Men are sexually aroused by all or some of the following - sight, thought, or touch. During the process, the brain sends signals that relax the smooth muscles around the arteries that supply blood to the spongy and cavernous bodies, these are spongy tissues in a man’s penis that fill with blood during erections. As the blood continue to flow in, the veins draining the bodies can’t sustain it, resulting in swelling. When the swelling reaches the limit of the penile skin, the penis becomes hard. The push done by the spongy and cavernous bodies against the skin partially closes the veins, helping to maintain the erection. Erection continues until there are no any signals sent by the brain to continue it, but erections are not consistent; waking and waning are normal, even during intercourse. Do you know that male erections occur at almost all throughout life? It happens even before birth and until a healthy man reaches the age of 90. Nocturnal erections happen during a dream, and it occurs regardless of what the dream is about, unless fo course if the man has physical problems. Being said, nocturnal erections is the easiest way to determine if impotence is physical or emotional in nature. If you have problems with erections and you are consulting your doctor about it, he may asssess you by asking if you have nocturnal erections or not. The so called “morning erection” is the result of being wakened during, or just after a dream, and this erection can take a very long time. Men do not have absolute control on the length and degree of their erections. In adolesence, the young man is often embarrassed by erection if it occurs in public settings, but he gradually becomes able to suppress erections when the stimulation is not great. In the same manner, a man cannot “command” an erection, but of course, having sexual thoughts can cause erection. During prolonged foreplay a man’s erection does subside; this is normal, and is not a sign of lessening interest. One thing for sure, erections is can be determined by the genreal state of health as well as exhaustion. When a man is very tired, he may be able to have only an insufficient erection, but still be able to climax. Erection is lost in two stages: the initial stage occurs in a very short time, but usually leaves the penis firm enough to go on with the intercourse. The second stage is somewhat slower and can be affected by a lot of things which includes age, and arousal level before climax, with higher (or longer) pre-climax arousal generally results to a prolonged erection.] For more information about erectile dysfunction, visit www.erectiledysfunctionfree.com.
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