Technology of Orgasm Hysteria, the Vibrator, and Women's Sexual Satisfaction
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Description: From the time of Hippocrates until the 1920s, massaging female patients to orgasm was a staple of medical practice among Western physicians in the treatment of "hysteria," an ailment once considered both common and chronic in women. Doctors loathed this time-consuming procedure and for centuries relied on midwives. Later, they substituted the efficiency of mechanical devices, including the electric vibrator, invented in the 1880s. In The Technology of Orgasm, Rachel Maines offers readers a stimulating, surprising, and often humorous account of hysteria and its treatment throughout the ages, focusing on the development, use, and fall into disrepute of the vibrator as a legitimate medical device.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
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Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 3/1/2001
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
|The Job Nobody Wanted|
|The Androcentric Model of Sexuality|
|Hysteria as a Disease Paradigm|
|The Evolution of the Technology|
|Female Sexuality As Hysterical Pathology|
|Hysteria in Antiquity and the Middle Ages Hysteria in Renaissance Medicine|
|The Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries|
|The Freudian Revolution and Its Aftermath|
|""My God, What Does She Want?""|
|Physicians and the Female Orgasm|
|Masturbation ""Frigidity"" and Anorgasmia Fema|