I was wondering…
Can we all just agree that erections are normal?
It’s been brought to my attention that some people worry about getting hard-ons. Or more specifically some people worry about getting hard-ons at “inappropriate” times or in “inappropriate” spaces. My understanding is that the idea that there is a time and place for boners stems from shaming messages/experiences that often occur during childhood and/or puberty.
Let’s stop doing that.
I don’t have a penis, but I am a long-time fan. I read penis-books, I watch penis-films and I very much enjoy the company of the penis. I’ve learned a few things about the phallic appendage, including the following:
Sometimes penises are hard.
Hard-ons are often (but not always) a spontaneous physical response to sexual stimuli. They happen all around us, every day. They happen in response to visual, aural, nasal, tactile and mental stimuli. Erections ride the bus. They stand in line at the grocery store. They happen in our schools, at the office, in our homes and at fine, five-star holiday resorts. They happen in every country, to people of every race, colour and creed.
Somewhere, someone is having an erection right now.
Sexual arousal is an essential human drive and one that we have limited control over. When we get turned on parts of our bodies may spontaneously dialate, lubricate, accelerate, flush, contract and/or become tumescent with blood.
(Which reminds me, can we also agree that nipple hard-ons are also normal?)
Wood happens. There’s no right or wrong time for it – any time is bonert time. It’s not an insult, nor a compliment, nor commentary or any kind. It’s not a pet that can be trained to stand up or lie down on command. It’s just a penis doing one of the many things that penises are meant to do.
So from now on, no more shaming over random trouser (skirt or dress) tents, okay? If the owner of the penis consents, you may choose to pet the erection. Otherwise, I propose giving the erector in question a little space to adjust themselves and go about their lives, while we go about ours.
All those in favour, say “Aye”!