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

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The surprising history of the vibrator--invented in the 1880s to treat "hysteria" in women. Maines traces the vibrator from its beginning as a ... Show synopsis

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  • The Technology of Orgasm: "Hysteria," the Vibrator, and Women's Sexual Satisfaction (Johns Hopkins University Press) – Trade paperback (2001)
    by Dr. Rachel P Maines

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

    Trade paperback, Johns Hopkins University Press
    2001
    English
    208 pages

    ISBN: 0801866464
    ISBN-13: 9780801866463

    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 ... Show more

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