Men - do you remember being at school when you first started going through puberty? When you would find yourself randomly developing huge erections out of the blue and then get very embarrassed when the teacher told you to stand up for talking (I... really don't want to Miss... ).
Well while for many of us those days are over, there are still those among us who have this problem regularly - who struggle with erections that pop up unannounced and at times we don't want them. Perhaps it's to do with being easily aroused and it pops up whenever you're around your friend's girlfriend and she starts blowing bubble gum, or perhaps it's seemingly random and can crop up any time - during an interview, while giving a speech, on a date, at a funeral... It's easy to see why either scenario might be a problem.
Why Does it Happen?
The first thing to recognize is that this is nothing to be ashamed of, and in fact it is in some ways something that you can be proud of. If you have a lot of erections at unusual times then this just means that you have good circulation (your erection is caused by blood rushing to your penis), that you have high testosterone (which as a man is a good thing) and that you're still youthful. It's certainly preferable to have too many erections compared to not enough. It's also important to point out that this is not unusual and while some people certainly experience this more than others, almost every guy has at some point or other struggled with an unwanted erection.
How to Get Rid of Your Unwanted Erection
Getting rid of an unwanted erection is the tricky part, but if you can master this then you will be able to avoid awkwardness - as well as getting too horny when it's inappropriate and there's nothing you can do about it. Here we will look at a list of solutions to get rid of an unwanted erection, or just to hide it.
Killing the Erection
Think of Your Best Friend Naked
It's a horrible thought, and the idea is that will very quickly kill your erection. This may not work if your best friend is female... try to stick to the male variety.
Of course thinking of your best mate when there's a really hot chick in a short skirt bending over to pick up a pen right in front of you might be a bit tricky and require super-human willpower and concentration. If you struggle to do this then, try instead distracting yourself with something else that will take more concentration. For instance try reading something in the room such as a poster or something on your phone, or attempt to solve some kind of maths problem in your head. This will hold your attention long enough to kill the erection - a lot of it is in your head.
If you're at home then a cold shower can help. However if you're not at home then asking for a cold shower might be considered strange. Another option then is to cool your penis off another way. If you have a can of coke then subtly press this against your jeans and you should find your excitement quickly wears off.
Pinching yourself can also help a lot and many men use this method when they are having sex as a way to try and delay their orgasm. It works by focusing your mind on the pain rather than the arousing stimuli.
If you can excuse yourself a moment to the toilet, then try gently bending your erection in half and holding it there. This way you can soften it up until the erection goes. You probably use this technique already when going to the toilet in the morning or after sex, so try using it discretely when you're embarrassed too.
Hiding the Erection
Often the easiest way to hide an erection is simply to sit down. This is a normal behavior and will hide your excitement in the creases of your trousers.
Wear Long Tops
If you have this problem a lot then it's advisable to think ahead and to wear things that can help cover you up. A long shirt or a long coat can achieve this by dangling in the way of your erection so that no one can see past it. Neo could have had an erection all the way through the Matrix trilogy and no one would have known.
Tie a Jumper
One of the best and most effective methods is to simply tie a jumper around your waist and to make sure it covers your crotch region.
Tuck it Up
You can also tuck your erection up into your jeans by just standing it upright so it's flat against your stomach. If it's more of a semi you may be able to pin it down against your leg. Either way this will make it much flatter against your body so it doesn't protrude so much. Just make sure there's not a tip sticking out the top of your jeans - now that is embarrassment.
Hand in the Pocket
Another way to do this effectively is to put your hand in your pocket and to push it forward slightly. This then makes brings your jeans to the same height as the area where your erection is meaning it won't stand out. It can though look a little unusual that you have your hand in your pocket at all.
Most of all though, it is important to just act natural as far as possible. What you have to remember is that in most cases no one is going to be looking at your crotch - if they are then it's them who is unusual and should be embarrassed. Shifting around will only draw attention to it, so if you can't hide it then just act like it's not there. Engage them with your conversation and hopefully they won't be looking at your crotch.
Originating at www.healthguidance.org