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How Often Do Most Guys Have Wet Dreams?

Published: September 10, 2014
Dear How Often Do Most Guys Have Wet Dreams?,

How often do most guys have wet dreams?


Dear How Often Do Most Guys Have Wet Dreams?,

A wet dream (or what doctors would call a “nocturnal emission”) is when you ejaculate semen from your penis while you sleep, usually as a result of dreaming about sex. Because of the increase in the male hormone testosterone that is being produced during puberty, wet dreams become a very common occurrence for adolescent males.

As for frequency, some teens may have wet dreams a few times a week, some a few times a month, some a few times in their life and others not at all. It is normal for the frequency of wet dreams to vary from person to person because our bodies are all built differently. In addition, teens who masturbate may have fewer wet dreams because they are releasing sperm through masturbation.

If you have any questions or concerns about wet dreams (or anything else related to puberty), speak to a trusted adult, such as your father, uncle or grandfather or speak to your doctor. If you don't have a doctor and live in northern New Jersey, you can call the Adolescent/Young Adult Center for Health at 973-971-5199 for an appointment with an adolescent medicine specialist or contact your local teen health center. You can also contact your insurance company for a list of in-network providers.

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