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Blend of soft +‎ hard-on


soft-on (plural soft-ons)

  1. (slang, vulgar) The state of the penis being only partially erect.
    • 1966, Paul Krassner, The Realist (issues 64-85, page viii)
      But at least there is a way to judge soft-core pornography. It gives you a soft-on.
    • 1989, Joani Blank, Good Vibrations: The Complete Guide to Vibrators (page 45)
      Later, Al [reported] how amazed he was to have had a second orgasm with a vibrator and a soft-on.
    • 1996, James R. Petersen, 365 Ways to Improve Your Sex Life: From the Files of the Playboy Advisor
      At any point when the tide recedes and the man has a soft-on, he can maintain his partner's level of excitement in the orgasmic continuum by keeping her going.