Question : I am a 16 year old boy and I get an erection in morning often. I feel frustrated as I have no idea why is this happening.
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I appreciate that you shared your personal issue with us. Morning wood, or, nocturnal penile tumescence (NPT), is a common occurrence for many boys and men. Men may wake up with an erect penis. and this is most common in younger men. Many people think that a morning erection is a sign of sexual stimulation, however this is likely the response your body to one of several natural occurrences.
Though your eyes are shut, your body is still very much aware of what’s happening around you and if you or your partner accidentally touch your genitals, you may become erect. Your body senses the stimulation and responds with an erection. Also, testosterone level is at its highest in the morning after you wake up which may be enough to cause an erection, even in the absence of any physical stimulation.
Having an erect penis when you wake is an indicator of healthy blood and nerve supply to the penis. Most erections will subside within 30 minutes of waking up. If your erections last more than hour after you wake up or if they become painful, you should make an appointment to see your doctor. Hope this is helpful. If you wish to discuss your situation further, please chat with us from Monday through Saturday between 11am and 8pm or leave us an offline message.