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How do you stop a erection?

Asked by Mrgelastic (508 points ) October 15th, 2009

So im doing a sex scene for class, and i really want it to be good, so my partner and i are taking extra rehearsal time.

sadly every time we practice i get a boner, and its with regular clothes. when we perform i have to srip down to my boxers, i can catch wood in front of my class

what do you do to stop your boners?

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eponymoushipster's avatar

think of your mother,naked, on a cold day.

Jude's avatar

Visualize Margaret Thatcher in a g-string.

PretentiousArtist's avatar

Wait wait wait
What?

dpworkin's avatar

Nurses do a finger-flick. Apparently pain and boners don’t work together that well (for some, anyway.)

You seem to need aragiV, to give you a soft-off.

eponymoushipster's avatar

spank if before each performance?

jbfletcherfan's avatar

@pdworkin LOLLLLLL,,,you come up with some of the damndest answers! You make me laugh. :D

syz's avatar

One of these

dpworkin's avatar

You’re laffin at me?

jrpowell's avatar

It will probably be like getting you parts looked at by a doctor. I just got my balls checked by a really attractive nurse and nothing happened. And she was sporting some major cleavage. Still nothing.

Sew the fly on your boxers shut first, masturbate, and don’t think about it. You could tape your cock to your leg if you want to get hardcore.

Capt_Bloth's avatar

I’m with @eponymoushipster spank it!

FiRE_MaN's avatar

Compression shorts, you can get them at any sporting goods store.

syz's avatar

@FiRE_MaN Nice answer.

XOIIO's avatar

Masturbate the morning before. I used to get boners in class a LOT, but it “drains” my sex drive enough fir the next day so that I font get one.

—I think you should let it happen fir the sake of realism—

hungryhungryhortence's avatar

This is serious now, I agree with @eponymoushipster because this is what guy’s I’ve know have done before doing out to dinner dates or when company will be coming over and they don’t want to be visibly aroused. Still, it’s a coin toss as to whether or not it’ll last more than an hour.

Capt_Bloth's avatar

@hungryhungryhortence I think we’re all serious.

markyy's avatar

I know they look ridiculous, couldn’t you get a protective cup (jock strap?). One that is really small, maybe made of elastic fabric instead of plastic? I know spanking it sounds like the best idea, but I think you guys are forgetting that he’s probably in high school and recovers within 5 minutes of that.

poofandmook's avatar

My guy can get hard within half an hour of a long, very pleasing sex session… I don’t see how masturbating is going to help.

deni's avatar

@johnpowell “tape your cock to your leg” i wish i could award 5000 lurve points for that. oh man.

patg7590's avatar

think of a reeeaaalllly fat person being stabbed full of needles.

forestGeek's avatar

Cut it off, that ought to do the trick…

…or if that’s not an option, maybe during the performance, being nervous might just take care of that problem by itself.

poofandmook's avatar

@ubersiren: You are mean.

deni's avatar

ugh.

ru2bz46's avatar

I assume this is an acting class (or is it sex ed?), so if you want a believable performance, let it fly!

filmfann's avatar

I am hoping this is a college class, and not middle school.

DrBill's avatar

Strong jock strap under you boxers.

SpatzieLover's avatar

@ubersiren I think you just broke my sexual desire for life :(

hungryhungryhortence's avatar

Oh, I forgot this one- pinch it hard.

markyy's avatar

The title of this question got edited from ‘boner’ to ‘erection’ (I’m guessing it was modded), yet that picture is perfectly fine lol

dpworkin's avatar

He doesn’t want to be caught “pinching” it on stage, any more than he wants to be caught having it on stage.

wundayatta's avatar

If he still gets a hard-on when everyone in class is staring at him, he should consider going into porn.

Shuttle128's avatar

@daloon Amen to that!

Mrgelastic's avatar

I appreciate the responses, i think i am going to go for the compression shorts, or tape. i am looking forward those lurve points if i do.

Jeruba's avatar

You are doing a sex scene in your undershorts for school? What kind of school is this? What grade level? Is this for real? And does the teacher know what you are planning?

wildpotato's avatar

@ubersiren Wow, those old dudes are really gettin it on. Good for them. What I’m curious about is how you found that picture… :oP

Shuttle128's avatar

It was a popular internet meme of the early oughts used to disturb unsuspecting internet users. Usually used in conjunction with Tubgirl and/or Goatse.

Zen's avatar

How do you stop a erection?

By carefully using the correct indefinite article “an”.

Shuttle128's avatar

Well it was edited from the phrase “How do you stop a boner?” So there is some excuse.

Zen's avatar

[Not mod} Stay on topic please @Shuttle128 ;-)

ABoyNamedBoobs03's avatar

if you have no other option… rub a little icy hot down there… trust me… any man who can maintain a stiffy under those conditions needs to go into the porno industry…

XOIIO's avatar

Icy hot?

SpatzieLover's avatar

@XOIIO Oooooh that could be “good” bad if he’s into S&M, tho…Horse liniment would be even worse

Zen's avatar

[Not mod] says: stay on this topic please. More about icy hot stuff…

XOIIO's avatar

AHAHAHAHAHA! I read what happens… LOL!

Shuttle128's avatar

Can’t remember where I heard the story….but suffice it to say it didn’t end nicely.

Darwin's avatar

Ice cubes.

Mrgelastic's avatar

Just to be clear this is a conservatory for acting, and they are expecting a lot from us freshmen, so if i were to use icy hot i dont think me screaming bloody mary would help

wundayatta's avatar

@Mrgelastic Do you really think you’ll get an erection when you’re in front of the class or any large audience? Look. Focus on your lines (I hope you have some). Remembering them will be hard enough. Stop worrying about an erection. Just the embarrassment of having people see you should be enough to keep it from happening.

Also, it is common for leading men and leading ladies to have a relationship off-stage. It’s hard to pretend those kinds of feelings unless you actually feel them. Especially if you use certain preparation techniques (I’m not sure of the name of the technique). The relationships usually do not survive the run of the play, but I don’t think it’s really a bad thing (unless you have a girlfriend).

If you express your feelings off-stage, it can maybe help you focus on your job on-stage. You won’t be worrying about making something happen, because it will have happened already. But even if you don’t have an off-stage relationship, I don’t think you need to worry.

Just curious, though. How did she react when this happened? Oh, never mind. I’m pretty sure I know.

patg7590's avatar

I put icy hot on it once, I was 4.
If I remember correctly, I ran around the house screaming in agony

dpworkin's avatar

don’t get dr.bronner’s mint soap on your balls, either

patg7590's avatar

@pdworkin or anything with peppermint oil. baaad news.

CMaz's avatar

“sadly every time we practice i get a boner,”

I am assuming this is a drama class?

If you are passionate about what you are trying to convey. That is part of it.
The hardest part of acting is to let go, completely. To become that person you are trying to portray.

It happens and it is normal, and fellow thespians should understand and see your acting ability more then your boner.

Now you know why Hollywood actors sometimes fall in love with their other partner in a movie.
The emotional intensity of the part they are playing, spills into/onto their real life.

It is funny, I have had projects where I needed two love interests. They click, they do a great job of dramatizing two people in love.
Then they go out after the shoot and hook up.

ubersiren's avatar

@wildpotato : Ha! I seriously thought that had made its way around the internet already. I didn’t think I’d be shocking anyone new. Sorry everyone! I thought it was an old joke, but apparently it hadn’t found its way to fluther yet. :/

jbfletcherfan's avatar

@pdworkin LOLLL. What a visual.

I remember a cartoon I saw once. It showed a woman running for the bathroom holding her crotch. The caption was “Oh my God! The Vicks.” I saw that YEARS ago & I can still see it in my mind. Too damn funny.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@patg7590 yeah because reaaaaaaaaaaaly fat people are just that disgusting rolls eyes

patg7590's avatar

@Simone_De_Beauvoir I think you missed the stabbed full of needles part.
also, I was not judging, simply giving advice from personal experience

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@patg7590 no I didn’t miss it…I just didn’t really want to know what you meant by that part

patg7590's avatar

@Simone_De_Beauvoir you think I stabbed them? No way! I’d never do that!
in this visual, the fat person was stabbed by someone else
I’m just the victim!
and I guess it’s a combination of needles and syringes anyway.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@patg7590 I never thought you stabbed them…but I did think you don’t like fat people…as you didn’t say people stabbed by needles…you said realllllly fat people stabbed by needles…I know this will be a tangent but here goes as this actually happened recently…I work with cancer patients and I was talking to a person who, as a result of all their surgeries and chemotherapy, gained 70 lbs and was now what is considered ‘fat’ in our society…and aside from their hair falling out and the exhaustion, this weight gain was a heartbreak to them because, as I learned in the course of our session, they used to be pretty anti-fat ‘back in the day’ and have learned that not everything in life is so simple and now they know how they made others feel with their comments…so you never know…

patg7590's avatar

@Simone_De_Beauvoir I agree that it is wrong to be insensitive towards fat people, However I was simply trying to answer the “How do you stop a boner” question as accurately and helpfully as possible. Thinking of a morbidly obese person stabbed full of needles stops me from getting an erection-every time.

peace

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@patg7590 so you agree it’s wrong to say such things but you say them anyway because this is ‘helpful’ in some situations…look, I understand you and you understand me, I got it…but just like everything in life isn’t simple, some things in life are…and one of those things is consistency…meaning that once you’re an ally to a group of people, an activist of sorts on their behalf, you don’t renege on your ideas just because something, like you losing your erection because you’ve been taught to be disgusted at fat, is a reality…and thank you for adding me to your fluther…I was surprised

Blondesjon's avatar

@Simone_De_Beauvoir . . .How is making a statement about being disgusted by fat any different than a statement about hating “stupid” people?

You are either being a hypocrite or arguing simply for argument’s sake.

patg7590's avatar

@Simone_De_Beauvoir you’re welcome, I look forward to Fluthering with you

I think, as a society, our attitudes towards being overweight are that it is a negative thing, not only for self esteem and positive self image, but for overall health. I’m not trying to hurt anyone’s feelings, I will try to be more sensitive.

As for advice on halting erections, how about this:

think of a person being stabbed full of needles

@Blondesjon fatg? that’s a low blow my friend…

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@Blondesjon and you, my friend, only come around once in a while to tell me, yet again, how you think I’m an awful person..and frankly it’s getting tiring…and proving my point about stupid people and your point about arguing for argument’s sake…which is what you’re doing…maybe next time think of contributing something of value that has to do with the actual question first before you seek my words out to condemn me..oh and also, my dear, I will make sure that from here on I never ever ever see you saying anything bad about fat or stupid people…how admirable

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@patg7590 I appreciate your discussion, thank you

Blondesjon's avatar

@Simone_De_Beauvoir . . .I say all kinds of things. I will more than likely say things about fat and stupid people in the future.

The difference is that when I say it, I own it for what it is and don’t try to justify or defend it in any way. It is what it is.

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Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@Blondesjon I understand what you’re saying…even if I still disagree with you…and I want to make it clear to you that I don’t hate anyone and was just using it as an expression…and to make it more clear to you…I don’t hate people of low iq or anyone actually considered by others ‘mentally retarded’...when I say stupid I mean ignorant and willfully ignorant at that..and that can mean anyone..black white stupid smart tall short gay straight…and it will always be like that for me…

Mrgelastic's avatar

UPDATE! I performed, and guess what?!?!? NO BONER!

poofandmook's avatar

Look, Ma! No boner!!

hungryhungryhortence's avatar

@Mrgelastic: pictures for you fluther buddies? This was some thread.

wundayatta's avatar

Congratulations! I’m glad it worked out for you.

ru2bz46's avatar

@Mrgelastic Did you tape, compress, or anything special. Did you just go for it and hope for the best?

Y’know, usually a guy doesn’t perform unless there IS a boner involved…

Mrgelastic's avatar

@ru2bz46 i put on like 5 pairs of boxers, and had no boner so lucky me :}

XOIIO's avatar

LOL nice!

Was she dissapointed? Or was it a he? eeeeeewwww

Mrgelastic's avatar

Not at all, it went weel the class loved the scene

ru2bz46's avatar

Congratulations @Mrgelastic on your lack of getting it up during sex. Lol!

CMaz's avatar

Tie a string to it. Then tie the other end to the front door.

Close door.

Darwin's avatar

Use a condom that was stored in the frizzer.

markyy's avatar

@Darwin I know it’s a reference to the frizzer thread, but it will probably work to keep a boner down as well. Isn’t it funny how two threads can work together to find one answer, GA!

UScitizen's avatar

Why not just let the erection fly, and be really proud of it. After a few trips, you will have a great opportunity to talk about your erection with your co-star. You might even get laid. Many reasonable women understand that it’s a compliment.

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