10 Things You Oughta Know About Wet Dreams

Answers for Teens About Wet Dreams

Wet dreams are something that happens to most boys who are going through puberty. They are a spontaneous orgasm that happens while you are asleep, and usually while you are dreaming. You may wake up to discover you are still experiencing the contractions. Or, you may discover that your pajamas, shorts or the sheets are wet or soiled with semen.

You may also discover you will continue to have wet dreams for many years, into adulthood.

Girls and women experience similar lubrication, with or without orgasm, during sleep. But they don't have the mess of wet sheets afterward. Without this evidence, they may not be aware that the wet dream occurred. Under-reporting may be the real reason girls seem to have them less often.

It's important that you understand that what is happening is normal and it's likely that most of the people you know have had a similar experience. It's not something you are causing by anything you are doing or not doing. It's a part of normal human development.

10 Things You Need to Know About Wet Dreams

  1. Wet dreams are normal. They are believed to happen when the body is not getting ​release from the hormonal build up of the teen years or during sudden "dry spells" in sexually active individuals.
  2. Girls do get wet dreams, but they are more easily recognized and much messier in guys.
  3. Masturbation can, but won't always, put a stop to frequent wet dreams. It isn't what is causing the wet dreams.
  1. Some experts theorize that wet dreams are one of the many subconscious ways that the body handles stress. They seem to happen more frequently in teens and young adults because this age group is thought to be under extreme stress.
  2. Wet dreams are not drug-induced, whether by over-the-counter medication, prescription drugs, or illegal drugs.
  1. Wet dreams do not signal a sexual abnormality or mean you are sexually deviant. On the other hand, if you don't have wet dreams, it doesn't mean you have a sexual abnormality, either.
  2. Wet dreams have nothing to do with being gay or straight. The type of wet dreams you have in no way represent your sexuality.
  3. Wet dreams about taboo subjects like; incest, animals, rape, sex with a superior or elder, public sex, group sex, and homosexuality are common. These dreams do not have anything to do with your sexual preferences that you have when you are awake. It doesn't mean that you secretly want to do these things.
  4. There is no reason to ever feel guilty about having a wet dream, they are subconscious and cannot be easily controlled or manipulated.
  5. You should not be shamed for having a wet dream. If your parents are concerned about wet dreams, you may need to help dispel the myths they might still believe. Show them this information and suggest they discuss it with your pediatrician or primary care provider.