Priapism: No, A 14-Hour Erection Is Not A Good Thing.

Getting it up and keeping it up is not a problem, right?  RIGHT!  Well, no, it is an issue for some of us.  Pumps, pills, vacuums, herbs … there are so many things out there to help us get it up and stay up.  What happens when it gets up and doesn't come down?  What do we do then?


John* had an erection that hurt worse than anything he could recall in his life—and it just wouldn’t go away. 

So he popped some Tylenol to fight the pain while he waited for his erection to go away.

And he waited…and waited.

Seven hours later, the throbbing in his mid-shaft was only getting worse—and his erection still remained. Still, he figured the erection and the pain would eventually go away on their own.
But after 7 more hours, panicked by the severity of the pain—and the persistence of the erection—he headed to the emergency room.

There, doctors diagnosed him with priapism, the official term for a prolonged erection that lasts longer than 4 hours.

And while it may sound like a punch line, John’s 14-hour experience with priapism confirms that it’s no joke.

In fact, priapism can cause serious damage to your penis if it’s not treated properly.  –

Fourteen hours?  With the normal work week being 40 hours, imagine over a 1/3 of your work week with an erection.  No guys, that is not a blessing.  Do you want to know more or is this topic making you uncomfortable?  Well, if you want to know the hows, the whys, and the whats, head over to where they will elaborate on the following questions.

How common is priapism?

Why do you get a prolonged erection?

How do ED drugs increase your risk of a prolonged erection?

What else can raise your risk of priapism?

How can a prolonged erection hurt your penis?

What should you do if you experience a prolonged erection?  –


Have you had an experience with priapism? 

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What do you think?