detumescence:1. Generally, the reduction or diminution of a swelling .
2. Or: detumescence-of-the-penis / detumescence-of-the-clitoris , the loss of erection; the return of an erect penis or clitoris to a flaccid state after orgasm . The cessation of sexual stimuli causes loss of vasocongestion and the rapid detumescence-of-the-penis within a few minutes; clitoral-detumescence on the other hand is somewhat slower requiring anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes.
Quote: Rebecca (Lori Petty) in Tank Girl (1994): ' It's been swell, but the swelling's gone down .'
See Also: autopederasty, autopedication, break a lance with, break a peter on, bring down (by hand), clitoral detumescence, come-down, cure the horn, detumescence, detumescence of the clitoris, detumescence of the penis, lose the last round, penile detumescence, take down (by hand), take the starch out of
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