Sex-Toy Tuesday (#10): The invention of the 1st Vibrator…Maggie Gyllenhaal to star in Victorian-era vibrator rom-com (via PopWatch)

The first vibrator was invented in the Victorian era to aide in the treatment of “hysteria”- meaning, of the “womb”. Originally “hysteria” designated a link between certain nervous disorders and diseases of the female sexual and reproductive organs. It was thought that there was a direct connection between these physical pathologies localized in the female organs and certain nervous symptoms. Treatment meant inducing “hysterical paroxysm” or orgasm. It was found that this could be an arduous task and thus, one of the first vibrators was a steam-powered device called the “Manipulator”, which was created by American physician George Taylor, M.D. This machine was a rather awkward device, but was still heralded as some relief for the doctors who found themselves suffering from fatigued wrists and hands. Doctors of the day felt that this method of treatment (“vulvular stimulation”) had nothing to do with sex.

Look how far we have CUM!

I don’t know about you but I am certainly looking forward to “Hysteria“…the new film by Tanya Wexler staring Maggie Gyllenhaal and scheduled for release in 2011. A comedic love story set around the invention of this beloved household device…”Hysteria” is set to be a stimulating release! (I am sorry I couldn’t resist!) -xxx c

[tiImage url=”http://img2.timeinc.net/ew/dynamic/imgs/100820/Maggie-Gyllenhaal_240.jpg” credit=”Janet Mayer/PR Photos” align=”left”]Maggie Gyllenhaal, never one to shy away from sexuality whether she’s doubled over on a desk in Secretary or breastfeeding in Away We Go, will star in Hysteria, an indie rom-com centering on the invention of the vibrator, Variety reports. Per the trade, she’ll play the daughter of a doctor (Jonathan Pryce), who, alon … Read More

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