Understanding the physiological process of getting an erection can help you look at ED in a whole new light. Your penis has two chambers inside it called the corpora cavernosa. These chambers extend from the head of your penis deep into the pelvis. The insides of these chambers are made of spongy tissue and have the ability to gain blood volume and grow in size. This provides the blood flow needed to keep your tissue healthy. Figure 1. The magic happens when you become aroused.
Just because vaginas get gynecologists and annual exams and all that jazz doesn't mean you can just forget about your penis health. In fact, there are a lot of problems that can arise if you don't look after your penis properly. So to find out more about how to keep your penis as healthy as possible, BuzzFeed Health spoke with two board-certified urologists: Dr.
The term erection is most often used to refer to an erection of the penis. 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. In a healthy male, an erection will usually occur if the man is sexually aroused made sexually excited or stimulated.