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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These contradictory responses--interest and silence--appear to occur regardless of whether first ejaculation was a result of nocturnal emission or masturbation.
One investigation of first ejaculation found that 90% of participants reported receiving no information about nocturnal emission from either parent (Shipman, 1971).
Terms explained include: cervical mucus, acrosome, testosterone, estrogen, progesterone, erection, ejaculation, nocturnal emissions, homosexuality, masturbation, rape, and sexual molestation.