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How do you stop a boner?

How do you stop a boner?

Learn to hide it: You're eighteen years old and you can't put sexual thoughts out of your mind or always avoid getting excited. Learn to keep others from noticing. Briefs are better because you can keep it in the center pointed up. Put your hands in your pocket. Pull down on the hoodie. Stand crooked. It's part of the adventure -- and even fun -- of your new body. Best wishes. ...Read more

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An erection refers to the stiff or erect penis. An erection that is " normal" means that it is ...Read more


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Is it bad if you can't get a boner?

Is it bad if you can't get a boner?

Language: The inability to get or maintain an erection is usually something to do with your mind and not your body. It is not normal. Please go see your physician about this. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get boners so hard it hurts a little bit?

Is it normal to get boners so hard it hurts a little bit?

Yes: Enjoy being young. You might want to talk with a few sensible adults about your changing body -- maybe even dad. ...Read more

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Ever since I was like 12 I get spontaneous boners, every day since then, do they ever stop?

Ever since I was like 12 I get spontaneous boners, every day since then, do they ever stop?

All guys do: This gets less when you're maybe in your 30's, but you can expect this for the rest of your healthy life. You might talk with a few older guys -- maybe even dad knows more than you think. Embrace your masculinity and challenge yourself to love wisely and responsibly when the time comes. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I will soon turn 20 and I still have a problem with unwanted boners. Is there anything I can do?

I will soon turn 20 and I still have a problem with unwanted boners. Is there anything I can do?

That's normal: This will happen at your age even if you have daily ejaculations. Do what you can so that it's not obvious, go about your business, and enjoy being young. Understand it as a promise of the possibility of being a good husband and a good father as life becomes more complicated and demanding. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How to keep self control when getting a boner in public?

How to keep self control when getting a boner in public?

Inopportune Erection: I do not see the question in this statement. But yes, these situations do arise on occasion. There will be less of this as you grow older. But, there is no medicine or other health options to prevent this situation. A man just learns to cover it up, ignore it or wear loose clothing.....? ...Read more

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How come some guys still have boners after sex, but others don't?

Individual variation: Detumescence (penis going soft after an erection) is very variable. Some unfortunate men experience going soft during sex & before climax, so called erectile dysfunction. Having persistent erection, for a short time, after sex is ok. Prolonged erections, >4 hours is considered priapism & a semi emergency which should be treated promptly. ...Read more

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How typical is it to get boners during nonsexual kisses at age 21?

How typical is it to get boners during nonsexual kisses at age 21?

Yes: Every guy has a variety of non-sexual things that get him all excited physically. Generally, they are things that appeal to him as being good and uplifting. Seeing your team make a touchdown, singing the national anthem, seeing a military parade, the great moment in a religious service, or simply the love of someone who's precious but you know is not a possible partner. Embrace being male. ...Read more

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I lost early morning BONER and suffering From ED. N I m just 23 yrs old how to treat it?

I lost early morning BONER and suffering From ED. N I m just 23 yrs old how to treat it?

Your doctor can: Measure your hormone levels and test your blood flow in that area. Psychological causes do not normally interfere with morning erections but physical ones can. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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It's been a week and I can't get an erection. I wake up with semi-boners but that's it, what's wrong?

Erection problems: May be due to psychological or physical problems, sometimes both. Erection problems may indicate physical issues such as sugar diabetes or inadeqate circulation. You should see you doctor for diagnosis. ...Read more

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I go soft when we try to do a new position. What is the reason why I can't get a boner like any other normal guy?

Don't know: It's not normal. See a urologist for a full evaluation. Changing positions may mean change in blood flow to penis. Tough to say without examining you where your blood flow issue is coming from. ...Read more

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Why morning boner occurs?? and why it goea away after urination??

Why morning boner occurs?? and why it goea away after urination??

Full bladder and NO: A full bladder causes some pressure on the prostate and helps produce a modest level of nitric oxide, the potent Vasodilator in the body which helps with erection. When you void, it all goes away. ...Read more

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The first two times I was checked for a hernia I got a boner. Is that ok?

Yes: Do not be embarrassed, erections during examination are not uncommon, individuals respond differently to a variety of stimuli. Healthcare providers are accustomed to these physiologic variations in response - you can minimize this response by focusing on something else during the exam. ...Read more

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What to do if I keep getting boners and precumming in my speedo. How can I prevent this?

What to do if I keep getting boners and precumming in my speedo. How can I prevent this?

Won't always work: All competitive male swimmers know about this. Looser speedos may help but may slow you down in the water. Speedos are designed so you can keep the contents of your front pouch at an angle, under control and less visible. And even if you do get all excited at a swim meet, nobody's going to care as long as you don't actively try to draw attention to this. ...Read more

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Is it normal to be horny almost all the time? I'm a dude btw. Get awkward boners for no reason. Why?

Is it normal to be horny almost all the time? I'm a dude btw. Get awkward boners for no reason. Why?

Libido: Libido or sexual desire id a function of testosterone,
seems like you have could levels of it and also to be able to get good erections means you are in good health as long as you don't impulsively have unprotected sex etc and its not a symptom of medical, drug or psychiatric condtion. ...Read more

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Why do I wakeup with a boner (my penis erect)?

Normal: Morning erection is a physiologic. All men without physiological erectile dysfunction experience this phenomenon, usually three to five times during the night. It typically happens during rem sleep.
The cause is unkown. Full bladder might cause a reflex erection during sleeping. ...Read more

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How do I find what's the easiest way to get rid of a boner/erection?

How do I find what's the easiest way to get rid of a boner/erection?

Hide it: Getting unwanted and embarrassing erections is part of the challenge (and perhaps even the excitement) of being a young man. You can't reliably make them vanish. You must learn to conceal them. Briefs make it easier than boxers as they hold it upward-center. Put your hand in your pocket. Pull down your hoodie. Whatever works. Enjoy being young. ...Read more

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What the reason that I can't get a boner and why does one of my balls hurt?

Not enough info: Please. To make a guess is one thing. But if you want accurate information there has to be more to the story. It is extremely unusual for a teenager to have this problem. It is not normal in any way! ...Read more

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Is it possible for boners irritate your penis by scratching it with your pants?

Is it possible for boners irritate your penis by scratching it with your pants?

Not if you: Wear underwear or don't have your pants laundered with toxic levels of starch. The penis is actually very resilient. That's how it survives all the abuse some penises receive during their lifetime an live to tell about it. ...Read more

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What to do if I cannot sleep because I get super boners in the middle of the night and early morning?

What to do if I cannot sleep because I get super boners in the middle of the night and early morning?

"Morning wood": You should try to have an ejaculation before you go to sleep, by whatever means. Some men try for whatever reason to go without maturbating, and this will soon make even sleep impossible. Or try to avoid erotic imagery before you go to sleep. Talk with some sensible (not superstitious) friends are the realities of your sexuality. You owe it to yourself ; others to be rested. Do what you must. ...Read more

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Every time I have a boner and about to have sex clear substance comes out that's all no pain or anything else?

Pre-cum: 'clear sustance' is likely pre-cum from your cowpers gland. Not uncommon in teen-agers, i.e. For a few years after puberty ; usually settles down with time. May contain sperm ; hence need for condom protection if ; when you are sexually active. So please don't worry about it. ...Read more

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Is there a product that can keep a men's boner while having sex with he's girlfriend? If not what can stimulate it?

Men and their Penis: No. The first rule about sex is that if you are not sexually stimulated then you may have to look elsewhere. Second, the more one worries about their erection the less likely they are to maintain or achieve an erection. You may want to discuss your real feelings in private with your family doctor. You are way too young for this to be a physical problem. ...Read more

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Ok I need to know how to make my penis smaller, I'm 16 and I'm about 2/1 inches *soft and when I got a boner it's about 6 inches, is there a solution?

Learn to accept: What you have. Most guys who write into this site desire a larger penis. Clipping off bits of your penis isn't a good solution. Take care. ...Read more

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Cannot get a erection when I pull my foreskin behind the glans and it hurts when I start to have a boner?

Cannot get a erection when I pull my foreskin behind the glans and it hurts when I start to have a boner?

Depends on details: If a guy can get an erection with the foreskin covering the glans, he can get an erection with the foreskin pulled back behind the glans. If he is new to having erections with the skin pulled back, then parts of the foreskin and the frenulum (the piece at the bottom of the glans) may still be tight and may hurt during an erection (but shouldn't hurt anymore after 10-20 erections of good duration). ...Read more

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I gave my boyfriend a blow job and he started bleed on the part just below the tip but just above the shaft now hurts when he gets a boner?

Abrasion: This is common and is usually an injury caused by aggressive activity or teeth. This should heal easily without any medical attention. If the abrasion appears infected he will need to be seen by his physician. ...Read more