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Brilliant post from Diary of a Mom

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Dr William Acton.

Ever heard of him?

He was quite renowned in his day (his day being the mid-nineteenth century.)

In 1836, at the age of 23, Dr. Acton moved to Paris where he studied the functions of the generative and urinary organs under the American-born Phillipe Ricord, ultimately deciding to concentrate on gynecology. By 27, when he returned to his native England, he was already recognized as a preeminent expert in the field. He became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons. He wrote a book. He practiced gynecology for seventeen years. He wrote another book. And then another.

In his 1857 tome,  The Functions and Disorders of the Reproductive Organs … he wrote, “The majority of women (happily for them) are not very much troubled with sexual feeling of any kind.”

He also wrote, “As…

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