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Thursday, October 04, 2007

The Buzz On History

Vibratorslide_4 What came after the sewing machine but before the electric iron? The woman of the house did, of course.

According to the History of the Vibrator slideshow over at, the electric vibrator was the fifth electrical appliance to be introduced into homes. In 1902, Hamilton Beach patented its first in-home vibrator, probably as a health and beauty aid (yeah, sure). But, in the 1920s, the first "porn" reels began to uncover the other uses for these vibrating appliances.

Check out this very cool slideshow for more history of the vibrator, including Betty Dodson's quest to teach women about masturbation one Hitachi Magic Wand at a time.


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