Saturday, January 19, 2008

The astonishing history of vibrators

Big o100 years ago women went doctors to experience the big “O”


Mention vibrators, and most people think of women's sexual pleasure.  But that was the furthest thing from the minds of the male doctors who invented them more than a century ago. They were more interested in a labor-saving device to spare their own hands the fatigue caused by treating "female hysteria." This condition involved a number of vague, chronic complaints in adult women, including: anxiety, sleeplessness, irritability, nervousness, erotic fantasies, and moisture inside the vagina. Female hysteria was actually women's sexual frustration. The history of vibrators is a strange tale that provides insights into both the history of sex toys, and cultural notions about women's sexuality.


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6 comments:

Contrariwise said...

I can't decide whether you intentionally misspelled the title of this post, or if it was a Freudian slip.

Jon said...

That was not intentional. I'm not sure what that means, butt it was a mistake. :-)
Jonco

Contrariwise said...

Jon,
Come on. No use beating around the bush, we know you meant it on purpose.

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