Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Technology of the Orgasm

Sam Gorman's "Physicians Vibragenitant" with set of vibratodes

Physicians clearly had an interest in maintaining their professional dignity, even as they sought methods of treating such "elusive" disorders as hysteria with therapies that would attract repeat business to their examining rooms. In some locations they faced competition from beauty parlors, which began using vibrators in the early in the twentieth century , "because the sensations from their use are pleasing and the results instantaneous."

From Technology of the Orgasm: Hysteria, the Vibrator and Women's Sexual Satisfaction, Rachel P. Maines, John Hopkins University Press, 1999

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