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How often do women get wet dreams?

Also, find out what kind of wet dreams women get.

Written by Tania Tarafdar |Updated : August 24, 2017 7:15 PM IST

We almost always associate wet dreams with men, but they are also common in women. Women also wake up pumped up, being wet down there and they are not limited to puberty. Still finding it hard to digest? A study published in the Journal of Sex Research found that 37 percent women in their study experienced one [1]. Here s all you need to know about women and wet dreams.

What are wet dreams in women?

While wet dream in men refers to a hard penis which has just ejaculated; in women wet dreams refers to sexual arousal during sleep leading to vaginal wetness and getting up to experience the orgasm. It is also not uncommon for women to sleep through the climax.

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How do women sleep orgasm?

Women get sexually aroused in sleep and ultimately wake up getting a nocturnal orgasm. In REM sleep cycle when you drift into dreams, the blood flow to the vagina increases relaxing the body [2]. The intense sensation can leave you wanting for more. But unfortunately, nocturnal orgasms cannot be forced; you can only hope to experience it.

Are all wet dreams sex dreams?

Wet dreams may or may not be related to sex dreams. It is natural for you to feel aroused when you have a wet dream. However, it can also be the other way round. In a wet dream, the blood flow to your pelvis increases, which can get you aroused and you can end up having a sex dream. Here's what your sex dreams mean.

How frequent are wet dreams in women?

While women have fewer sleep orgasms than men, they have it several times in a year. However, some women experience it several times in a night [3]. These are some of the hottest sexual fantasies of women.

References:

[1] Wells, Barbara L. "Predictors of female nocturnal orgasms: A multivariate analysis." Journal of Sex Research 22.4 (1986): 421-437.

[2] & [3] Abel, G. G., Murphy, W. D., Becker, J. V., & Bitar, A. (1979). Women s vaginal responses during REM sleep. Journal of sex & marital therapy, 5(1), 5-14.

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