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The History of the Vibrator

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Like so many of our modern day luxuries the vibrator has had a long and storied past. It's journey has taken it from an necessary tool to be used occasionally to the most famous of xxx toys made for frequent use. The first ones were far inferior to the modern designs. However, once vibrators made their way to store shelves there has been, more or less, steady improvement in the field of sex toys. This is made evident by looking at a timeline of xxx toys since the prototypes were unveiled. Not many people realize that vibrators were invented by doctors. The original vibrator was used a method of treatment for Hysteria and was conceived so that doctors could treat more patients in an efficient manner.

The Vibrator's Origin

We all know that necessity is the mother of invention. Now, up until the 19th century doctors were treating women for Hysteria by providing them with orgasms. For the longest time those orgasms were brought forth by digital manipulation, aka finger blasting. This led to a lot of hand cramps and tired doctors. Thus the vibrator was born to bypass all the tired wrists and fingers. By looking at past case studies of women with Hysteria it would appear that they were instead having to deal with sexual frustration. The symptoms of Hysteria were trouble sleeping, irritability, anxiety, abdominal pain, erotic fantasies, and wet genitals. The same symptoms we now attribute to sexual frustration. No wonder an orgasm was just what the doctor ordered... literally(1). Doctors had struggled with the idea of thinking of easier methods for whipping up orgasms for a long time – there were many failed attempts before the xxx toy we have all come to love emerged.

Early Incarnations

The first attempts at faster orgasms to treat Hysteria come from French doctors in 1750. This contraption was dubbed the Pelvic Douche Device, it was essentially a hose attached to a shower head. This was meant to stimulate the vagina with water pressure, not the most enjoyable attempt. Over a hundred years later another attempt was made by Dr. George Taylor in 1869. Dr. Taylor invented a orgasm machine called the Manipulator, It was a table with a throbbing ball in the middle that women were supposed to mount. This sounds a little more pleasurable than cold water pouring down on your pussy. Finally, in the 1880s the electric vibrator came into being. A doctor named Joseph Mortimer Granville created a machine to stimulate hysterical women into having orgasms which he called The Electromechanical Vibrator. Dr. Granville's device was a roaring success among both doctors and women needing to cum. A short time after its invention, 1899, vibrators were being sold for home use as personal massagers. They even had an ad running in McClure's Magazine claiming that it was a beauty aid(2). As the vibrator's popularity grew it hit some speed bumps along the way.

The Rough Spot

Ironically enough, the same force of nature that led to the vibrator's invention also cast a shadow upon it. In the 1920s electricity was powering everything in sight. This led to the creation of movies and shortly after that the creation of porn movies. Early on in porn there were scenes of women using vibrators to make themselves cum. This led to the world learning that they were not really just personal massagers – they were genital massagers. Once the puritanical folk found out about the truth of vibrators it become socially unacceptable to use or buy them. This made it very hard to buy them for yourself. This problem was not solved until the feminist movement of the 1970s. The empowerment of women led to an increase in availability of sex toys and a slightly more tolerant attitude towards them(1). Since the 1970s society's attitude has grown friendlier towards our friend the vibrator, yet so few of us know it's tumultuous history.

Conclusion

It never hurts to broaden your knowledge of history, so why not start with the most well known of sex toys. Originating as a medical tool employed to treat an outdated disorder, Hysteria. It went through several incarnations until it reached its electrical visage. The vibrator took its time to make it into peoples homes as a personal massager – where it thrived. Eventually porn also followed the vibrator into the homes of the public. Once that happened social outrage threw the vibrator into the shadows. However, this only lasted until the feminist movement of the 1970s. This was in no small part due to the focus of sexual empowerment of women in the feminist movement. At this point vibrators became more acceptable and were welcomed back into the mainstream. Let us not allow it to ever fall into the shadows ever again, the vibrator must be celebrated.

  1. “'Hysteria' and the Strange History of Vibrators,” accessed on August 20, 2017, https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/all-about-sex/201303/hysteria-and-the-strange-history-vibrators

  2. “Fucking Hysterical: A Timeline of Vintage Vibrators,” accessed on August 20, 2017, https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/mvpy4b/fucking-hysterical-a-timeline-of-vintage-vibrators