Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest

Kinkly's turning 10 and you're invited to the party!

Sign me up!

Priapism

Updated: FEBRUARY 2, 2016

Priapism is a painful medical condition where the penis remains erect for a prolonged period of time without being stimulated. The blood that enters the penis to cause the erection doesn't leave it and return to the body. It is considered a medical emergency that, without prompt treatment could cause permanent damage to the penile tissue. It could possibly leave it incapable of achieving or maintaining an orgasm.

Advertisement
Advertisement

More About Priapism

Advertisements for erectile dysfunction medications often advise seeking medical treatment for "erections lasting longer than 4 hours." However, there is some controversy as to what length of time is actually considered dangerous for priapism. Technically, the criteria for priapism dictate that an erection last over 6 hours.

The condition is named for the Greek fertility god Priapus who is typically depicted with a large erection.

Advertisement
Have Better Sex!

Join thousands of Kinkly Insiders who are already receiving hot new sex related articles, goodies, exclusive deals and get 10% OFF Kinkly Shop!

Advertisement

Latest Sex Positions

View More Positions More Icon
In The Kinkly Shop