The science of morning wood

Morning glory. The early riser. The ol' ante meridiem bedsheet tent-pitch. Nocturnal penile tumescence. Whatever you call it, much of society has experienced morning wood in some capacity — but why? How? How does it work? Don't pretend you're not curious.

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In this quick and dirty video, AsapSCIENCE's Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown do a bangup job parsing out the hard science behind early morning hard-ons. For instance: did you know that a full bladder, of all things, can contribute to an erection? BOOM. Now you do.

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Corpore Metal

Does it never occur to some men to sit down and perhaps lean forward a bit to pee in the morning?