Ah, so many perfect responses to yesterday's post about the enjoyment of morning wood.
Steve notes the wife could have volunteered to replace her husbands hand. And the ever-lovely Jean notes that some of us just may be the product of our father's morning boner.
Blogger buddy AOM notes that in addition to enjoying that early morning wood, men are also in the habit of massaging and caressing our packages "in a non-sexual way while watching TV and stuff." While my wife has asked about all kinds of things regarding my man parts over the years, she's never commented on that particular activity. And I do it all the time.
For some of us, it turns into masturbation
or - as in some cases early on in our marriage - into really good sex because my wife replaced my hand.
Steve also asks what a BOE is. BOE stands for Blood Oxygen Erection. These are the boners which have nothing to do with sexual arousal. The tissues of the Spongiosum Cavernosae - the tunnels in the penis which fill with blood to form an erection - do not get supplied with blood oxygen in the same way the rest of the body does. So, we develop these as many as 9 times during waking hours (past puberty we pretty much ignore them)
and as many as 11 while we're asleep. The nighttime ones get fully hard and (typically) last longer because we're completely relaxed within REM sleep.
Some folks (erroneously) blame the nocturnal ones on sex dreams, believing they are the reason for wet dreams.
The truth of it is that the BOE may trigger sexual dreams, but they are not caused by dreams.