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Wet dreams: top five facts

By Stephanie Haase Monday, October 14, 2019 - 19:45
Wet dreams – waking up in the middle of the night to wet and sticky sheets. Weird and unnatural? No, perfectly normal! Can women have them, too? Let's find out more in this article.

What is a wet dream?

Wet dreams (also known as nocturnal emissions or ‘night fall’) are spontaneous ejaculations in your sleep. With or without an erection, semen comes out of your penis. It will leave a wet patch in your bed. You haven't peed in bed, but you had an ejaculation! For some boys, a wet dream can be the first time they ejaculate. You can even have wet dreams without dreaming about sex.

Are wet dreams normal?

There is nothing wrong with having wet dreams. They are a normal part of growing up. Even if you have a lot of wet dreams it doesn't mean there's anything wrong with you. And they don't have any bad effects on your health.

Some people have wet dreams a few times a week. Others may only have a couple of wet dreams during their entire lifetime. The older you get, the fewer wet dreams you will have.

There is a 'cure'

Because in some cultures and religions wet dreams are seen as something bad and unhealthy, people often try to get rid of wet dreams with home remedies. For example herbal supplements or giving up watching television or eating meat. None of these will help!

But actually, there is one thing that will reduce the chances of having wet dreams: masturbation! The more you masturbate, the fewer wet dreams you will have, research shows. And for the record – masturbating won’t do you any harm at all either.

Women and wet dreams

Most people think wet dreams are something only men will experience, but oh no, it’s not true! Up to 40 percent of all women will have ‘wet dreams’ at some point in their lives. The vagina then becomes wet and lubricated. Women can even have intense orgasms at night, which may or may not be triggered by sexual dreams.

And just like the men's wet dreams, they are normal and nothing to worry about!

Censored dreams

Your brain can censor your sexual dreams! So you may think your dreams aren't sexual, but instead your brain may just be masking sexual symbols. Men for example may not dream about vaginas, but instead of tunnels and subways. And women dreaming of cigars, chimneys and rockets may in fact be dreaming about penises!

Next time you have a wet dream and you can just remember dreaming of nice, rolling hillsides and mountains, think again – your brain may have censored a dream about breasts! This seems to happen more to people who think talking, and dreaming explicitly about sex is frowned upon.

To protect the identity, the person in the picture is a model. This article was first published on August 7, 2012. 

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Hi doctor. I m 14 year old boy I don't masturbate or do sex but I see porn videos for only 5 minutes or less than that I don't know my penis becomes soft and weak without sperm coming out of my penis sometimes there is a burning sensation it is like when we control our pee like that but ejaculation is not happening please help me. Should I masturbate forcefully or see a doctor
Beta humme aapka sawal theek se samajh nahi aaya, aap humme firse likh sakye hai. Aap iss baare mein humse vristaar mein charcha humare discussion board "just poocho" par aakar humse kar sakte hai. https://lovematters.in/hi/forum
Bete isye swapandosh ya nightfall kehte hain jo ki bohot common hai yeh koi bimaari nahi jiska ilaaz mojjud , isye aapko koi nuksan nahi hoga, baaki aap yaha padh lo : clovematters.in/hi/news/wet-dreams-top-five-factsa
Anurag beta yeh smajh lijiye ki nightfall ya swapndosh bohot hi common baat hain isse na hi koi kamzori aati hai aur na kisi bhi tarah ki koi smasya hoti hai. Aur adhik jankari aap yaha se haaasil kar sakte hain: https://lovematters.in/en/news/wet-dreams-top-five-facts Yadi aap is mudde par humse aur gehri charcha mein judna chahte hain to hamare discussion board “Just Poocho” mein zaroor shamil ho! https://lovematters.in/en/forum
Beta humme aapka sawal theek se samajh nahi aaya, aap humme firse likh sakye hai. Aap iss baare mein humse vristaar mein charcha humare discussion board "just poocho" par aakar humse kar sakte hai. https://lovematters.in/hi/forum
Beta, this is also known as nightfall and it is very common. Please read more here: https://lovematters.in/en/news/wet-dreams-top-five-facts If you would like to join in on a further discussion on this topic, join our discussion board, "Just Ask". https://lovematters.in/en/forum
raj varma
Sun, 06/21/2015 - 09:00
auntiy ji mera age 23 haime 18 ki age se apna ling hila kar apna viry nikalta tha or ab mera viry bhi ppatla or ling ka time or size bhi kam ho gaya hai pls ise bada or jiyada der tak viry na nikle isliye koi medicin ya upay bataiye pls
Suniye yeh problem nahin hai…its very common. Sex ki bhavna yadi adhik ho to yeh hona bahut hee samanya hai. Aur virya ka gadha-mota hone se koi sambandh nahi hai zara yeh padho: http://lovematters.in/hi/resource/ejaculation Aur yeh bhi samajh lijiye ki ling ka size bada karnay ka koi bhi tarika mojjud nahi hai. Ling ke size ki sahi jaankari yaha se hasil karo aap : http://lovematters.in/en/resource/penis-shapes-and-sizes http://lovematters.in/hi/resource/men-masturbating All the best
Beta, this is also known as nightfall and it is very common. It’s not a disease! It won’t harm you. Please read more here: https://lovematters.in/en/news/wet-dreams-top-five-facts Aap iss baare mein humse vristaar mein charcha humare discussion board "just poocho" par aakar humse kar sakte hai. https://lovematters.in/hi/forum
Relax beta! Beta aisa hona bohot hi common hai par hum aapki ismein koi sahayata nahi kar sakte! Lekin aap hastmethun try kar sakte hai kyunki Hastmaithun ek safe /surakshit tareeka hai apni santushti karne ka. https://lovematters.in/hi/resource/men-masturbating Ling ka size badhane ka koi bhi tarika mojjood nahi hai. Ling ke size ki sahi jaankari yaha se hasil kar sakte hai aap: https://lovematters.in/hi/resource/penis-shapes-and-sizes Aur please size par mat jao apna andaaz acha karo unke saath time bitao. Aap iss baare mein humse vristaar mein charcha humare discussion board "just poocho" par aakar humse kar sakte hai. https://lovematters.in/hi/forum
Beta, this is also known as nightfall and it is very common. It’s not a disease! It won’t harm you. Please read more here: https://lovematters.in/en/news/wet-dreams-top-five-facts If you would like to join in on a further discussion on this topic, join our discussion board, "Just Ask". https://lovematters.in/en/forum
anty ji mera ling baar baar khada ho jata h aur ause shant krne k liye muje mutt hi marni padti h jis se mera sharir bilkul kharab ho gaya h mea kya karoon plz muje bataia
Hastmaithun ek safe /surakshit tareeka hai apne aap ko santusht karne ka. Isse koi nuksaan ya beemari nahi hoti. Yadi chahein toh bahut see activities mein samay bitta sakte hai, jaise ki khel – games, gym ya koi hobbies, ok? https://lovematters.in/hi/resource/men-masturbating Aap iss baare mein humse vristaar mein charcha humare discussion board "just poocho" par aakar humse kar sakte hai. https://lovematters.in/hi/forum
Bete yeh samajh lijiye ki nightfall ya swapndosh bohot hi common baat hain isse na hi koi kamzori aati hai aur na kisi bhi tarah ki koi samasya hoti hai. Aur adhik jankari aap yaha se haaasil kar sakte hain: https://lovematters.in/en/news/wet-dreams-top-five-facts Aur kahin aap kisi tension, pressure mein toh nahi hain na? Tension ya pressure ke karan bhee ling me tanav ki kami ki samasya ho sakti hai. Yeh samjh lijiye ki ling me tanav ke liye bilkul tanav mukt hona zaruri hai bête. Jis baaray mein aur yaha padh lijiye : https://lovematters.in/hi/news/4-signs-you-have-erectile-dysfunction Yadi aap is mudde par humse aur gehri charcha mein judna chahte hain to hamare discussion board “Just Poocho” mein zaroor shamil ho! https://lovematters.in/en/forum
Hastmaithun ek safe /surakshit tareeka hai apne aap ko santusht karne ka. Isse koi nuksaan ya beemari nahi hoti. Yadi chahein toh bahut see activities mein samay bitta sakte hai, jaise ki khel – games, gym ya koi hobbies, ok? https://lovematters.in/hi/resource/men-masturbating Aap iss baare mein humse vristaar mein charcha humare discussion board "just poocho" par aakar humse kar sakte hai. https://lovematters.in/hi/forum
Beta, this is also known as nightfall and it is very common. It’s not a disease! It won’t harm you. Please read more here: https://lovematters.in/en/news/wet-dreams-top-five-facts If you would like to join in on a further discussion on this topic, join our discussion board, "Just Ask". https://lovematters.in/en/forum
Yes dear it is quite normal. Just relax! https://lovematters.in/en/term/wet-dreams If you would like to join in on a further discussion on this topic, join our discussion board, "Just Ask" . https://lovematters.in/en/forum
gd evaning I M engineering student . Aur muge sex me bahut entrest hai. Pr mugse kush ho nhi pata .. Mai sex se aur hona chahta hu...bcz meri padhai disturb n ho...
Beta aisa hona bohot hi common hai par hum aapki ismein koi sahayata nahi kar sakte! Lekin aap hastmethun try kar sakte hai kyunki Hastmaithun ek safe /surakshit tareeka hai apni santushti karne ka. https://lovematters.in/hi/resource/men-masturbating Aap iss baare mein humse vristaar mein charcha humare discussion board "just poocho" par aakar humse kar sakte hai. https://lovematters.in/hi/forum
gd evaning I M engineering student . Aur muge sex me bahut entrest hai. Pr mugse kush ho nhi pata .. Mai sex se aur hona chahta hu...bcz meri padhai disturb n ho...
Hmmm! Dekho bete Is umar mein aisa hona samnya hai lekin apko khud sochna chahiey ki yadi aap sara samay in bataon may nikal dengay to zindgi kay baki kaam kese karegney, dosto se miliey, apni Hobbies par dhyan dijiey, exercise kijiey. Aur swasth sochiey
pawan kumar
Tue, 11/03/2015 - 10:59
Aunti ji mera ling kafi dair se khda hota h or fir jaldi gir jata h m kya kru bahut preahan hu or meri shadi bhi ho chuki, aunti ji is problem se kese chhutkara milega koi dwa btao na please kbhi kbhi to man krta h ki aatm hatya kr lu..
Bete Pawan dekho sex karne ke liey bilkul tanav mukt hona zaruri hai bête : Jis baaray mein aur yaha padh lo : http://lovematters.in/hi/news/4-signs-you-have-erectile-dysfunction https://lovematters.in/hi/news/erection-trouble-where-turn Aur phir yadi shareer menin uttejna adhik hogi, sex ki bhavna zyada hogi toh sheeghr patan hone ki sambhavna bhi adhik hee hogee. aisee stithi mein, partner par focus badhana, foreplay , yaani bête ki pravesh karne se pehle bahut se alag alag kriyaein karna , jinse dono ko aanand mile, apne partner kee uttejna badhana, yeh sab activitys sabse zaroori hain. iske ilava, partner ke saath sex karne se pehle, ek baar hast maithun kar saktey hain, utne samay pehele jitne mein ling mein tanaav aa jaaye. Condom ka istemaal bhi jaldi discharge mein help karta hai.http://lovematters.in/hi/news/premature-ejaculation-top-five-facts Penis Size:
pawan kumar
Tue, 11/03/2015 - 11:06
Aunti ji mera ling kafi dair se khda hota h or fir jaldi gir jata h m kya kru bahut preahan hu or meri shadi bhi ho chuki, aunti ji is problem se kese chhutkara milega koi dwa btao na please kbhi kbhi to man krta h ki aatm hatya kr lu..
Beta, yeh itni badi baat nahi hai jiske liye aap aatma hatya karre. Bohot se log hai jinhe yeh [roblem hai magar suicide karna koi chaara nahi hai, Kahi aap kisi tension ya pressure mein toh nahi hai naa? Yeh samjh lijiye ki sex karne ke liye tanav mukt hona bahut zaruri hai beta. Iss baare mein aur yaha padh lo : https://lovematters.in/hi/news/4-signs-you-have-erectile-dysfunction https://lovematters.in/hi/news/erection-trouble-where-turn Jaldi aana koi badi baat nahi, dont worry. Sabse pehle toh apni partner ki body ko samjh lo- usko time de do. Aur yadi shareer menin uttejna adhik hogi, toh sheeghr patan hone ki sambhavna bhi adhik ho sakti hai. Aisee stithi mein partner par focus badhaye yani ki foreplay; pravesh karne se pehle bahut se alag alag kriyaien karna jo aap niche diye gaye link par jaake padh sakte hai, apne partner kee uttejna badhane ke liye, yeh sab activities karna sabse zaroori hain. Iske elava, partner ke saath sex karne se pehle ek baar hastmaithun kar sakte hai, utne samay pehle jitne mein ling mein tanaav aa jaaye. Condom ka istemaal bhi aapki iss samasya ko sujhane mein madad kar sakta hai. https://lovematters.in/hi/news/premature-ejaculation-top-five-facts Sorry beta, hum kisi bhi medicine ka naam apko nahi bata sakte! Aur naa hi iss tarah ki koi bhi medicine lena swasth hai! Aap iss baare mein humse vristaar mein charcha humare discussion board "just poocho" par aakar humse kar sakte hai. https://lovematters.in/hi/forum
Beta jaldi hone se koi baat nahin, dont worry. So sabse pehle toh apni partner ki body ko samjh lo- usko time de do. Aur yadi shareer menin uttejna adhik hogi, sex ki bhavna zyada hogi toh sheeghr patan hone ki sambhavna bhi adhik hee hogee. aisee stithi mein, partner par focus badhana, foreplay , yaani bête ki pravesh karne se pehle bahut se alag alag kriyaein karna , jinse dono ko aanand mile, apne partner kee uttejna badhana, yeh sab activitys sabse zaroori hain. iske ilava, partner ke saath sex karne se pehle, ek baar hast maithun kar saktey hain, utne samay pehele jitne mein ling mein tanaav aa jaaye. Condom ka istemaal bhi jaldi discharge mein help karta hai.http://lovematters.in/hi/news/premature-ejaculation-top-five-facts
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