a "long" erection

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    ushouldtryme: I am confused as to why an erection that lasts for more than a couple hours can damage your penis. I have never had one, but I'm just wondering if anyone knows why it can cause damage, and why it wouldn't be beneficial to the penis to stay hard for a long period of time. (You know, possibly helping expand your penis and making it grow bigger. Hey, I'm not a doctor, i dont know.)
     
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    junior15074: I am no doctor however I have read if you have an erection for more than 6 hours you can cause damage to the tissue that causes the penis to expand. The blood that is in the penis stays trapped, not getting refreshed with a new supply. Gangerine will eventually happen and could cause you to have permanent erectile disfunction. Besides, your dick will start to ache and will be uncomfortable if you have an erection for too long of a period of time. Be careful what you wish for, you may not like it.
     
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    Cityboy: This must be if there is something abnormal causing the prolonged erection. I remember having erections caused by arousal for much longer in sexual marathons lasting over 12 hours. Okay, I was 21 at the time. There certainly wasn't any damage done.
     
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    ushouldtryme: Hey, I'm not wishing for it, I was just curious. But anywho, i was hoping someone had like an article or something i could read. I just cant help but think most of these responses have been opinion, not fact.
     
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    junior15074: Log on to webmd and do a search on prolonged erections. There is a specific term for it but the name excapes me. You can go longer than 6 hours erect but it is very dangerous.
     
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    rangersean: "Priapism is the occurrence of any persistent erection for more than four hours duration in the absence of sexual stimulation."

    "...early treatment for priapism is essential to prevent permanent loss of the penis."

    (from webmd)
     
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    Ineligible: On erection the vein taking blood out of the penis is pinched off. There's a lot of blood inside so it takes a long time for the oxygen in it to be depleted, but eventually it is. People with full-blown priapism find it starts getting very painful as the oxygen level pummets.
     
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    tomarctus: From my understanding, priapism of more than 4 hours (not 6) needs treatment at an emergency room. It is a serious condition and should not be ignored, no matter how cool it sounds. If the priapism is the result of erectile dysfunction treatments such as Viagra, Levitra or Caverject, go to the ER iright away. You only have one penis. Don't take risks with it.
     
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    ushouldtryme:
    Thank you rangersean. This makes sense and you found it on webmd. My next question is this: Why is it safe to have an erection for more than 4 hours if you are being sexually stimulated, but if you are not, it is dangerous? I would assume that when you have an erection during sexual stimulation...

    So why is it different when your not being sexually stimulated. If it isnt different, then wouldnt having continuous sex for 4 or more hours be dangerous to your penis' health? I am just a curious mind.
     
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    rangersean: With sexual stimulation it may be just as dangerous, but it's not a medical condition, and can be "cured" by stopping the stimulation.

    Once the pain overwhelms the stimulation, an erection should subside, so there's less chance of permenant disability.

    (the above is not supported by evidence, and may not necessarily reflect reality)
     
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    SpeedoGuy: This is a good question for benderten.

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