MADNESS THROUGH THE WOMB
Seventeenth century France, doctor Lazare Riviere described a malady of epidemic proportions impacting French females. He declared unchaste ladies with insatiable intimate appetites and girls pleasuring by themselves had been suffering from “madness through the womb”, by which noxious gases from their “seed” would infect their stressed systems and psychological traits.
Riviere’s remedies for women so afflicted included leeches put on the labia, bathrooms filled cool lettuce minds, and shunning dances and relationship tales.
“a good ordinarily pious and reserved woman could get insane with passion because of this,” New Zealand educational Jesse Bering had written in Perv: The intimate Deviant in many of us.
Within the Victorian period, ladies and teenage girls with specially stubborn instances of persistent masturbation underwent surgical clitoridectomies (female circumcision) to quell their capability to feel sexual joy, in some instances without their permission.
The ICD-10 that is current utilizes the gendered and archaic groups “satyriasis” for males and “nymphomania” for females. Leggi tutto “The annals of intimate disorders is paved with females whoever sex was poked, prodded and derided by the clinical fraternity”