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Life is hard, and some things are harder than others.

A recent Reddit thread called for embarrassing boner stories to commiserate on times where men's members took on lives of their own. And man—while most dudes can really hide their feelings, there's one feeling that they can't hide.

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1. GypsyJenna had to cover for the über-excited groom.

I am a wedding photographer. A couple was going to consummate it just after our post ceremony portrait session. At the time I noticed he seemed goofy. At home editing, I saw the boner.

It took quite a lot of effort to remove his boner in Photoshop. But I did. And it hasn't been spoken of ever.

2. TheKyleDavid's talent show performance is as cringeworthy as it gets.

I was never given the formal sex talk, nor did any of my friends. Because of this, I didn't really understand the boner when I started to get them. I thought that it was a talent that I had that nobody else did since I never heard of any other guys getting theirs to poke out. I still just saw penises as something that was used for peeing and I thought that was it.

When I was at school, I felt a boner coming on, and I said "Hey everyone, watch this" and gestured to my crotch, then the boner happened.

Needless to say, I was never popular at that school.

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3. Danthrman's got spirit, yes he does.

I was male cheerleader in high school, they were teaching me the stunts and showed me where to grab the girls when doing the lifts. I performed the lift for the first time and everyone saw my boner through my gym shorts.

4. Great mom rattlesnail08 kept her laugh in, but the internet doesn't have to.

I tell this one a lot. But my 6 yo came up to me and sat down at the table and said "mom I need to tell you something." ok what is it bud? I sit across from him and lean in. He sighs-"sometimes my wee-was goes up and it won't come down again." cue my dead face and internal struggle to not laugh- if I laugh I have lost my kid forever. 'Sometimes it just happens. Its a natural thing and it happens to every boy and there's nothing you can do about it. I promise it will go down again.' apparent it happens when he is around girls. It is more of a blood flow from being flustered than arousal.

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5. HeSaidOvaries had more problems than math.

Teacher: Come to the board and do this math problem.

Me: I can't.

Teacher: Why not?

Me: I have an erection.

Teacher: (amongst uproarious laughter) Go to the office, HeSaidOvaries.

Me: I can't.

Edit since people asked: I was mortified. I just reacted. I was all hopped up on boner hormones and just reacted. Teacher was chill about it later and we shared an awkward laugh after class. Not my proudest moment.

6. Videoflyguy's little hand ran like clockwork.

I used to get an erection everyday at exactly 10:04AM. Can't explain why.

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7. TitaniumAce knows that Bro Code shows the way.

My history teacher told me to go to the board and match the outline of a country to a name. I had one of those no reason boners that teenage guys get, and I REALLY didn't wanna get up, so I looked over at my buddy R a few rows over, and I said,

'I have a problem that Danny Sexbang has... Frequently.'

Bro of the year leapt out of his seat and told the teacher he really wanted to do this one.

Also, early senior year at a different school that I transferred to, I was in choir and we were singing a song called Prayer of the Children, about children in war-torn countries and their struggles. And I get another no reason boner, out of the blue. So I sing quieter and tried to not draw attention to myself. Then the choir director said that the basses were singing too quietly, and for us to stand up and get motivated. I remained seated, and the choir director singled me out and said ALL the basses need to stand. So I thought, fuck it, and I stood with my rager proudly at attention.

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8. Bmac1977 explains that this sort of thing has a name.

NRB. No reason boner. Happened all the time in high school. Happened once during wrestling practice while I was waiting for my turn to wrestle. I just got up and left. Coach stopped me outside the gym doors and I just said "listen, sometimes I can't control..." and he just cut me off and said "right, ok. walk it off."