Female hysteria was a once-common medical diagnosis, made exclusively in
women, which is ... Typical treatment was massage of the patient's genitalia by
the physician and, later, by vibrators or...
Nov 21, 2013 ... According to a comprehensive history of female hysteria compiled by researchers
... woman orgasm ... a money-maker for the medical establishment during the
Victorian era. ... When the vibrator emerged in the late 19th century, explains ...
physical therapy to women believed to be suffering from hysteria.
Jul 18, 2012 ... Vibrators have been causing a buzz for as long as they've existed: sometimes ...
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Orgasm: 'Hysteria,' the Vibrator, and Women's Sexual Satisfaction. ... to limit the “
treatment” of women's pelvic disorders, as the patients ...
Dec 5, 2007 ... The woman suffering from hysteria would go to the doctor for a 'pelvic ... But rest
assured we never found a vibrator in the dumps, or dildos or anything like .... it as
a clinical device to bring women to orgasm as treatment for “hysteria. ..... vibrator,
in aid to help relieve the symptoms of Hysteria in his patien...
Sep 22, 2011 ... Victorian women climaxing – unbeknownst to even themselves ... His “medical
treatment” – first digital and later aided by a crude vibrator when his ... to take in
the orgasmic sounds of her husbands' hysteria patients beyond the parlour walls.
... know what masturbation was, Dr. Hall believes “doctors did.
Mar 13, 2013 ... Particularly in the Victorian Era, this belief led doctors to discourage physical ...
allowing women to treat their hysteria more cheaply and at home, and ... I think
part of the acceptability of vibrators/vaginal massagers was the prevalence of the
Victorian idea that ... Exactly how did you use all those waterfalls ;)...
Jun 16, 2012 ... To cure a disease, doctors used what we now recognize as a less than ... in the
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.
May 29, 2012 ... Set in Victorian England. ... For centuries, doctors treated the supposed condition
of female "hysteria" -- a ... manually manipulating the patients' genitals to induce "
hysterical paroxysm. ... The movie does pass the Bechdel test. Barely ... aspect of
"Hysteria" is its treatment of the cen...
Doctors had ... to female patients to ... did nothing very ... England ... orgasm any
of ... treatment' ... the use of ...
May 21, 2012 ... How did this disease, which purportedly affected so many women and was ...
Victorian-era – would have likely received a “hysterical” diagnosis. ... and doctors
would often see women weekly to administer treatment. ... in treating hysterical
patients using the technique of free association psychoanalysis.