Hump Day SexFact #4: That wouldn't fit in my top drawer.

When exactly the very first vibrator was invented remains somewhat unclear, but the first so-called mainstream, steam-powered vibrator was invented in 1869 by Dr. George Taylor. The purpose of the device was not to give pleasure (although, it did exactly that) but to cure an common ailment referred to as "female hysteria". Victorian-era physicians treated hysteria, which included symptoms such as sexual fantasies and "excessive" vaginal lubrication, by essentially pushin' patients' love buttons. Not surprisingly, treatment often brought immediate relief from all "symptoms". Imagine that. 


feministish said...

Just the picture alone makes me giggle. haha.

Rachel said...

I know, right? And the fact that it was steam-powered.. hilarious.