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Q & A: Why Does This Happen When I’m Asleep?

Some men find that masturbating during the day helps to reduce the frequency of their wet dreams. Other men don’t find any relationship between their daytime masturbation and nighttime ejaculations. I haven’t heard of any way that a man can prevent himself from ejaculating while he is asleep.


Q & A: Is This Dream A Turning Point For My Sexuality?

Men and women both show genital arousal at regular intervals during sleep. Dreams don’t have to change who you are and what kind of partner you want while you’re awake. Many people have sexual dreams about people they don’t want to have sex with in waking life.

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Q&A: How Do I “Get Into It” After Forced Sexual Experiences?

“Tuning out” from sex is a survival response to non-consensual sex. It becomes kind of an automatic response so that later, even when you’re having sex with someone who you actually want to have sex with and consent to have sex with, it can be easy to slip into that same pattern and not really be present.