HOT water shrinkage?

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  1. bigdude

    bigdude New Member

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    Is this normal?

    I know that comfortably warm weather causes guys to really hang...including me. Cold weather- well that one's obvious. But the other night I jumped in my 103 degree hot tub and experienced some shrinkage...is this normal?
     
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    You're darned right it's normal. Your package (especially the testicles) are very temperature-sensitive and will move toward or away from your body to maintain an even warmth. If you suddenly get a chill, up they go to maintain their warmth. If you suddenly dunk them into a 103° bath, up they go to keep from overheating.
     
  3. Mr. Snakey

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    My god thats too hot. No wonder you didnt burn yourself.
     
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    The worst I'd ever done is get in one that was at 120 degrees.... I was hamard out of my mind, and I had huge rashes on my skin the next day... they stopped running it after that.. the motor wasn broke, and was just making it to hot.
     
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    Holy Shit, Kink, I could've cooked a lobster in that tub. Actually, a whole bunch of lobsters.
     
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    B_Think_Kink New Member

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    I don't think that our skin burns really badly at boiling point though... but... I was drunk so I don't remember feeling anything but numb.

    And keep the lobster away from me... I'm allergic
     
  7. snoozan

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    Actually our skin cooks at boiling point, just like the flesh of any other animal. Lobster, beef, human, it's all the same stuff.

    This is a list of temperatures (fahrenheit) and duration of time it takes to cause third degree burns. The moral of the story is: be careful in hot tubs, and set the thermostat on your hot water heater at a temperature low enough to not cause burns. You can really get hurt and burns are no fun.

    155 degrees 1 second
    148 degrees 2 seconds
    140 degrees 5 seconds
    133 degrees 15 seconds
    127 degrees 1 minute
    124 degrees 3 minute
    120 degrees 5 minutes
    100 degrees safe

    ok, end rant.
     
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    B_Think_Kink New Member

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    Maybe the thermometer was broken... because I was in there for 45 minutes with 6 other people, I had a 26er of sour puss in me, and finished another 1/3 of a 26er of peach schnapps while in the hot tub... I would have been dead by your time ratio. Thanks for the intresting information.
     
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    That is actually very useful!
    thanks!!!
    I dont like HOT water,
    I prefer warm, 80-95'
    even when showering!
     
  10. roosevelt

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    I think those temps are for first degree burns (like a sun burn) not third degree burns (looks like cooked meat) but otherwise, the numbers look right to me.

    Burns are no fun!
     
  11. snoozan

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    I forget where I got it from, some government resource, but it said third degree. You very well could be correct, though. First degree would make more sense than third degree, so if I were a betting woman, I'd bet that you were right about that.

    As far as the OP goes, I imagine those babies are rushing inside to the relative coolness of your body (98.6 degrees or so) like Pecker said. I wouldn't worry about it if you are otherwise comfortable in that temperature in the hot tub.
     
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