1800s: A stimulating history of vibrators part2

c. 1906 An illustration shows various instruments used in vibratory massage: Round or square concussor plates, concussor rollers, balls and discs, roller with rotating cylinders and ebonite, rotating hammers and centrifugal vibrator. IMAGE: WELLCOME LIBRARY, LONDON / CREATIVE COMMONS ATTRIBUTION ONLY LICENCE CC BY 4.0 c. 1910 “Vibration preserves the health. It exercises the muscles, maintains an active circulation and ...

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1800s: A stimulating history of vibrators

1800s Victorian Vibrators The doctor will please you now. by Chris Wild c. 1891 Front cover of the C.H.Liedbeck’s A Description of the Vibrator and Directions for Use. IMAGE: WELLCOME LIBRARY, LONDON (CREATIVE COMMONS ATTRIBUTION ONLY LICENSE CC BY) The Shelton Vibrators are used in the finest homes in America. Vibration has attained great popularity as an adjunct to the ...

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Sex Toys Can Make improve communication

Not only can sex toys can be a really fun addition to already-great sex, but they actually help couples deal with the number one problem most face: communication. Due in large part to the destructive stigma surrounding sex in general, communicating about what we want and need in that area can be really difficult. Bringing a sex toy into bed ...

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10 Sex Toys With Ridiculously Ancient Origins

Going strictly by popular culture, you’d be forgiven for thinking sex was invented sometime in the 1960s. Obviously our ancestors were getting it on long before that; Socrates invented Western thought while diddling little boys. But the ’60s were when sex became fun, right? Wrong. Turns out historical men (and women) were light-years ahead of us in the pleasure department, ...

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Hysteria’ and the Long, Strange History of the Vibrator

RICARDO VAZ PALMA / SONY PICTURES CLASSICS ‘HYSTERIA’ ‘ The film ‘Hysteria,’ starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival, captures the birth of the vibrator during the Victorian era. Director Tanya Wexler and sex historian Dr. Rachel Maines tell Marlow Stern about the iconic sex toy’s history. MARLOW STERN 04.27.12 11:38 AM ET For the sexually unfulfilled ...

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UNDER AGE 24? YOUR BIGGEST HEALTH RISKS MAY SURPRISE YOU

Everyone by now has heard the mantra of how important safe sex is. But a new study shows that it is actually more important than originally thought – that just one or two sexual encounters without a condom is becoming increasingly likely to spread a sexually transmitted disease, including Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), which can lead to cervical cancer, and ...

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