October 16, 2009

Manhandling Female Hysteria

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The Victorian Era Blog
"The woman suffering from hysteria would go to the doctor for a pelvic massage to the point of hysterical paroxysm."

Female Hysteria - Wikipedia
"By 1870, a clockwork-driven vibrator was available for physicians. In 1873, the first electromechanical vibrator was used at an asylum in France for the treatment of hysteria."

Medical knowledge on the subject 100 years latter...

The American Journal of Psychiatry - Nov 1967
"Two cases are presented of women with the ability to achieve and enjoy an unusual amount of sexual pleasure in heterosexual relationships. Both of these patients had earlier incestuous ties in which there were strong pregenital elements. As the patients achieved insight in therapy their sexual relationships became much more "usual." It is suggested, therefore, that in certain cases of female hysteria where the pregenital fixation is strong and there is primarily an oral dependency on the father a variation of the usual sexual picture is possible, so that instead of the customary frigidity an unusual degree of sexual gratification may be achieved."

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