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Table Of Contents

Contents:

Preface
Acknowledgments

Chapter 1 THE JOB NOBODY WANTED
The Androcentric Model of Sexuality
Hysteria as a Disease Paradigm
The Evolution of the Technology
Chapter 2 FEMALE SEXUALITY AS HYSTERICAL PATHOLOGY
Hysteria in Antiquity and the Middle Ages
Hysteria in Renaissance Medicine
The Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
The Freudian Revolution and Its Aftermath
Chapter 3 "MY GOD, WHAT DOES SHE WANT?"
Physicians and the Female Orgasm
Masturbation
"Frigidity" and Anorgasmia
Female Orgasm in the Post-Freudian World
What Ought to Be, and What We'd Like to Believe
Chapter 4 "INVITING THE JUICES DOWNWARD"
Hydropathy and Hydrotherapy
Electrotherapeutics
Mechanical Massagers and Vibrators
Instrumental Prestige in the Vibratory Operating Room
Consumer Purchase of Vibrators after 1900
Chapter 5 REVISING THE ANDROCENTRIC MODEL
Orgasmic Treatment in the Practice of Western Medicine
The Androcentric Model in Heterosexual Relationships
The Vibrator as Technology and Totem

Notes
Notes on Sources
Index

The Technology of Orgasm
"Hysteria," the Vibrator, and Women's Sexual Satisfaction
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Publication Date: 15 Jun 2001
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Trim Size: 5.5" x 8.5"
Page Count: 208 pages
Illustrations: 26 b&w illus.
ISBN: 9780801866463