Hysterical paroxysm

Have you heard of this? I was rather (to say the least), shocked by this. In the Victorian era women were thought to have a malady called “hysteria.” The signs of it were fainting, dizziness, weakness, a real plethora of complaints.

Most physicians were of the male gender in Victorian times. The treatment for hysteria?


“Oh my, hide the children!”

The physician gave women manual stimulation with vibrators, massage, or water…until orgasm. It was thought that is why women had all these symptoms.

Can you imagine the doctor? I bet he kept this little remedy rather closed mouth; didn’t want to share the “wealth”, if you know what I mean. Of course it became known ultimately the whole thing was ridiculous.

I know a few crabby women who are a bit hysterical because they are not with a kind, patient, and caring man who knows “just what to do”, but I think it can be worked out between them.

You know most doctors are still “practicing physicians” I bet the doctors worked long hours in those times – without a complaint!

“I think I’m feeling faint!” :)

9 Responses to “Hysterical paroxysm”

  1. RubyShooZ Says:

    Um, I wonder why they used vibrators. :)

    • Marsha J. O'Brien Says:

      Ruby – can’t remember if I responded to your comment or not – so here goes.
      I think they used vibrators because the “men” outside the office thought it was a medical device, they could get more clients seen during the day because it was faster- hence more money, and more importantly for the women – they actually would climax! You know many men (not all) are totally inept at “patience”-it’s the immediate response, sometimes negating the woman’s needs. What do you think?

  2. JAHLEE STARKS Says:

    Yes, Le Plus Ca Change…le Plus C\’est Le Meme Chose! Excellent! I really Enjoy Your Work concerning the 1st medical device invented in America!

  3. Marsha J. O'Brien Says:

    I am sure all the physicians and patients enjoyed it too! I have checked out your website but have yet to get a chance to really read it. Like what I’ve seen so far.

  4. JAHLEE STARKS Says:

    Peace and Blessings Marsha Darling, Thanks for posting this insightful Article and for checking out My website and for sharing Your Kind Words. I agree that most Men seem impatient. Foreplay matters! I’ve studied Wilhelm Reich’s Work on The Function of the Orgasm and He suggests that the real though unmentionable purpose of public education is to suppress Biological Instincts and retard Sexual Maturation and make Children more submissive and less critical of Authoritarian Patriarchy. He also suggests that Women Who Experience Full Orgastic Genital Gratification are more likely to Achieve Mental Hygiene and demand Their Sovereign Rights and insist on defending Other’s, too! Much of My Artwork on My blog is Devoted to these and other unmentionable Subjects so We can Calmly and Honestly Consider The Naked Truth about Gender, Nature, Love and Sex so Our Species can Enjoy the Fruits of Ideal Society Now and for Posterity. Ain’t Nothin’ goin’ on but Meiosis! Bless Up!

  5. JAHLEE STARKS Says:

    Greetings Marsha Darling! Please Accept My Artwork as a Token of My Eternal Gratitude for Finding a Virtuous Woman Who is Honest about Hysterical Paroxysm. Enjoy!

    LYSISTRATOSPHERE HONEY BEE HAIKU ENTER THE SEXAGON VIEW

    I HAVE IT ON GOOD AUTHORITY POPULAR SOVEREIGNTY’S GOOD NEWS
    GANG WAY FOR IDEAL SOCIETY…ORGASM GIVES FASCISTS THE BLUES
    LOVE ANSWERS EVERY QUESTION
    ‘CAUSE WORD SOUNDS HAVE POWER OF SUGGESTION
    IF LIBERTY AND JUSTICE GET SEPARATED NEITHER CAN SURVIVE
    WITH TRUTH OUR UNIVERSE IS ORCHESTRATED BY QUEENS OF THE BEE HIVE
    PHAROAH HATSHEPSUT MADE MONEY FOR PEACE
    SEX TENSION’S MADE FOR RELEASE
    EVER FELT BUTTERFLIES SWARM IN YO’ BELLY LIKE SLUTS ON A MISSION
    INSIDE PEANUT BUTTER OUTSIDE JELLY WARMS VALLEY OF DECISION
    KNOWLEDGE IS FRIGHTENING…
    TRUTH ROLLS LIKE THUNDER…LOVE SHOCKS LIKE LIGHTENING

    BOYFRIEND ON BATTERIES DILDO HAIKU POSITIVE VIBRATION TOOL

    EVER BATHED IN A HOT TUB WITH A SEX BOOK, INCENSE, WINE AND CANDLES
    …LET YOUR IMAGINATION RUN WILD WITH MORE JOY THAN YOU CAN HANDLE
    OCEANIC FEELINGS FILL YOUR GUT…
    WANNA RELEASE YOUR INNER SLUT

    GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM HAIKU
    HOPE ENDS OPPRESSED PEOPLE’S BLUES

    IN LOVE’S CORNER…KINGDOM SOVEREIGNTY REPRESENTED BY ORGASM
    IN HATE’S CORNER..MENTAL SLAVERY MISREPRESENTED BY FASCISM
    THIS FIGHT’S OUTCOME’S ALWAYS THE SAME
    REMEMBER HIS WORD’S ABOVE HIS NAME

    Love, Joy, Peace and Elbow Grease for Marsha Darling by Basic Black Eagle

  6. Terri Says:

    I dunno? There’s just something about this that doesn’t ring true exactly. The women seemed to have enjoyed this “treatment.” How could they be unaware that it was an erotic, sexual experience?

    • R.K.A. Jahlee Starks (@RainbowJah) Says:

      Greetings Sister Terri! Please Calmly and Honestly Consider the Zeitgeist of The Times before Women’s Suffrage when Medical Science didn’t even bother to distinguish between Gender Issues concerning Health and when Florence Nightengale was only a Toddler!!!

      Flaming Uraeus Cobra-Head of Kings: This cobra, known as the uraeus, blasts the enemies of the cosmic order with a mystical flame, Wadjet, Lady of the Devouring Flame…She was also the protector of kings and of women in childbirth and land and later Transmuted into The Eye of Horus or Son of Osheru The Root from which We Derive Yashuah!

      UNFORGETTABLE REBEL RHYME HAIKU ED M.O.S.E.S. MALONE TATTOO

      IN THE THROES OF ORGASMS…SOUL DROPS HUMAN FORM LIKE A BAD HABIT
      SPIRIT KNOWS CHILIASM’S(REV.20:6) BLACK EYE OF THE STORM…RAPTURE RHYME’S HAVE IT
      MELANIN. ORGASM. SOVEREIGNTY.
      ENFRANCHISEMENT. SANCTUARY.

      URIM & THUMMIN RAPTURE RHYME HAIKU HEART SOUL MIND HOME SPIRIT NEWS

      M-FOR THE MOST IMPORTANT SUBSTANCE KNOWN
      O-FOR MEIOSIS(MITOSIS) FUNCTION
      S-FOR ASCENT TO THE PURPLE THRONE
      E-FOR MENTAL HYGIENE’S JUNCTION
      S-FOR WOMENS’ AND CHILDRENS’ SAFETY 1ST
      TRUTH DOT GOV BUBBLES DON’T BURST

      PS. Melanin is Cosmic. Orgasm is Galactic. Sovereignty is Planetary. Enfranchisement is National. Sanctuary is Personal…Pure Life Wilderness Experience in Spirit and in Truth!

      Love, Joy, Peace and Elbow Grease by Basic Black Eagle

      Serpentine Fire – Earth, Wind, and Fire

  7. jahleestarks Says:

    Reblogged this on rapturerhymenakedtruth and commented:
    Flaming Uraeus Cobra-Head of Kings: This cobra, known as the uraeus, blasts the enemies of the cosmic order with a mystical flame, Wadjet, Lady of the Devouring Flame…She was also the protector of kings and of women in childbirth and land and later Transmuted into The Eye of Horus or Son of Osheru The Root from which We Derive Yashuah!

    UNFORGETTABLE REBEL RHYME HAIKU ED M.O.S.E.S. MALONE TATTOO

    IN THE THROES OF ORGASMS…SOUL DROPS HUMAN FORM LIKE A BAD HABIT
    SPIRIT KNOWS CHILIASM’S(REV.20:6) BLACK EYE OF THE STORM…RAPTURE RHYME’S HAVE IT
    MELANIN. ORGASM. SOVEREIGNTY.
    ENFRANCHISEMENT. SANCTUARY.

    URIM & THUMMIN RAPTURE RHYME HAIKU HEART SOUL MIND HOME SPIRIT NEWS

    M-FOR THE MOST IMPORTANT SUBSTANCE KNOWN
    O-FOR MEIOSIS(MITOSIS) FUNCTION
    S-FOR ASCENT TO THE PURPLE THRONE
    E-FOR MENTAL HYGIENE’S JUNCTION
    S-FOR WOMENS’ AND CHILDRENS’ SAFETY 1ST
    TRUTH DOT GOV BUBBLES DON’T BURST

    PS. Melanin is Cosmic. Orgasm is Galactic. Sovereignty is Planetary. Enfranchisement is National. Sanctuary is Personal…Pure Life Wilderness Experience in Spirit and in Truth!

    Love, Joy, Peace and Elbow Grease by Basic Black Eagle

    Serpentine Fire – Earth, Wind, and Fire

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