“In effect,” as Maines puts it, “doctors inherited the job of producing orgasm in women because it was a job nobody else wanted.” The vibrator inherited the job when they got tired of it, too.
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In 19th-century Britain, women suffering from chronic anxiety and irritability were diagnosed with “hysteria.” The treatment? Pelvic finger massage — tedious and time-consuming for doctors. So they invented a mechanical device to do the job
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