Definition of Nocturnal Emission – Wet Dreams

Orgasm and ejaculation that occur when a boy or man is asleep.

Nocturnal emissions are natural and normal across the age spectrum from adolescence through old age, though are most common during adolescence when secondary sexual characteristics are developing and hormone levels are rising.

Researchers believe nocturnal emissions often occur during dreams (thus the casual term “wet dreams”) though the man may not remember dreaming.

See also AGING, REPRODUCTIVE AND SEXUAL CHANGES THAT OCCUR WITHMASTURBATIONPUBERTYSEXUAL HEALTH.

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