WST 313 Unit One.ppt

WST 313 Unit One.ppt - WST 313: Women and Sexuality Yasmina...

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WST 313: Women and Sexuality Yasmina Katsulis, PhD
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Hysteria and the Electromechanical Vibrator Hysteria 150 A.D. - 1952 Treated with a variety of outpatient procedures, and later, with home appliances Types of treatments: manual, electrotherapeutic, mechanical, hydriatic therapy, douche therapy
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Dr. Swift. mid 1800’s ad for home-based services
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Water massage as treatment for hysteria. c. 1860.
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The first alternating current electrical vibrator. c. 1902.
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Advertisement from 1910.
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1918 Sears ad with several models of vibrators.
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Socially Camouflaged Technologies: The Case of the Electronic Vibrator gynecological massage of women by physicians has been a well documented but seldom noted standard medical treatment for hysteria, menstrual disorders and other female complaints, for at least the last 2,000 years. the electromechanical vibrator was first marketed to physicians and then to middle class women, as a medical device this is an example of a socially camouflaged technology , a product whose actual design purpose is either illegal or socially unacceptable, and is therefore marketed as something else entirely vibrators can still be purchased in drug stores but their sexual purpose is not described on the wrapper - In what ways does this continue to obscure women’s sexuality / interest in pleasure? How does secrecy about women’s orgasm shape their sexuality?
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Hysteria Today Although hysteria is no longer recognized by the medical establishment as a medical condition, some healing modalities still identify and treat hysteria. This information was pulled from a home remedy website last year: Causes of Hysteria: “The most common causes of hysteria are sexual repression, perverted habits of thought, and idleness. Heredity plays an important part in its causation. A nervous family background and faulty emotional training when young are predisposing causes. The emotional situations may be mental, strain, stress, fear, worry, depression, traumatism, masturbation, and prolonged sickness.” Treatment of Hysteria: home remedies listed include: herbs, dietary changes, exercise, yoga, massage, and “self control and occupying the mind” “The patient should be taught self-control and educated in the right habits of thinking. Her mind must be drawn away from herself by some means. Proper sex education should be provided and a married patient should be taught to enjoy a normal sexual relationship.” http://www.home-remedies-for-you.com/remedy/Hysteria.html
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nymphomania sexual indulgence and excess sexual desire lack of control succumbing to temptation eating rich food chocolate impure thoughts reading novels masturbating lack of moral restraint and willpower flirting lascivious glances wearing of perfume
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Nymphomania: Does is it really exist?
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This note was uploaded on 03/01/2011 for the course WST 313 taught by Professor Katsulis during the Spring '11 term at ASU.

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