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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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  • Man with 17-hour erection admitted to hospital
    Last Friday, Jason Garnett greeted a new day, as many men do, with an erection. Read more on this news related to 'Erection'
  • Two pints of blood drained from unwanted erection
    Ben Hooper HARROGATE, England, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- A British man who woke up with an erection that wouldn't go away said doctors drained more than 2 pints of blood from his member. Read more on this news related to 'Erection'
  • Jason Garnett's 17-Hour Erection Sees Medics Drain Two Pints Of Blood From His Penis
    A man who suffered a 17-hour-long erection has revealed the grisly means by which medics eventually relieved his suffering. Jason Garnett was found to have been afflicted with priapism , a persistent and painful erection, which does not subside after ejaculation. Doctors had to drain two pints of blood from the 23-year-old’s penis to reduce the pressure on his o Read more on this news related to 'Erection'

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