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The Technology of Orgasm: "Hysteria," the Vibrator, and Women's Sexual Satisfaction - Rachel P. Maines
The Technology of Orgasm: "Hysteria," the Vibrator, and Women's Sexual Satisfaction
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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... show more
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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780801866463 (0801866464)
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Pages no: 208
Edition language: English
Series: Johns Hopkins Studies in the History of Technology
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I'm not going to lie, sex is a topic that greatly interests me. This was an incredibly fascinating book about female orgasms. I liked it a lot. I'm so glad someone wrote a book about this topic.
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