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Nocturnal emission

Physiological Aspects of Nocturnal Emissions: – Nocturnal emissions occur during REM sleep after stressful dreams. – Men experience them more frequently than women. – Studies […]

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Physiological Aspects of Nocturnal Emissions:
– Nocturnal emissions occur during REM sleep after stressful dreams.
– Men experience them more frequently than women.
– Studies show higher proportions of motile sperm in ejaculate during nocturnal emissions.
– Difficulty in collecting samples hinders detailed composition studies.
– Semen concentration during nocturnal emissions is similar to samples obtained by penile stimulation.

Frequency and Occurrence of Nocturnal Emissions:
– Wet dreams can start as early as age nine.
– Roughly 8% of everyday dreams contain sexual activity.
– In the U.S., 83% of men experience nocturnal emissions at some point.
– The frequency varies among males, with some experiencing them due to sexual inactivity.
– In Indonesia, 97% of men experience nocturnal emissions by age 24.

Gender Differences and Cultural Perspectives:
– Women may need to awaken during the orgasm for it to be considered a wet dream.
– Female nocturnal orgasm usually occurs by age 21.
– Nearly 40% of women have had one or more nocturnal orgasms.
– Various cultural beliefs and traditions influence perceptions of wet dreams.
– Hindu and Buddhist texts offer differing views on wet dreams.

Historical and Folklore Perspectives:
– European folklore links nocturnal emissions to succubus encounters.
– Influence of folklore on medieval European perceptions of wet dreams.
– Traditional East Asian medicine views emissions as influenced by evil spirits.
– Remedies like fried leek seeds prescribed for nocturnal emissions.
– Various ancient texts prescribe rituals or remedies for wet dreams.

Medical and Academic References:
– Studies on semen quality in relation to nocturnal emissions.
– Research on sexual activity reported in dreams.
– Citations related to cultural beliefs and medical perspectives on wet dreams.
– Various medical and academic sources discuss wet dreams.
– References to historical perspectives on wet dreams in human behavior studies.

Nocturnal emission (Wikipedia)

A nocturnal emission, also known as a wet dream, sex dream, or sleep orgasm, is a spontaneous orgasm during sleep that includes ejaculation for a male, or vaginal lubrication and/or an orgasm for a female.

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