'Hysteria' Movie Paints Vibrator as Medical Device

Long before settling in sex shops, vibrators were sold at Sears. "Aids that every woman appreciates," reads a 1918 catalog blurb for a vibrator and its various attachments. It may sound scandalous. But back then, vibrators had little to do with sex. Back then, sex had little to do with women -- in terms of pleasure, anyway. The act, considered one of procreation rather than recreation, consisted of penetration and male orgasm. If the woman happened to enjoy it, well that was a bonus. As a...Full Story
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