Vibrator History Lesson

Vibrator History Lesson.

Yesterday was International Women’s Day and in celebration, I took a nap (I looooove naps). I also spent some time on social media, which inspired me to research the history of sex toys, especially the vibrator. I view sex toys as empowering objects allowing women to attain pleasure and fulfillment independently of men or other partners in that matter. Sex toys have been around for ages, much much longer than we even realize. The first vibrators, however, were not marketed as sex toys. They were prescribed for massaging achy body parts, for beauty purposes, and for solving other non-sex related purposes.

My first vibrator…

My first vibrator

…how embarrassing! I can’t believe I am revealing this. I hope my mom never reads this.

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At 16 I got my first vibrator, as a gift, from my boyfriend at the time, now husband. I was a horny teenager and having a vibrator was really “cool”. It was a simple medium sized purple vibrator. It was looooudd. I was always worried that my mom would either find it or hear it. Thinking back, I realize that today’s sex toys have really been updated and improved since then. Vibrators are now “smart” with wifi controls…whaaaaat?! There are even vibrators specifically made for long-distance relationships where a partner can control the vibrator’s functions from a phone across the globe! Many of today’s vibrators have a much sleeker design and much much quieter, yet provide superb vibration. Let’s take a closer look at the transformation of the modern vibrator. Ancient people did not have the technology to make vibrating objects yet so we will start with the plain ol’ dildo and work our way through history to the vibrators of today. Enjoy the history lesson!

via Bytes, via the Stuarts, Yizheng Museum,University of Tubingen, Wikipedia

1 Comment

  1. marlenagsalerno

    March 15, 2017 at 8:00 am

    Shout out to my fellow Polish peoples……a 250 year old 18th century, 8 inch leather wang was discovered by archaeologists in an ancient toilet in Gdansk, Poland. check it out:
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3040676/Sex-toy-18th-Century-discovered-archaeologists-ancient-Polish-training-arena-swordsmen.html

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