I discuss a variety of literature sources dealing with female sexual problems, where these are understood variously as problems of developmental psychopathology, as technical phenomena to be resolved through education, or as medical problems to be addressed pharmaceutically. The stigma of mental illness shapes much recent discussion of female sexual problems, as does the legacy of the postwar critique of psychodynamic psychiatry. In what follows I shall provide an overview of some key aspects of the conceptualization of female sexual problems during the course of the century, particularly in relation to psychiatry. My focus here is primarily the Anglo-American context. Female sexual problems have been discussed in sexological, gynecological, psychiatric, and psychoanalytic literature, as well as marital advice material. The salience of psychiatry in discussions of female sexual problems has its roots in the mutually entangled development of psychiatry, sexology, and criminology in the last quarter of the 19th century.
Socially Accepted Forms of Sexuality in the Early Twentieth Century
Early to Late 20th Century Feminist Movements – Introduction to Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies
Toronto: University of Toronto Press, ISBN cl ; pb ; epub. Denean Sharpley-Whiting. Ageeth Sluis. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press,
Early to Late 20th Century Feminist Movements
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This was a shift from the control of sexual behavior especially among females. As Carla notes in her blog, middle class female reformers wanted to control young women who danced and socialized in public with other men. Her role in the movie It shows to a large degree the shift in sexual ideals especially in women. In this film, Bow takes part in the heterosociability that was expected in the s.