Sustained Erection »

… such as exercising – a brisk walk may be enough to resolve the problem. Otherwise a cold compress such as a wet towel, or an ice bag (even a bag of frozen produce from the fridge) held against the erection may work.

If these simple measures don’t work then medical attention should be sought to prevent permanent damage and the subsequent impairment or loss of ability to achieve further erections. Emergency action is recommended if the erection lasts beyond 3 to 4 hours. If this …