Dr Thomas Sydenham, who lived from the mid- to late-1600s claimed that continuous sexual desire in women was a mental illness.
However, it was far more destructive to women then.
In his view, it only made the problem worse by feeding the patient's lust for gratification.
Many women died/contracted infections and suffered from long lasting psychological damage due to this procedure.
Many were even forced to have a hysterectomy (removal of the womb). Of course many died from the procedure.
But at least today its just twitter comments. No women are being killed because of their sex drive.