sleep-gasms: wet dreams for girls

Have you ever woken from a dream feeling pleasantly flushed and sexually fulfilled? If so, you might have had an orgasm in your sleep (a.k.a. a sleep-gasm).

Often assumed to only be the domain of the wet dream set we now know that girls, like guys, can get off in their sleep. Partly, this is thanks to the research of a zoologist named Alfred Kinsey. Kinsey was based at the University of Indiana. In the 1940s and ’50s, he shocked the university community by switching his research efforts from bug mating habits to human sexuality. One of the things he found was that by the time they were middle-aged, nearly 40 percent of the women he interviewed had had an orgasm while they were sleeping.

During the relaxation of sleep, women’s vaginas naturally lubricate. Sleep-gasms are caused by a few different things. Some are caused by thinking and dreaming about sex. Some through physical touch (it’s normal to rub yourself to orgasm as you slumber).

One reason we don’t hear more about girls and sleep-gasms is that they don’t leave a lot of evidence of their occurrence. During a wet dream, a guy ejaculates. When he wakes up, it’s pretty obvious what happened. A girl’s vagina may lubricate if she has an orgasm, but the lubrication doesn’t necessarily leave a telltale sign of nocturnal excitement. As a result, girls’ sleep-gasms are often missed.

Another reason you don’t hear more about this phenomenon is that girls’ orgasms don’t serve an obvious purpose beyond pleasure. A guy’s orgasm, on the other hand, is linked to his ability to reproduce. This is because he usually ejaculates when it happens. As a result, his orgasm is seen as having a "legitimate" function. Because girls’ orgasms don’t have the same the direct connection to reproduction, they often get overlooked during technical discussions of sex. And the ones that happen when a girl is sleeping? Even less mention.


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  1. avatar Shelley French (Azure-Rusalka) says:

    I have had a LOT of sex dreams, been more sexually aroused in dreams than I have done in real life, but have never had much evidence of whether it was a dream state or whether my body actually COULD be feeling like that. However, I actually woke up whilst having an orgasm the other night.. and that’s when I decided to do a little more research and stumbled across this article.

    I think it’s amazing the power that the brain has, and that it is indeed our biggest sexual organ. The feeling of orgasming without touch is AMAZING. Sexual arousal in dreams is AMAZING.

    Now, I want to see how we can bring those feelings into real life! Why DO things feel so much better in dreams? We can obviously access it all, as we’re dreaming about it, and it shows some sign of reality when we wake up. I’ve often tried to orgasm by purely thinking, without touch, but have only ever got to a state of MILD arousal.

    I feel that the waking world and humankind as a whole has a lot to answer for why we can’t access certain states of feeling and conciousness… which is why the boundary-free unconsious world can do this, and show us what we’re missing (not just heightened stages of sex, but so many other things toooo!)

  2. avatar ThaBaddestBytchAround says:

    Katie,i’m very sure you pissed yourself and didnt Know it.if your covers were that wet,i have had plenty of “sleep-Gasms”and none of them were bad at all.

  3. avatar katie says:

    what i dont get is ive had one of these i woke up and my sheets were soaked so i read up on it but what i dont get is i cant even bring myself to a self indused orgasm awake! how the hell is it happening in my sleep???

    • avatar Jim says:

      What may have happened, and what you may not even be aware of , is that when the
      woman’s G-spot is excited/rubbed, the woman has the ability to squirt female juices, much like pee, but of completely different properties. This sounds more like that which may have happened to you while you were asleep. Any woman can experience this while awake, which erupts as an explosive female orgasm, squirting fluid through your pee hole, and much of time, squirting massive amounts of juices. Unlike a male, you can have or give yourself a number of these g-spot orgasms after another, while being sexually aroused. Read up on this topic for a greater understanding, but try to keep an open mind, since many uneducated on the topic still believe you are squirting pee. Ask yourself; how difficult is it to pee when having an orgasm? It doesn’t happen. Good luck and enjoy discovering more about yourself.

  4. avatar Micho says:

    everyone says how guys are lucky since they don't get periods or shave legs and whatever else, well think about this ladies: we don't have to change the sheets! HA!

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