Dolphins Have Wet Dreams Too

Mon, 09/09/2013 - 12:36
Submitted by Carlin Ross

Recently, Japanese researchers witnessed something quite extraordinary: spontaneous ejaculation (release of seminal fluid without sexual stimuation) in a wild Indo-Pacific Bottlenose dolphin. In other words, dolphins have wet dreams:

"Spontaneous ejaculations in various animals, including rats, guinea pigs, domestic cats, warthogs, horses, chimpanzees, and humans occur when drowsy or asleep.

Although Kinsey et al. explained nocturnal emission in human males as “psychic stimulation during sleep,” some equally ubiquitous physiological function should exist given the phylogenetically widespread nature of nocturnal emission or spontaneous ejaculation. During such states, the central nervous system (especially the inhibitory control region for the ejaculation) may be partially relaxed."

There's a brief video of the nocturnal emission. You have to download the file.

It struck me as sweet.

Editor in Chief & Keeper of All Things Betty Dodson

Post new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
By submitting this form, you accept the Mollom privacy policy.