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Is the urethra involved in having an erection?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner
The urethra is a tube that allows urine from the bladder to be removed from the body. In a man, the urethra, which is located in the penis, also carries semen ejaculated during climax. While getting and maintaining an erection is necessary for ejaculation, the urethra is not involved in arousal or in sexual function.  

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