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    I never knew this! Too funny, if true.






    Female Hysteria Cures




    Women and their mood swings, right guys? Right? You know what we're saying. Now, if you happen to be female don't be offended, there's no shame in admitting to the occasional bit of moodiness as according to 19th century doctors it's a symptom of a deadly serious medical condition (along with other symptoms such as nervousness, irritability and the dreaded "tendency to cause trouble"). That's right ladies, you may be a victim of female hysteria and not even know it.



    So, how exactly do you cure a so-called "condition" that coincidentally was diagnosed almost entirely to women who dared disobey their Victorian husbands? Glad you asked. The prescription for female hysteria was usually a good spot of doctor administered vaginal massage until the woman achieved "hysterical paroxysm."

    Yes that's right, the cure for female hysteria was a doctor's hand down your bloomers until you weren't only thinking of England but screaming its name. Is it any wonder the list of symptoms for female hysteria was so long, literally any ailment could fit the diagnosis? In those sexually repressed times visiting the doctor's office must have been like a trip to Disneyland for most women.



    Doctors of the day on the other hand were apparently, I don't know, gay or something since they actually objected to women's frequent desire to be "cured" by their magic fingers. Their solution to alleviate hand strain? They invented the vibrator, and thus this article comes to a happy ending.

    https://www.cracked.com/article_1566...n-history.html
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    I think that it is impossible to have an honest discussion about either toxic masculinity or toxic femininity. Human instincts and the hormones that influence them are poorly understood which opens the door for misinterpretation and exaggeration.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Persephone View Post
      I never knew this! Too funny, if true.





      You would probably find the film Hysteria quite interesting. It's based on the history of very subject.
      https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1435513/
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      • #4
        Originally posted by wolfhnd View Post
        I think that it is impossible to have an honest discussion about either toxic masculinity or toxic femininity. Human instincts and the hormones that influence them are poorly understood which opens the door for misinterpretation and exaggeration.
        Maybe, but we can at least try.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post

          Maybe, but we can at least try.
          Maybe, but I'm passing on the opportunity for now.
          We hunt the hunters

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          • #6
            Originally posted by wolfhnd View Post

            Maybe, but I'm passing on the opportunity for now.
            That's a shame. One's reach should always exceed one's grasp, and history is what it is, after all.
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            • #7
              For women it's call 'hysteria' and for men it's called 'blue balls'
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              • #8
                Joking aside, I am surprised it's a real medical disorder.


                Women And Hysteria In The History Of Mental Health

                https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3480686/
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Persephone View Post
                  For women it's call 'hysteria' and for men it's called 'blue balls'
                  Thank you for that profound insight!
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Persephone View Post
                    Joking aside, I am surprised it's a real medical disorder.

                    In the old days in The South, "vapors" was also a real medical disorder. Tight corsets, heat and shortness of breath or excess emotion caused fainting spells. That's why in the movies the first response is always to "loosen her clothing".

                    I could tell you a few emergency room stories that would get me banned for life.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post

                      In the old days in The South, "vapors" was also a real medical disorder. Tight corsets, heat and shortness of breath or excess emotion caused fainting spells. That's why in the movies the first response is always to "loosen her clothing".

                      I could tell you a few emergency room stories that would get me banned for life.
                      Oh, do tell...!
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by wolfhnd View Post
                        I think that it is impossible to have an honest discussion about either toxic masculinity or toxic femininity. Human instincts and the hormones that influence them are poorly understood which opens the door for misinterpretation and exaggeration.
                        Real toxic masculinity has a beard and stones women to death and sends them to prison when they have been raped. Not too much #me-to going on about that though.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Persephone View Post
                          I never knew this! Too funny, if true.
                          Women were treated like crap for a long time though if your wife looks like a sea hag then sending her to the doctor to have him "look after her needs" would sound attractive.
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                          validity." - Abraham Lincoln.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by E.D. Morel View Post

                            Women were treated like crap for a long time though if your wife looks like a sea hag then sending her to the doctor to have him "look after her needs" would sound attractive.
                            And where should you be sent to "look after your needs"?
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Jose50 View Post

                              Oh, do tell...!
                              I wish that I could...
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