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The Ultimate Guide to Wet Dreams: Causes, Treatment, Myths & Facts

Written By healthkart

wet dreams
Introduction
What are Wet Dreams?
Causes of Wet Dreams
Frequency of Wet Dreams/NightFall
Nightfall Without Dream
Things to do If you have a wet dream
How to Prevent Wet Dreams?
Do Women Have Wet Dreams?
Myths and Facts about Wet Dreams/Nightfall
Frequently Asked Questions

Introduction:

Wet Dreams or Nightfall, formally known as Nocturnal Emission, is associated with both sexes during the age of 10-19 years. This adolescent period, i.e., 10 to 19 years of age, is defined by the UN Convention of Rights of the Child. It is a common experience for boys and girls from puberty to adulthood transition. Wet dreams may occur during sleep and are not only limited to teenage boys and girls. Now, the question arises what wet dreams are, how it is related to health, its symptoms, myths, and facts related to wet dreams. This article will understand the whole concept of wet dreams, nocturnal emission treatment and its impact on our day-to-day lives.

What are Wet Dreams?

The medical term used for wet dreams is Nocturnal Emission. Nocturnal means ‘at night’ while emission is related to ‘release.’ Also, sometimes it’s called ‘Sleep Orgasms.’ In the simplest term, Wet dreams or Nightfall is when a person orgasms involuntarily while sleeping and dreaming. These dreams may or may not be erotic. 

Now you might be thinking, why is it called wet dreams? The wet dream meaning is when a male/female has this type of dream, he might wake up with wet clothing or bedding. And, this is because semen, the fluid containing sperm, is released during the ejaculation period. In a broader sense, we can understand that the person’s genitals are hypersensitive during sleep because there is more blood flow to the area, resulting in ejaculation and, finally, wet dreams. Although girls can’t ejaculate, they experience an orgasm during a dream. It has been observed that girls don’t have such dreams as often as boys. 

The point to note is that night emissions are not caused by masturbation during sleep; it happens without any manual stimulation. They are normal, and there is no wrong with it, and it is normal to have them.

Causes of Wet Dreams:

Nightfall occurs commonly without giving a hint to the person. The leading cause of Nocturnal Emission is that when a person goes through puberty, their body starts producing the hormone testosterone. As soon as your body starts stimulating this hormone, you are ready to release sperm. In a broader sense, you will fertilize an egg and make a girl pregnant while having sexual intercourse. During the puberty period, you might realize that you have erections at any time of the day, whether you are in school, sleeping, watching TV, taking a shower, or any other thing.

The reason of wet dreams is not associated with any daytime experiences or preferences. It is suggested that one should explore the inner sexual desires as reflected by the fantasies of the dream content.

Frequency of Wet Dreams/NightFall:

Nightfall or Wet Dream is a normal part of a person’s life. But some teenagers might remain unaware of the happening. This does not mean that something is wrong with you. The frequency of nightfall is not calculated in appropriate numbers. Some guys may experience wet dreams a few times a week, while others may experience a couple of ejaculation dream during their entire life. As per some research, it has been found that people may achieve a high frequency of wet dreams if they sleep on their stomachs side.

Nightfall Without Dream

It is no wonder that nightfall may occur without dreams. A person can experience night emission

without dreaming about the sexual activity and might get aroused due to stimulation from friction with bedding or any other factors.

Things to do If you have a wet dream

First of all, there is nothing to worry about if you had nightfall last night. All you need is, when you wake up, to clean yourself. Wash your penis and testicles with soap, body wash, or water gently along with the underneath area of the foreskin. There is no rocket science if you had a wet dream last and want to avoid it. Just let it happen and be positive.

How to Prevent Wet Dreams?

Sometimes things happen for a noble cause, and there should be no doubt in it. Nocturnal emission is something that is going to bloom and will make you like never before. As per the headline given above, there is nothing in the world you can do to control your nocturnal ejaculation. All you can do is once you start releasing sperm through masturbation or having sexual intercourse with your partner, you may find less nightfall happening to you. Also, you might see fewer wet dreams if you don’t sleep on your stomach side.

Do Women Have Wet Dreams?

Yes, wet dreams happen to both the sexes while achieving puberty. Women are not left unturned with wet dreams too. As per various studies, it is found that most women have their first sleep orgasm when they turn 21. As compared to men, women don’t always experience orgasms through wet dreams. It is usual for a woman to have wet dreams, but the presence of vaginal fluids doesn’t mean they had an orgasm.

Myths and Facts about Wet Dreams/Nightfall

There are a plethora of myths and facts related to wet dreams. Some of them are:

  • Wet dreams reduce sperm counts- Some people believe that wet dreams reduce sperm count, but there are no facts related to it; instead, wet dreams are a way for the testicles which remove old sperm and help in the formation of new and healthy sperm.
  • Nocturnal emissions (wet dreams) are a sign of illness: This is another myth about wet dreams. Many people think that it is a sign of illness which is not true at all. Nightfalls are a very natural process and are a sign of healthy sexual functioning.
  • Nightfall will shrink your penis: Another big myth related to no evidence that wet dreams reduce the size of the penis. There is no natural occurrence seen that can cause a person’s penis to decrease or shrink.
  • Wet Dreams reduce a person’s immunity: There is another myth lie which says wet dreams lessen a person’s immunity and can cause infection and cold. Well, there is no scientific reason for this.
  • Women don’t have wet dreams: One of the biggest myths is that people often believe that women don’t have wet dreams. Just like boys, women can also have wet dreams, which may result in orgasm.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q1. Is it normal to have nightfall or wet dreams? Will I be safe?

Yes. Wet dreams or nightfall are entirely safe and happen naturally without any physical hindrances.

Q2. Do women have wet dreams?

Yes. Both the sexes experience nightfall or wet dreams during their lifetime. This generally occurs during the puberty period.

Q3. Is it normal to have nocturnal emissions all the time?

First of all, there is no issue if you experience a high frequency of nightfall. If you feel so, consult with your parents or family doctor for any medical help required.

Q4. Will nightfall always result in orgasm?

Nope. That’s not the case all the time. You might dream of something sexual, but that doesn’t mean you will end up having an orgasm.

Q5. What happens if I don’t experience wet dreams?

This is a normal process in the human body. Some people might experience a lot, but some don’t. Dreams are very personal and carry an individual experience that is different for everyone.

Q6. Can I make myself have a wet dream?

Maybe. Many researchers have found that people who sleep to their stomach side might experience high chances of nightfall than the other side while sleeping.

Q7. At what age do wet dreams begin?

Nocturnal EMission (Wet Dream) is considered the beginning of puberty in boys. It typically starts between the age of 10 and 19 years of age.

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