WATCH: The Science of Morning Wood

The Science of 'Morning Wood'TWEET IT – The Sex-Ed class you never got in school! Why do men tend to wake up with "morning wood"? We look at the hard facts and some of the biology of an erection, to discover the mechanism behind this phenomenon. Written and created by Mitchell Moffit (twitter @mitchellmoffit) and Gregory Brown (twitter…2012-11-14T14:00:44.000Z

Here’s a nice little video explaining scientifically (with fun little whiteboard drawings) why guys get morning wood aka nocturnal penile tumescence. See? Bet you didn’t know the scientific name for morning wood. You’re learning already. I didn’t know it either. I think that name is so much better! Any time I can refer to my penis as tumescent, I’ll take it!

We’ve all wondered why morning wood exists before. I know it’s made for many confusing and awkward moments in my life. Thank you, ASAPScience, for explaining it to us.

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