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Star2be17
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My boyfriend told me recently that almost *every morning* he wakes up with an erection. He said he thinks it happens to many guys. Is this true? The only time it doesn't happen to him is if he's gotten only like 3 hours of sleep. Why does this happen? Any other guys have similar experiences?

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Milke
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Absolutely, and it's so common that you can find references to it from Beavis and Butthead to ZZ Top, and a lot of other guys too. The old theory was that it was caused by a full bladder, but the newer (and much more logical, IMO) one is that it's because of varied hormone levels during sleep, possibly the body's way of testing that everything still works.

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Beppie
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I'm not a guy, but I do know that its quite normal for people with penises to wake up with a semi- or full erection. In fact, in the course of one full night's sleep, the penis will become erect around six times. A similar thing happens with females- blood will rush to the vulva resulting in a clitoral erection.

As to why your boyfriend does not get a morning erection on little sleep, I will have to leave it to someone else to answer, but that is a good question.


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When guys are in their teens & 20's, many will get erections day & night. I am 52 years old; erections will happen throughout the night & day (not as often as young guys). If erections are not happening, then a guy should have the penis & other organs checked by a doctor.
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