Sex Toys in the Victorian Era?

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Sex Toys in the Victorian Era?

Sacred Sex Sacred Sex
Yes, the result of the lack of sexual stimulation for Victorian woman was medically termed Hysteria.
06/11/2012
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Chilipepper Chilipepper
Yeah. "Medical devices" were created to free up the doctors from having to treat "hysterical paroxysms" manually. Took them until the end of the Edwardian Era to finally make the connection of what was going on ... "OMGZ WIMMEN HAZ ORGAZIMS 2!!!"
06/11/2012
BG529 BG529
Did you read about the movie coming out abou this??
06/11/2012
Rin (aka Nire) Rin (aka Nire)
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Originally posted by Chilipepper
Yeah. "Medical devices" were created to free up the doctors from having to treat "hysterical paroxysms" manually. Took them until the end of the Edwardian Era to finally make the connection of what was going on ... "OMGZ WIMMEN HAZ ORGAZIMS 2!!!"
Fun fact: vibrators were the fifth electrical appliance to be made available for retail sale.
06/12/2012
Chilipepper Chilipepper
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Originally posted by Rin (aka Nire)
Fun fact: vibrators were the fifth electrical appliance to be made available for retail sale.
Exactly right. I think they were developed from the "medical devices", which were floor-mounted steam-powered monstrosities. I'm not sure if I'd be eager to try something that hardcore, but it really wasn't until the motion picture was developed and the first porn was made (Edwardian era, as mentioned) that showed the items being used for non-medical purposes.
06/12/2012
gsfanatic gsfanatic
Heh, it's impressive how some people could miss the obvious for so long.
06/12/2012
Rin (aka Nire) Rin (aka Nire)
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Originally posted by Chilipepper
Exactly right. I think they were developed from the "medical devices", which were floor-mounted steam-powered monstrosities. I'm not sure if I'd be eager to try something that hardcore, but it really wasn't until the motion ...
And (if I recall correctly) it was right after those pornos were made and people put two and two together that you could no longer find vibrators for sale in catalogs. LAME.

I've always kind of wanted to go back in time with a bunch of modern toys and show them to the people of the old days. Probably horrify the masses and end up getting myself lynched.
06/12/2012
PolyLove PolyLove
I love posts like this. I knew that they did use them for medicinal purposes, but I had no idea that they didn't realize women had orgasms!! Sigh... such sad people in those times.
06/12/2012
Chilipepper Chilipepper
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Originally posted by Rin (aka Nire)
And (if I recall correctly) it was right after those pornos were made and people put two and two together that you could no longer find vibrators for sale in catalogs. LAME.

I've always kind of wanted to go back in time with a bunch of ...
Yeah. Women had a quiet little "Housewife's Helper" going on, and then some porn director had to ruin it.

I keep thinking of dragging "Lord of the Rings" back to the 1950's and watching the geeks wet themselves. But modern toys back in the Victorian/Edwardian Eras? ... That would be awesome!
06/12/2012
Chilipepper Chilipepper
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Originally posted by PolyLove
I love posts like this. I knew that they did use them for medicinal purposes, but I had no idea that they didn't realize women had orgasms!! Sigh... such sad people in those times.
Most medical textbooks at the time didn't even have the clitoris as part of the women's genital diagrams ... now, if the female orgasm didn't exist, why did they have to edit out that bit of anatomy ... ?
06/12/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
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Originally posted by PolyLove
I love posts like this. I knew that they did use them for medicinal purposes, but I had no idea that they didn't realize women had orgasms!! Sigh... such sad people in those times.
When people say "they" it usually means "only some very vocal people." Women knew they had orgasms, and their partners, if they were worth their salt, knew they were having them, too.

Freud talked about the female orgasm, but divided them up into "clitoral" orgasms (meaning anything that directly stimulated the clit) and "vaginal orgasms" (meaning only orgasms from Penis in Vagina sex.) He said "clitoral orgasms were childlike, and neurotic" and psychoanalytically mature women had only "vaginal orgasms." What he was really saying was, "I shouldn't have to give oral sex, bitch. Get off when I do or you're on your own."

Freud was an asshole.
06/12/2012
gypsymama gypsymama
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Originally posted by BG529
Did you read about the movie coming out abou this??
Do you remember what it is called?? Would love to see it!!
06/12/2012
ghalik ghalik
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Originally posted by gypsymama
Do you remember what it is called?? Would love to see it!!
It's called Hysteria.
06/12/2012
gypsymama gypsymama
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Originally posted by ghalik
It's called Hysteria.
Thanks, will check it out!
06/12/2012
namelesschaos namelesschaos
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Originally posted by gypsymama
Thanks, will check it out!
If you like that you might also want to check out the Vibrator play if you ever get a chance to see a production of it: link

you also might want to read The Technology of Orgasm which inspired both: link
06/12/2012
Sacred Sex Sacred Sex
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Originally posted by gsfanatic
Heh, it's impressive how some people could miss the obvious for so long.
Yes, It always surprizes me, too. Have you ever hired an attorney....this is a group that really misses the obvious.
06/15/2012
Sacred Sex Sacred Sex
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Originally posted by Chilipepper
Yeah. Women had a quiet little "Housewife's Helper" going on, and then some porn director had to ruin it.

I keep thinking of dragging "Lord of the Rings" back to the 1950's and watching the geeks wet themselves. ...
The throbbing saddle was acceptable and sold by Sears and Robuck catalog.
06/15/2012
Sacred Sex Sacred Sex
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Originally posted by Sacred Sex
The throbbing saddle was acceptable and sold by Sears and Robuck catalog.
some gadets were sold by Sears and Robucks.
06/15/2012
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