Picture this: you have the girl of your dreams laid out before you. Either way, not being able to get a boner when the time is right is beyond embarrassing. Vacation, anyone?
Back to Men's health. The medical name for having an erection that won't go down is priapism. It happens when the blood that fills the penis to make it erect gets trapped and cannot flow back out again.
When men become sexually aroused, hormones, muscles, nerves, and blood vessels all work with one another to create an erection. Nerve signals, sent from the brain to the penis, stimulate muscles to relax. This, in turn, allows blood to flow to the tissue in the penis.
Noticed any new, concerning symptoms involving your penis? They could be a sign of many things, from a harmless skin condition to a sexually transmitted infection STI that needs treatment. Balanitis happens when the head of your penis becomes irritated and inflamed.
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Then I stopped getting morning hard-ons. That was the first real sign that something was wrong. Over the next 12 months, things got progressively worse.
Do you know why a penis gets hard? I've not really thought about it, I mean I know that has something to do with blood but that's about it. Oh, and also that whiskey dick is the opposite of an erection.
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Just five per cent of erect penises are bigger than 6. Now we have sex around three or four times a week. In reality it really can make relationships harder — pardon the pun!
Many men suffer from this condition- approximately 30 million men to be exact. When a man is aroused from sexual thoughts or direct stimulation, nerves and hormones work to cause the muscles in the penis to relax and the corpus cavernosum and spongiosum will fill with blood causing the shaft to get hard -- an erection. Another set of muscles cuts off the blood supply when the penis is erect to maintain its hardness.