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THE GENTLEMen's DEPARTMENT

THE GENTLEMen's DEPARTMENT

July 17, 2018

Are Male Wet Dreams Normal?

We talk a lot about male genitalia. In fact, we consider ourselves to be something of experts on the topic. Since we’re your most trusted resource for all things concerning your junk, we thought we’d tackle a less common topic. Wet dreams have long been a source of shame and ridicule for men, and many are afraid to ask legitimate questions on the topic. We’re here to end that shame and shine a bright light on the subject. Today, you’re going to learn everything you ever wondered about wet dreams.

What Is a Wet Dream, Really?

If you’re an adult male reading this, chances are you’ve had a wet dream at some point. We’ll get into the science of it all in a minute, but first we have to really nail down the context. A lot of different people have varying definitions of wet dreams -- even among researchers. The two prevailing definitions won’t surprise you. The first camp considers every sexual dream to be a wet dream. The other camp is a little more specific, and we’ll be using their rules today. That second definition classifies “nocturnal emissions.” That’s the medical term for when a person has an orgasmic climax from or during a dream. For a dude, that means he actually got his rocks off in his sleep.

So, if you’ve ever had an intense sex dream and woke up feeling dampness in your shorts, you’ve had a wet dream. We all know the jokes. It’s a teenager’s problem. Or, it only bothers people on heavy steroids. But, some of you are seemingly normal adult males who still have (or rather enjoy) an occasional wet dream. Is that something you need to keep in your dark closet of dirty secrets or is it actually pretty normal. We’ll get into the science to answer that.

are male wet dreams normal

The Science of Sleep Orgasms

The first thing to understand about this science is that it combines two fields that have a long way to go. The science of sleep is impressive, but we still don’t actually know what a dream is. By that same measure, scientists can’t fully identify the mechanics of an orgasm. When you put those unknowns together, you get a lot of room for uncertainty.

Disclaimers aside, there are some things we know pretty well. Scientific surveys have looked into the matter, and even using our more specific definition, they found that roughly 83 percent of all men, worldwide, will have a wet dream at some point in their lives. The majority of men will have their first nocturnal emission before the age of 21, but they don’t necessarily stop at that age. A survey among 40-year-olds found that nocturnal emissions aren’t completely uncommon, and among those who have them, they tend to occur slightly less than once a month.

There are also factors that can contribute to wet dreams. Obviously, the hormonal insanity that is puberty makes them more likely. For most guys, the endocrinological stability that comes with age will reduce the occurrence of wet dreams over time. But, even guys who haven’t had one for years can experience one out of the blue if environmental factors cause a sudden shift in hormone balances. This can come from dramatic shifts in sexual activity and a number of other factors. If you’re in this situation, don’t panic. It’s not a sign of impending cancer or anything.

External factors can also induce wet dreams. The stereotype of steroid users having lots of wet dreams isn’t entirely unfounded. Any testosterone-inducing supplement can lead to a little night time squirt, and not all of them are self-prescribed. Doctors who have utilized testosterone boosters for medical treatments have reported as much as a 90-percent increase in wet dream activity among their patients.

The last factor is perhaps the most interesting. Scientists who study lucid dreaming have evidence that subjects can deliberately induce their own wet dreams. In fact, some of their female subjects were able to repeatedly enter a lucid dreaming state and induce multiple-orgasm sexual encounters during sleep. If you want a cure for chronic sleep deprivation, this has to be it.

are male wet dreams normal

What Should You Do About It?

There are going to be two groups of men here: those who have regular wet dreams and those who don’t. If you’re in the first group and want to stop (although we don’t know why anyone would want fewer orgasms), then the path to take would involve seeing a doctor. Sometimes there are dietary or lifestyle changes that could get the desired results. Obviously, if you’re using supplements, you could simply try cutting them.

For the other camp, trying to have more wet dreams is an issue that hasn’t been heavily researched. Sure, you could just start taking steroids, but is it really worth the shrunken balls and myriad of health problems that come with it. Since looking into it, we’ve come to the consensus that lucid dreaming is the real winner. It’s easy to fall down the rabbit hole, but the potential of controlling your dreams is pretty exciting.

Regardless of where you are in the world of wet dreams, you need to be taking care of your junk. All emissions, nocturnal and otherwise, can make a huge mess. It’s something we don’t talk about much, but managing your discharge is important. As you can imagine, a big part of this comes back to manscaping.

Taking Control

A lot of people would have something to say about the concept of male empowerment. This isn’t some political or social movement. Instead, we’re simply reassessing the ancient notion that a man should be in control of his own destiny. Why shouldn’t that apply to his genitals? We believe in taking control down under, and the way to do that is with focused, practiced manscaping. We’ll preach it until the end, and every time we do, we’ll tell you how to do it right.

We’ve said many times that it all starts with a trim. That’s actually a shortcut. It really starts with the Magic Mat. Forgetting this amazing tool is something you want to get over as quickly as possible, so we’ll help you drill it into your head. Manscaping starts with the Magic Mat. Just lay it down before you strip. When that becomes habit, the worst part of manscaping, cleanup, will disappear.

Once your mat is in position, you can get to the trimming. The general rule is that absolutely everything below the belt should get at least the longest trim possible with the Lawn Mower. Some of you are into some crazy manscaping aesthetics. By all means, do your thing. For everyone else, the once over is where you begin. From there, some areas may warrant a closer crop, but that will be up to you and your goals. A simple, long trim will be enough to help you manage those emissions we just talked about.

Shaving is best done immediately after a trim. Your delicate skin is already irritated. There’s actually a lot of merit to consolidating this irritation so it can be treated right away. That’s what the rest of manscaping is really all about. As for the shave, there isn’t a true consensus, but most guys like having their balls clean. Also, unless you’re sure, don’t shave everything down there. It can look weird. Whatever you decide, short strokes with the Plow are the safest way to get the job done.

Once the grooming is done, you want to go straight to the shower. The water should be warm but not hot. This is ideal for hydrating your skin and absorbing the treatments you’re about to apply. The first of those treatments is Crop Cleanser. It will sooth any agitation, clean away irritants and help you restore basic smoothness to your skin. It’s also an all-in-one bottle to make showering faster and easier. When you’re out, pat dry. Going too hard with a towel undoes much of the good you just invested into your meat and veg.

Once dry, you’re going to need to rub some deodorant into your crotch area. Crop Preserver is the most enjoyable part of manscaping. It might not be quite as fun as a wet dream, but it does wonders for managing moisture and eliminating bad friction and chafing. You can’t imagine how much better your days are when Crop Preserver is giving your balls the delightful treatment. It also does some sciency stuff to help with the protective layer of your skin and stuff.

The final treatment on the menu is Crop Reviver. It has benefits that are similar to aftershave, but it doesn’t burn your boys. Like a good aftershave, it treats razor burn and the microscopic nicks and cuts that make your skin uncomfortable. Unlike aftershave, you can use it whenever you want. We recommend you make it part of the post-shower routine, but if you need a little refresher at any point in the day, feel free.

 That’s all it takes to be a successful manscaper. You can control your pubic destiny and make life a little easier if you need to clean a small mess -- be it after a good night’s sleep or any other time. As for the rest of your life, well, we can help there too. That’s why we made Manscaped.com.

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