View the H-Histsex Discussion Logs by month
View the Prior Message in H-Histsex's August 2011 logs by: [date] [author] [thread]
View the Next Message in H-Histsex's August 2011 logs by: [date] [author] [thread]
Visit the H-Histsex home page.
Sent: 18 August 2011 03:02 Thanks for the post. Interesting dissertation topic Hallie and good luck! I also disagree with Maines. She bases her arguement on the premise that doctors did not understand the clitoris as a sexual organ, an assumption I challenged in an article a few years back: http://jhmas.oxfordjournals.org/content/63/3/323.abstract I am continuing my work on medical conceptions of the clitoris and 'healthy' female sexuality in the 19th-20th century in a forthcoming book, The Errant Organ. All best, Sarah From: Hera Cook <h.cook@BHAM.AC.UK> To: H-HISTSEX@H-NET.MSU.EDU Sent: Wednesday, August 17, 2011 4:49 AM Subject: FW: FW: trailer for the "Hysteria" movie From: Hallie Lieberman [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: 17 August 2011 19:47 Rachel Maines has recently written a history of leisure http://www.amazon.com/Hedonizing-Technologies-Pleasure-Hobbies-Relations/dp/0801891469 Currently, I'm working on revising her thesis, by arguing that the vibrator was not socially camouflaged in the way she claims it was. I argue that in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, doctors, patients, and customers, knew that the vibrator was a sex toy, and admitted that they were receiving sexual pleasure and not medical treatments, but legal regulations required companies to veil the true uses of their vibrators in advertisements. http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/doug_moe/article_f4a7b498-d24e-11df-a019-001cc4c002e0.html Best, Hallie