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?
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!” 🙂