A Brief History Of The Female Orgasm
The LA Weekly gives an entertaining rundown of sex educators Courtney Cruz and Shelby Jones' master class "The Big One!: The Truth and Lies of Female Orgasms"
In the 1880s, they said to women, ‘Oh, you’re hysterical. You have to go to the doctor.’ And they had actual doctors that would massage these women into what they called ‘hospitable patronage’ — meaning that they brought them to orgasm, and then all the sudden the women were calm and happy as Hindu cows.
“And they’d send them home, and their husbands would say, ‘This is fantastic!’ And the women’d be going, ‘Uh, I have to go to the doctor again. I feel hysterical.’ And this is how it all started.”
They also reveal how, in Alabama, it is enshrined in law that people have "no fundamental right to purchase a product in pursuit of having an orgasm". That would make anyone hysterical.