Not far from San Francisco's favorite trans bar in the heart of the historically gay-friendly Polk district you'll find the Antique Vibrator Museum , a vivid exhibit of vibrators dating from the early 20th century through the s. Gradually, customers started to donate their own, then eBay came along, and 36 years later, her small collection has evolved into the Antique Vibrator Museum—home to more than vintage vibrators, along with packaging materials, manuals, print ads, and other vibrator-related ephemera. The curator of the museum, Dr. Carol Queen, who we interviewed last year , gives regular tours of the old-timey vibes, which are arranged chronologically inside a dozen glass cases.
Here's What Sex Toys Have Looked Like Throughout History
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It can be unsettling thinking about your grandmother or grandfather having sex or, heaven forbid, using a vibrator. But your ancestors well, maybe not yours specifically, but someone's ancestors definitely used sex toys. Granted, their sex toys weren't made from the finest purple silicone, but they still got the job done. And isn't that all that really matters? Here's a brief look at sex toys throughout history — from the bizarre and hilarious to the straight-up genius. This bronze dildo with a ring attached to it perhaps to be worn as a strap-on?
Fucking Hysterical: A Timeline of Vintage Vibrators
You likely already know that the vibrator is one of the most important inventions since the advent of the wheel. Here are 15 facts about vibrators that could give you a whole new appreciation for this magical little device. The first vibrator model was released in and was powered by a hand crank.
Clue is on a mission to help you understand your body, periods, ovulation, and so much more. Start tracking today. But where did they come from? You might have heard the story of how a doctor invented the vibrator as a treatment for hysteria.