Cliff Diving and Men’s Balls

The world record height for cliff diving is 192 feet. There are only about 30 professional cliff divers in the world. So you’re dealing with an elite group when you get into the ranks of those who do the Red Bull competitions. (Check out these amazing videos on the Red Bull website.)

So what happens to a cliff diver’s testicles when he hits the water at 60 mph? According to world class cliff diver Steven LoBue, “I almost always seem to tag one side or the other. sometimes, even after a good dive, I’ll exit and feel my left nut on fire.”

Given how repeated scrotal impact can make a guy sterile, it would be interesting to know if cliff divers end up having issues with fertility.

Panoramic view of a cliff diver leaving the platform.

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