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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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  • Can you get an erection in space?
    Emily Bills & Christopher Pilny for - Your Universe Online After a reading a headline regarding bone degeneration in the ISS ("Growing bone in space," it read), our 12-year-old minds went to the only place they could: boners. Which led us to ask the question: Can you get a boner in space? Initially the answer seemed obvious: Yes, what would Read more on this news related to 'Erection'
  • Man says weeks-long erection caused by medication from VA hospital
    A man is pressing charges against the Atlanta VA Medical Center after he says a prescribed sleeping medication caused him to have an erection for hours, reported Read more on this news related to 'Erection'
  • Penis Erection Lasts For Weeks, Veteran Sues VA Hospital Doctors Who Made Fun Of Him
    When a prescribed medication caused a penis erection to last for weeks, veteran Edward Stallings was obviously upset. Matters only became worse when doctors started making fun of the situation, and now the veteran is suing the VA hospital. In a related report by the Inquisitr, the man with two penises is writing a memoir Penis Erection Lasts For Weeks, Veteran Sue Read more on this news related to 'Erection'

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