nocturnal emission

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nocturnal emission

[näk′tərn·əl i′mish·ən]
(physiology)
Normal, involuntary seminal discharge occurring during sleep in males after puberty.
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Following Spitz and Hare, Comfort observed that punitive treatments for the vice introduced in the second half of the nineteenth century included chastity belts and genital infibulation for both sexes, and spiked collars to wrap around the penis of boys afflicted by nocturnal emissions, as recommended by J.L.
Sounds like a Nordic term of endearment for a partner whose nocturnal emissions call for much duvet waving, as in, `At it again, my little fartlek?' In fact, fartlek is a Swedish word that means a training session consisting of fast, medium and slow running over different distances.
The Lancet, complained bitterly of the free range allowed to quack-blackmailers who sold nothing but wishful thinking in bottles of coloured water to cure impotence, nocturnal emissions or `self-abuse,' relied on the shame of customers to keep them out of court.