History buffs may be fans of the Battle of the Bulge, but most regular Joes aren’t so fond of it. Of course, in this case, the bulge refers to the presence of an erect penis in the pants, and the battle is necessitated because that erection has come along at an inopportune time - as a man is making an important public presentation at work, say, or as a dude is being introduced to the stony-faced and hard-to-please father of his new girlfriend. Sure, an erect penis is definitely a sign of good penis health and is more than welcome in the right time and place. But when that erection pops up at the wrong time, a guy needs to take steps to conceal that bulge.

With that in mind, the following tips might prove helpful.

- Be prepared. Some guys pop boners at the drop of a hat - and there can be a definite benefit to having an active penis. But if a guy knows that he is prone to getting an erect penis at the worst possible time, he may want to take some steps to help prevent it from happening. Some men find that mindful meditation - doing relaxation exercises and meditating with a specific goal concerning their easy-to-arouse penis before going into a situation in which an erection is not desired - can help. Alternatively, masturbating just before going into that important job interview or making that speech might be helpful; if the erect penis has been recently sated, it’s less likely to make a reappearance in the near term.

- Dress appropriately. Look, sometimes a dude definitely wants to show off his assets, including his package. In such instances, it’s appropriate to wear tight-fitting pants. But if the desire is to conceal an erection, wear some trousers with a little more room in them. Darker colors can disguise the presence of a growing snake in the pants, as can heavier fabrics. And definitely wear briefs, which can help tuck things in place, rather than boxers, which give too much room for expansion. If casual attire is acceptable, also wear an untucked shirt with a long tail that can cover the front of the pants. Long hoodies with pockets are also a good idea. When the penis arises, put hands in the hoodie pockets and pull them down in front of the crotch to help cover things up. If the occasion is more formal, opt for a suit jacket that hangs down a little further in front. One last thing: If wearing a tie, make sure it isn’t too long. Ties that reach all the way down to the crotch or end just a little ways above effectively act as an arrow pointing to the groin - and drawing further attention to an unwanted erect penis.

- Find ways to hide it. Unless it is tenting in a really perceptible way, most erections are less noticeable when sitting rather than standing. If sitting is not an option, find a high-backed chair or sofa and get positioned behind it. Be a gentleman and offer to hold a date’s sweater - and then drape it over the arm in such a way as to conceal the crotch. Or pick up a book and hold it in an appropriately obscuring fashion.

An erect penis may create an unwanted bulge, but in most cases a guy is thankful for that erection - and for having good penis health to go along with it. Maintaining that health is easier with the regular application of a superior penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) . Be sure to find a crème with both L-arginine and L carnitine. The former is an amino acid helpful in nitric oxide production, which in turn keeps penis blood vessels open and flowing. And the latter is another amino acid, this one with neuroprotective properties which can help restore lost sensation in a penis in which sensitivity has diminished.