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A Failure of Academic Quality Control: The Technology of Orgasm

@inproceedings{Lieberman2018AFO,
  title={A Failure of Academic Quality Control: The Technology of Orgasm},
  author={Hallie Lieberman and Eric Schatzberg},
  year={2018}
}
The Technology of Orgasm by Rachel Maines is one of the most widely cited works on the history of sex and technology. Maines argues that Victorian physicians routinely used electromechanical vibrators to stimulate female patients to orgasm as a treatment for hysteria. She claims that physicians did not perceive the practice as sexual because it did not involve vaginal penetration. The vibrator was, according to Maines, a labor-saving technology to replace the well-established medical practice… CONTINUE READING

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