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The Technology of Orgasm "Hysteria," the Vibrator, and Women"s Sexual Satisfaction (Johns Hopkins Studies in the History of Technology) by Rachel P. Maines

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Published by The Johns Hopkins University Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Sex & sexuality,
  • Social Science,
  • Sociology,
  • History,
  • Human Sexuality,
  • Women"s Studies - General,
  • Science / History,
  • Electronics - General

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages208
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7870701M
ISBN 100801866464
ISBN 109780801866463

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From the time of Hippocrates until the s, 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 The Technology of Orgasm: Hysteria, the Vibrator, and Women's Sexual Satisfaction Rachel P. Maines, Author Johns Hopkins University Press $45 (p) ISBN Buy this book   The Technology of Orgasm by Rachel P. Maines, , available at Book Depository with free delivery :// The Technology of Orgasm - "Hysteria," the Vibrator, and Women's Sexual Satisfaction by Maines, Rachel P: and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at ://

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