Erections

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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


  • Tesco bank machine customers offered 'free erections' in translation error
    The sign on a cash machine at the Tesco store in Aberystwyth should read 'arian am ddim' which means free money. But the sign said 'codiad am ddim' which means free erections. Read more on this news related to 'Erections'
  • Tesco ATM promises 'free erections'
    There's been a rather unfortunate translation error on an ATM outside an Aberystwyth store. Read more on this news related to 'Erections'
  • Tesco offers 'free erections' on Welsh sign
    The supermarket made the blunder on a sign which was supposed to advertise 'free money' from a cashpoint at their Aberystwyth store Read more on this news related to 'Erections'

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