When I was a teenager if I was near a girl, especially if she was pretty, I would get an erection. It would take all of my concentration to try to stop the erection. If a girl even casually touched me, instant erection. I couldn't understand how other guys could hug girls and not get erections; I couldn't even shake their hands. I just figured I had no control. Anyway, this "problem" made me very shy. I either just avoided getting close to any girls or if I talked to a girl I would act very shy and weird because I was using all my mental energy to not get too aroused. I think I gave the impression that I wasn't interested in them. It's kind of a shame. I wish I had been less shy about having erections back then. No one ever explained that it was normal. Maybe I didn't interact with girls enough when I was really young, so I became hypersensitve to them. Or maybe I'm just very sexual. As I got older, like 25, I got a bit more control but not completely. I'm not sure if this happened to other guys. Maybe they also got erections, but they were smaller, so less noticeable. Questions for guys: Did anything like this ever happen to you? How bad was it? Did you learn to control this? Any other uncontrollable erection stories? I was always so focused on my uncontrolled arousal that I never considered that girls may have similar problems. Questions for women: Is there anything equivalent to this? Did you ever uncontrollably get erect nipples or get wet around guys? Did you act shy or weird to try to avoid getting aroused? Was it ever bad enough that it caused social problems interacting with guys?