Do you find that you get an erect penis all the time? Do you want to know how often you should get erections and why they happen? If yes, then here you will get the answers to some of your questions.

Healthy erection is a part of a healthy sex life for a man. Getting a penile erection frequently may be considered a good sign of the healthy relationship between you and your partner. But sometimes, getting erections randomly without any sexual stimulation may indicate something much more serious. An erection happening out of the blue can be embarrassing and at the same time may point you in the direction of erectile dysfunction.

When You Get An Erection?

You get an erection when you are sexually stimulated. The brain sends signals to arteries in the penis which widens and allows it to be filled with blood, causing a hard rock solid erection.

An erect penis looks harder, bigger and longer than a normal penis. When you achieve an erection, your penis will stop hanging loose and will stiffen to move away from your body. It stands straight in an upward or downward angle. An erect penis can also curve up or down to one side. You get an erection when you are aroused or turned on. This can be from touching your penis or just even thinking intimate thoughts.

What Causes Random Erections?

Getting an erection is very common in teenagers, it may even occur when they are not turned on or without touching the penis. This is absolutely normal and will happen, less often as you grow older.

  • Most guys get erections when they are sleeping. The reason may be REM sleep (a sleep pattern that occurs at intervals during the night, which is characterized by rapid eye movement or body movement, fast breathing, and pulse rate), which seems to stimulate the erectile tissue. It is not yet completely understood why this happens. Many men get their penis erect 4 to 5 times when they are sleeping at night. The reason why erection occurs while sleeping is the urinary bladder being full, which stimulates nerves in a region similar to nerves responsible for erections.
  • One may experience a lot of random erections because of the constantly changing levels of the testosterone in your body. This male sex hormone plays a significant role in forming an erection. An erection may be caused due to the hormonal level fluctuations causing a rise in testosterone (male sex hormone). A spike in testosterone may also be responsible for men experiencing random erections any time of the day. If a man experiences a random erection while sleeping or in any other situation, but struggle to perform between the sheets, it might be a sexual dysfunction called erectile dysfunction. Here, it is important to note that random erections are not uncommon at any age to wake up with an erection. But it’s still not clear if this is the case.

How Can It Affect Your Sex Life?

As mentioned above, experiencing random erections could be a sign of erectile dysfunction (ED). Erectile dysfunction is sexual dysfunction in which a man struggles to achieve or maintain an erection. The sexual disorder can cause severe distress. However, it is quite normal to face difficulty getting an erection once in a while, particularly when a man is tired, overstressed, or have been drinking. But it is a matter of concern if it happens frequently. Consult a urologist and get tested for the sexual dysfunction. If diagnosed with ED, your health care specialist will prescribe erectile dysfunction drugs to treat your condition. Erectile dysfunction treatment will help you get rid of the erection issues.

How Can It Be Managed?

Random erections can be difficult to as they occur suddenly and unexpectedly. This can lead to embarrassment. Fortunately, there are ways to manage erections:

  • Focus-Redirect your attention in order to reduce an erection. You may find it helpful in reducing an erection.
  • Avoid stimulating the erection further-If your erection is further stimulated by clothing or movement, it may take a long time to disappear.
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