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A brief history of vibrator sex toy

A brief history of vibrator sex toy

In the early 19th century, the sexual arousal experienced by women was not considered normal. In fact, it was even diagnosed as hysteria. Fortunately, this female recurring alignment could be treated with orgasm, scientifically known as hysterical paroxysm. Vaginal massage as a treatment for hysterical patients started during Hippocrates time. This treatment was not considered sexual but doing it using the hands, although lucrative, was tiring for medical professionals. Thus, it was not a surprise that the invention and introduction of a vibrator sex toy, which at that time was called stream-driven machine was welcomed by the majority. The very first vibrator sex toy gained the medical device patent. It was invented in 1883 by a British doctor Joseph Mortimer Granville. This version of vibrator was specifically designed as a treatment device for hysteria; however, it was not easily portable because of its large size.

The enormous potential market for vibrating pleasure toys was recognized by businessmen and entrepreneurs with the very first hand-held vibrator under Hamilton Beach of Racine receiving its patent in 1902. During that time, the sex toy vibrator was the 5th electrical appliance for home use, after the introduction of sewing machine to the market but well before the vacuum cleaner and electric iron. The innovation of vibrators was even considered a driving force behind the invention of a small electric motor.

In the early 20th century, women bought vibrating massagers through mail order. They placed their orders from publication advertisements such as Modern Pricilla, Needlecraft, and Women's Home Companion. This was because during those times, the use of sex toy vibrators was a taboo not to mention that it is known as a treatment for hysteria. These days, the use of sex toy vibrators is widely accepted and can now be purchased in a sex toy store or through the Internet. The advancement in sexual technology has also led to the development and introduction broad categories of these toys. These categories include:

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