Read the Review. In Pieter van Foreest, called Alemarianus Petrus Forestus, published a medical compendium titled Observationem et Curationem Medicinalium ac Chirurgicarum Opera Omnia , with a chapter on the diseases of women. For the affliction commonly called hysteria literally, "womb disease" and known in his volume as praefocatio matricis or "suffocation of the mother," the physician advised as follows:. As Forestus suggests here, in the Western medical tradition genital massage to orgasm by a physician or midwife was a standard treatment for hysteria, an ailment considered common and chronic in women. Descriptions of this treatment appear in the Hippocratic corpus, the works of Celsus in the first century A.
Linking adolescent and adult sexuality
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Try out PMC Labs and tell us what you think. Learn More. The sexuality of young people is a continuous fascination to the popular imagination as well as in sexuality research. The fascination contains a mixture of anxiety and nostalgia that clouds the self-evident observation that each adult — over a sexual lifetime spanning 50 years or more — extends the sexual adolescent that emerged with puberty. However, connecting the sexuality of early adolescence with elements of adult sexuality is difficult, despite a huge literature on adolescent sexuality. The sexuality of adolescents is not only seen as immature, but as being qualitatively distinct from the sexuality of adults. Exploration of the motivational and functional components of sexuality critical to understanding of adult sexuality — sexual desire, sexual arousal, and sexual function — is almost entirely missing. As a result, critical lacunae exist in understanding the continuum of sexuality development through the lifespan. The purpose of this review, then, is to summarize research on the pubertal antecedents of four hallmarks of adult sexuality: sexual desire; sexual arousal; sexual behaviors; and, sexual function.
There are many benefits to hitting the gym - setting yourself challenges, boosting your fitness levels and feeling that rush of endorphins course through your body. The coregasm was first described in by sexologist Alfred Kinsey in his book Sexual Behaviour in the Human Female. While the concept may have been circulating for more than half a century, one of the most in-depth studies into the coregasm only took place a mere seven years ago.
If you took sex-ed at school, you probably learned all about pregnancy, STIs , and safe sex practices. While all of that is super important, there's a pretty good chance that your teacher never once uttered the word "orgasm" throughout the semester. Which, is pretty weird, considering it's a natural biological function, and sexual pleasure is a normal, healthy part of life. Let's actually talk about orgasms for a sec. An orgasm is what happens when a person reaches the height of sexual excitement, which comes with feelings of pleasure and muscle contractions in the genitals. Since sex-ed teachers aren't discussing it, I talked to Dr. Melisa Holmes, adolescent gynecologist and cofounder of Girlology to answer your most pressing questions about the biological reaction so you can feel more comfortable with your body and the sexual pleasure you deserve. An orgasm is a physical reflex, brought on through sexual stimulation, most commonly that of the clitoris, which is the most sensitive organ in the vagina.