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Erections Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Erections 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.

Erections Sample Sentences in News

  • From blue pill to blue light
    Erectile dysfunction is a taboo subject among men. No one likes to talk about it. But the fact is that as men age, an increasing number will suffer from erectile dysfunction. From the age of 30, the number of men who have unsatisfactory erections or none at all increases. In the over-60 age group, more than half of all men have been affected by erectile dysfunctio Read more on this news related to 'Erections'
  • Gene therapy to treat erectile dysfunction
    London, March 24 (IANS) There is some good news for those who can't have 'it' up on the spur of the moment! Researchers have devised a gene therapy that triggers reliable erections. Some men reach for the 'blue pills' to deal with erectile dysfunction. Researchers from ETH Zurich have now developed a gene therapy that triggers erections even wi Read more on this news related to 'Erections'
  • Report: Spider found in supermarket banana; venom causes erections
    A woman in the UK claims she found a banana infested with spiders bought from a supermarket in the U.K. - whose bite may cause 4-hour long erections. Read more on this news related to 'Erections'

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