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    Post by Shale on Sat Aug 20, 2011 10:17 am

    Huffington Post Entertainment
    August 20, 2011

    Maggie Gyllenhaal And Hugh Dancy Star In 'Hysteria'; Victorian-Era Film On Female Orgasm

    Maggie Gyllenhaall and Hugh Dancy are going to have a scream this fall.

    The two stars headline the new film, "Hysteria," that tackles the delicate narrative of the female orgasm in the advent of the vibrator.

    Set in Victorian-era England, Dancy and Jonathan Pryce are doctors treating female hysteria but are frustrated with their imperfect, crude methods.

    Thus, we welcome a primitive, though effective, vibrator. Gyllenhaal plays Pryce's fiery daughter who bares witness to this female revolution.

    The trailer does not shy away from its subject matter, so loosen your girdle, things are about to heat up.

    http://www.movieinsider.com/m7843/5/hysteria/7686/
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    August 20, 2011

    I just saw the trailer for this movie yesterday in theater. I cannot find an exact release date for it in the U.S. but it is sometime this fall. Know that as absurd as it sounds, it is based on true events.



    I researched this in 2000 when the FDA approved a clitoral suction device for women with sexual problems.



    I likened this to the 19th Century treatment of women presenting with symptoms of "swelling in the genital area, sexual fantasies, and excessive vaginal lubrication." The treatment, done by Victorian era physicians was manual massage of the vulva, causing "hysterical paroxysm" and relieving those symptoms.

    I wrote an essay titled, "Playing Doctor," which never got published anywhere except online. But it tied in the suction device with the invention of the vibrator, which is the theme of the upcoming movie.

    http://www.literotica.com/s/playing-doctor

    You know I will be seeing this one.




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    Post by Shale on Sat Aug 20, 2011 10:19 am

    For those who could not open the link here is the essay.
    (Literotica is considered and X-Rated site)

    Playing Doctor
    by Shale Stone
    May 28, 2000

    When I was a kid, about 9, I used to play "doctor" with my 11-year-old female cousin. This was in the very prudish early '50s, so we were quite secretive about it. She came into my office, the walk in closet and laid on a shelf that was waist high to me. She would pull her panties down to her ankles and expose her crotch for my examination.

    Of course this exploration of a girl's private parts was exciting to me. I probably had a little erection that I was unaware of in my prepubescent innocence. I dutifully examined my patient, taking in all the sights and smells of the moment. I remember noticing the few coarse hairs that grew around this otherwise smooth crotch, and that the slit parted to reveal a deeper opening. After a while, I tired of this game and started to wander, but my cousin insisted that I examine her further.

    I was unaware at the time that I was practicing medicine without a license, and therefore was unable to give my cousin the treatment she obviously desired. Had I studied medicine, especially the history of medical practice, I would have known how to treat my cousin's affliction.

    A half-century before my inept probing in my cousin's crotch, real medical doctors had found effective treatment for hysteria in women. They knew by the symptoms, such as swelling in the genital area, sexual fantasies and excessive vaginal lubrication that treatment was necessary. The recommended treatment for these symptoms around 1900, was manual massage of the vulva by the physician, causing hysterical paroxysm, or a release of the aforementioned affliction. This treatment in the late 19th Century was quite popular among the women, and accounted for a significant amount of physician practice. I have to wonder though, how many physicians played this game without an erection.

    As is the philosophy of Western medicine, if a hand can do a job, then a machine can do it better. By the early 20th Century, vulvar massage was being replaced by "electrotherapeutics," otherwise known as the vibrator. In 1904 a vibrator cost $200 and was sold only to doctors. With this innovation, hysterical paroxysms could be attained much more quickly and efficiently, at only $2 a pop.

    Unfortunately, due to our young age, neither my cousin nor I knew what we were doing or exactly what we were trying to accomplish in our medical explorations, other than the touching in that area felt good to her. Years later, I learned various techniques to induce these "hysterical paroxysms" in women, with my hands, mouth and even that erection that I now knew about.

    It seems however, that my sexual practice is paralleling medical practice once again, as it was recently revealed that a new device to increase sexual response in women has been invented. Noting that the wonder drug Viagra works by increasing blood flow to the genital area of men, some medical genius invented a device to physically accomplish the same effect in women.

    The device, which is approved by the FDA to treat "female sexual arousal disorder," is a tiny vacuum with a soft suction cup that fits over the clitoris. You simply turn on the adjustable vacuum for a few minutes until the clit feels engorged.

    Duh! Why didn't I think of that? Well, actually, although I didn't think of it, I was taught the concept of this device years ago by Peggy, one of my early sexual instructors. It seems I was down in her pubes flailing about with my tongue when she said in her soft, raspy voice "Suck it, Shale, suck it." The scientists are right, increasing the blood flow to a clitoris by suction does enhance sexual response in women.

    Physicians who have studied the new clitoral vacuum are quick to point out that it is not a sex toy but a physiological device. I'm sure that's what the doctors were calling the vibrator in 1904 that relieved so many Victorian tensions. (by 1918 Sears was selling vibrators for six bucks, which probably put a dent in the doctor visits, except for those women who preferred a professional touch).

    However, I can't help but think that this new device, which costs more than $350, might be as sad a commentary on our sexual attitudes as the clinical inducement of paroxysms a century past. Why can't soft lips replace the soft suction cup of the vacuum device? Why can't the gentle suction of a lover draw blood to the clitoris as effectively as this mechanical sexual aid? Is it only for women who can't get their partner to attend to their physical needs?

    Come to think of it, maybe this is the time for a career change. It seems to have been my calling from a very early age. With a roll of Saran Wrap and a little lube, I might be able to go into business like a 19th Century physician. I figure I can undersell the clit vacuum by 90% and still make a decent living.

    (Honest officer, it's not prostitution, it's an organic physiologic procedure!)

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    Post by Shale on Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:44 am



    I have been waiting to see this movie since first hearing about it last August. I just checked the release date and now am really pissed. pissed

    The US is almost at the bottom of the international release dates in May of this year. Spain gets it in June. IDK why it takes 3/4 of a year to get to us. Russia already has the DVD. I just hope it plays locally as it will obviously be in limited release.


    Release dates for
    Hysteria (2011)


    Country/Date

    UK-2011
    Canada-15 Sep 2011 (Toronto International Film Festival)
    Netherlands-02 Nov 2011 (Amsterdam Film Week)
    Sweden-11 Nov 2011 (Stockholm International Film Festival)
    Russia-17 Nov 2011
    Sweden-25 Nov 2011
    Denmark-01 Dec 2011
    Russia-07 Dec 2011 (DVD premiere)
    Netherlands-08 Dec 2011
    France-14 Dec 2011
    Finland-16 Dec 2011
    Germany-22 Dec 2011
    Norway-25 Dec 2011
    Lithuania-10 Feb 2012
    Belgium-22 Feb 2012
    Estonia-24 Feb 2012
    Italy-24 Feb 2012
    Poland-02 Mar 2012
    New Zealand-05 April 2012
    USA-18 May 2012
    Spain-08 Jun 2012

    Here's another international movie poster:





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