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Nocturnal Emissions

The discharge of semen during sleep usually as a result of erotic dreams is called nocturnal emission.

health and fitness Updated: Sep 25, 2003 18:42 IST
PTI

The discharge of semen through the penis during sleep usually as a result of erotic dreams is called nocturnal emission. It is also called “wet dreams” or “night falls”. When a young man experiences a nocturnal emission, he gets quite a shock.

If the person is ignorant of the normal sexual process, he will be bewildered at what is happening to him and may turn to bogus literature on sex or to quacks for an answer. Misinformation may result in sexual problems.

Wet dreams are quite natural. No physical or mental harm can come from them. They need not and cannot be curbed. They do not require any treatment. It is not just boys who get these wet dreams.

Even girls and women can have erotic dreams as a result of pent-up sexual desires, which may lead to orgasms during sleep.

(Source: Webhealthcentre.com)

First Published: Sep 25, 2003 18:42 IST