Why Do People Have Wet Dreams?

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A Biological Time Clock

According to Penthouse magazine, more women complain about infrequent sex than men do. However, only forty percent of women in their poll, admitted to having an orgasm while dreaming about sex. While the number for men polled was much higher at eighty percent. The frequency in which women have active wet dreams while sleeping however, increases as they become older. Many scientists speculate that they tend to increase as the woman age begins to near the end of her childbearing years. Why you might asked? Scientists now believe that it is the body's way of telling the brain that the woman, is nearing the end of her biological time clock for having children. As a woman ages, the eggs she was born with begin to age and become less fertile; than they might have been, when she was thirty verses forty.

  • Whether people are willing to admit it or not, we are animals. As with all animals, there are basic survival instincts built within each of us. These natural instincts are essentially nature's way of reminding us busy humans, are bodies are not going to stay young forever. Aging for any person, has a wide range of issues that are constantly needing to be addressed. Wet dreams are part of the bodies way of reminding us to procreate, in order to keep our bloodlines and species thriving. Wildlife are not so different as humans, when it comes to protecting their young. A mother deer for instance, instinctively knows when danger is present around her and her baby. Female deer will make their fawn(s) nestle down in the tall grasses and remain hidden, while she detours the threat away from them. Lionesses will go into estrus within a week or so, if her cubs are killed. This basic instinct to protect the young in conjunction with the survival of the species instinct, could be why humans have wet dreams. It's just the brain's way of protecting the survival of the race, subconsciously.

However, what if the woman is passed childbearing years?

  • I am of the inclination that no matter what, the human brain is so in tuned with the body that it subconsciously continues to supplies the body signals, which can be dated back to the caveman times. Prehistoric Neanderthals operated solely on the premises of survival of the fittest. Which goes without saying as to the cause, as to why nature possibly ordained men at their sexual prime in their late teenage years and early twenties, and why women are at their sexual peak, somewhere between thirty seven and forty five.

The Lifespan of Men Verses Women

Men up until the 21st century were not expected to out live women. On average men lived until their late fifties, and women lived until their early seventies. Only because of the advancements in modern medicine, made in the late 1970s till now, have men been given a chance to out live their female counterpart. Because men live on average, a lifespan that can be up to 20 years shorter than a woman's lifespan, is why their urges to breed is far greater than that of a woman's urge. Their urges to colonize their seed, is far greater than a females urge is to survive. However, let us channel these thoughts together, and consider the woman's side. I fully believe, that women like men have a built in instinct that tells them, to find a man to mate with. If human beings were built to be with only one person, through an adult's single-marriage life span, then debunk scientific evidence and supply a logical explanation as to why humans have wet dreams. Furthermore, it is my collective thought that maybe the caveman was not as backwards thinking nor barbaric, as the modern human being, when it comes to procreation.

  • I am not advocating that men nor women, need to start cheating on their spouses. What I am advocating is that humans become less afraid of sexual intercourse, stop confusing it as love and become more educated as to why humans need to have sex.

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An Anatomical Side Note...

Thinking about why human have wet dreams from a scientific approach, made me think about the Victorian laced traditions that a man and woman (as a couple,) are to be together till they die. I think the whole idea of being with only one person is impossible. Think about it for a second or two- even Creationist would have to see that Adam, would have had to be with more than one woman, to have procreated an entire race of people. Eve for that matter, would have had to been with more than one man. It simply is not conducive to basic human nature.

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IntimatEvolution 4 years ago from Columbia, MO USA Author

Too funny!


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hubber088 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD

Kathy you take the isolated case of the redback spider and apply it to all of nature. But you have a point, a woman once tried to kill me after mating but luckily I was already hastily departing. I think it was because I wasn't just focused on her pleasure ;).


Kathy 6 years ago

"then explain to me why is it that we have wet dreams like this in the first place."

Perhaps it is to show that we focus on the wrong side of the gender issue, We should be looking more to the pleasureof us women and not just the males. Is this not mother natures way to assure we still have pleasure as women when the males in our life can not get IT up? Everything in nature shows things are centered on the female, not the male. For example, the only purpose of the male Redback spider is to mate with the female and he only does it once as it is always fatal to the male as he forfeits his life to assure the female is pleased.

The fact that males die more often, they mature later in life and many end their sex life much sooner than we want them to because they can not get it up also shows the focus should be on women. They mature later, wear out faster and die sooner. Not too many good years for males overall but I am sure they are glad they are not Redback spiders as that male lives for 3 months and mates only once but the female lives 3 years and mates many times and each time she does, she dispatches yet another male. It is soooo GOOD to be a WOMAN and not a male.


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Hammerj 6 years ago from Cebu City

Wow wonderful..I know now..Thanks for sharing this info..


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IntimatEvolution 6 years ago from Columbia, MO USA Author

This is all very well true! Thanks for stopping by. I greatly, greatly appreciate your input.


nazishk 6 years ago

Very interesting hub. I certainly did not know all that. But this anatomical view still doesn't justify polygamy. This might seem funny, but i always thought men are always into sex, no matter how old they are. So, I think the woman could be satisfied whenever she wants to. And if sex is so badly wanted, then why marry a man who is too old to have sex while you're still having wet dreams?


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IntimatEvolution 6 years ago from Columbia, MO USA Author

Hey thanks! Glad to see you.


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ivori 6 years ago from Titusville

We may commit to one, but desire and interest in experiencing still remains. You're thoughts are right on. Good hub!


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Lee Thacker 6 years ago

Ewwww La La La...Wow! You really put a lot of thought and positive thought into your hub article! Honestly I think I need to re-read it again to pick-up all the gems that you shared, as always...THANKS! Keep writing...you know I'm a fan!


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sukhera143 6 years ago from Home

Good sharing.


ralwus 6 years ago

It's a good thing I ain't in Missouri. I just might be tempted to pay you a visit some nite to witness that. hmm, I might even be tempted to help. hehe


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shamelabboush 6 years ago

Well, very interesting topic! I find many new ideas as well as shocking ones like a man should have more than one! It doesn't work with everyone since polygamy is frowned upon by 99.99% of women :) But a nice thought anyway. Thanks IE.

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