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

By: Rachel P. Maines

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press: 2001

Seller ID: 866464

ISBN: 0801866464

Condition: 208 pages, 26 illus, paperback, Johns Hopkins University Press


Don't let this title put you off. . .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.... View more info