Ball-busting is a classic masculine and manosphere activity in which men take turns insulting one another in a light-hearted manner.
The activity serves both as a bonding exercise and as a mechanism by which men can be hardened against similar, less well-meaning taunts. It can also have a traumatic component that is unhealthy and is often taken way too far. Some compare it to military conditioning, but this is a bit odd.
Ball-busting is not to be confused with actual harassment.
Who employ it
Men employ ball-busting exclusively amongst themselves. Some men have attempted to engage in ball-busting with women, but it is rare to find a woman who can take the "abuse" without offense. Further, when men engage in ball-busting in the presence of women, the activity becomes more of an exercise in ritual combat for the woman's favor.
Generally speaking, ball-busting is usually used by Alpha males. Beta males are more likely to prefer less aggressive ways to engage, and gamma males (being highly effeminate) don't see much use for the concept.
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