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Notes and Reflections on Books and Media

by Hannah Leitheiser

Old Time Doctors

The Psychology of Human Sexuality

Justin J. Lehmiller

2013

2019-01-27

'For centuries, the primary treatment for [female] hysteria was a "pelvic massage"...usually performed by doctors, who made a hefty profit....The only problem was that these treatments became rather tedious because it can take some women a long time to reach orgasm....The first vibrators was thus invented to cut down the length of office visits, thereby allowing doctors to "treat" more patients.' - Justin J. Lehmiller, The Psychology of Human Sexuality (2013)

Did not know that. Another story of automating yourself out of a job, I guess.