Let me start by saying that I LIKE NPTs (which stands for Nocturnal Penile Tumescence). What guy wouldn’t want to get spontaneous erections in the middle of the night? But usually, men get them while they are asleep and in REM-dream mode. Some men, however, can experience some of these while awake. I seem to be in that category. Let me explain…..
My Night-Time Routine
Lately, I have been retiring to bed just wearing my PJs and nothing else. I drift-off to sleep usually quickly. Several times I get up to get to the bathroom but then quickly retire to bed. I don’t know how many NPTs I experience now while asleep but I do experience one or two while awake! Here is what they feel like.
The NPT is a spontaneous erection but it is long-lasting. These erections (it is theorized) keep a male’s penis “healthy” and ready-for-action. I have had some of these spontaneous erections in the past while awake, but usually they are short-lived. These erections lately are much longer-lasting. I don’t time them, but I would suspect upwards of 30 minutes for one would seem about right.
When the erection occurs, I usually am either on my side or on my stomach. Last night, since I am currently in Day 8 of SR and about 32 days of NoFap* (no porn) I was really feeling like a wet dream was imminent. After this erection subsided, I was either awake or awakened by yet ANOTHER NPT erection! This one lasted (again) upwards of 20 or 25 minutes. How I did not ejaculate then, I still don’t know! Luckily, I did not experience any “blue-balls” from this experience.
All ‘healthy’ males experience these NPTs nightly, without fail. Even infants and I’ve heard fetuses can experience them ‘in-womb’. So they are completely normal, although most men ‘remember’ only the last one; this is usually referred-to as ‘morning-wood’.
When does the NPT become bothersome? When awake, these NPT erections can create a steel-hard cock and they can get just a little bit uncomfortable; Not really painful, but just a whole lot of erection for a long time can be bothersome for some guys. Of course, I seem to have developed the ability to be awake for some of these NPTs now. It is a good thing that I am not awake for all of them (the normal ‘count’ as I understand it is about 5 to 7 NPTs nightly for most men). Otherwise, I would not get any sleep at all!
I am not sure whether or not this change in my NPT experience is a result of my continuing abstinence of porn and treatment of masturbation as it relates to NoFap*. The way it is feeling now, I most certainly am headed for a wet dream any night now, provided I do not experience a HJ anytime soon or suffer (again) from the annoying discomfort of blue-balls.
PS Towards morning, I needed to wear my XO ‘chastity cup’ for some relief. I noticed a good deal of seepage (not precum) from my cock due to the night-time erections.
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