19th-century depiction of a vaginal examinatio. Hysteria. The word conjures up an array of images, none of which probably include a nomadic uterus wandering aimlessly around the female body. Yet up until the 18th century, that is precisely what medical practitioners believed was the cause behind this mysterious disorder. Physicians prescribed all kinds of treatments for a wayward womb.

The Touch: doctors examining women, at the Museum of Menstruation and Women's Health

A little massage to help with those hysterical paroxysms. Victorian era.

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Taking the cure - 'female hysteria' aka PMS eventually led to the invention of an electrical massage tool aka the vibrator ahhh the wonders of medical science.

According to Female Artists, This Is What Hysteria Is Really Like | The Creators…

According to Female Artists, This Is What Hysteria Is Really Like

Sculptors, painters, and street artists explore the origins of hysteria in an annual group show entitled 'the

A histeria feminina já foi um diagnóstico comum que, hoje, está completamente desacreditado. Em 1859, um médico chegou a dizer que um quarto de todas as mulheres sofria com histeria feminina. Outro médico catalogou 75 páginas de sintomas que caracterizavam a histeria feminina. De acordo com o documento, quase todos os males que o corpo humano sofre, independente do motivo, poderiam ser caracterizados como sintomas da doença.

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Victorian ad showing doctor treating woman's "hysteria" by 'pelvic massage'. That always cures my 'hysteria' ⊙.

Water massages as a treatment for hysteria (c. 1860)

Wtf lol Water massages as a treatment for hysteria (c. Women considered to be suffering from hysteria would sometimes undergo "pelvic massage" – manual stimulation of the genitals by the doctor until the patient experienced "hysterical paroxysm" (orgasm).

Early 20th Century Vibrator by White Cross: In the early 20th century, vaginal stimulation with vibratory devices for the treatment of female hysteria was a common & lucrative part of many physicians’ office practices.

Early Century Vibrator by White Cross: In the early century, vaginal stimulation with vibratory devices for the treatment of female hysteria was a common & lucrative part of many physicians’ office practices. Treatment of "hysteria".

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petra collins reclaims running mascara and 'female hysteria' in raw new series, ’24-hour psycho'

Treatment for a "wandering womb". No wonder there was female hysteria! Pesquisa Google

Treatment for a "wandering womb". No wonder there was female hysteria!

petra collins reclaims running mascara and 'female hysteria' in raw new series, ’24-hour psycho'

petra collins reclaims running mascara and 'female hysteria' in raw new series, ’24-hour psycho'

It turns out that vibrators were not primarily created for a lady’s pleasure.  For a long time, doctors were using manual stimulation, or “pelvic massage,” so women could have a “hysterical paroxysm,” (#orgasm).  This was the common treatment for female hysteria, especially in the Victorian era.  Doctors were finding this work to be too much, time and labor wise, and thus the personal massager came into being. Read more by clicking on the photo.  #history #historyofsex #vibrator #massage…

It turns out that vibrators were not primarily created for a lady’s pleasure. For a long time, doctors were using manual stimulation, or “pelvic massage,” so women could have a “hysterical paroxysm,” (#orgasm). This was the common treatment for female hysteria, especially in the Victorian era. Doctors were finding this work to be too much, time and labor wise, and thus the personal massager came into being. Read more by clicking on the photo. #history #historyofsex #vibrator #massage…

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