Our Seriously Strange Sex Series doubles this week as a reminder to set your clocks forward. With this edition, we are exploring what you could be missing during that lost hour.. an orgasm.. a sleep orgasm to be exact…
Scientifically speaking, a sleep orgasm is a nocturnal emission or an involuntary ejaculation that occurs during sleep.
If you assumed we’re talking about wet dreams, then you guessed right.
But did you know that wet dreams aren’t only something men experience?
That’s right, ladies can get off while they are snoozing too!
When Sleep Orgasms Occur
While most people reported having wet dreams during puberty and adolescence, for some adults wet dreams are easier to have than orgasms during intercourse.
Your sex dreams are usually free of the distractions, stress, and anxiety that can typically interfere with an orgasm.
It’s just you, your mind, and your body making sweet, sweet love… to yourself.
Ways to help you have a sleep orgasm
Sleeping on your stomach is associated with having more intense dreams, like those about sex, being tied up, being unable to breathe, and other kinky fetishes.
That’s because during REM sleep your genitals still have active sensations so they will feel the weight of your body fully relaxed upon them. This position also creates more contact since you have the firmness of a mattress rather than just a blanket against you.
Sex dreams and sleep-gasms are completely normal, and while you can help to trigger them, they are unpredictable.
Have you ever had a sleep orgasm? We would love to hear all about it in the comments below.