Medical Q&As

Wet dreams - interested in someone else?

What exactly are wet dreams and do they indicate that a man could be interested in someone else other than his partner?

Wet dreams are also referred to as nocturnal emissions and they can be considered to be quite normal and part of normal male sexual development. They usually occur during dreams that contain sexual images. Nocturnal emissions are very common in early puberty but they tend to diminish as the male matures. It would be wrong to infer that a man was sexually interested in another person on the evidence of nocturnal emissions. Most men in secure stable monogamous relationships tend to have sexual dreams that involve other sexual partners. If you suspect that your partner may be interested in someone else I would not be jumping to conclusions on the basis of nocturnal emissions.