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How Well Do You Know Your Wood?

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In case you've been living under a rock for the last say 100 years, the word "wood" means having an erection.

Woodys are sweetly unique - there really is nothing in the world like them. No other part of the male human body expands to three times its size almost daily. Not to mention they happen at the most random times for the most bizarre reasons. If only getting wood was like a light switch – that you could turn on and off when needed.

Now, if you're wondering… have questions… are intrigued by… the why's and how's of wood, we break down everything you need to know below.


What happens to your body when wood occurs?

Tiny arteries in your penis dilate, causing increased blood flow to the two chambers of spongy tissue inside, causing your manhood to swell. That's what makes your penis erect. As more blood flows in, it gets semi-rigid. Maximum rigidity happens when the veins in your penis compress, not allowing the blood to flow out.

Why does wood grow?

Erections are intended to happen in response to sexual arousal. When you're young and filled with testosterone, just the sight or thought of a sexy someone can provoke wood. As a man ages, he may need more direct stimulation, which is when prescriptions and herbal remedies come into play.


What are other reasons besides sexual arousal cause wood?

Sexual arousal is obvious, but there are several other reasons wood pops up that have zero to do with being turned on.


Morning Wood

This type of erection is usually linked to peak testosterone levels in the morning and can be related to reflex boners from sexual dreams.


Reflex Wood

Sudden stimuli such as fright or surprise can cause your penis to stand and salute. Erections can also happen during times of stress, anxiety, extreme happiness, or sadness.


Sleeping Wood

Nocturnal erections happen during the REM sleep phase. Experts aren't sure why they happen, but we know it's linked to nitric oxide released during this phase of sleep.

Incidental Stimulation Wood

Some men can grow wood due to accidental tactical stimulation of the genitals that are not sexual in nature. Simply wearing tight pants that rub on your penis while walking can do the trick. Beware when wearing skinny jeans in public; you don't want to put on a show, or do you?


Seek-Medical-Attention Wood

Priapism is a term named after the Greek fertility god Priapus, who was always depicted with a raging, oversized woody. It's when ED medications or illegal drugs like cocaine cause an erection that lasts longer than four hours (you heard the blue pill warnings...). The remedy involves injecting medicine into your penis – ouch - to help its deflation.


What to Do to Grow Solid Wood

Let's say you have the opposite problem; you struggle to achieve solid wood when you really want and need it. New research shows that one molecule may help – while addressing the root of the issue.

Nitric oxide (NO) is a molecule essential for the health of your blood vessels. It's a vasodilator, which means it relaxes the inner muscles of the blood vessels, making them wider. Wider blood vessels allow blood, oxygen, and nutrients to travel to all parts of your body while keeping your blood pressure low and reducing your heart disease risk.

If your body doesn't make enough NO, you're more likely to experience problems achieving wood. That's not, depending on your perspective, the worst of it. With low levels of NO, you're also more likely to have diabetes or heart disease.

But no worries...

Here's an easy way you can increase your NO production naturally.

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Learn More

1. Cartledge, Jon, Suks Minhas, and Ian Eardley. 2001. "The Role Of Nitric Oxide In Penile Erection". Expert Opinion On Pharmacotherapy 2 (1): 95-107. doi:10.1517/14656566.2.1.95. pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/11336572/

2. Klotz, T., M.J. Mathers, M. Braun, W. Bloch, and U. Engelmann. 1999. "Effectiveness Of Oral L-Arginine In First-Line Treatment Of Erectile Dysfunction In A Controlled Crossover Study". Urologia Internationalis 63 (4): 220-223. doi:10.1159/000030454. karger.com/article/pdf/30454

3. "Erection Parameters – Types, Stages And Angle Of Erection – Erectile Dysfunction Clinic". 2021. Erectiledysfunctionclinic.Co.Uk. erectiledysfunctionclinic.co.uk/sexualhealth/erection-parameters-types-stages-and-angle-of-erection/

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