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Nocturnal Emissions: Normal or Not?

A nocturnal emission is an involuntary ejaculation of semen that occurs during sleep. While this is often an embarrassing subject and can leave one feeling like they are abnormal, nocturnal emissions are actually quite common. Studies show that approximately 83% of men have or will at some point, experience a nocturnal emission.

A more common term for nocturnal emission is “wet dream” or “involuntary orgasm”. The cause of this act is not always related to but often includes erotic thoughts or dreams. Sometimes it is hard to pin point what exactly caused the involuntary orgasm, or nocturnal emission. In some instances the male will wake up once the orgasm has occurred but in other instances it is possible to sleep right through it.

Although nocturnal emissions are very common, the fact that this subject is rarely discussed makes many men question if they are normal because they experience these wet dreams. This topic is obviously very personal making it a hard one to bring up to your peers or a health care professional. Perhaps knowing just how common it is would allow men who are experiencing this and are questioning if it is normal to feel comfortable enough to have a discussion about it.

Usually men will start to experience nocturnal emissions when they reach puberty however some men do not experience it until later in life, if ever. Professionals attribute this to dreams. Some men do not start having dreams that are erotic in nature until their late teens and some men just do not dream!

The frequency of nocturnal emissions can be hard to compare, as they will vary considerably from male to male. Factors such as masturbation frequency, age or diet seem to have little baring on how often a man will experience an involuntary orgasm however some researchers have said that men who masturbate less seem to experience more regular nocturnal emissions then men who masturbate of a regular basis.

There are several “remedies” on the market today that suggest they can eliminate or reduce nocturnal emissions however studies show that none of these remedies can be backed up with any sort of medical proof that they will cure or even lessen this condition. None of these remedies have gone as far as to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Individuals who opt to try any of these remedies should keep in mind that while they may reduce this condition, these remedies could be compared to common “home remedies” with no actual findings of medical help.

So, to answer the question “Am I normal?” regarding nocturnal emissions, the answer simply stated is “yes”. The act of “involuntary orgasm” during hours of sleeping is very common and is nothing to be concerned about. Individuals who experience this often or hardly ever should not be concerned with the frequency. Studies have not indicated any disease or abnormality in either situation. If you do have questions or concerns though you are encouraged to speak to a healthcare professional. This condition is definitely more common than you think!


Comments (52 comments)

Nocturnal emission once in a month – is normal ?
In order to keep sex organs active, I will have to have sex how many times in a month ?

tonmoy / March 15th, 2008, 7:59 pm / #

im 20 male i experience this effect very often…..some studies showcasing that its common for ppl of d age 4m 15-18….now im 20 wen cud i get rid off this crap…?? n masturbation……i dont like masturbating….wat i hav 2 do…did i scrwed up vth this situation….???

kaans / September 25th, 2008, 1:37 am / #

I have wet dream 6 to 10 times in month .Please Tell me steps to reduce wet dream

Sagar / December 7th, 2008, 10:31 am / #

SIR I NEED UR HELP BADLY ,SIR I HAVE THESE WET DREAM SOME TIMES 10 TO 15 TIME IN A MONTH ,IS IT AB NORMAL OR WAT I FEEL REALLY SCARED AFTER THIS AND FEEL LIFE IS USE LESS CAN THESE REDUCE OR WAT

R / January 1st, 2009, 10:04 pm / #

sir plz tell me how to reduce these Nocturnal emission plz reply me urgent i hope its normal

R / January 2nd, 2009, 1:56 am / #

which diet should be adopted to reduce nocturnal emission

Anonymous / February 3rd, 2009, 12:47 am / #

i woke up one morning and my back was wet… do you think my boyfriend had a wet dream?

Anonymous / February 3rd, 2009, 10:49 am / #

Sir i have nocturnal emission from last 3-4 year. Sir it heppan 10-12 time in a month. it is normal or not? Sir can it create any problem in my married life? Can it cure after marrige? Please reply me on my mail

Patel kalpesh / February 10th, 2009, 1:39 pm / #

I am male 25 unmarried suffering my nocturnal emissions::: wet dream/nightfall which happen 15-18 times in a month. Sometimes I do masturbation to avoid this by watching blue vedio which also happen 10 times in a month. Also I meet the blue dreams resluting to wet to me

Please suggest what will the reasonable limit of night fall/wet dream and masturbation

varun aggarwal / March 18th, 2009, 8:23 pm / #

What why are you all complaining and wanting to get rid of it? Who denies that it is a pleasurable experience? Why would you ever deny your body something it likes, something that feels good, is healthy and is normal?

anon / April 12th, 2009, 8:44 pm / #

I am a single 38 year old male who hasn’t been in a sexual relationship for two years. I began experiencing nocturnal emissions about a year ago. I don’t have much of a libido, and my sex drive is almost non-existent due to other aspects in my life (too busy to even think about sex), which keeps me from masturbating at a more healthy frequency. I do know my nocturnal emissions occur when I have dreams of a sexual nature. I’ve also noticed, when I do masturbate more frequently I do not have nocturnal emissions. It was only recently that my libido and sexual interest began to wan after my last relationship. I only recall nocturnal emissions during puberty over 20 years ago. I see this as a drop in sexual activity and a rise in sexual explicit dreams. I don’t think this is in any way abnormal or unhealthy, maybe my low libido is somewhat unhealthy, but it seems a natural progression and release of the body due to this lowered sexual activity and the dreaming state.

joe smith / April 15th, 2009, 9:31 pm / #

The answer to your nocturnal emissions questions…GET a girlfriend and start fucking! LOL If you are not able to get a gf, try masturbation. Maybe a couple of you queers could get together and circle jerk!

ANONYMOUS / May 21st, 2009, 12:55 am / #

This just started happening to me recenctly.
I have begung weraing silky panties and nightgowns to bed and it started. I am so happy!

TJ / May 25th, 2009, 6:40 am / #

sir im 22 yrs old ,im suffering from nocturnal emissions as i get erotic dreams during sleep for past one year.i usually dont mastrubate.im unmarried.i usually get this 1 -2 times a weak.please give me a remedy… its irritating me… tell me some steps to reduce wet dreams..please reply to my mail

rahul / May 25th, 2009, 5:13 pm / #

do not listen to allopathy dr. they will say mastabation, night fall is common let them happen.
sudenly run to ayurvedic dr, before things get worsen.. pls listen to me..
like ramdev baba/swami yog teacher centre, take chandra prabhavti- morin 2- evening 2 ,
take shilajeet with luke warm milk 2 drops only daily once….
do yog.
folow bramcahrya, ..stop mastarbting, cigrate drinks, beer, maida, paav, brad.

Anonymous / June 9th, 2009, 1:17 am / #

hi i m 21male suffering from wet dreams since 8 years it made me weak and thin,plz suggest some methods to overcome this problem.plz sir

naveen / June 17th, 2009, 1:50 pm / #

sir,i experience noctural emission 18 to 20 a month and because of that i feel pain in testis some times..please please pleaseee tell me sir what should i do?

Umer Malik / July 15th, 2009, 10:46 pm / #

sir,i experience noctural emission almost after 1 day and because of that i feel pain in testis some times..please please pleaseee tell me sir what should i do?

M. Seemab / August 17th, 2009, 1:05 pm / #

Wet dreams feel good. And if you dont want em just jerk off more. I thought that was common knowledge.

Tyler / August 29th, 2009, 2:21 am / #

I ment: there are cases of people getting spontaneous orgasm during night during risperdal treatment.

hope it helps and good luck

help / September 4th, 2009, 8:22 am / #

I have never had a nocturnal emmission so here are some questions to those who have:why does everyone feel so uncomfortable with it and wants to get rid of it?Does it make you feel weak and sleepy after you wake up or what?Does it give any pleasure or do you feel nothing because of the fact that you’re sleeping?Does it feel any better than orgasms that come out of masturbation?Is a no touch orgasm considered a nocturnal emmission?(ive never had that one either but have come extremely close to it-i could even feel the semen on my urethra but nothing cause exactly that day i was not thinking emotionally on my thoughts and thinking emotionally is the key to achieving them!)..Thanks!!

P.S.I would suggest you don’t reply to my mail but on the comments because this will help a lot of people for sure!

Ammopoutanoflouda / September 15th, 2009, 10:47 pm / #

I have never had a nocturnal emission and I’m 19 years old, however this might be because I’ve been masturbating 2-3 times a day (sometimes more) since I was 11. However, I often have very vivid dreams, yet for some reason despite the fact that my libido is off the charts (I could masturbate all day if I really, really was that bored) they’re very rarely erotic and when they are, they never involve me getting any action. I have a feeling that I’m so convinced that no girl will ever have sex with me that I’m even subconsciously sabotaging myself in my own dreams, completing psyching myself out in real life. And for people having wet dreams all the time seriously, just shoot a few off each day and I’m sure you’re wet dreams will at least decrease (You can’t fire a round if the barrel’s empty)

Bishca / September 22nd, 2009, 1:57 pm / #

I’ve nocturnal emmision frm last 2 yrs. I’m 17. Is it normal????

plz send me some tips to reduce it

i masturbate once in a week…..

sometimes i getting attracted by soe men ..

is it sign of gay?????

Roopam / October 2nd, 2009, 4:18 pm / #

iam 24 male and iam having wet dreams for past 9 years can i do some thing to stop this . is any dyte needed to reduce it or anyexercise needed

saravanan / October 14th, 2009, 4:37 pm / #

I have wet dream 8 to 12 times in month .Please Tell me steps to reduce wet dream

hassan / October 20th, 2009, 10:16 am / #

sir im 20 yrs old ,im suffering from nocturnal emissions as i get erotic dreams during sleep for past one year. i usually dont mastrubate.im unmarried.i usually get this 2 -4 times a month .please give me a remedy… its irritating me… tell me some steps to reduce wet dreams..please reply to my mail

Ram Chandran / October 22nd, 2009, 1:48 pm / #

I have wet dream 6 to 10 times in month .Please Tell me steps to reduce wet dream,or any diet.

ali / November 2nd, 2009, 7:37 pm / #

sir plz tell me how to reduce these Nocturnal emission plz reply me urgent i hope its normal

ali / November 6th, 2009, 6:53 am / #

I m 14 and i m havin dis wet dream. Any remedy for dis, sir?
PLZ mail me!

Anonymous / November 19th, 2009, 1:17 am / #

sir i am 22 years old, i have not experience wetdreams yet. at first i masterbate 2 times a week. but now i have not masterbate from the last 5 months and i have not experience wetdream yet. so i am normal?

ali / November 22nd, 2009, 9:19 am / #

What’s the problem? Enjoy the experience. I wish I could have a wet dream every night. You meet a better class of woman. For f’cks sakje get a grip you wimps.

nick / November 22nd, 2009, 5:32 pm / #

Hey buddy,
whoever is suffering from nocturnal emmission dont have to worry at all.
first thing you have to know about that it is not a deasese.its very normal
some people experience it 10 to 20 times in a month.
So now the most important thing if you want to reduce it than do some exercise and you will see the effect within a month.
And second thing:
Their is a no medicine available in market which can reduce its frequency
so dont ever to try any medicine.
Just try to reguler your routine……..thats it

Doom / December 17th, 2009, 12:49 am / #

SIR I NEED UR HELP BADLY ,SIR I HAVE THESE WET DREAM SOME TIMES 10 TO 15 TIME IN A MONTH ,IS IT AB NORMAL OR WAT I FEEL REALLY SCARED AFTER THIS AND FEEL LIFE IS USE LESS CAN THESE REDUCE OR WAT
SIR PLEASE REPLY ME IMIDEATELY PLS

rahul / January 9th, 2010, 2:07 am / #

Plz Help me I m 23 m.
I have wet dream 6 to 10 times in month .Please Tell me steps to reduce wet dream,or Medicine.And why this is happend… Explined and tell me medicine

tanaba / January 11th, 2010, 6:06 pm / #

i’m 27 male and i’m having wet dreams for past 7 years can i do some thing to stop this, because of this i’m getting very lean day by day . will it make any problem in my future, is any dyte needed to reduce it or anyexercise needed, please help me in this problem, mail me your solution for this Thanks in advance

abraham / January 21st, 2010, 6:28 pm / #

I masturbate almost every single day and so far I had 3 nocturnal emissions in my life. I am only 16.

aeroscope / February 3rd, 2010, 4:15 pm / #

SIr, I am 21 and I experience bed wetting since 3 years at a frequency of 7-8 times a month. It irritates me.
Please provide me a solution.

Jinnha / February 4th, 2010, 6:05 pm / #

I had my first nocturnal emmision while i was taking a nap today funny thing is i thought i was urinating in a dream…not cqaring i released it all and seeen it was semen i kinda freaked

jean / February 5th, 2010, 9:08 am / #

I suffer from nocturnal emissions every night! Ifeel tired and weak in the morning and I never feel like sex when I am awake. My erections have weakened and I feel down!! Is there anything that can help me?

Thomas / February 15th, 2010, 11:52 pm / #

hi i m 21male suffering from wet dreams since 4 years it made me thin,plz suggest some methods to overcome this problem.plz sir give me a remedy… its irritating me… tell me some steps to reduce wet dreams..please reply to my mail

rathesh / February 20th, 2010, 1:18 am / #

i’m 23 male and i’m having wet dreams for past 5 years can i do some thing to stop this, i fear i may not have child after marriage so please help me.
Thanks in advance

Anonymous / February 23rd, 2010, 11:44 pm / #

sir i am suffering from this desise from the age of 15 till now i am now 33 i took lot of medicines but never get reliefe i am having wet dreams from 8 to 13 times in a month please suggest me proper medicine for it i have a huge burden on my mind what i will do in my marital life plz tell me the best medicine for this desise thanks

nadeem / February 24th, 2010, 8:52 am / #

i m 25.. about 2 years back i had nocturnal emissions about 5 timez a month.. but now i dont hav it… i dont even masturbate… is it sum problem with me?

shakeel / March 17th, 2010, 7:15 am / #

Hi . I’m 13 male and i’m getting wet dreams every day even though i masturbate like five times a day ! And the volume of semen ejaculated is very abnormal . It can wet my pants , my under garments , my shirt , and sometimes my hands, legs, and even my face if i sleep curled up in a ball. Can you provide me with a solution please !

Gerald / April 8th, 2010, 3:23 pm / #

Wear a diaper, and be thankful you don’t have to jerk it before work since the job has already been done

Allgood / April 21st, 2010, 2:21 am / #

Now i m 21,When i was in 13 to 17,i was a masterbate but now i m not.But a problem,now I have wet dream 5 to 6 time in a month.Is it normal?? If not what is the solution??

E.RAYHAN / April 28th, 2010, 10:42 pm / #

Wheres a single asnwer to one of these damn questions?

Who cares / May 7th, 2010, 8:38 am / #

Don’t worry I’m here to the RESCUE, Nocturnal emissions or ” wet dreams” occur when the testicals are full of sperm or old sperm and need to make room for new sperm. The only way the body can make room for the new sperm is threw wet dreams that flush out the old sperm. The other way is threw MASTURBATION. Never under any circumstances should you ever masturbate, masturbation leaves you with constant sexual desire and then you start to look at any women you see the wrong way. NEVER EVER masturbate. Wet Dreams are the perfect way for your body to get rid of the sperm instead of using masturbation. A healthy man makes 50 million sperm a week and after that week the body needs to make newer sperm, are you starting to get the picture. Real men have wet dreams and DON”T MASTURBATE beacuse they never sink down to that level for sexual pleasure. If you have wet dreams then your body is doing what it should. And if you masturbate i would think twice before doing it again because it only leaves you with a craving of LUST!

THE_KID / May 9th, 2010, 1:19 pm / #

it feels great to have one. you be in a erotic dream and to tell you the truth it feels better than if your awake! but i do want them to stop…i like saving it up for a week or 2 so i have a more pleasnt full ejaculation

johnny / May 12th, 2010, 8:11 pm / #

ALSO!!!: marijuana INCREASES nocturnal emissions….FACT. i only emission about 1-2 a month regular. than a month with marijuana it increases to 5-6 :( don’t get me wrong, theyre great because i have lucid dreams too much but i just want to save it for my women :/

johnny / May 12th, 2010, 8:16 pm / #

hi im 16 years old and i masterbate allot probably every day and i cant remember a morning when i didnt have an erecton, what does this mean?

bruce / May 20th, 2010, 8:37 am / #

hi i m 26 now , never had sex , but two times when i got chance of it , its gona damn, seman came out before going on sex
its so bad n irritating

rahul / May 24th, 2010, 3:53 am / #

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