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    The prescription for female hysteria was usually a good spot of doctor administered vaginal massage until the woman achieved "hysterical paroxysm."

    • Parsley Carrots

      "Here, just let me fix that for you...." Vintage Ad for the Victorian cure for hysteria and "all diseases of the Mid-Quarters"

    • Cynthia Pereira

      OMG...Female hysteria once common medical diagnosis. Today no longer recognized as disorder. During this time, female hysteria was widely associated with sexual dissatisfaction. For this reason, the patients would undergo weekly “pelvic massages.” During these sessions, a doctor would manually stimulate the female’s genitals, until the patient experienced repeated “hysterical paroxysm” (orgasms).

    • Alex C. Renwick

      Victorian ad showing doctor treating woman's "hysteria" by 'pelvic massage'. #history

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