The Technology of Orgasm: "Hysteria," the Vibrator, and Women's Sexual Satisfaction

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JHU Press, 15‏/06‏/2001 - 181 من الصفحات

Winner of the Herbert Feis Prize from the American Historical Association Winner of the AFGAGMAS Biennial Book AwardWinner of the Science Award from the American Foundation for Gender and Genital Medicine

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.

 

ما يقوله الناس - كتابة مراجعة

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WERE YOU AWARE: That hysteria means "womb disease?" That"Susan B Anthony is said to have regarded male behavior at sports events as evidence that men were too emotional to be allowed to vote?" Or ... قراءة التقييم بأكمله

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This well researched little gem soon makes it apparent with its discussion of such things as devices for treating sexual frustration in medeaval nuns, the development of steam powered and clockwork ... قراءة التقييم بأكمله

المحتوى

1 THE JOB NOBODY WANTED
1
2 FEMALE SEXUALITY AS HYSTERICAL PATHOLOGY
21
3 MY GOD WHAT DOES SHE WANT?
48
4 INVITING THE JUICES DOWNWARD
67
5 REVISING THE ANDROCENTRIC MODEL
111
Notes
125
Note on Sources
171
Index
175
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نبذة عن المؤلف (2001)

Rachel P. Maines is an independent scholar and a technical processing assistant at Cornell University's Hotel School Library. She is also the author of numerous articles in scholarly and popular publications.

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