If “blushing” is short for “blood rushing”, then you’re not really getting a boner, you’re just blushing.

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“Stu got hit by a car last week, he blushed everywhere “

AMWFemme

First Aid sign: In case of medical emergency, place pressure to the site to reduce blushing

AMWFemme

It is not for “blood rushing”. Late 14c., bluschen, blischen, “to shine brightly; to look, gaze, stare,” probably from Old English blyscan “blush, become red, glow” (glossing Latin rutilare), akin to blyse “torch,” from Proto-Germanic *blisk- “to shine, burn,” which also yielded words in Low German (Dutch blozen “to blush”) and Scandinavian (Danish blusse “to blaze; to blush”); ultimately from PIE “to shine, flash, burn.”

HistorianCM

It isn’t short for that though?

Djanghost

Oh be still my blushing heart …

AMWFemme