nocturnal emission


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emission

 [e-mish´un]
1. a discharge.
2. an involuntary discharge of semen.
nocturnal emission reflex emission of semen during sleep.
thermionic emission the application of heat, such as to a filament, resulting in the emission of electrons and ions.

noc·tur·nal e·mis·sion

a seminal discharge occurring during sleep.

nocturnal emission

n.
An involuntary ejaculation of semen during sleep.

nocturnal emission

Night visitor, polluting dream, sex dream, wet dream Semen seeping while sleeping; NE occurs during REM sleep and may be accompanied by erotic dream(s).

nocturnal emission

Spontaneous ejaculation, with orgasm, occurring during sleep, often at the climax of an erotic dream. The phenomenon is experienced from time to time by most males with restricted sexual opportunities who do not regularly masturbate. Also known as a ‘wet dream’.
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The kind of reading which results is exemplified in his chapter entitled 'Nocturnal Emissions', where Martha Clifford's appearance in 'Circe' is glossed as follows (p.
The former apparently took it for granted that women did so--one text remarks that gonorrheics, menstruants and parturients are permitted to study Torah and religious law, but men who have had nocturnal emissions are not--while the latter rejected the possibility, insisting that "a man who teaches his daughter Torah teaches her lasciviousness."
A LOTS of women have wet dreams, although no-one really uses the same expression they do for men's "nocturnal emissions" - perhaps because it's more obvious when a chap has had one.