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A man invented vibrators because doctors were tired of giving orgasms

Victorian-vibrators

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c. 1891

Front cover of the C.H.Liedbeck’s A Description of the Vibrator and Directions for Use.

Image: Wellcome Library, London (Creative Commons Attribution only license CC BY)

The Shelton Vibrators are used in the finest homes in America. Vibration has attained great popularity as an adjunct to the toilet as well as in the treatment of many diseases

c. 1906

Advertisement for the Barker Vibrator by James Barker in Philadelphia.

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It was not uncommon for Victorian doctors to encounter female patients with hysteria. Symptoms included ongoing anxiety, irritability, and a bloated stomach.   Read more…

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