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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 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.

Book News Annotation:

The author explores hysteria in Western medicine throughout the ages and examines the characterization of female sexuality as a disease requiring treatment. She reveals how medical authorities were able to defend and justify the clinical production of orgasm in women as necessary to maintain the dominant view of sexuality, which defined sex as penetration to male orgasm, a definition which shaped not only the development of concepts of female sexual pathology but also the instrumentation designed to cope with them. Contains b&w illustrations.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780801859410
Subtitle:
Hysteria", the Vibrator, and Women's Sexual Satisfaction
Author:
Maines, Rachel P.
Publisher:
The Johns Hopkins University Press
Location:
Baltimore, Md :
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
History
Subject:
Social aspects
Subject:
Vibration
Subject:
Human Sexuality
Subject:
Orgasm
Subject:
Masturbation
Subject:
Female orgasm
Subject:
Vibrators
Subject:
Sex behavior.
Subject:
Anorgasmy.
Subject:
Sexual Dysfunctions, Psychological.
Subject:
Vibrators -- History.
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Johns Hopkins Studies in the History of Technology Hardcover
Series Volume:
new ser., 24
Publication Date:
January 1999
Binding:
Other
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
129
Dimensions:
8.75x5.72x.68 in. .75 lbs.

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