Wet dreams. But do you know what causes wet dreams? Or why you may have a few as an adult? Keep reading to learn more.
Wet dreams happen to most guys during the teen years. You wake up to find your bed sheets wet and sticky. Wet dreams, or nocturnal emissions, are a normal part of your development. Wet dreams occur when you ejaculate during your sleep. Most wet dreams are reported in teenage boys and young men, and sometimes they occur well into adulthood. A wet dream occurs when you have a sexually arousing dream during sleep, and your body releases semen through ejaculation. If you happen to have an arousing dream during this period of sleep, you will sometimes ejaculate. You may have trouble remembering the dream or feel confused just after you have a wet dream.
A sleep orgasm can take a good dream and turn it into an incredible one. People of any gender are capable of having orgasms in their sleep. What we do know about the science of orgasms is thanks in large part to the work of Barry Komisaruk and Beverly Whipple , two preeminent scientists in the field. Some of their research findings may help explain how nocturnal orgasms happen. They found that the magnitude of the increases in these responses was about the same, whether it was a thought-induced or masturbation-induced climax. But researchers observed a marked difference between the imagined touch and the physical touch in another area of the brain. You can find first-person accounts online from women, in particular, who say they are unable to have an orgasm during sex , yet have experienced one while sleeping. What gives?
While wet dreams are typically associated with adolescent boys, they are a common experience for both sexes from puberty through adulthood. The medical term for a wet dream is nocturnal emission. In this article, we look at the facts about wet dreams and debunk some of the myths surrounding this normal, healthy occurrence. Wet dreams are when a person orgasms involuntarily while they are sleeping because of a dream, which may or may not be erotic. They are called wet dreams because when a male has this type of dream, he may awaken with wet clothing or bedding. This is because semen, the fluid containing sperm, is released during ejaculation. Wet dreams are not caused by masturbation during sleep; they occur without any manual stimulation. Research has found that, on average, 8 percent of dreams have some sexual content.