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Author Topic: Why Women Fainted So Much in the 19th Century  (Read 239 times)
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« on: November 14, 2017, 11:07:26 pm »

.....And How It Lead To The Invention Of The Vibrator:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQ1-D2SNLKo&t=325s
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The word pagan came from paganus , who mean peasant . Its was a way to significate than christianism was the religion of the elite and paganism the one of the savage worker class.

''Trickster shows us how we trick OURSELVES. Her rampant curiosity backfires, but, then, something NEW is discovered (though usually not what She expected)! This is where creativity comes from—experiment, do something different, maybe even something forbidden, and voila! A breakthrough occurs! Ha! Ha! We are released! The world is created anew! Do something backwards, break your own traditions, the barrier breaks; destroy the world as you know it, let the new in.''
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« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2017, 09:27:26 am »

And here I thought it was the corsets...
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« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2017, 05:00:14 pm »

I'm all for corsets.

Not all countries have such a problem with sex in Victorian England. And in a swoon fell in many places.
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« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2017, 06:15:32 pm »

"Corsets" definitely. Trying to get ones waistline to a incredible 18" (the prefers circumference) does significantly limit the intake of air into ones lungs resulting in said swoon.  Wink  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2017, 07:01:35 pm »

"Corsets" definitely. Trying to get ones waistline to a incredible 18" (the prefers circumference) does significantly limit the intake of air into ones lungs resulting in said swoon.  Wink  Grin

You certainly do notice the difference when trying to climb a long flight of stairs when corseted  Roll Eyes I think the comment on the weight and warmth of the clothes is salient too, as probably many of us who have sallied forth on summer days in full Steampunk rig can testify. Although as Steampunks we do have far more liberty to play with out outfits and make them practical for the weather (mainly by showing a lot more flesh than would have been possible in Victorian times); I remember a jaunt a couple of summers ago where the ladies were fairing much better than the poor gents in their three-piece suits.

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« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2017, 05:10:13 am »

And here I thought it was the corsets...
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 It was definitely  the corsets and delicate  constitutions of the ladies. How could anyone suggest otherwise

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« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2017, 08:16:27 pm »

I'm all for corsets.

Not all countries have such a problem with sex in Victorian England. And in a swoon fell in many places.

Interesting point. Germanic "Tracht" apparel being one such example. For both men and women, baring some skin on the arms or legs was not such an issue. We often forget that there was a whole other world outside of Victorian England.

While late 19th C English and French women's fashion were doing their best to cover every square inch of the body, it wasn't always so in the early 19th C, and in the colonies or former colonies. Social status dictated that the upper strata people emulate British or French fashion, while people in lower rungs of society tended to dress in what we consider a more "modern way." True for Japan and Mexico as well.
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« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2017, 09:20:08 am »

From what I've read. In France, despite high-necked dresses were open manners.
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