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I have some questions, i am a guy and is it normal to have an erection every morning? And why does that happens? When i had my gf and the first times i hugged her, my penis began to have an erection? why did that happend?

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hi poet,

what you describe is all perfectly normal.

it's normal to wake up with an erection every morning - it's believed that this is caused by pressure caused by a full bladder, even though some men find they have morning erections, no matter whether their bladder is full or not. another possible explanation is that morning erections are caused by blood supply mechanisms during sleep. no matter what - it's nothing to worry about.

it's also normal to get an erection when you hug someone - during puberty, guys often get erections even when situations aren't specifically arousing or sexual (yet). nothing to be embarrassed or worried or ashamed about. usually, you will find that you get less of those super-spontaenous erections as you get older.

hope this answers your questions.

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My boyfriend calls it "morning wood"...

oh, and i know that it's real common because there is this guy i know who's last name is "Wood" so each morning during my 8 o'clock class all the guys who know him shout "Morning, Wood!" and laugh

thought this might help if you were worried, haha

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I'm guessing you're rather young. I'm over 18 and still get it, despite being in a long term relationship and involved in sexual activity frequently.

You'd think the lil' bugger would quit now, wouldn't you?

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