Nocturnal clitoral tumescence

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Nocturnal clitoral tumescence (NCT) is a spontaneous swelling of the clitoris during sleep or when waking up. Similar to the process in males, nocturnal penile tumescence ("morning wood"), women also experience clitoris tumescence or engorgement of the vagina, mainly during REM sleep phase.[1]

What does tumuscence mean?

Erection and enlargement of the sex organs, especially the clitoris and penis, during sexual arousal.

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