Post Orgasmic Illness Syndrome (P.O.I.S.)

POIS Life Style => The Down Side => Topic started by: shahnameh on April 18, 2012, 07:22:47 PM

Title: Nocturnal Emission without POIS
Post by: shahnameh on April 18, 2012, 07:22:47 PM
Hi all,

So I've realized that when I have nocturnal emissions, I don't have POIS. In fact, I feel great the next day. I'm wondering if this means that my POIS is just psychological. Thoughts?
Title: Re: Nocturnal Emission without POIS
Post by: mattlambertson on April 19, 2012, 11:19:54 AM
I never have nocturnal emissions anymore, but when I did, they gave me just as bad POIS.
Title: Re: Nocturnal Emission without POIS
Post by: firmspear on April 19, 2012, 12:49:00 PM
My doctor says my P.O.I.S. problems are psychological, and that if I want to treat it will be a long process. I do have to agree with you though, in times past when I did have nocturnal emissions I had no POIS symptoms
Title: Re: Nocturnal Emission without POIS
Post by: Vincent M on April 19, 2012, 12:54:38 PM
Most POIS sufferers still get symptoms from nocturnal emissions.
Title: Re: Nocturnal Emission without POIS
Post by: shahnameh on April 19, 2012, 06:43:36 PM
Most POIS sufferers still get symptoms from nocturnal emissions.

Yeah, I was worried about that. That means that my problems may just be psychological, in which case, I have no idea how to fix it.

Firmspear - Did your doctor give you any ideas of what that psychological process would be like?
Title: Re: Nocturnal Emission without POIS
Post by: victor.kons on April 20, 2012, 02:23:52 AM
I have no POIS after noctural emissons, that happens pretty rare for me, yet I think my pois is not psychological but physical. Let me elaborate .

I was on the treatment for quite a while of my stomach problems. I had droppers every day, for several weeks. When I've got POIS during this time, the doctor had a hard time to make me a dropper, because my pressure jumped high and low and she had to stop droppers because of this and wait for couple of days. Also my heart started to go crazy during this time and she had to stimulate it. Nothing like this happened when I was out of POIS, I was rock-stable. So my POIS symptoms are quite physical.

I have more various other facts that confirm that my POIS is physical, but I think the facts above are just enough to be sure of this.

Victor
Title: Re: Nocturnal Emission without POIS
Post by: shahnameh on April 20, 2012, 01:27:27 PM
Interesting. So if your POIS is definitely physical, and POIS does not occur after nocturnal emissions, maybe we can pin POIS to one of the physical differences between nocturnal emissions and regular ejactulation. So, do you know what's physiologically different about NE? My googling hasn't found much.
Title: Re: Nocturnal Emission without POIS
Post by: victor.kons on April 20, 2012, 01:55:05 PM
Interesting. So if your POIS is definitely physical, and POIS does not occur after nocturnal emissions, maybe we can pin POIS to one of the physical differences between nocturnal emissions and regular ejactulation. So, do you know what's physiologically different about NE? My googling hasn't found much.
Release of dopamine might be different. I don't feel pleasure after NE. If you do feel sweet pleasure after NE, then you have a dopamine release and hence POIS is triggered

Victor
Title: Re: Nocturnal Emission without POIS
Post by: victor.kons on April 20, 2012, 02:01:43 PM
The similair question is whether some POISer have POIS symptoms after arousal or not. Some POIS sufferers have POIS symptoms after arousal, some others do not have. And some POIS sufferers had symptoms after arousal when they were young, but after becoming older stopped to have POIS after arousal. I think the explanation is the release of dopamine. When you are young you have that sweet pleasure feeling after arousal, e.g. it is the feeling of the body releasing the dopamine. But when you become older you stop having that feeling after arousal and stop having POIS symptoms after just arousal too.

Victor
Title: Re: Nocturnal Emission without POIS
Post by: Vincent M on April 21, 2012, 03:36:54 PM
The obvious difference between an NE and an ejaculation during the day is that it occurs when you are asleep. During sleep your body is in a healing state, re-balancing neurotransmitters and hormones as it also eliminates inflammation, ect.

This is why I always try to have my ejacs just before a full night's sleep. The reason some don't experience POIS with an NE may be because their POIS symptoms are more easily healed by sleep especially if the orgasm occurs when the body is asleep rather than the sleep healing the body after an orgasm has already taken place.
Title: Re: Nocturnal Emission without POIS
Post by: Daveman on April 23, 2012, 03:25:30 PM
The similair question is whether some POISer have POIS symptoms after arousal or not. Some POIS sufferers have POIS symptoms after arousal, some others do not have. And some POIS sufferers had symptoms after arousal when they were young, but after becoming older stopped to have POIS after arousal. I think the explanation is the release of dopamine. When you are young you have that sweet pleasure feeling after arousal, e.g. it is the feeling of the body releasing the dopamine. But when you become older you stop having that feeling after arousal and stop having POIS symptoms after just arousal too.

Victor

Slight change of topic, but I wanted to connect to this dopamine theme.

I've noticed recently that the "sweet pleasure feeling" that comes after sex (with niacin) is like the same warm POIS rush, but as though it were "looked at" with "rose colored glasses". Don't know if you know what I mean, but it seems that the after sex rush that we have with POIS which is pure YUCK, is very similar to the good after sex glow except the dopamine has been stripped out and we are left with only the YUCK part.

The system does that a lot. During exersize, the body starts repairing and taking out the garbage produced by the exercise, which involves histamines and other cruddy feeling stuff, so it counters with "feel good" chemicals to balance of the effect.

The other day I could feel the POIS under there, yet it was warm and cozy and didn't feel bad. I noticed that it felt almost exactly like the usual warm sex rush that I used to have when I was normal.

Does anybody have a clue what I'm talking about?
Title: Re: Nocturnal Emission without POIS
Post by: Chris on December 27, 2012, 11:25:43 AM
I just wanted to add that i also dont have POIS symptoms after a nocturnal emission..And that made me thought if this is a psychological problem and then i think again that if it was a psychological problem then it wouldnt last 2 weeks as it lasts for me..But then again i want to share with you an experience,one year ago when i had a nocturnal emission my mind was so believing the idea that the POIS symptoms will show and i was so afraid that the POIS symptoms indeed show up but it lasted only a day..The next nocturnal emission i had, there were no symptoms because i played it very cool and calm and that lead me to the conclusion that sometimes your brain can trigger the symptoms if you worry too much..but again not for 2 weeks as it happens in an O..very weird stuff..
Title: Re: Nocturnal Emission without POIS
Post by: chen1995 on January 06, 2013, 03:49:39 AM
sometimes yes sometimes no but yes in general
Title: Re: Nocturnal Emission vs absence of POIS induced anxiety and vasovagal response
Post by: Quantum on November 26, 2014, 11:41:04 PM
Hi everyone,

Interesting, the fact that for some of you, too, POIS acute phase symptoms are milder following a NE compared to a 'waking state' O. I have just found this forum last week, so first time ever i can 'compare notes' with anyboby else, about any aspect of POIS. 

After 36 years of POIS, i had plenty of time to notice that for me, POIS acute phase is shorter and less debilitating following a NE rather than following an ejaculation while having sex with my wife or after masturbation.  I also had plenty of time to figure out why this happens in my case.   I have identified two reasons. The first is that when i wake up after a NE, I already had some sleep to recover. Second, also important but less obvious, being conscious of an upcoming ejaculation will trigger in me some anxiety or fear, even if I am not aware of this anxiety ( the signs may be masked by my arousal state).  This is rather a normal conditioning to have developed a certain fear of an upcoming ejaculation, when each and every ejaculations I had in my life led me to feel ill afterward. On the physiological level, this fear and anxiety is producing acetylcholine (ACh) in my body - that's the main neurotransmitter of the parasympathetic system, which is, for the sake of simplicity,  the braking part of our autonomous nervous system. Too much ACh, and in broader terms an over-reaction of the parasympathetic system, is what causes a vasovagal response ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasovagal_response#Pathophysiology ), As I have a very high vagal tone in general, I easily produce tons of ACh and have strong vasovagal response. The relation with POIS is that  ACh/vasovagal effects in the body overlap with and add up to many of my POIS symptoms, including feeling drained, anxiety, loss of confidence, social phobia, irritability, digestive and abdominal discomfort, etc, and, in particular in my case, hypotension and its related effects - dizziness, intolerance to exercise, orthostatic hypotension (head rush), less concentration, headache, nausea, fatigue, hard to stand for extended period of time, cold sweat,...).  When vasovagal effect creates an additive synergy with POIS effects, my POIS acute phase is longer and symptoms are more severe.

Having had vasovagal response in other situations than upcoming ejaculation ( I have a long history of anxiety),  I know how a vasovagal episode feels like when on its own.  I also noticed that when having sex without 'advanced notice', half-awake, in the middle of the night, it will produce a POIS acute phase less severe than when I am fully awake, but worst than after a NE.

Some POIS sufferers here experiment no difference in their POIS symptoms, be it after a NE or otherwise.  It is maybe because their POIS symptoms are so severe that they completely dwarf the ACh effects. It may also be because their vagal tone is not as high, they may be not as 'control freaks' as those using the break pedal too much in life, like i used to do.  I have learned to let go, now, as one of the many, many little things that helped me reduce my POIS symptoms a bit. 

Those POIS-induced vasovagal episodes are, for me, a psychological complication of POIS.

Maybe this will not ring any bell for you, but hopefully some members will take something out of what i have shared, and that's why this forum is for ! 


i keep the pace and continue to absorb many years of comments and sharing that have been posted here, and I am learning everyday - and experimenting as well too. Thanks again for this forum and to all of you sharing here,

Quantum
Title: Re: Nocturnal Emission without POIS
Post by: Colm on November 27, 2014, 02:18:55 AM
Very interesting read Quantum,

Do you think that the ACh and Vasavagal element that you mention, and the reaction of our sympathetic nervous system can be positively impacted by the current research project and its neurological focus ?

As I am there with you on the almost lifetime experience with this, am still trying to get more clear on all the science shared here and at the other NSF forum.
Title: Re: Nocturnal Emission without POIS
Post by: Quantum on November 27, 2014, 11:06:31 PM
Hi Colm,

Thanks for your comment.

Among all the threads I have read so far on this forum, I didn't come across anything talking about this research project you mention, so I have no idea for now.  In the meantime, with all the useful information available here, like case reports, products tried with the outcome on different symptoms, interesting observations about specific POIS-related experiences, etc, I am beginning to have a new, more global perspective on POIS I couldn't have had with only my own experience.

Do you have a link related to this research so I can read about it?
Title: Re: Nocturnal Emission without POIS
Post by: demografx on November 27, 2014, 11:17:50 PM
To see the other site's search results (since 2007), copy and paste the following into your Google search box "as is" (keep spaces/no spaces intact):

nocturnal emission pois site:www.thenakedscientists.com




Title: Re: Nocturnal Emission without POIS
Post by: demografx on November 27, 2014, 11:28:00 PM
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Title: Re: Nocturnal Emission without POIS
Post by: Quantum on November 28, 2014, 11:44:27 AM
Hi Quantum ,

Welcome to POISCenter!
 
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Thanks for the warm welcome Demographx :)

And thanks also for all the useful links, and for the tip on how to search the NSF archives.... I was reluctant to use it because scrolling though hundred of pages is not very efficient.  But now, this will help a lot in getting useful data in order to verify - or not - some of the hypothesis i make about any particular POIS aspect.  This all help in my current work at integrating all the new info I get about any POIS aspect into a comprehensive, global view of POIS.

Thanks again!


Title: Re: Nocturnal Emission without POIS
Post by: demografx on November 28, 2014, 03:47:04 PM
Looking forward to your sharing some global findings along the way!
Title: Re: Nocturnal Emission without POIS
Post by: BluesBrother on February 14, 2015, 06:14:15 AM
So I've realized that when I have nocturnal emissions, I don't have POIS. In fact, I feel great the next day. I'm wondering if this means that my POIS is just psychological. Thoughts?

I occasionally also have nocturnal emissions with no POIS symptoms at all (not just reduced symptoms), and I also feel great the next day. I have the impression that having no POIS symptoms after NE is more likely to happen if I only wake up after the ejaculation has happened. Sometimes I wake up shortly before the ejaculation, but cannot prevent it anymore. In those cases, I tend to get POIS symptoms the next day, but much reduced. The latter phenomenon might have to do with anxiety / being conscious. Like Quantum suggested.

Quote from: Quantum
also important but less obvious, being conscious of an upcoming ejaculation will trigger in me some anxiety or fear, even if I am not aware of this anxiety

Most of the discussion on this thread concerning reasons for reduced symptoms centered around the body being in a state of relaxation during NE, due to already having had some sleep before ejaculation - and getting more sleep afterwards. I would like to throw another aspect into the discussion. There might be differences in the composition of the ejaculate between NE and 'normal' ejaculations. I came across this article

Hovav, Yedidya, Mary Dan-Goor, Haim Yaffe, and Miriam Almagor. 1999. ?Nocturnal Sperm Emission in Men with Psychogenic Anejaculation.? Fertility and Sterility 72 (2): 364?65. doi:10.1016/S0015-0282(99)00239-3. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0015028299002393

which compares the characteristics of the ejaculate obtained from nocturnal emissions with those obtained from electro-ejaculation. I quote:

"Nocturnal sperm emission is an autonomous reflex mediated by the sympathetic nervous system. Because this reflex may not be fully stimulated, the concentration and motility of the ejaculated sperm might be affected."

And further:

"In four patients, the concentration and motility of sperm obtained from freeze-thawed nocturnal emission were decreased compared with sperm from electroejaculation. Fertilization rates after ICSI using the nocturnal emission sperm were relatively low (45%)."

However, there is a newer article which finds the opposite result: higher sperm quality and motility in NE:

Meng, Xianghu, Longchang Fan, Jihong Liu, Tao Wang, Jun Yang, Junkai Wang, Shaogang Wang, and Zhangqun Ye. 2013. ?Fresh Semen Quality in Ejaculates Produced by Nocturnal Emission in Men with Idiopathic Anejaculation.? Fertility and Sterility 100 (5): 1248?52. doi:10.1016/j.fertnstert.2013.07.1979. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0015028213027659

I quote:

"Sperm motility and normal morphology were higher in patients who collected sperm by NE than in those who collected sperm by PVS and EEJ."

The authors attribute the difference to the previous study to:

"This discrepancy in results may be attributed to two reasons. One is that the semen samples collected by NE used the freeze-thaw technique, which can influence the quality of fresh semen (20, 21). The other may be related to the limited sample size (four men) of the previous study."

The newer study is based on a sample of 91 men. Since there are so far few studies on NE, the evidence is far from conclusive. But it might well be that there are differences in the composition of the ejaculate obtained from NE and 'normal' ejaculations - and that this plays a role for the amount of POIS symptoms experienced (or the absence of these symptoms).
Title: Re: Nocturnal Emission without POIS
Post by: G-man on February 18, 2015, 01:18:06 PM
I used to think that Daveman's case was absolute proof that POIS is not caused by an underlying psychological issue. Now I am not so sure, I can definitely see how a vasectomy reversal can cause someone to worry or be fearful subconsciously
Title: Re: Nocturnal Emission without POIS
Post by: Scary sheep on February 18, 2015, 04:56:11 PM
To add a different experience to this discussion, I have personally never experienced a nocturnal emission that DIDN'T result in symptoms, and I unfortunately experience them on an almost weekly basis.
Title: Re: Nocturnal Emission without POIS
Post by: mtkmtk on October 02, 2015, 08:27:10 PM
I also don't have symptoms after NE. I thought it was because I got to sleep after it happened but the other day I woke up (after NE) and tried to stay up to see if symptom occurs but it didn't.

The interesting thing is I'm pretty sure my semen composition from NE and masturbation is different. My semen from nocturnal emission is *not* sticky and doesn't leave stain, unlike from masturbation. Anyone has any idea why that is?
Title: Re: Nocturnal Emission without POIS
Post by: Raj on June 20, 2016, 05:10:43 PM
My semen from nocturnal emission is *not* sticky and doesn't leave stain, unlike from masturbation. Anyone has any idea why that is?

I experience the same. The semen from masturbation is a lot thicker and whiter whereas the semen from NE is watery and looks like urine. And one thing, I usually experience dreamless NE's and they don't cause much harm. But when I dream nasty stuff, NE's become more intense and a great amount of semen is released at that time. Also, that semen is thicker like the masturbation one. In that case, my symptoms are strong and they last for days. Things have become too complicated. Any latest idea on how to avoid NE's? I have the ability to abstain for life time. But whenever I have NE's, I tend to break my focus and give up like a loser.
Title: Re: Nocturnal Emission without POIS
Post by: demografx on June 20, 2016, 06:52:35 PM
I never have nocturnal emissions anymore, but when I did, they gave me just as bad POIS.
Same here.
Title: Re: Nocturnal Emission without POIS
Post by: Spartak on June 26, 2016, 06:16:14 PM
Never expirienced such a thing,every sort of O cause me POIS.
I even opened topic about my expiriences when I durring sleep woke up stop O,no E.
And still develop severe POIS (less then after regular E ,but still severe).



Title: night emissions don't give me POIS
Post by: tony on September 12, 2021, 10:07:11 AM
I haven't masturbated for 70 days and I had some nocturnal emissions but they didn't give me any symptoms, do any of you also have no symptoms with nocturnal emission?
Title: Re: night emissions don't give me POIS
Post by: Muon on September 12, 2021, 10:11:16 AM
https://poiscenter.com/forums/index.php?topic=3456.0
Title: Re: night emissions don't give me POIS
Post by: asdfasdf on September 12, 2021, 12:51:11 PM
(I think Muon's link is about a mostly unrelated topic so we can continue discussion here.)

Same - wet dreams don't give me POIS.

If this is common, that's scientifically interesting. Let's poll: how many others here do/don't get symptoms from wet dreams?


Title: Re: night emissions don't give me POIS
Post by: tony on September 12, 2021, 01:31:22 PM
Do you have POIS when having sex?
(I haven't had sex since I started having POIS symptoms)
Title: Re: night emissions don't give me POIS
Post by: Journey on September 13, 2021, 06:38:17 AM
Do you have POIS when having sex?
(I haven't had sex since I started having POIS symptoms)
Why not just try it to see?
Title: Re: night emissions don't give me POIS
Post by: mike_sweden on October 24, 2021, 01:53:19 AM
Nocturnal orgasms are weak, hence less symptoms.
Title: Re: night emissions don't give me POIS
Post by: demografx on October 24, 2021, 11:05:18 PM

Nocturnal orgasms are weak, hence less symptoms.


Not in my case!
Title: Re: night emissions don't give me POIS
Post by: Journey on November 02, 2021, 12:25:57 PM
I get POIS from nocturnal emissions, not the case for me
Title: Re: Nocturnal Emission without POIS
Post by: BoneBroth on November 02, 2021, 05:18:20 PM
Same here, NE's are often worse than O. Maybe NE's could be stronger or weaker. Sometimes I dreamt that I had a NE but when I woke up, I didnt. Those are not so bad.

By the way. Please do my last "Do you have LIPOMAS? (https://poiscenter.com/forums/index.php?topic=4023.msg42764#msg42764)" poll.
Title: Re: Nocturnal Emission without POIS
Post by: IronFeather on November 03, 2021, 08:38:27 AM
Being a woman, I can't say I've experienced NE, but I've had orgasms while asleep in the past. It doesn't happen frequently, only when I've been especially frustrated with abstinence. For me, they don't cause any symptoms at all. However, arousal does cause mild symptoms when awake.

I believe the reason why they don't make me sick is because, when they happen and I wake up afterwards, I don't experience any of the physical signs of arousal or sexual activity, I haven't produced any fluid and there haven't been any physical changes whatsoever. It's as if it was only in my brain, and my body was disconnected, even if all the sensations feel completely real in the dream. The only downside is that the thoughts remain and it's much easier to relapse the day after. I wonder if it works like this for anyone else.
Title: Re: Nocturnal Emission without POIS
Post by: Prospero on November 03, 2021, 01:42:14 PM
Yes, if I have an erotic dream in the night and wake up just before ejaculation (even if in my dream I'm already in a kind of orgasm), I experience an instantaneous return to normalcy, zero feeling of arousal/orgasm etc., and I have no POIS. If I wake up only during ejaculation I have a real orgasm and POIS.