Wet Dreams, Nocturnal Emissions and Sleep Orgasms

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Wet dreams are a common occurrence for young pubescent males. They also can be very stressful and embarrassing.

Nocturnal emissions are also called wet dreams, or orgasms during sleep. Wet dreams are most common among adolescents but sill an adult might have nocturnal emissions as well.

What is a nocturnal emission?

It is a release or ejaculation while sleeping brought on by an erotic dream. Though the individuals having them are often embarrassed it is quite common. At some point in a lifetime, 80 percent of males will have a wet dream. The dreamer may or may not sleep through the ejaculation or know what is happening or why. However, the nocturnal emissions are actually an orgasm that has occurred because of dreaming about sexual images. Teenagers, especially are embarrassed about this, particularly during puberty when they have not yet become sexually active.

When do males have nocturnal emissions?

Wet dreams begin at puberty, some men experience them in their late teens and still other men do not have them until much later in life. Some males will experience quite a few nocturnal emissions during adolescence and they tamper off in adulthood. Then there are men who have never had them at all.

How often do sleep orgasms occur

There is no set rule; some men will just experience one or two will others will have them much more frequently.

  • However, we know that about 13 percent of males will have their first ejaculation during a wet dream.
  • 15-year-old can have up to 12 wet dreams a week.
  • A forty-year-old male will have one at an average of 0.18 times per week. In other words it is rare
  • The same goes for a married man, the statistics are 0.23 times a week.

Is this only a male condition?

Women will experience vaginal lubrication while having a wet dream

When are sleep orgasms likely to occur?

Since they are associated with dreaming, they will occur during the REM – Rapid Eye Movement stage of the dream cycle. Also, a male who is sensitive may have a wet dream due to the sensation of his penis against the mattress.

Will changing my lifestyle stop the nocturnal emissions?

To date there are no studies supporting the frequency of masturbation, diet or age of the dreamer, having any bearing on the frequency of wet dreams.

Nocturnal Emission Home Remedies

Many men will look on the Internet to find some home remedies to stop the bedtime ejaculations. They are too embarrassed to seek medical attention, however, none of these home remedies have been empirically studied and so it is still best to seek proper medical attention, rather than try something on your own.

Sources

http://kidshealth.org/teen/sexual_health/guys/expert_wet_dreams.html

http://www.sleepdisordersguide.com/topics/nocturnal-emission.html

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