The Boys' Growing Up in the Lord

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I get erections all the time. It's gotten so bad in the morning sometimes I can't even use the toilet. If I'm concentrating on something else it doesn't happen, but it seems like it happens all the time. I worry about getting caught.


Well, you're definitely in stage 2 now. Spontaneous erections are one of the primary characteristics of this stage. Your body has a new capability and your brain is eager to try it out. So it pulls the switch at the least provocation -- "Now?" To which you respond, "NO! Not now!" It will eventually calm down, but it will take a year or more. Even afterwards, you still will get erections at seemingly the worse times.

For the most part is it worse for you because you feel them, most people don't notice mostly because your penis hasn't grown that large yet. The bulge is there but not as much as it will eventually get, but by that time the spontaneous erections will have calmed down.

What you can do is try to point your penis upwards so that the erections don't stick out. A hand in the pocket can sometimes be used to discretely redirect the erect penis into a less noticeable position, or holding books in front of you, or wearing a loose shirt that hangs down a bit.

Morning erections will be a fact of life from here on out. In fact, if they disappear when you are older, say for a month or more, it can be an early warning sign of heart problems. When you get up, you'll just have to wait for the erection to ease off, which might be hard if your bladder is really full. When you have a full erection, you can't urinate anyway. The male body has a muscular "switch." You are either in "normal" mode, where you can pee, or you are in "aroused" mode, where you could ejaculate, but you can't do both at once.

Also, don't try to force your penis to point down when you have a full erection going. It is rare, but it is possible to damage the penis by forcing it into a direction it doesn't want to go. It is better to just wait the erection out.