Today, erect penises do not often appear in artworks or movies because many people think that showing a man's penis when it is erect is obscene (not decent).
Men with larger penises are often thought to be more handsome, manly and powerful.
It is widely believed that a man's penis needs to be erect in order for him to take part in sexual intercourse and penetrate his partner's vagina and to ejaculate semen, but all are possible without an erection. Tissues in the penis called the corpus spongiosum penis and corpora cavernosa penis fill with blood, causing the penis to become longer, thicker, harder and to stand upright.
Semen and urine pass along the urethra to get out of the body.Around the whole urethra is tissue called the corpus spongiosum penis (which is Latin for "body of the penis that is like a sponge"). Also inside the penis near its upper surface are two cylindrical tissues called the corpora cavernosa penis (Latin for "bodies of the penis that are like caves").In the past, the erect penis was also a symbol or sign of health and fertility (the ability to give life).Ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans believed in gods that had erect penises.The nipples of men and women can also become erect.
Women's nipples become erect when they are breastfeeding (giving milk to their babies from their breasts).
The penis usually needs to be at least mildly erect before the man can have an orgasm and ejaculate semen.
The scientific name for an erection is tumescence (which means "swelling").
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A lot of people also believe that men with bigger penises are better at making their partners feel good when they are having sex. Like a man's penis, a woman's clitoris can also become erect.