What is a normal erection?

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  1. Imported

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    jokarls_3: When I'm erect the head doesn't fill at all, and it points only straight-forward at best (my penis that is!) I've asked about this somewhere else but the answer was that normal erections vary much but this certainly seems abnormal to me. And I don't have an abnormally large penis either.
     
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    jokarls_3: ...and I'm only 22 maybe I should say

    (If I'm getting no replies because you hate off-topic stuff because I don't have a large one please say so)
     
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    Not really off topic......

    Give a little more info......

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    It doesn't matter if it points straight ahead, if it's curved, if it's little or it's big.

    All it's gotta do is get in and get out as far as nature is concerned.
     
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    So you're shaft gets hard but the head stays the same size? Mine probably does that, although its hard to tell cos I'm uncut...The head is a lot thinner than the shaft. As long as you actually get hard and the head of your penis isnt floppy its okay. The penis needs to be rigid for sex.
     
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    As long as it gets hard and you can use it don't worry. If it really bothers you though, check with a doctor.
     
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    I would guess that not everyone gets the same degree of hardness when erect. I know my head is large when I am flacid and it gets even larger when I get hard. The head gets very hard when I am erect also. I am also uncut but even with the foreskin over the glans, I can tell that the glans is much larger when I am erect. I have a very long and large penis and I do not know if that has anything to do with it or not. I know my Dr. used to ask me if I had any problems in the plumbing area and I didn&#39;t know what he meant until I got 17 or so. He finally ask me if I could get a good erection and I finally showed him and he said everything was definately in working order. Now if I could just find the right person to appreciate it... :)
     
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    jokarls_3:
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    &#91;B&#93;Mine probably does that, although its hard to tell cos I&#39;m uncut&#91;/B&#93;
    You mean you don&#39;t know whether the head swells or not? You&#39;ve never pulled back the foreskin?
     
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    Ditto.
     
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    What I meant is the head doesnt grow as much as the shaft, and stays more or less the same size. I have checked but not in any detail so I&#39;m not sure.
     
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    Change your orientation and I&#39;ll be on the next plane... ;)
     
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    My erections vary, and sometimes I have one similar to what you&#39;ve described above. There are so many variables that it&#39;s hard to tell what&#39;s going on, but here&#39;s a few things that I&#39;ve learned:

    1) There are two components to an erection: a) physical stimulation and b) mental stimulation. It is my understanding that if you play with your dick without really being sexually aroused, you will acheive an erection of the shaft, but the glans (head) will not be all that hard. I mention this because if you&#39;ve got a lot of stuff going on in your life and you are distracted, you may have the semi-hardon that you describe.

    2) MANY, medications fuck with arousal. I take Propecia for hair loss, and that can cause erectile disfunction (keep in mind that disfunction doesn&#39;t necessarily mean a complete loss of erection, but can mean a partial loss as well). SSRI-type anti depressants are notorious for this. If you are on meds that you can safely take a break from, ask your doctor if you can come off them, and how long you should wait for the meds to clear out of your bloodstream and then see if the problem goes away.

    3) If you haven&#39;t had a complete physical in a while, not a bad idea to go ahead and do that. Tell your doc what&#39;s going on and see what he/she has to say. PLEASE don&#39;t waste time being embarassed. Doctors are sexual beings too, and they understand the importance of sex in the life of human beings. If your doctor doesn&#39;t take it seriously find another. Remember, if this is on your mind, it should be on theirs.
     
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