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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Semenarche occupies this distinctive place because it is intimately linked with sexual desire, masturbation, nocturnal emission, orgasm, and ejaculation.
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.
These don't occur just with sexual intercourse; masturbation or even nocturnal emissions can bring them on.