Can someone explain the mystery of the morning wood?
Why do I wake up in the morning with Mr Bojangles poking out. Why do men go through this.
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Many men think their penises are erect upon waking because of urine buildup in the bladder, but this is false. Morning erections are technically nighttime erections which happen during Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep (when most dreaming occurs), although men older than sixty years may have them during even non-REM sleep. Generally, we experience four intervals of REM sleep per night. These spontaneous woodies in the wee hours are caused by specific neuroreflexes that are stimulated during REM sleep.
Most guys have nocturnal erections throughout their lifetime, and their frequency, along with one's awareness of them, may vary. Nighttime/morning erections can be noticeably harder or stiffer than those had when awake. The penis can stay erect for up to two hours nightly, and not all men who have erections during the night wake up with one in the morning.Source(s): http://www.goaskalice.columbia.edu/1518.html
- dr cLv 41 decade ago
Well, you see - though what I am about to say is not proven - but I'm sure that it has something to do with it.
The sexual organs of the body AND the excretory organs of the body respond to the 'stimulation' of the parasympathetic nervous system. The great nerve of the parasympathetic system is named, "the vagus/vagal nerve". This nerve when allowed to overtake the usually more dominant [daytime] sympathetic nerves of the body - which sympathetic system is that usually used to give the body its energy during times of work, flight, fight, and intense concentration, etc. - stimulates your urinary, excretory and sexual organs.
During the day, when you are working or when your concentration is needed elsewhere, the vagal nerve of the parasympathetic system is inhibited. It is therefore, the usual case that the sympathetic nervous system takes over during the day, and alerts all your bodily muscles and the connected valves that close off any uncontrolled release of liquid flow within the urinogenital area of the body.
It is the vagal nerve's job, however, to relax the body, and, importantly, to relax the muscles of the lower abdomen which normally govern the containment of the operation of your urinogenital area during times of work, or during other point to life.
When you sleep, however, your whole body relaxes.
As such, this allows the parasympathetic vagal nerve to become the more dominant system of the two, thus relaxing the muscular sphincters [valves] which contain sexual activity during work periods, etc., which in turn, then release the flow of liquids into the urinogenital area.
As the reason that a penis becomes erect is as a result of blood flowing into it, the relaxation of its associated root valves therefore results in a free flow of blood into the penile area, therefore ultimately creating an erection.
This relaxation of valves in the urinogenital area is largely why your bladder is also full in the morning and why you tend to have a 'hard-on' when you wake up, as well.
- KeyneLv 41 decade ago
Because the fat chick you were watching on LATE NIGHT TV last night caused the semen in your weina to stay there, harden, and form a solid. It then stays there til morning when "Mr. Bojangles" decides to come visit you!
Be glad that you don't have a cat.
- ♨ Wisper ►Lv 51 decade ago
because your bladder is full and Mr. Bojangles doesn't know better.
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
Because men are horndogs and just wanna get laid! :-p lol j/k im not sure but It happens to me constantly! not that i mind or anything!
- 1 decade ago
yeah usually i get a ***** when i have to take a piss in the middle of the night
- Wat Da HellLv 51 decade ago
part of urination
- Anonymous1 decade ago
perhaps you have had some good dreams?