Thanks for your question. Most guys have had an erection at an awkward time. This is normal, and can happen even when you are not thinking about anything sexual. Here … read more
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My foreskin still covers the head of the penis even when erect, I can pull it back all the way without any pain. Is this normal? Should the head stay covered when erect?
Thanks for your question. Many people wonder about their foreskin and erections. First, it is a good sign that you can pull back your foreskin without any pain when your … read more
The tip of my penis gets a sharp pain in the glans when the tip gets blood pumped to it. I’m scared to ask my parents. Also a vein it the area of pain is enlarged but not hard I only see it when erect please tell me what it is!
Thanks for your question. When the penis becomes erect it gets increased blood flow, which then leads to an increase in its size. Since there’s more blood flow it’s normal … read more
Whenever I get an erection, my penis is facing the direction of my belly button. When I try to move it forward, there’s tension and a little discomfort. Is this normal or how can I fix it?
Thanks for your question. When tissue inside the penis fills with blood it causes an erection. The penis becomes hard and increases in size. Different people describe this feeling differently, … read more
I recently started dating a new girl and can’t get hard whenever we want to have sex. I’ve always watched porn on and off and used nicotine throughout other relationships and have never had a problem with sex. Lately I’ve been very stressed.
Thanks for your question. To get an erection, lots of things need to work together: Good blood flow to your penis Good nerve signaling to your penis Normal hormone balance … read more
I’m 15 turning 16, and when I have an erection my foreskin doesn’t go back. Is this a problem or will it go away when I’m older?
Congrats on wanting to make sure you’re healthy. This is a common question. Sometimes your foreskin can go back (or retract) on its own when you have an erection. If … read more
I can’t seem to get an erection, is that normal?
Congrats on wanting to make sure your body is healthy. To get an erection, lots of things need to work together: Good blood flow to your penis Good nerve signaling … read more
I have a hard time maintaining an erection when I try to put on a condom, otherwise there’s no problem. The second I try to put one on, my penis becomes soft. What can I do?
Thanks for your question and congratulations for using condoms to prevent sexually transmitted infections and pregnancy! Some guys who have difficulty maintaining an erection with condom use may give up … read more
When I sit down for a long time, (ex. long road trips, sitting for exams, long classes) I get a short erection that goes away after a few minutes. But it’s very distracting every time it happens and kind of embarrassing. Is there a tip to prevent them or reduce the frequency?
Having unexpected erections, especially during puberty, is totally normal. They usually happen when a guy thinks about something sexual but they can happen for any other reason too. Unexpected erections … read more
I am a virgin but I really want to have sex with my girlfriend. I am able to become hard when I watch porn, masturbate or think of my girlfriend in a sexual way, but when she is there in person, it’s like my body won’t work. Please help.
Having trouble getting or keeping an erection is a common concern among guys and is sometimes referred to as “performance anxiety,” which reinforces the notion that sex is like the … read more