Erection vs. Engorgement
Degree of “erection” has been used through the years in PE discussions. In the older days, but still even now, “erection” was a blanket term used to describe both erection and engorgement. The lack of differentiation has caused some confusion. I think we need to standardize some terms so we can be on the same page when describing different conditions of our units.
Erection: The erectile mechanism in action. Your body is making your penis hard.
Engorgement: The penis inflated with blood, without erection. The shaft may be under pressure or not.
A few examples:
Pumping is a good way to illustrate the difference. Enter the tube completely flaccid and pump up without getting excited. Your shaft will be engorged, but you aren’t erect.
Jelqing is one of the most universal PE techniques. When describing it to newbies the difference between erection vs. engorgement is important. The goal should be to establish and maintain excellent engorgement without being more erect than necessary. Jelqing when too erect doesn’t work very well. You need some erection — a fluff — early in the session to get things started. Soon after you’ll be moving blood through an engorged penis that is expanding as big or bigger than a normal erection ahead of your jelq strokes with very little erection involved.
Bending an erect penis and bending an engorged penis are two entirely different things. Years ago the confusion caused some arguments. I doubt anyone advocates erect bending, though you’ll find such techniques mislabeled as such.