Erections are involuntary contractions of a body part or the muscles of an animal. An erection is an overgrowth of sponge-like soft tissue inside the reproductive organ that happens when spongy tissue in the penis fills with blood. At times, an erection may cause the organ to swell and stick outside the body, resulting in pain. Erections may go away by themselves or when ejaculation, usually the expulsion of semen via the urethra. A man may reach erection just before sex, remain in an erection for a longer time than desired, then go out and have sex again. On other occasions, an erection lasts only seconds but is still considered as being strong enough to engage in sexual intercourse.
Men experience brief or permanent erections during puberty and will go through small or large erections. The most common type of erection, the “morning erection”, lasts between one to five minutes and is felt most often during the early morning hours. While a man’s testosterone level increases during puberty, sometimes resulting in increased muscle mass and nervous system response, erections sometimes stop. A man may ejaculate without ejaculating but will have no wet dreams. This is called nocturnal erections. In rare cases, nocturnal erections continue for more than five minutes, causing serious alarm.
Wet dreams are not necessarily related to an abnormal erection but may be due to other factors such as fatigue, nervousness, sleep apnea, or drug abuse. With erection problems, there is insufficient blood flow to the genital organs resulting in weak erection, poor sensation, lack of fullness in the vagina, and pain. With reduced blood flow and the associated pain, the possibility of an orgasm is diminished. Also, some men with erectile dysfunction experience a loss of self-esteem when their partners leave them because of lack of desire and arousal. Wet dreams and nocturnal erections have been linked in studies to sexual abuse.
Some men have what is called false erections. This happens when the man is able to have erections, but they don’t actually go away. Erectile dysfunction may be caused by physical trauma, emotional stress, alcohol or prescription medication use. This condition does not go away because it is not actually a physical condition. In addition, false erections can occur because a man is not feeling well or his body is experiencing some other medical condition.
Other health conditions that can increase the chances of having erectile dysfunction include high blood pressure, diabetes, alcoholism, and stroke. Blood flow to the genital organs is important. These health conditions result in lower blood flow and make it harder to have erections. If you have any of these conditions, you should avoid taking nitrate supplements. Nitrate supplements are known to cause blood flow problems.
The problem with false erections is that they can cause embarrassment and shame for men who suffer from this condition. Fortunately, there are things that you can do to get erections that last a long time, even if you have health conditions that can affect them. If you have diabetes, high blood pressure, or an underlying medical condition, you should talk to your healthcare provider about the best way to treat this problem. In addition, if you want to increase your sexual performance, you should talk to your healthcare provider about natural ways to get stronger and healthier erections.
Erections are hard and lumpy growths of tissue that occur in the male reproductive system. An erection is simply a temporary hardening of the penile tissue that occurs when the spongy tissue inside the penis fills with blood. Generally, erections only cause the penis to grow in length and stand erect. Erections will usually go away after ejaculation or the voluntary release of semen into the urethral canal, the small hole on the base of the man’s penis.
For some men, there are times that an erection happens randomly. Some men just have erection trouble and will have random erections without any reason. Although, these occurrences are not considered to be a disorder, they are not good for the health of a man and should be discussed with a doctor to determine if it is something that could be treated.
The cause of these random erections may be due to physiological reasons. When a man goes through puberty, hormonal changes happen in his body. Testosterone is one of those hormones that can cause an increase in erectile ability and the potential for having erections without the proper stress and arousal. The stress could come from various things such as emotional stress from a relationship that is ending or stress from work or even just from sitting down all day. In some instances, ejaculation can cause a sudden and uncontrollable erection because of blood rushing into the urethra and the sudden release of semen.
If your penis seems to constantly go erect, or you have a problem with random erections, it may be a good idea to talk to the male erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation physicians at Priority Men’s Medical Center. They may be able to recommend a medication that will reduce your testosterone levels and prevent you from getting erections off and on. This medication is usually taken about twenty minutes before sexual intercourse and will keep your testosterone level down. If you choose this method, it is important that you know that it will take time for the medication to take effect, sometimes as much as three months. Make sure that you understand all of the risks and side effects associated with this procedure.
Another condition that causes your penis to go away and your erections to stop is diabetes. Diabetes is caused by either high or low blood sugar levels, which affects the body’s ability to produce hormones. If you want to prevent this condition, you should talk to your doctor about the best ways to control your diabetes.
One last thing that is related to random erections and ejaculations is atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis occurs when fatty plaques form in the arteries. They harden and block the flow of blood to the heart. When this happens, your heart has to work harder and it can lead to a heart attack or stroke. Atherosclerosis can be prevented if you avoid smoking, stay away from alcoholic beverages and don’t have diabetes. It is also possible to prevent atherosclerosis by eating healthy foods, staying active, avoiding drugs, and avoiding stress.