Nocturnal penile tumescence is a spontaneous erection of the penis during sleep or when waking up. The existence and predictability of nocturnal tumescence is used by sexual health practitioners to ascertain whether a given case of erectile dysfunction is psychological or physiological in origin. If nocturnal tumescence is detected, then the erectile dysfunction is presumed to be due to a psychosomatic illness such as sexual anxiety; if not, then it is presumed to be due to a physiological cause.
You wake up from a deep sleep to notice that not every part of you has been resting. Middle-of-the-night erections—also known as morning woodsince you often notice them when you awaken—are pretty damn common. Regular nighttime erections can actually signal that your body is in good health, says Adam Ramin, M.
It tends to get too excited for its own good. It responds poorly to illicit substances. It can show up in a big way at inopportune times, while retreating from duty when you need it most.
In about 10 to 20 percent of erectile dysfunction cases, an emotional issue — from depression to performance anxiety — is to blame. What about the other 80 to 90 percent of the time? Usually, ED has a physical root.
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Mark Newton, a urologist with UnityPoint Health, says he sees men daily who are concerned about it. He defines erectile dysfunction as the inability to get or keep an erection for satisfactory sexual performance. The erectile dysfunction causes typically worsen over time and can progress from mild to complete impotence, if not treated appropriately.
From time to time, men are likely to experience random erections. A random erection is an erection that occurs without sexual stimulation. Random erections are normal. Teenagers and young adults are more likely to get random erections, though they can occur in adult men too.
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For those who didn't catch last night's hot and steamy love scene between Sloan played by actor Eric Dane and "intern" Lexie Grey Chyler Leighbe advised: it ended painfully—very painfully. At least for Sloan, who suffered a severe injury to his manhoodwhich prompted a slew of rumors among hospital staff about which woman "broke Sloan's penis," according to ABC's online recap of the episode. Given that there are no bones in the penis, can it really break? It turns out there is an unfortunate injury termed "penile fracture" that can indeed occur during sexual intercourse.