Whether you’re a male or female, we’re giving you
the hard and fast facts about the fickle morning
#1 A rose by any other name.
While we might like to call it “morning wood,”
“pitching a tent,” or a “good-morning boner,”
there is actually a medical term for sporting a
morning e.rection. This term is called nocturnal
p.enile tumescence (NPT).
#2 How morning boners get their steam.
Sleepy boners happen most during REM sleep, or
the period during your snooze where you’re most
likely to dream.
Does this automatically mean you’re having a
naughty dream that’s provoking your little friend?
Not at all. Because you usually come out of REM
sleep in the early morning, your raging stiffy is
just residue from your blissful sleep.
#3 It can happen to women, too.
All right, so women don’t get hard di-ccs in the
morning but there is a v.aginal equivalent. That’s
right, women get c.litoral e.rections during sleep.
It has been suggested that this may be the body’s
way of providing adequate oxygen flow
throughout the body, including the genitals.
Similar to the p.enis, this oxygen and increased
blood flow would stimulate the c.litoris and cause
it to engorge. S.exy, right?
#4 Nighttime hardness means you’re fit and
Not only are sleeping/morning boners totally
normal, they may actually mean you’re in good
shape. If you don’t get e.rections during sleep, it
may indicate something is wrong with you.
Possible reasons for a lack of midnight woody
may be due to s.exual impotence or psychological
issues. On the opposite end of the spectrum, since
your testosterone level reaches it’s prime in the
early hours, pitching a morning tent means your
health and testosterone are right on the money.
#5 It can happen…a lot.
NPT happens on average, 3–5 times in one sleep!
That’s a lot of nighttime boners!
#6 Morning wood isn’t always s.exual.
While some men, who find themselves awake next
to a frisky partner may put their hardness to good
use, one study found that most of the men
surveyed weren’t aroused, even though their
pe.nis said otherwise.
These men also gave varied descriptions as to
how different a morning boner feels compared to
a genuine “turned-on” p.enis, citing a morning
boner was more “in the way” than anything else.
#7 You can test your p.enis.
Not sure if you’re sporting nighttime action in
your boxers? There’s actually a test you can do,
albeit a little juvenile, that will help you figure out
what your “Long John Silver” is up to while you’re
off in dreamland.
To test your p.enis for boneriffic triumphs, start
by wearing a loose pair of briefs. Slip your little
mister through the fly of your underwear, and
tape/lick to moisten and secure a row of stamps
around the girth of your shaft.
If you end up with a stiffy in the night, the stamps
should be ripped. If not, it’s in your best interest
to find out why, so call your doctor.