Please note that, in addressing this topic, this page uses direct language relating to sex and genitals, as well as a detailed anatomical diagram.Much of our body – our senses and nerve endings – is basically designed to respond to stimulation, particularly to touch or pressure.
In the same way, developing an erection, or ejaculating, during sexual assault does not say anything at all about one’s sexual preferences or identity.The prostate gland is also involved in male arousal.Many people have heard about the prostate from education campaigns about prostate cancer.This page deals with the issue of male sexual assault and arousal.In it we will try to address some of the questions relating to physiological arousal and sexuality that men report struggling with.People who sexually abuse boys and men often use their knowledge about male bodies to deliberately cause an erection and/or ejaculate to occur.
They do this because they know it is extremely confusing and embarrassing.
Finding someone that you trust to talk to about this can be a step towards reducing this sense of shame.
We normally think of erections and ejaculation as signs of ‘good’ arousal, and a pleasurable experience.
In fact, teenage boys especially can be extremely sensitive to touch on the body, not just around the areas we usually associate with sexual arousal.
Having said that, obviously the genitals (meaning the penis and testicles) can be very sensitive, and so can the area around the anus.
Physiological sensations are closely connected to our emotional and thought processes.