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October 5, 2011 10:23 AM Subscribe
Every time I wake up during the night -- which is usually 2 or 3 times -- I find that I have a raging erection. Is this normal and/or healthy?
posted by anonymous to Health & Fitness (11 answers total)
I'm a healthy male (duh) in his early thirties. I wake up in the night rather often, even if just for a moment to change position, and I've almost never noticed an exception; it seems as though I am just constantly fully erect the entire time I am asleep. This has been going on for many years.
My dreams are typically not sexy in the slightest. This morning I awoke from a dream about being on a bus, arguing with someone about a party we were planning, and even so, I was diamond-hard when I woke up. But it doesn't seem to matter at all what time of night/morning i awake or where in my sleep cycle I happen to be.
It's definitely not a response TO waking up, as I find it there even if I am wakened suddenly by something (say, a random noise). If I do manage to sleep the whole night through without interruption, I just notice it the one time upon waking. Doesn't seem to matter where I am, either.
It doesn't cause me any pain or embarrassment, but I have to wonder if spending that much time fully aroused EVERY NIGHT is going to wear out my junk somehow, or is likely to cause some kind of sexual dysfunction down the road.