MADNESS FROM WOMB
Seventeenth century France, physician Lazare Riviere described a malady of epidemic proportions impacting women that are french. He declared unchaste females with insatiable sexual appetites and girls pleasuring on their own had been afflicted with “madness through the womb”, for which noxious gases from their “seed” would infect their stressed systems and faculties that are mental.
Riviere’s treatments for women so afflicted included leeches placed on the labia, bathrooms filled cool lettuce minds, and shunning dances and relationship tales. Continue reading