History: The Emergence of Vibrators For Women in Treatment of Pelvic Paroxysm or Orgasm; Ancient But Abused Latterly
In ancient times, women who suffered from what we know today as anxiety, depression, and mood swings were “examined” to have what was called “female hysteria” by physicians of the time.
A way to fight this disease includes pelvic massage, which aims to achieve what was at the time called pelvic paroxysm, or “orgasm” in today’s terms.
Society and physicians of that time did not consider external genital stimulation (pelvic massage) as erotic or sexually stimulating, so women went to the doctor for the treatment.
This seeming innocence is fueled by the ancient belief by doctors that women were biologically weak and flawed for exhibiting these behaviors and bodily functions, and as a result warranted medical intervention and correction.
These are similar behaviours and bodily functions that twenty-first-century scholars consider normal.
Soon a special mechanical device was created for this; the artifact emitted rhythmic vibrations and massages. At first, wealthy or women of good families kept them in their homes in case of any “outbreak of hysteria.”
This is how one of the first vibrators in history was created. They’re still used today, and it’s interesting that even though the vibrator emerged as a treatment for an illness, it’s gained popularity and has taken on a purely sexual nuance.
Orgasm is said to be the physical and emotional sensation experienced at the peak of sexual excitation, usually resulting from stimulation of the sexual organ and usually accompanied in the male by ejaculation.
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