Monday, November 25, 2013

#MIHBlog Guest Post by Thomas Briar: Have you heard about Hysteria?



Hi there,

My name is Thomas Briar. Thanks for stopping by the MuseItHOT Blog. If you've got a moment, I'd like to talk to you about a condition that dominated the sexual landscape of the Victorian Era.

To begin, did you know during the 1870's sexual frustration had become so prevalent in America that it was classified as a disease? Called hysteria, it reportedly caused virtuous women a host of physical and emotional disorders. The prescribed treatment: manual manipulation of the female sex organs into hysterical paroxysm by a licensed medical professional. Of course, directly following their induced orgasm, patients declared they felt better and the treatment continued to be a popular cure-all for emotionally distraught women until well into 20th century. 

Shocking, isn't it? It certainly was to me when I researched it out. Now, in retrospect, it makes perfect sense that there must have been some unnatural side-effects to all that chastity in the Victorian Era. Yes, cause and effect governors over all human life.

Thankfully, I'm privileged to live in a time where sexual freedom is the norm and self-pleasure is not only encouraged, but the virtues of it are extolled by sexperts all over the world. Without a doubt the present is a most wonderful era to live in.

But sometimes I'd like to go back into time to see how people lived, what obstacles they faced in their daily pursuits of happiness, how they dealt with the social conventions of their day, and most of all, simply to witness their triumphs. Yes, I’m a big fan of the indomitable human spirit. It's what propels us forward in life, refuses to let us give up, and ultimately helps us achieve our dreams and aspirations.

Speaking of which, I've had the distinct pleasure of publishing an erotic romance novella titled In The Age Of Hysteria that I'm very proud of. Steeped in historical facts, it takes place in 1878 Boston, Massachusetts and is about a very gifted young man named Joseph who enters into a business partnership with a very clever young woman named Mary and her best friend Susan. He'd recently graduated from medical college; the women were in need of a physician to administer hysteria treatments in their women's health and revitalizing spa.

As you have probably already guessed since it's an erotic romance story—Joseph and Mary become enamored with each other...but cruel circumstances keep them from consummating their love. It is only when Susan intercedes on their behalf that Joseph and Mary are provided an opportunity to live happily ever after together.

Now, if I've managed to intrigue you a little in their story, please read the excerpt below and click on the cover to take a more in depth look at In The Age Of Hysteria by Thomas Briar, my third published book with MuseItHOT Publishing.

Thanks again for stopping by and visiting with me!           

About The Author
Thomas Briar lives in South Georgia. He strives to exalt the virtues of love and lust in every erotic story he creates, but BDSM within alternative lifestyles is his absolute favorite subject to write about. This will probably always be so, no matter which sub-genre of erotica he finds his mind turning toward.




In the Age of Hysteria

Excerpt
No one spoke in the aftermath. Laura lay peaceably in the chair with her eyes closed and mouth open. Her breaths were coming quick and shallow. Ms. Pyre and Ms. Bowling stared walleyed. Joseph retired to the corner of the room to quickly wash his hands in a standing washbasin filled with a chloride and lime solution.

Drying his hands on a towel, Joseph came back to Laura's side. He began unbuckling the restraints, starting with her left arm to then work his way down her left leg and then back up her right side. He kept a vigil by her side after he completed her release. Some women were prone to hysterical crying and needed additional comfort afterward, though Joseph noticed none of the tattletale signs of Laura being one of those kinds. 

Nonetheless, he stayed at the ready, prepared to do whatever necessary. When dealing with the aftermath of women's orgasms, he knew nothing was out of the ordinary.

All at once, Laura opened her eyes to stare up at the ceiling. She swallowed several times before managing to speak. "I'll do it, Ms. Pyre. I'll agree to work here as the bathing attendant at the wages you offered yesterday…so as long as I get a free treatment every Friday afternoon before I take leave for the weekend. This condition is non-negotiable. And it has to be none other than Dr. Joseph who treats me. Sheer magic flows out of his hands and mouth."




2 comments:

Kay Dee Royal said...

Hello Thomas:) Thanks for the guest post today...very interesting in a historical/hysteria sort of way *grins* I look forward to reading your book, especially after reading the excerpt.

Loved the post, Thomas;)

Thomas Briar said...

Thanks, Kay Dee. Glad you enjoyed the post and excerpt. Of the three books I've published, it's my absolute favorite. Really appreciate you letting me showcase it here.

Have a great week!