Morning Boner

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    Dec 21, 2009 8:59 AM GMT
    Ever since I was 15, I remember having a boner when I wake up in the morning, with very few exceptions.

    I feel embarrassed by the fact that my parents, friends etc must have noticed it, since I always wake up after them. Also, I have never observed the boner on my cousins (of my age or older) when they are sleeping.

    So, is it just me? I don't think I particularly have a very high sex drive to cause this everyday. Is it specific to each human body or individual or all of you experience this daily? I hope morning boner not gay-specific icon_smile.gif Also, any thoughts on how to ease this? Is it good or bad for my dick?

    Any info will be good..icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 21, 2009 2:25 PM GMT
    52 here and still going 'STRONG".....icon_twisted.gif
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    Dec 21, 2009 3:00 PM GMT
    I usually wake up with one at age 60, having first noticed them some time around 12 or 13 years old. And I get them throughout the night in my sleep, too, as my bedmates have always observed. My stiffies even wake me up from the discomfort if I fall asleep wearing restrictive clothing, the main reason I sleep naked below the waist, usually only wearing a T-shirt top against getting a chill in my shoulders.

    When I was a young US Army enlisted soldier sleeping in the barracks, morning boners were initially an embarrassment for all of us. Sometimes I'd wake up early, and see these fleshy poles sticking straight up through the open flys of the boxers in which we all slept, of the sleeping guys who had lost their bed covers during the night. We'd linger in bed before getting up, trying to lose our hardons, a slow process at that age, the Drill Sergeants barking at us to hit the floor NOW!

    One morning one of my roommates, in an 8-man squad room, asked if we were all delaying getting out of bed because we were hard. We all laughingly admitted we were, at which point he said what the hell, we're all men, we all get them, it wasn't queer, we've all seen them, and he wasn't wasting any more time.

    He jumped out of bed and stripped off his regulation boxers to go take his shower, and off he marched down the hall to the latrine, stark naked with just a towel and shaving kit in his hands, his bobbing boner pointing the way. We quickly lost our own inhibitions and started doing the same thing, sometimes still sporting wood together in the open gang shower. Those were good times! LOL!

    And BTW, our Army slang term for them was "piss hardons" since we'd usually lose them as soon as we took our morning pee (in some latrines that was into a long open trough -- now THAT was a sight!), leading to the conclusion they were the result of having a full bladder. I think the reality is more complicated than that, but that's what we called them.

    So you're OK, it's what all healthy men do, not gay at all, though not openly discussed a lot in polite US society. It's so normal that US doctors will ask if you're getting morning erections, to eliminate certain physical causes in men who are having erection problems during sex. You're SUPPOSED to get them, and if you don't then you may have a medical problem.

    It's not a culturally acceptable thing here to flaunt them around your parents, but I don't know the customs in India. I know I always hid mine from my own parents, though probably not very well at times, nor the spontaneous ones I'd get in the middle of the day.
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    Dec 21, 2009 4:22 PM GMT
    The reason why people get morning boners is because you are relaxed and it allows the blood to flow there. So then, you had a good relaxing sleep.
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    Dec 21, 2009 4:25 PM GMT
    TheGuyNextDoor saidYep.. some of us do and some don't. At 50 I still wake up with Morning Wood about 4-6 times a week.
    Makes taking that morning Pee a Bitch sometimes....icon_cool.gif

    Yeah, i've always said if I get to design my next home bathroom from scratch, it will include a urinal. Saves water, too.

    Many times I have to sit on my home toilet to pee first thing in the morning, to be able to bend my stiffie down enough. If I stood up I'd be hosing down the wall.
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    Dec 21, 2009 4:33 PM GMT
    What's worse is the unintended unprovoked boner that happens in the gang type showers at the gym. Every guy in the shower notices.
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    Dec 21, 2009 4:33 PM GMT
    wrestlervic saidThe reason why people get morning boners is because you are relaxed and it allows the blood to flow there. So then, you had a good relaxing sleep.

    Strangely, I've never read a definitive medical explanation for them, either those you get while waking, or during sleep throughout the night. I've read about higher hormone levels building during the night, about blood pressure changes, about sexual dreams, and pressure on the bladder (although I don't get hard during the day, every time I have to pee).

    So I still don't know why they happen. Except that they prove that you CAN get hard, which is important to doctors trying to narrow down erectile dysfunction (ED) problems during sex. Basically, they try to determine if your equipment works "mechanically," as shown by getting morning wood. If you're getting those, then your ED more likely has a psychological component.
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    Dec 21, 2009 4:44 PM GMT
    KissingPro saidWhat's worse is the unintended unprovoked boner that happens in the gang type showers at the gym. Every guy in the shower notices.

    Yeah, not cool. Nor were the involuntary erections I'd get in the high school showers in the mid-1960s. Well, not strictly involuntary, since being naked with the other guys was a sexual rush for me. Just the wrong time & place for them.

    As I wrote above, in Army barracks we learned not to care, helped by the fact that we all lived together, all over-sexed young men of roughly the same age. We just accepted it as a fact of male life, something that happened to all of us.

    Among strangers in a gym shower, however, it carries the negative connotation of gay arousal. You can be suspected of being queer over it. Still, more recently I've been in YMCA gang showers where hardons sprouted and were ignored, not a scandal or an issue, just accepted as something that happens. I think that's the best answer, the way it should be. It's the way men are built.