Morning Erections And Erectile Dysfunction


Morning Wood

Some of what you read is medical information and some is purely my opinion…

Because my site is called Morning Erection, I get at least twenty to thirty search engine referrals a day on ‘no longer have morning erection’. I feel bad that so many people are being directed to my site because of its name, but are not finding the information they seek. Still others are directed to my site (I’m assuming they are teen boys), who want to know how to stop morning erections. To them I say, be careful what you ask for. Morning erections are natural and as you get older chances are you will grow out of the frequency that they occur. Trust me though, you don’t want them to go away. Man up and deal with them.

Morning erections are actually night erections (Nocturnal Penile Tumescence) and occur several times during the night. Morning erections are not caused by a full bladder. That is a common misconception. It is a natural response of the body and they are not necessarily accompanied by dreams of a sexual nature. Most healthy males experience ‘morning wood’ and it is a sign that they are healthy. It is not uncommon to find that your nighttime or morning erections are a lot harder than the ones you experience during the day (see photo of an semi erect penis 20 minutes after waking with an erection). An erection while asleep usually occurs during REM sleep. REM sleep or Rapid Eye Movement is when you are dreaming and in a deep sleep. An erection happens when the brain signals the release of nitric oxide into the blood stream. Blood rushes into the penile shaft and the veins leading away from the penis become constricted. With the blood trapped the penis engorged grows longer and stiff. An erection is born. See Figure 2.

Figure 2: Birth of An Erection

Many people are visiting this blog after going to a search engine and searching for terms like: eating pistachios for harder erections, causes of weak morning erections, don’t have morning erections anymore, stamps don’t rip during night, weak erections, and morning wood help.

I’ve taken it upon myself, at my wife’s encouraging to drop a little knowledge for the many weekly visitors who come here looking for help only to find out this site has little to do with morning erections. She gave me to choices which might help. Either provide the information that your visitors are seeking or change the name of your blog. She smiled when she it because she knew I had no intentions on changing such a great name. April had a special place in her heart for the women who might be searching for answers to their husband’s problems. She said men for the most part, are too embarrassed to see a doctor when faced with sexual issues and most of my visitors might be women. The photos on today’s post and yesterday were handpicked by April for you women who are here for your men.

The information here is not meant to take the place of a medical practitioner who specializes in urological problems. Seek the help of a professional if you think your problem warrants it. The information you will read below only scratches the surface on the many causes, symptoms and treatments for erectile dysfunctions.

Approximately 30 million American men suffer from erectile dysfunction. Across the world it is estimated that 140 million men are afflicted. Erectile dysfunction is the inability for a man to produce a sustainable erection. Erectile dysfunction is not premature ejaculation. Premature ejaculation is a condition where a man frequently reaches climax before he or his spouse wishes.

The degree to which a man suffers from ED varies widely. There are many causes and factors that can lead to erectile dysfunction. Alcohol consumption, age, drug use including cigarettes, heredity, and stress to name a few, all play a role in who might develop ED. Men who suffer from Diabetes or high blood pressure are more likely to develop ED. Considering it is estimated there are 12 million Americans with diabetes and only 6 million know it, perhaps your ED is related to having diabetes. Issues with the colon or prostate can also cause ED, especially if nerves were damaged in an operation.

Being overweight, especially excess belly fat can cause ED or at the very least the lack of morning erections. Belly fat triggers the release of estrogen in the male body and if testosterone levels are already low, it can cause the lack of morning erections. Losing your morning salute is cause for concern and when you explain things to your doctor you will find that most phallus problems can be solved medically.

Lack of exercise can contribute to impotence too. Your penis wants to do more than lay in your lap all day and all night while you watch television. After training to play Muhammad Ali, Will Smith told the media that sex is so much better now. Go exercise. Walk 10,000 steps a day. Jog around the block. Practice hitting a tennis ball on a building wall. Do something aerobic and every now and again give your scrotum a break and go without underwear, especially if you and your wife are trying to get pregnant. Give your little swimmers room to roam.

Still Semi Erection 20 Minutes After Waking Up

If you have an epiphany one day that you are no longer having morning erections you should see your doctor. Most erections require some type of stimulation. This is not the case for erections men get while they are asleep. The inability to have morning erections can be a signal that some thing is wrong with your health and may not be a sexual problem at all. The lack of morning erection is the result of the problem but not the root of the problem. The root of the problem might be a life threatening ailment.

If you are suffering from impotence there are many treatments and not all of them involve drugs. Don’t delay. Your future is ahead.

For the teenagers who should have left but are still here; unexpected erections are common for teens and getting morning erections is something you want to continue for as long as possible. Yes, it can be embarrassing to some, however if you consider the problem of not being able to achieve an erection when you need it, that might be far more embarrassing.

Flaccid Penis and Erect Penis


A man went into a pharmacy and asked to talk to a male pharmacist. The woman he was talking to said that she was the pharmacist and that she and her sister owned the store, so there were no males employed there. She asked if there was something which she could help the gentleman with. The man said that it was something that he would be much more comfortable discussing with a male pharmacist.

The female pharmacist assured him that she was completely professional and whatever it was that he needed to discuss, he could be confident that she would treat him with the highest level of professionalism. The man agreed and began by saying, “This is tough for me to discuss, but I have a permanent erection. It causes me a lot of problems and severe embarrassment. So I was wondering what you could give me for it?”

The pharmacist said, “Just a minute, I’ll go talk to my sister.” When she returned, she said, “We discussed it at length and the absolute best we can do is, 1/3 ownership in the store, a company car, and $3000 a month living expenses.


Intimate Medicine: Morning Erection
WebMD: More Sex Equals Less Erectile Dysfunction
Wikipedia: Nocturnal Penile Tumescence


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  1. #1 by khule on October 24, 2013 - 1:03 AM

    I have a problem of ealyer ejaculation cn u help me

  2. #2 by Joe Tyson on November 17, 2010 - 11:29 AM

    I’ve been a regular visitor for almost since your site started. I never thought I would need information like this but for some reason (I think my age and belly fat), I haven’t had a morning erection in months. Funny how things work or not.

    • #3 by Tom Baker on November 17, 2010 - 11:40 AM

      Joe this information is so general that I hope you check more reputable sites as well as see your doctor.

  3. #4 by Kimberley Johnson on October 30, 2010 - 3:15 PM

    Great joke! I just left a comment on The Naked Man and I was hoping you would listen. Imagine if I feel this way, maybe some other women do too. All hail the penis!

    • #5 by Tom Baker on October 31, 2010 - 9:39 AM

      I am writing a story with another blogger and it is a sexual story. There will be photos in that and perhaps the occasional penis. If that doesn’t suit you, I might think about granting your request. Might!

  4. #6 by SweetMomSue on September 21, 2010 - 7:28 AM

    I have two sons who are now adults, and of course during puberty when either their Dad, sisters or I had to get them going in the morning they sometimes had erections. Eventually I stopped my daughter from waking the boys up but morning erections are normal and you need to have them. You have some kind of health problem if you stop getting them no matter what age you are.

  5. #7 by Rose on September 18, 2010 - 7:22 AM

    My husband found this information useful. I like it when he wakes up like this even if we don’t utilize it.

  6. #8 by Larry on September 7, 2010 - 11:28 PM

    This site is wild! I find it more and more interesting each time I come here. I came here for the morning erection posts from Femininity iMagazine but kept coming back because I like your style of writing and the subjects you cover. It has become something that my friends and I look forward to everyday before school. We would like for you to post on a daily basis. Believe it or not my parents love your site too. My mom almost had a conniption when this post came up. She jokingly asked if any of the photos are of you.

    Keep up the cool posts and I will try to get you more readers and I promise to comment more. – Larry

  7. #9 by Beverlianne on September 7, 2010 - 11:39 AM

    How come most people think morning erections are caused by a full bladder or sexual fantasies and your post says different? Who is right? I’m just sayin’.

  8. #10 by Alaina on September 6, 2010 - 9:49 PM

    Great information. Great photos.

  9. #11 by Sara on August 20, 2010 - 6:34 AM

    My brother told me his morning wood was caused by a full bladder or a dream involving sex. Thanks for clearing that up. I’ll tell him to stop believing everything his friends tell him.

  10. #12 by Ed on August 15, 2010 - 5:11 AM

    Yes, agree, great and important post. I particularly like the term Nocturnal Penile Tumescence. Never heard of it before.

  11. #13 by gravurelover on August 10, 2010 - 6:45 PM

    Great info for male and female teens. I won’t be embarrassed anymore since they are that important.

  12. #14 by A Wife on July 31, 2010 - 3:11 PM

    I’ve visited your site many times and the first time I came here was for a search on morning wood for my husband. I was surprised that the site had nothing to do with it. Funny! Love your blog.

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