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Do all boys get erections when they poo?

(17 Posts)
Mouth Sun 27-Oct-13 22:49:35

Think the question sums it up! Is it normal?

sydlexic Sun 27-Oct-13 22:50:12

How on earth would we know?

LadyBumps Sun 27-Oct-13 22:51:25

Mine often does. Couldn't possibly comment on all the others grin

RhondaJean Sun 27-Oct-13 22:52:43

Isn't there a theory about this is why men spend so long pooing when they are older, something prostate related?

RhondaJean Sun 27-Oct-13 22:53:02

I have no boys sorry.

bundaberg Sun 27-Oct-13 22:53:49

erm... nope

PacificDogwood Sun 27-Oct-13 22:54:11

Not mine.

They seem to get them on all sorts of other occasions though...

ChippingInNeedsANYFUCKER Sun 27-Oct-13 22:54:34

All the little ones I have known have. My friend's son has just started potty training - she was shock and asked me if it was normal, I assured her it was smile

ChippingInNeedsANYFUCKER Sun 27-Oct-13 22:57:53

Oh - but, I think they grow out of it at about 3 (or maybe just the ones I've known?!). So maybe some people who haven't seen it, potty trained later? Not sure about that though. I haven't seen older boys do it and I've had to take a lot of them to the toilet & wiped many a bum!

I can't say ^^ for sure though, but amongst 2 year olds it's very common.

Mouth Sun 27-Oct-13 23:00:23

Mine get them, they're only quite young. I've always just taken it for granted that all boys must get the same. Then for some reason, I suddenly thought about it and wondered whether it was normal or not. it's not the sort of thing people talk about.... ! Thanks for answers

bundaberg Sun 27-Oct-13 23:28:18

I have 3 boys all potty trained at about 2 and have never seen this although if they strain then their penis does move up a bit.
It doesn't strike me as something to be concerned about tho, just never seen it with my lot!

ktef Mon 28-Oct-13 06:12:23

Three boys here, oldest gets one, middle son doesn't, youngest still in nappies so am yet to discover!

Jaffakake Mon 28-Oct-13 17:18:44

This all cracks me up! I have no idea about penises, not having one myself & having only seen 2 close up. I had to ask my hubby if ds will need to wipe at all when he sits down to pee! I feel so silly!

Timk Sat 04-Jun-16 16:21:08

Most of them should do, especially if it is a solid stool. This is due to the stool pressing on the prostate gland as it passes out of the rectum.

macoronicheese2015 Wed 08-Jun-16 11:03:01

Perfectly normal haha it's the fact their tract is small and short at the age any pressure like a poo builds the blood flow too do it my 6 year old is the same

couchparsnip Sun 12-Jun-16 21:23:15

DS did sometimes at 2ish. Maybe that's where Freud got the idea for the 'anal stage' of child development!

Out2pasture Mon 13-Jun-16 04:00:48

yes occasionally like others said depends on a few conditions (straining) etc.

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