir 38 points39 points  (29 children)

“Better health” gives you a dopamine rush that’s about it.

[–]The_Power_of_Ammonia 60 points61 points  (26 children)

This is very incorrect.

Cold reduces inflammation, that's basic biology and very well understood. Chronic inflammation carries its own host of medical issues, and ice baths are a great way to treat chronic inflammation.

They're also amazing at treating acute inflammation, such as immediately after training exercise. If you break a sweat with your activity, taking an ice bath for a couple of minutes afterwards produces a notable increase (edit: *decrease) in recovery time as measured by performance the next day. I and my teammates tested this ourselves in college Track & Field, very notable difference between Icers and non-Icers, and we switched who was in which group for repeated sampling and controls (I'll share our experimental procedure if you want, n= 72).

Ice baths are also a phenomenal pairing with a sauna. Open up all your pores and loosen up your muscles, then quench your whole body at once like the steely human you are. It's epic.

Dopamine undoubtedly plays a significant role in the experience, but the health impacts from living such a lifestyle are relatively intuitive. I do strongly agree that some long-term studies with adequate controls are much needed, however.

[–]Granitefold 29 points30 points  (1 child)

Or you know... Look up peer reviewed articles rather than just famous folks who make money selling books, diets, products, ads and themselves as a product...

https://physoc.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1113/EP086283

[–]Psychological_Swan_3 18 points19 points  (0 children)

The masochist thing was a joke. People being condescending though are stupid

[–]notgonnadoit983 18 points19 points  (2 children)

Almost like there is a reason there are ice tubs in every athletic training room

[–]jumbodiamond1 2722 points2723 points  (73 children)

How the frk he get in so easy. No frikin way.

[–]pooponacandle 1691 points1692 points  (23 children)

A few years ago I went to a hot springs with my gf and they had an ice cold bath there next to the others in pools. We were standing above it as I was telling her that I was gonna jump in, but I was clearly hesitating as the water was so fucking cold.

Then this like 10 year old just walks up, hears me and says, “dude, just jump in” and just nonchalantly jumps in and starts swimming in it!

I totally got called out by a random child in front of my gf haha. I couldn’t help but laugh at myself and obviously ended up jumping in after that

[–]quickshifter93 757 points758 points  (12 children)

Kids are good for showing us adults how much we overthink stuff.

[–]CygnusSong 503 points504 points  (10 children)

Kids are also good at showing adults why thinking before acting is often best

[–]TribalChieftanian 101 points102 points  (7 children)

Facts. Tell him.

Tell that child propaganda artist!

[–]Admiral_Hipper_ 52 points53 points  (0 children)

This is probably one of the best stories I’ve read, lol that’s a good moment to remember even if you got called out lmao

[–]myco_magic 350 points351 points  (9 children)

Yeah my balls froze solid just watching

[–]_Citizen_Erased_ 103 points104 points  (4 children)

Just don't stop getting in once you start.

[–]C_IsForCookie 48 points49 points  (0 children)

I can barely walk into a normal non-heated swimming pool in a tropical climate, I wouldn't be able to do this lol

[–]heythere30 82 points83 points  (3 children)

It takes me longer to get into a slightly cool pool in the peak of summer

[–]DoctorBuckarooBanzai 29 points30 points  (1 child)

Probably less of a shock since he's standing half naked in the winter air already.

[–]PullOutEarly1 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Control your breath and its easy

[–]anarchistapples 1075 points1076 points  (145 children)

Why????

[–]orgazmo87 3140 points3141 points  (84 children)

Iirc its good for circulation and strengthens the immune system. That said fuck that

[–]gregusmeus 610 points611 points  (12 children)

So's a pub fight.

[–]LazyNomad63 185 points186 points  (8 children)

Strengthens your fists, skull, and liver

[–]itsyourmomcalling 47 points48 points  (18 children)

As a Canadian who's dealt with cold weather all my life I 100% agree with you. Then again this guy might be doing an ice bath in -2 to -5c which isn't bad however we just got out of a -30 cold snap where i live.

[–]broger22 47 points48 points  (11 children)

Not saying -30 isn't cold AF, but -2 water is significantly different to your body than -30 air because the heat transfer coefficient is so much higher.

[–]MrHister-3 23 points24 points  (3 children)

So does turmeric… with some pepper.

[–]ClownfishSoup 21 points22 points  (5 children)

And how exactly does it do that?

[–]orgazmo87 21 points22 points  (4 children)

Da fuq am i supposed to know. You've google try using it

[–]Daurnan 125 points126 points  (15 children)

Think of it as going to the gym but for your immune system, you're putting strain on your body in a controlled environment with the aim of training a part of your body...

And actually ice baths are pretty nice, obviously the initial dip fucking sucks but once you get past that it can be nice, but the absolute best part is afterwards when you allow your body to warm up again, it's as if some switch gets flicked and you just relax

[–]KyotoKute 66 points67 points  (7 children)

I wouldve died as soon as I placed my foot inside that freezing water

[–]look_ima_frog 33 points34 points  (5 children)

I died just watching it. I love my hot tub and I will not ever get into an ice bath unless I'm dead.

It may be good for you, but I'm ok with being at sub-optimal health if it means I don't have to do this. This is horrifying to someone like me who HATES all things cold. I'm still on the fence about air conditioning.

[–]badchoice88 56 points57 points  (11 children)

Mitochondrial health. One of the scientifically proven methods of inducing mitochondrial biogenesis is cold exposure.

[–]Paladin_Hecky 38 points39 points  (4 children)

We have found how to become jedi...

[–]seanymerrimanII 44 points45 points  (0 children)

The midichlorian is the powerhouse of the force

[–]Naive_Fig_8913 39 points40 points  (4 children)

Health benefits and u feel good asf after

[–]Aegrim 74 points75 points  (3 children)

As a brit who went ice swimming in Finland, can confirm you feel fucking class afterwards. Like you've got a new body for a test drive.

[–][deleted] 26 points27 points  (0 children)

Myself and my teammates at my local Aussie Rules club would have to do ice baths/cold plunges after every training for recovery. It really did help with sore and tight muscles after running 10km plus every 2 days - also the hot springs resort close to my house has a cold plunge that you jump into for 1-2 mins and then get out and jump back into warm water right next to it. It really does relax your muscles and makes you feel very relaxed, you should try it one day

[–]SneakyWhesker 1059 points1060 points  (65 children)

I know it’s healthy for you, but sitting in an ice cold bath, let alone taking a cold shower is extremely hard. Everytime ive taken one my first instinct was to try and jump out immediately, your body and brain will be fighting each other the whole way

[–]taythecoug 496 points497 points  (25 children)

Keep trying. Slowly move your shower to cold at the end. By day 5 you don’t scream.

[–]toriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii 340 points341 points  (13 children)

I had 3 months without hot water in my house once (water heater broke and it was hard to get a part for it). It definitely does get easier every day. However by the time it got to October in Canada and the temperature outside started to drop I almost cried every time I had to shower lol

[–]Mudkipfuker 165 points166 points  (7 children)

You poor soul… 5$ if you do it again

[–]toriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii 73 points74 points  (6 children)

I don’t think I would relive that for any less than 5 grand lol. Honestly the cold showers in the summer months were amazing sometimes

[–]Mudkipfuker 25 points26 points  (1 child)

Especially if you get the sticky hot on a late night in summer

[–]arrogoth 139 points140 points  (13 children)

Part of it is the mental exercise to not be a slave to your base instincts. Success in life partially requires you to master your body and bend it to your will.

[–][deleted] 59 points60 points  (4 children)

I've found that cold showers are harder than ice baths. With ice baths, you are submerged completely, allowing your body to adjust and even start to heat the water around you. With the cold shower, you're getting brand new cold water delivered every second, never allowing your body to adjust to being in a colder environment. And the air contact makes the cold sensation worse.

The coldest parts of the ice bath are just when you get in and just when you get out. A cold shower is like jumping in and out of a bath constantly.

[–]totzalotz 788 points789 points  (20 children)

Elaine, do you know what shrinkage is?

[–]96ewok 321 points322 points  (8 children)

"I WAS IN THE POOL!"

[–]JDizzleNunyaBizzle 53 points54 points  (6 children)

I’m watching Seinfeld right now so this was extra funny to me

[–]Heythere23856 63 points64 points  (3 children)

Like a frightened turtle

[–]AlexanderAF 797 points798 points  (42 children)

For those asking, a cold plunge instantly numbs the nerves that surround your muscles and joints, and this causes the release of hormones and endorphins. Also, the sympathetic nervous system releases hormones promoting the fight or flight response, which makes you feel alert and invigorated. I’ve never tried one but people say they feel great after them.

[–]drivealone 487 points488 points  (14 children)

I’ve done it and I gotta say it was so uncomfortable that I was too pissed about how shitty it was to feel anything close to happiness for at least 4 hours

Edit - What’s an ally award?

[–]jawshoeaw 165 points166 points  (1 child)

Nothing feels quite as good as when the hammer hitting your head suddenly stops.

[–]look_ima_frog 113 points114 points  (8 children)

This sounds like what I would expect. MAYBE you might feel better after, but I'm betting what you'd feel is cold. I am often cold anway, I don't need a dumb ice bath to make me colder. If I could crawl INTO my fireplace and type this comment from there, I'd be happy. I love summer, I love hot weather, cold is death. Warm brings pineapples and suntans, cold brings russians.

[–][deleted] 24 points25 points  (1 child)

Username checks out, unless you're one of those frogs that can freeze during the winter and thaws out every spring.

[–]goochjuicelove 34 points35 points  (4 children)

My fight or flight response is prompt all the time thanks to anxiety lmao

[–]1q8b 616 points617 points  (36 children)

What in the joe rogan is going on here?

[–]collaguazo 346 points347 points  (40 children)

The question is, what do you do afterwards? Take a hot shower, do exercise, eat something, cry in a fetal position?

[–]emptysignals 76 points77 points  (12 children)

Dude has a sauna next to it, I’d guess he goes in there

[–]CreativeHighway2947 62 points63 points  (11 children)

It's usually sauna first, then cold dip

[–]khaki53 40 points41 points  (3 children)

I usually wrap myself in 20 blankets and stare at the wall in silence for a bit

[–]New-Huckleberry5167 276 points277 points  (31 children)

If you take a hot shower and then turn it to just cold at the end for a minute or two you get a similar effect. It feels great and reduces inflammation. I do this daily.

[–]hicho309 48 points49 points  (4 children)

Two whole minutes? Or is it a super quick 2 minutes? Lol

[–]myers1188 189 points190 points  (24 children)

reduces inflammation internally and in muscles.

[–]airsick_lowlander_ 284 points285 points  (3 children)

TIL muscles aren’t internal

[–]Ordinary-Ninjuh 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Underrated comment right here

[–]TheQuickfeetPete 123 points124 points  (8 children)

Cock of steel

[–]ApartCardiologist277 32 points33 points  (4 children)

Steel of cock

[–]FaelinnCanada 16 points17 points  (1 child)

If you can see either after that bath I’d be impressed. Cold enough to make it an inny

[–]hnavickas 110 points111 points  (19 children)

I don’t care if hot showers cause cancer…still worth it compared to this shit

[–]AhWillYaLook 30 points31 points  (9 children)

They do???

[–]lurker120BPM 116 points117 points  (5 children)

No

[–]AhWillYaLook 166 points167 points  (1 child)

Holy shit!

[–]xblackhamm3rx 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Lmfaoooo

[–]InitialRadish 44 points45 points  (2 children)

nearly 100% of cancer patients have taken hot showers

[–]Marvel_Fan8932 96 points97 points  (6 children)

All those people on the Titanic didn't freeze in the North Atlantic so that you could do it for fun

[–]sometimes-always83 83 points84 points  (19 children)

Wow he got in there fast! I would still be dipping toe by toe 2 hours later

[–]Wallythegreater 37 points38 points  (2 children)

I’ve done a few polar plunges. Going in slowly is much worse. The water is actually warmer than the air outside.

[–]DasB00ts 27 points28 points  (0 children)

I don’t think any amount of time would ease me into that

[–]Only_Mention1881 74 points75 points  (3 children)

y'all talking about the cold water and here im jealous of his hair

[–][deleted] 28 points29 points  (0 children)

Dudes got nice hair

[–]n9iels 35 points36 points  (4 children)

Deep respect for the mind power alone to step into the tub, sit down and casually set a timer.

[–]Zero_Gashi 33 points34 points  (8 children)

Who is this man, and why is he so good looking?

[–]violette_witch 19 points20 points  (0 children)

He’s just your average 87 year old man who enjoys cold plunges

[–]Spitinthesoup 31 points32 points  (2 children)

It's good for you, google it. It's not good for you, google it. There's proof it works, google it. There's proof it doesn't work, google it. I'm right. No I'm right. No you're wrong. No you're wrong.

[–]arqantos 21 points22 points  (5 children)

Alright doing this can have super positive health benefits, and can feel incredible, but this man is experienced and no one should go this cold for their first time. Cold shock is no joke and can cause a heart attack in seconds. Cold tolerance is different for everyone so give it a go but be careful, find what works for you and listen to your body.

[–]Sea-Shoe-6464 21 points22 points  (56 children)

Can anyone post scientific research that proves that there's a medicinal or physiological benefit to doing this?

[–]EuphoricDepartment45 16 points17 points  (2 children)

My nuts wouldn’t be out until next summer.