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Frederick Hollick wrote a marriage guide that included basic descriptions of the genitals. He uses the old fashioned term Mons Veneris when he talks about the pubic area and his word for pubic hair was tressoria.
“The covering of hair was formerly called tressoria, amd its absence was universally regarded as a reproach. In fact, it was customary to order it to be cut off, in open court, in ancient times, when a female was detected a third time in illicit intercourse. It is also liable to fall off after certain diseases or after taking powerful drugs, and will even turn colour after fright or severe agitation.
When discussing the labia majora he says the lips commence at the pubic bone then descend within an inch and a half of the fundament.
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“They are united together both above and below and their union below is called the fourchette or fork. Immediately within the outer lips are the labia minora. In some females these can grow to an extraordinary size and it becomes necessary to remove them. The labia minora are, in many persons, singularly sensitive and appear to be the principal parts in which sexual excitement is felt. When they are unusually large or irritable that excitement becomes so overpowering that it cannot be controlled and is really a species of madness which irresistibly impels the individual to seek gratification regardless of consequence.
Speaking of the clitoris he compares it to the male penis, capable of being engorged and highly sensitive.
“When it is unduly developed or excitable, the sexual propensity often becomes irresistible causing nymphomania or Furore Uterinus which leads to moral delinquency. If a female, in ancient time, was detected a fourth time in illicit intercourse, the clitoris was amputated in open court.”
Frederick Hollick was dedicated to his work and made it a point to study vaginas very carefully.
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“as a general rule the vulva is higher up or more in front in white females than it is in coloured races. The vagina is shorter and smaller with rounder firmer lips. There is also less tressoria and a smaller clitoris. These differences I have taken great trouble to ascertain for myself.”
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