Thursday 29 September 2016

What is a sleep orgasm and why is everyone talking about it?

Published 15/12/2015 | 12:59

woman sleeping in bed
woman sleeping in bed

A large number of women have come forward to reveal they have been experiencing "sleep orgasms" - which are exactly as they sound.

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While both sexes have said they experience sexual dreams while they sleep, new research suggests women can also climax while sleeping, which was previously only thought to be something applied to men.

American studies at the Kinsey Institute show that 37% of women have had a "sleep orgasm" by the time they turn 45, with accompanying dreams as stimuli. 83% of men said they experience sleep orgasms with or without dreams.

70% of women experience sexual dreams, while 100% of men do.

The physical effects occurs regardless of relationship status.

Associate Professor at Indiana University Dr Debby Herbenick said more women experience sleep orgasms due to an unsatisying sex life during their waking hours.

"Orgasm generally gets easier with age and experience, and when women have sex with regular partners who they feel care about them," she explained to Broadly.

'Thus we see higher rates of orgasm among those in their mid to late 20s, 30s, and 40s."

Suggestions to increase your chance of having a sleep orgasm including sleeping on your stomach.

Other ways to increase the chance of having a sleep orgasm include sleeping on the stomach, and being particularly tired at bedtime, it states.

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