Female hysteria was a once-common medical diagnosis, reserved exclusively for
women, which is today no longer recognized by medical authorities as a medical
disorder. Its diagnosis and treatment wer...
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concerned here only with its role in the treatment of a certain class ... Massage to
orgasm of female patients was a staple of medical practice ... It also explains the
contention of nineteenth-century doctors that hysteria was pandemic in ...
Jun 1, 2012 ... Timeline: Female Hysteria and the Sex Toys Used to Treat It. Vibrators, douches,
and pelvic massage: Curing crazy ladies for ... The new film Hysteria tells a
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Orgasm," the symptoms of "hysteria"—a catch-all diagnosis fo...
Apr 27, 2012 ... Worse, Victorian-era women who experienced everything from the loss of ...
cause “hysterical paroxysm” in the patient (translation: orgasm) to cure said
maladies. ... water, was used as early as the mid-1700s in U.S. and U.K.
bathhouses, ... While the electromechanical vibrator was invented by Dr. Joseph
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in 1905, allowing women to treat their own hysteria without visiting a physician. ...
doctors of the time did in fact recognize the reality of a clitoral orgasm, so we ...
their acceptability as medical treatment vanished and the product ...
Because he had no office, he visited his patients in their homes. ... More
specifically, Victorian Era (1837-1901) physicians referred to these symptoms as
female ... So while some big city doctors welcomed women in their office for
treatment, Dr. ... Those who did not experience orgasm after arousal might feel
confusion and ...
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acceptability of vibrators/vaginal massagers was the prevalence of the Victorian
.... the "massage" that doctors used to perform on female patien...
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say why). ... the “treatment” of women's pelvic disorders, as the patients would be
inclined ... as hysterics and sent to doctors and/or to spas for treatment. ... (a type
of sexual dysfunction in which one can't achieve an org...
May 19, 2012 ... Early vibrators were hand-cranked, two-person jobs -- and ... Victorian-era doctor
who invents an electric massager and uses it to bring about “paroxysms” of relief
in female patients with “hysteria,” ... While the movie is set in the 19th century,
doctors' “manual manipulation” as a treatment for female hysteria ...
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Victorian Era believed “true womanhood” meant a woman had no sexual feeling,
but on the other, doctors treated hysteria by inducing an orgasm. ... The vibrator
did in minutes what previously took doctors upwards of an hour.