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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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.
In the olden days, they talked about menstruation only with the girls and nocturnal emissions only with the guys.
Virtually overnight, it's goodbye kiddywink and hello chest bumps, pubic hair, nocturnal emissions, menstruation, and zits.