The Technology of Orgasm: Hysteria, the Vibrator, and Women's Sexual Satisfaction

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The Technology of Orgasm: Hysteria, the Vibrator, and Women's Sexual Satisfaction - Maines, Rachel P, Dr.

The surprising history of the vibrator--invented in the 1880s to treat "hysteria" in women. Maines traces the vibrator from its beginning as a sanctioned therapeutic treatment to its fall from respectability and disappearance from medical offices--after appearing in stag films in the 1920s--and its reemergence in the 1960s as a sex aid. 26 ... Read More