Up until the last century women were treated for hysteria, a mental illness that resulted in bodily disturbances. Celibate widows and nuns were the most affected group of citizens. Although by the 1920s it is well documented that Hysteria effected women from every socio-economic class and age group.
75% of all women’s doctor visits were to deal with this illness – Hysteria. At the office the physician would lift his patient’s petticoats and stimulate her clitoris with his hands. Sometimes the nurse would be requested to stimulate the female patient.
Ah, to be a doctor in the early 1900s.
Today, Hysteria is no longer listed as a mental illness for sexual longing. And, thank goodness for that. Otherwise I would have to get a license for the services I provide.