15+ Slang Words For Erection (And How To Use Them)

You can’t help but giggle or be embarrassed when you think or hear the word “erection.” It is often thought of as a dirty and vulgar word, but it is just in fact an extremely normal occurrence. It is even very important in biology and reproduction. To lessen the awkwardness and stigma regarding it, we have compiled a list of slang words for erection that you may find interesting. Children beware. 

Slang Words for Erection (in Alphabetical Order)

Blue Pill

Meaning:

  • (Noun) Possibly referencing The Matrix film or the color of Viagra, this slang term is used for any medication used to treat erectile dysfunction or improve erections
  • Example: My doctor recommended some blue pills because of my bedroom troubles. 

Boner

Meaning:

  • (Noun) One of the most common slang words for an erection.
  • Example: Medical professionals say that sustaining a boner for 3 hours straight may be a symptom of a medical condition and is something you should see a doctor for.

Brewer's Droop

Meaning:

  • (Noun) A slang term originating from the UK, it refers to the temporary erectile dysfunction induced by alcohol intoxication.
  • Example: Brewer’s drop is pretty common and could easily be solved by staying sober for 2-3 days. 

Bud

Meaning:

  • (Noun) An erect male sex organ. Comes from English-speaking Caribbean countries. 
  • Example: There is a spider in Australia that has a venom that can reportedly make you have a bud for days. 

Chub/Chubbie

Meaning:

  • (Noun) A partial or halfway erection. 
  • Example: It is normal for males to get chubbies in the morning. You don’t need to be embarrassed. 

Get It Up

Meaning:

  • (Verb) Getting an erection. 
  • Example: Males may find it hard to get it up after getting sick or tired. 

Hard-On

Meaning:

  • (Noun) Another street slang for an erect penis or male genitalia. 
  • Example: As you grow older, you will find it harder to get a hard-on even if you use medicinal herbs. 

Pitching A Tent

Meaning:

  • (Verb) Getting an erection while covered with bedroom sheets.
  • Example: My greatest fear is that someone will find me pitching a tent before I wake up. 

Pop A Chub

Meaning:

  • (Verb) This slang term references the “chub” slang. This is slang is similar to “get it up” and means to get an erection. 
  • Example: You can literally pop a chub without any sexual reason; that's just how the male body works sometimes.

Ramrod

Meaning:

  • (Noun) A ramrod is an old tool used to push the gunpowder inside a musket. The ramrod is a euphemistic slang for one’s erect manhood.
  • Example: Dancers and actor wear pants that would make their ramrod a little less obvious.

Sconge

Meaning:

  • (Noun) A more juvenile or vulgar slang for a partially erect penis, similar to “chub.”
  • Example: Sexually active men would be disappointed if they have problems producing a sconge. 

Stiffy

Meaning:

  • (Noun) References the stiffness of an erection, this is obsolete slang for an erection or erect male penis. Comes from Southern US and the UK.
  • Example: Surgery to extend one’s stiffy is available, but very risky. 

Tent Pole

Meaning:

  • (Noun) Since an erection under bedsheet covers seems like a tent, then the actual male genitalia is a “tent pole.”
  • Example: Tent poles before waking up are pretty usual for teenagers, as explained by doctors. 

Wood

Meaning:

  • (Noun) Probably the most famous slang for an erect penis.
  • Example: Morning woods are the worst when you are at a camp.

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