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There is the period of tumescence, and the ecbole constituting the detumescence.
Tumescence: a swelling or tumid enlargement: a puffed up area.
Hitherto we have been occupied mainly with the first phase, that of tumescence, and with its associated psychic phenomena.
A state of tumescence is not normally constant, and tumescence must be obtained before detumescence is possible.
The æsthetic question, however, remains the same as if we were dealing with tumescence.
It seems best to call the first impulse the process of tumescence; the second the process of detumescence.
A certain degree of tumescence must already have been attained.
It is tumescence which is the really essential part of the process, and we cannot afford, with Moll, to ignore it altogether.
In so far, however, as they are aids to tumescence they must be regarded as coming within the range of normal variation.
The facial expression when tumescence is completed is marked by a high degree of energy in men and of loveliness in women.

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