Posted by Bookworm on September 19, 2002
In Reply to: "Wet dream" posted by Niklas Hellgren on September 19, 2002
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?
Both sexes can have one and emissions are present in both cases. Webster's definition only covers the male case.