Erection

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Erection Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • the act of building or putting up
  • a structure that has been erected
  • an erect penis

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • an erect penis ,
  • a structure that has been erected ,
  • the act of building or putting up

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Erection Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


An erection (pronounced ee-REK-shən) of a body part such as a man's penis, a woman's clitoris or a nipple refers to it becoming larger and harder.

The term erection is most often used to refer to an erection of the penis. It is widely believed that a man's penis needs to be erect in order for him to take part in sexual intercourse and penetrate his partner's vagina and to ejaculate semen, but all are possible without an erection. For an erection to take place, a man must be sexually aroused (made sexually excited) or stimulated. This can happen if he is touched sexually, or even if he is not touched – for example, if he sees a naked person or thinks about having sex with someone else. Tissues in the penis called the corpus spongiosum penis and corpora cavernosa penis fill with blood, causing the penis to become longer, thicker, harder and to stand upright. A man's erection usually stops if he is no longer sexually aroused, or after he has had an orgasm and has ejaculated.



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