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morning wood

What does morning wood mean?

Morning wood is a slang term for an erection experienced first thing in the morning.

Where does morning wood come from?

Examples of morning wood

“Even after Pinocchio became a real boy he still got morning wood #FakeDisneySpoilers”
@monalisa4068 Twitter (April 9, 2017)
“He woke up, and the morning wood was strong on him, ready to take on the challenges of the day.”
Marco @MarcoGanzPrivat Twitter (April 9, 2017)
“'Morning wood is absolutely a real thing, and it happens at the exact same time you have to take a leak. Your choices are either uncomfortably force it into position in order to get it all in the bowl, or leave it as is and lean in and arch it — kind of like a Bellagio fountain of piss.'”
Kyle, reported by Danielle Page, “10 Weird Things About Having An Erection, According To Guys, Because You Can Wiggle It,” Bustle (June 8, 2015)

Who uses morning wood?

Morning wood is in an informal, usually humorous way to refer to erections experienced upon waking. Some, often young adult to middle-aged men, joke about the awkwardness or inconveniences of morning wood. Others may find the term’s bodily or sexual content impolite or offensive.

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