In a society were good women were not supposed to have sexual cravings, it was quite acceptable to visit the doctor or to be visited by the doctor when bothered by symptoms of hysteria. In those times, manual manipulation was a customary and accepted medical practice. When male doctors came up with this great treatment in the 1800’s, many women felt in their every day life as if they were guided by angels.
“Dr. Swift’s Cure for Hysteria” from Explore Historic California

Sex trivia: the only thing that’s not 100% accurate is that the practice of treating women’s “hysteria” through manual manipulation began not in the 1800s but in antiquity.