As I fell asleep I started having sexual thoughts. Did I sin?

Last updated on February 2, 2022



I was trying to fall asleep last night and I guess I was having some sexual thoughts causing me to be erect. I was partially asleep because I literally had to wake myself up and try to get the thought out of my head. Do you think that is sin?


What you were experiencing was the beginning of a wet dream. Your body is gearing up to ejaculate semen, so your brain begins digging up erotic ideas. At the same time, you get erect. If you had not interrupted the process, you would eventually get to the point of ejaculating.

Wet dreams are a normal part of being male. You can’t directly control your dreams so you did not sin.