Do neutered cats still get boners?

My cat likes damp bath towels

Do neutered cats still get boners? To some this is a rude question but if we answer it purely from a physiological viewpoint and scientifically it’s okay 🙂 . The answer is YES based on my personal experiences of observing my cat companion, Gabriel.

He’s neutered and to my slight embarrassment he likes to have sex on my left and right arm when I wear a grey fleece dressing gown. He favours my right arm.

After he has ‘done his thing’ he jumps off and sits on the floor ready to clean his willy. I therefore have a clear view of it and it is a boner at that time.

He takes about one to two minutes to lick it (and the surrounding area) clean and it retracts into him during this time.

The domestic cat’s penis is interesting because the cat can move it to a certain extent left and right or forwards and backwards like a finger.

It is quite a flexible piece of anatomy unlike that of the male human. There are muscles inside connected to nerves for the cat to control his penis like this.

As you almost certainly know, the domestic cat’s penis is barbed so that when it is withdrawn it stimulates the female to ovulate. It hurts her and she swipes at him and yowls.

Clearly removing the testes does not stop a cat having an erection. But there is no sperm.

Although my cat likes to do his thing regularly it is entirely automatic and unthinking. It has to be because there is no chance of procreation doing it on my arm while being neutered

That’s about it on this subject. Anymore and it might get embarrassing or rude.

P.S. No comments from trolls.


Gabriel – Gabs – Gabby

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Do neutered cats still get boners? — 3 Comments

  1. I never noticed this behavior from Monty, who was neutered very young. He will prance over his stuffed Doggie while biting his neck. I have seen video of feral cats doing this to other male cats to assert dominance.

    A female cat had been coming around and I thought perhaps he would be interested in her, but he was distressed by her presence, became very aggressive toward her and finally beat the snot out of her and she has not bothered him again.

    For Monty everything seems to be about protecting his territory. He seems completely unaware of sex. That’s ok. He’s my innocent little boy.

    • 🙂 Although my cat likes to do his thing it is entirely automatic and unthinking. It has to be because there is no chance of procreation doing it on my arm while being neutered 😉 …Hope you are well.

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