The treatment was to give the women an orgasm. Using a vibrator saved these doctors the arduous task of doing it by hand. Published in , it was written by the historian of technology Rachel Maines , now a visiting researcher at Cornell University in the US. The study is the latest piece of research by historians seeking to undermine the claims of The Technology of Orgasm — and its holds on both the history of sexuality and the popular imagination. Rachel Maines argued that mechanical vibrators like this one, dating to , were used to cure women of hysteria Credit: Science Museum.
How vibrators went from medical devices to sex toys
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This gallery contains sexual content and descriptions not suited for children. From the 3D-printed to the Bluetooth-enabled, sex toys are getting very, very smart. See the latest to hit bedrooms and beyond. Warning: This gallery contains sexual content and descriptions not suited for children. Vibrators have always vibrated, but technology is taking today's sex toys a lot further. We're talking 3D-printed robot masturbation aids, interactive Kegel exercisers and more racy gadgets.
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Sex tech has come a long way in the past 10 years, not only in terms of cultural acceptance and awareness but also technology. Gone are the days of clunky, pink plastic rabbit vibrators that feel like knock-off action figures. They feature ultra-premium, surgical-grade silicone, robust Bluetooth connectivity, programmable vibration patterns, and multiple motors all designed to help you have a good time. If you buy something using links in our stories, we may earn a commission.