Sex expert reveals what it means if you regularly get morning wood 5 months ago

Sex expert reveals what it means if you regularly get morning wood

Your morning friend is actually a good omen

If you ever wake up standing at full attention then it's good news - as a sex expert has revealed that getting morning wood is a sign of good health.

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Kate Moyle, a sex and relationship expert from sex toy manufacturer LELO, revealed that waking up with morning wood does not equate to being horny.

Speaking to the Sun she said: "Nocturnal penile tumescence (NPT) doesn't mean that a man has woken up turned on, or just had an erotic dream (although that may sometimes be the case).

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"It's actually a sign of healthy circulation and nervous system activity."

It's understood that men experience between three to five erections a night, which obviously means that those with insomnia are in for a busy night's work.

Moyle did however urge men to keep an eye on their downstairs activity as you might need to visit your GP if it suddenly stops.

She explained: "If these morning erections suddenly stop then it can be an indicator of an underlying health condition.

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"And it's worth discussing with your doctor."

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The sexologist also debunked the idea that you will see it if your partner has an STI.

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She said: "Anyone who is having unprotected sex - not just intercourse but other forms of sex like oral sex - can catch an STI.

"Some STIs are symptomless and so it's a good idea to test regularly, which can easily be done by visiting a sexual health clinic, or using a home testing kit."

Ultimately, Moyle recommends using protection and getting regularly tested to make sure your sexual health is the best it can be.

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