I'm of the female sex and in cases where I'm at least somewhat asleep and dreaming, and the dream has content that I find sexually arousing, I've observed that I can experience what feels like very real sexual pleasure, and that by either continuing to focus on said content or not, I can either instantaneously end the experience of pleasure or bring it to the tipping point of what feels like orgasm from a brain perspective. When I'm feeling this kind of pleasure, though, even all way up through what feels like orgasm, I will immediately wake up after and observe that, unlike sexual experiences when I'm awake, I don't have any physical symptoms of sexual arousal: no vaginal lubrication, no swollen genital tissue, no tense or contracting muscles, etc.
I've heard of wet dreams, but not "dry dreams", so I was just curious how common this kind of experience is and what the biological mechanisms of it are. Is my brain hallucinating the sensation of pleasure without any of the typical neural input and output signals to the rest of the body? Or would I experience a physical, genital response if not for REM atonia? (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rapid_eye ... eep#Muscle
) I was just curious if you had any knowledge about this you could share.
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