Below are common health related questions that Jenn, Shafia and HIPE receive, we wanted to provide a space for easily accessible answers. If you have a question, click the box above to ask!
Usually it doesn’t hurt to get an erection. It can be uncomfortable to have an erection if their penis is restricted (for example in clothing), but it usually doesn’t hurt.
Perhaps you’re wondering about “blue balls.” Blue balls refers to a situation when somebody is sexually aroused and then doesn’t have an orgasm-all the blood rushes to the genitals-thus the term blue balls. While this situation can be uncomfortable, it’s not dangerous and the feeling will go away shortly. People with vaginas can also feel the same discomfort in their vulva is they’re aroused and then don’t have an orgasm.
The feeling can be relieved by masturbation.