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How long does an erection last?

by Alivia Nyhan
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Everything that has to do with sexuality causes many taboos, fears and traumas, too often unfounded. It is very difficult to know what normality is and if what happens in our bodies is something usual or is beyond the norm, all we know is because they have told us and it is already known that, in these aspects, people tend to lie to pretend.

If you are a man and you are not sure if your erections are too short or long, or if you are a woman and you do not know if your partner’s erections are within normality, we are going to answer you.

At FastlyHealwe have proposed to solve some of these doubts that may arise and an example of this is this article so that you know how long an erection lasts .

How an erection occurs

First of all, it is necessary to understand how an erection occurs and what are the changes that occur in the body for it to be possible. The hardening and enlargement of the penis are the result of a joint work between hormones, blood vessels, muscles and nerves after a sexual stimulus, whether at the auditory, visual, tactile level or simply by mental stimulation.

When your brain processes this stimulus, it sends signals through the nerves in which it tells the muscles of the penis to relax so that blood can flow through them , which is why it is called the spongy tissue of the penis or the muscle. cavernous. When the blood enters, the veins close so that it does not come out again, so, by accumulation, it becomes larger and harder, in a process similar to when a balloon is filled with water.

When the stimulation ends , if sex has been practiced it will be after ejaculating, the veins of the penis reopen to give way to the blood, which returns to the body, leaving the penis muscles again in a flaccid state. But how long does this process take? How long should it last? We will explain it to you below.

How long an erection lasts

In sexual matters we do not have the average very well defined, therefore we cannot know what is common and what is strange, in this way it is common to think that our erections last little -or too long- or that your partner ends up too quickly in bed .

First of all, one thing must be clarified, the erection ends when eyraculation occurs and the penis enters the refractory period, this is a time of rest before it can re-erect. Many people believe that their erections are short-lived when the point is that they ejaculate too quickly. Premature ejaculation causes the erection time to be shorter, but does not presuppose any erectile dysfunction.

How long an erection lasts

The average duration of an erection during sexual intercourse is around 14 minutes , within these 14 minutes the preliminaries are also included, penetration generally lasts between 8 and 10 minutes. But as we have said before, this duration has little or nothing to do with erection, but rather with ejaculation. A man can maintain an erection for 30 to 45 minutes if he does not ejaculate first , something that occurs every night in what is called nocturnal penile tumescence, popularly known as morning erection .

We can only speak of erectile dysfunction when erections do not last long enough to be able to maintain a satisfactory sexual relationship or when the erection does not occur. That is to say, when your penis decays before having been able to ejaculate or does not get to erect despite having been sexually stimulated.

How much time is too little and how much is too much

How long is little

As you have just seen, it will be necessary to distinguish if the erection ends due to ejaculation or if it does so due to another cause. About 30% of men believe they suffer from premature ejaculation, but the reason for this is that they are not clear how long it should last. To be able to consider that an ejaculation is premature, the man must reach the climax within 2 minutes of having initiated the penetration and many do it even before consuming it.

On the other hand, the erection is short-lived when it disappears before reaching orgasm . In this case we would be talking about an erectile dysfunction problem that, if it lasts over time, would require medical treatment to clarify whether it has a physical or psychological cause. These erection losses, which are popularly known as triggers , usually have a psychological origin, caused by stress, the desire to please and nervousness.

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How long is too much

When an erection exceeds 4 hours in duration and even earlier, the man begins to experience some pain. Although most of these cases occur when taking pills designed to stimulate erections, there is a disease called priapism , as a result of which the penis is unable to return to its flaccid state. If not treated in time, priapism can cause chronic erectile dysfunction, either total or partial.

However, in terms of sex, it is best to leave out the averages and averages, therefore, as long as the erection does not produce pain and both members of the couple feel comfortable and at ease, it should not be more or less durable. matter of concern.

This article is merely informative, at FastlyHeal .com we do not have the power to prescribe medical treatments or make any type of diagnosis. We invite you to see a doctor in the case of presenting any type of condition or discomfort.

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