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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This is consistent with previous studies of parent-child discussions about puberty, in which frequency of talking about masturbation and nocturnal emissions was measured (King & Lorusso 1997; Miller et al.
The fact that semenarche is closely linked with sexual desire, nocturnal emissions, masturbation, ejaculation, and orgasm--and that it currently occurs on average before an American male is 13 years old--makes it a uniquely delicate event of pubertal development.
Terms explained include: cervical mucus, acrosome, testosterone, estrogen, progesterone, erection, ejaculation, nocturnal emissions, homosexuality, masturbation, rape, and sexual molestation.