How long can a man remain erect on the average?

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Men may expect to have between 10 and 20 erections each day on average. You may experience sexual desire, sleep deprivation, or a general state of alertness without any apparent cause.

When do erections occur and how long do they last? I have no conclusive response to this question.

In addition to health, age, and food, the type of sexual activity and the type of erection (did you know there were various kinds?) affect the length and hardness of an erection.

A heart-healthy diet and cardiovascular activity can help improve blood flow to your penis, allowing erections to last longer.

An erection normally lasts for around 20 minutes. Answer: It depends, as one could expect!

When an erection should end isn’t predetermined. If you’re doing it alone or with a partner, your erection should stay as long as it’s enjoyable to have it there. Sexually stimulated, your erection should disappear.

During sexual activity, the average erection lasts for 5.4 minutes, according to a 2005 study of 500 couples. It’s important to note that typical erections can last anywhere from a few minutes to several hours (or healthy).

What determines how long your erection will last is determined by a variety of factors.

  • Your age;
  • Your health;
  • Your diet;
  • The frequency and type of sexual activity;
  • And the type of erection.

Erections come in many different forms.

As you’re probably well aware, not all erections come from being sexually aroused.

“Morning wood” is one example of nocturnal erections. Involuntary erections that last up to 25 minutes might occur 3-5 times every night without warning.

The cause of these night-time erections isn’t completely understood, but most experts agree that they’re an indication that your equipment is in full working order.

Masturbation erections, meanwhile, tend to differ in terms of time and “hardness” when compared to those achieved during sexual intercourse.



And, as with most of our biological functions, age has its part to play too. The average duration of an erection decreases as we get older, with men under 30 lasting around two minutes longer than men over 50.

Can you prolong the duration of an erection?

Many of the studies undertaken to record average erection times tend to start the clock at the point of vaginal penetration and stop at the point of male orgasm, after which point the penis returns to a flaccid state. So, it’s a good idea to take these numbers with a pinch of salt.

Foreplay is the simplest technique to prolong an erection. So that your erection may achieve its maximum potential, you should wait until after this time period.

Beyond that, a healthy lifestyle and diet can also contribute to the quality and duration of your erections. Improving the blood flow to your penis first comes from having a healthy heart. Concentrating on cardiovascular wellbeing by exercising, losing weight, and eating the right things can ultimately enhance your erections. 

What About Medication?

If you suffer from erectile dysfunction, approved ED drugs including Viagra, Sildenafil, and Tadalafil can facilitate improved blood flow to the penis, helping you get and maintain an erection.

However, what they don’t do is give you an erection automatically or for a long time. This means that men who don’t have ED should not take Viagra recreationally. Doing so can negatively impact your sexual abilities, as well as your mental and physical health.

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