10 Interesting Facts You Never Knew About Erections


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Why not indulge in some interesting facts about erections today? A penis might as well have its own mind, and even if we think we know everything, there’s always a surprise fact somewhere out there. So if you’d like to be a boner expert, read here:

  1. According to Dr Ronalds Virag’s book, Erection: The User’s Guide, two thirds of the penis is externally visible. The remaining third is hidden and attached to the pubic arch.
  2. He also stated in his book that a penis needs about 130ml of blood to become stiff or hard.
  3. It’s said there’s three different types of boners. Iflscience.com reported that there are three different types of erections. Psychogenic erections which occurs when fantasising or basically when you’re watching porn. Reflexogenic erections occur after having sex and nocturnal erections occur during the night; hello nigh time glory!
  4. You can actually break your penis. This is called penile fractures and is said to be quite painful. Webmd.boots reported that your penis will turn blue or black after hearing a pop or snap. This supposedly happens to younger guys whose erections are very rigid.
  5. Epididymal Hypertension: In other words; Blue balls. When a man gets aroused, his arteries which carries blood to his erection enlarge which leaves the veins constricted and less blood can therefore escape. Sex Info Online says: “If an orgasm is achieved, the blood vessels will return to their normal size and the volume of blood in the genitals quickly returns to its normal level. By contrast, if a man does not have an orgasm, blood in the genitals builds up through a process called vasogongestion and may create sensations of heaviness, aching, or discomfort.”
  6. Erectile Dysfunction – something a man does not want to hear or talk about. ED is when a man cannot keep his erection firm enough. Luckily a study done in 2008 stated that ED can be ignored if a man has sex once a week.
  7. There’s also three different boner shapes: The Eiffel tower – wider at the base and narrow at the tip, the straight on boner – which means the penis is even in width and then lastly, the baseball bat – where the penis is narrow at the base and wide at the tip.
  8. What is Priapism? Well some men get boners that don’t go away. This isn’t necessarily a good thing. According to Mayo Clinic, this erection is unwanted and painful and isn’t caused by sexual arousal. Yikes.
  9. Unborn male babies can get erections from ten weeks during pregnancy.
  10. Doughnuts what?! Chicago’s Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation revealed that the smell of doughnuts and black liquorice can increase blood flow to the penis by 32%.

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