Things That Happen After Death According to Science

Men (Sort Of) Get An Erection After Death

#5 Men (Sort Of) Get An Erection After Death

Ew! Who’d known that they’d get an erection after death? But it turns out that it’s absolutely possible (and scientific) for male corpses to get an erection.

If a person dies face-down, then the blood gushes downwards thanks to dear gravity, which gives a boner to the corpse. In some cases, it’s even possible to notice a sticky discharge from the penis, which is actually fluid stored in the prostate seeping out.

Interestingly, a death erection or “angel lust” is a common phenomenon in men who are executed by hanging.

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