I truly believe that learning is just trial and error. Mistakes help you improve.
There have been countless times that I have super messed up that have made me say, "Well, I'll never do that again."
One Redditor learned his lesson very quickly, and it was something that started innocently enough.
My girlfriend and I were sick and congested. We were sitting on the couch and she said she was going to take a bath and put in eucalyptus oil and peppermint oil. She then asked me if I wanted to join. Sure, laying in a hot bath sounded really nice. She went downstairs to grab our towels and I started the bath. As I put the oils in, I yelled asking how much I should put in. I got the answer of only a little bit. Apparently our definitions of a little bit are different.
I mean, a "little bit" when it comes to pouring is different for everyone, right?
I don't know if you know how strong peppermint oil is, but I should be able to paint a picture. As we climbed in the hot bath, I realized that my asshole was starting to feel like an ice cube was getting shoved up it. In my congested, mentally drained from illness mind, I said 'Hey babe, hot water rises right?' Right away she looked back at me and screamed 'How much fucking peppermint oil did you put in?!'
Here's a personal fact from your's truly: As a child, I made peppermint lollipops from a "build your own!" set.
I put in three drops (accidentally) of peppermint, microwaved it as directed, and I was left with a swollen red face from the fumes alone.
This man realized that he just picked a whole bouquet of oopsie-daisies.
I said I turned it upside down and maybe like 10 drops got out. So we jumped out, body covered in water with peppermint. It burned like icy hot. My balls were on fire. My girlfriend starts crying from the pain, and is screaming. I'm in the fetal position trying to wipe water off my balls. I then get the idea of jumping in the shower and seeing if getting the peppermint off of me was possible. NOPE. Makes it much worse.
The Redditor said,
Fast forward ten minutes, we are curled up on the couch both covered in multiple blankets trying to get warm. It wears off on my girlfriend and she says she just feels numb, but it doesn't hurt anymore. Takes me an extra 15 minutes for it to stop hurting. The heat from the blankets warmed me, but I felt like I had ice under my skin. Half an hour later, it went away. And that's why I'm not allowed to draw our baths anymore. Tl;dr: girlfriend and I are sick. Decide to take bath. I put enough peppermint oil in bath. My girlfriend and I get it seeping into our pores. Has the effect of icy hot. Balls and asshole are in pain. Girlfriend cries, we have to wait out the pain.
So, hopefully after reading this story, you won't have to go through your own trial and error -- especially if the feeling of "IcyHot Balls" is one you'd like to avoid.