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I was just wondering...and I know it varies from person to person with different people, but normally, how much stimulation do you need to get an erection? Would a hug do it for you or more?


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It depends if i was attracted to the woman or not. It varies for me, i can be watching tv an one'll pop up, while other times it takes a little phycical contact to help it up.

Also it depends what kind of mood im in, the time off the day, etc.

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Depends on age and sexual experience. Not to mention "horniness".

Used to be I'd get one if I was snuggled up to a girl on the couch.

Now, it takes a lot more.

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My life partner often gets erections just when we're cuddled up on the couch, or from backrubs and things like that, without thinking about it or even necessarily thinking about sex. Any kind of affectionate physical contact is likely to do it.

On the other hand, one of my recent lovers was the type who just basically didn't get an erection until he decided it was Time To Get An Erection. Kind of unusual, but once he decided it was time to get a hard-on, he'd just kind of get one somehow, apparently through sheer mental effort, no actual hands-on stimulation needed in general.

Just goes to show you that it really does run the gamut and it really does vary from person to person!

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let's take refractory period into account here.

it always takes my boyfriend a little more to get it up after we've done (and completed) the deed. it's diminishing returns.

but the first time around, it could be as simple as watching a racy scene in a movie with me, or it might take some heavy-duty foreplay (post-refractory period).

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sometimes it could take a little or a lot. I know for me if i see a girls cleavage ill get one if im in the right mood, or even if i just look at a semi-attractive girl. but i think it really depends on the mood.
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dude... I think this is a really interesting post, though.
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it depends. if its my first time meeting them and they are attractive, a hug may get me a half chub but i wont be busting my pants. but in the bedroom, sometimes it gets a LOT to get me fully up and going..
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