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      Masturbation and Dream Recall ?

      Hey there everybody, there's something that's been bugging me for a while, i can't seem to find the correct facts, is there a relation between masturbation and dream recall ? Does it affect dream recall in any way ? Because i feel everytime i masturbate i can't recall my dreams very well at night, or at all, any clarification would be really appreciated... :-)

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      Wow, man, chill, i didn't mean to offend anyone. If you can't help then just don't reply.

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      I'm sorry, I had to laugh a bit reading this. As far as I'm aware, there is no relationship between dream recall and having a 'bate. Stop worrying about it and concentrate on some techniques to boost your recall. Here's two to get you started. First, keep a notepad and pen by your bed. That way, when you wake up during the night you can jot down a few bullet points about any dream you just had. Even a really small amount can be enough to jog your memory in the morning when you go to write it up in a dream journal- that is, assuming you keep one. Which you should! Second, lie still upon waking up and try to remember as much about the dream you just came from as possible before you move. I'm not sure why, but it helps.
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      Only if it affects your sleep patterns or concentration. I mean if you think about it ALL the time, odds are it would show up in your dreams. Also, if you stay up half the night at it, then you won't get much restful sleep, therefore, less dreams. It's best to have a night dedicated to doing either, as doing both in the same night would just make both worse.

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      Some people swear that abstinence helps you to LD. There are discussions elsewhere on DV about it. (Please put on your scientific and mature hats, please folks!) Some folk have experimented with masturbation without climax during WBTB before returning to bed in the hope that it will make sex related dreamsigns. I can't comment on the effectiveness of that.

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      I can. It doesn't work. Well it didn't work for me, I did it, not to get an LD though.

      I'm about 1.5 weeks into an abstinence from 'bating. I'll see if my LD stats improve. So far though, my dream recall hasn't been as great as usual. Not sure if connected.

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      It is good for WILDing since it tires you out

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      i have never noticed any connection myself.
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      I made the experience that Sex is not the same as masturbation.
      Sex in the evening gives me very vivid hypnagogic images but not so masturbation.
      Sex without climax in a taoist way (look for Mantak Chia) seems to increase my chance of getting lucid but not so masturbation.

      It seems to me that masturbation has few up to no influence to my dreams, either in a positive or negative way.
      I wanted to do an experiment about a chastity induced lucid dream which goes like:
      Thers no orgasm until I got a LD. One LD gives one O. (as a reward for the lucidity)
      But as I am in a relationship, it's difficult to try this.
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      LOL yeah, good luck finding a woman who will believe THAT!! She'll think you're cheating on her with your dream girl!!

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      It doesn't effect it in negative ways unless it keeps you from focusing on dreaming itself. I think masturbation is actually healthy. Healthy is good for dreaming. Just don't get obsessed with it. get lucid and have dream sex.
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      Quote Originally Posted by zhineTech View Post
      i have never noticed any connection myself.
      this is a lie.
      Anyway, it doesn't affect

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      I don't believe so, I'm a teen, so I masturbate every day ;3
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      Quote Originally Posted by fOrceez View Post
      this is a lie.
      Anyway, it doesn't affect
      how is me not personally noticing a connection a LIE?
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      It actually does affect my Dream Recall. I was about to post this topic on here but you beat me to it. I noticed that when i masturbate right before bed it lowers my dream recall to 0 dreams per night. When i dont masturbate, i have 1-3 dreams per night.

      EDIT: if you masturbate during the day, it wont affect you, because when you sleep, your refractory period will be over.

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      Actually I have no idea. But like people say, not wanking before bed increases your chances of having a sexdream.

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      Thanks all for your replies, i really appreciate it, well from what most people are saying it doesn't seem to affect recall, but i'm also interested in knowing the scientific point of view, and i had no luck finding anything on google...

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      Of course this would be a hot topic
      "Are you out of your mind?
      You dug yourself into a liar's hole
      You made a little spark to live inside
      It's now a f***ing fire out of control"

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      duh

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      I have tried abstaining to get better dream sex, but I haven't gone lucid since. I'm going to try it tonight, without abstaining.
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      ^ Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuude, why tell us?

      But yeah, I waited for about 2 weeks now, and there hasn't even been any change in my normal dreams.

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      i thinks its only if you do it during the night. If i do it during the day, my dream recall stays the same, when i do it in night, it drops significantly.

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      Thats because you are staying awake and messing up your REM cycles. You could just stay awake in bed for the same amount of time and still have terrible recall for that night.

      And you can do it during the day? What are you, stealth wanker or something?

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      nono, i always sleep at the same time, but i just put that into my nightly... schedule >_> <_<

      and i wank in a room with no doors and still dont get caught

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      >and I wank in a room with no doors and still don't get caught
      >and I wank in a room with no doors
      >with no doors
      >no doors

      How did you get in?

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