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"Wet dream"

Posted by Niklas Hellgren on September 19, 2002

In an e-mail group for Swedish translators, we have come to discuss the phrase "wet dream". Some of us feel that only men can have a wet dream, others that this is pure nonsense... Interesting, right?
This is the definition from Merriam-Webster Online:

"wet dream
Function: noun
Date: 1851
: an erotic dream culminating in orgasm and in the male accompanied by seminal emission"

What do =you= say - must a wet dream be "accompanied by seminal emission"? Can both sexes have it? Does the phrase emanate from the involontary "wet dreams" that adolescent boys have?