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WHY WOMEN HAVE CLITORAL ERECTIONS IN THE MORNING

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Just as men have morning erections, women also get clitoral erections and vaginal engorgement during sleep because the male and female sex organs are quite similar.

The clitoris is composed of three chambers which extend deep into the body: a pair of legs (crura) that extend within the tissue of the vulva, and the bulbs of the vestibule.

The penis is composed of three chambers which extend deep into the body as well: a pair of cavernous bodies (corpora cavernosa) and a spongy body (corpus spongiosum). Female crura (clit legs) and male corpora cavernosa (penis shaft) share the same origin. Likewise female bulbs of the vestibule (labia majora) and male corpus spongiosum...

 

These morning glories as people tend to call them, are nothing abnormal neither are they indecent.

CLITORAL ERECTIONS, JUST LIKE NUCTORNAL PENILE TUMESCENCE (NPT) IS ASSOCIATED WITH REM (RAPID EYE MOVEMENT) SLEEP. ONE IDEA IS THAT DURING REM SLEEP, NORADRENERGIC CELLS (NEURONS THAT RELEASE THE NEUROTRANSMITTER NORADRENALINE [NOREPINEPHRINE]) LOCATED IN AN AREA OF THE PONS (PART OF THE BRAINSTEM) CALLED THE LOCUS COERULEUS ARE SWITCHED OFF. IT IS THOUGHT THAT THESE CELLS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH THE INHIBITORY TONE OF THE CLITORIS; THEREFORE, WHEN THEIR ACTIVITY IS REDUCED DURING REM SLEEP, TESTOSTERONE-DEPENDENT EXCITATORY TONES CAN BE EXPRESSED WHICH RESULT IN AN ERECTION.

It’s also been suggested that NPT is triggered by the release of nitric oxide (NO). NO is released by cells that line the inside of blood vessels which then diffuses into smooth muscle, causing it to relax. This also causes blood vessels to dilate, hence increasing blood flow to the clitoris and voila, an erection. It’s thought that increased activity of part of the pons during REM sleep triggers a cascade of events that ultimately lead to NO release by nerve fibers. This is also regulated by androgenssuch as testosterone.

Why Morning/Sleep erections?

 One idea is that these sleep exercises actually contribute to the health of your junk. Erections cause the erectile tissue (corpora cavernosa) to swell, which in turn oxygenates the tissue. This oxygenation maintains its viability and helps to prevent cavernous fibrosis, a condition that can ultimately lead to erectile dysfunction. And yes, before you ask, women also have erectile dysfunction.

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