Table of contents for The technology of orgasm : "hysteria," the vibrator, and women's sexual satisfaction / Rachel P. Maines.


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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



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Notes on Sources

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Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Women Sexual behavior History, Female orgasm History, Anorgasmy History, Masturbation History, Vibrators (Massage) History