Medicinal vs’ Pleasure; The Birth of the Vibrator.




Hi Everybody so it’s that time again and I was having a conversation with a client today and he was telling me about how the vibrator was invented as a way to treat a disorder associated with women called Hysteria in the 1800’s it is a very common explanation for the birth of the vibrator but I wondered just how accurate this was so off I went to do some research And surprisingly this is what I found.

Although the romanticised story of Hysteria and treatment by vibrator was wonderful in theory it was just that a theory based on a story by author Rachel Maines the fact is a little less exciting.

The inventor of the electric vibrator Joseph Mortimer Granville did indeed develop the electric vibrator but it was in fact developed as a way to treat pain and headaches indigestion and most importantly it was used as a treatment for urinary complaints and constipation in wait for it “MEN” while it was known for it’s ability to be used for sexual purposes but it was not used in the mainstream to treat Hysteria or though some would argue this both Hallie Lieberman and Helen King never found any evidence in support of treating hysteria as such. And although Granville invented the electric vibrator there were earlier versions of hand cranked vibrators developed the most popular was Dr Macaura invention of the Pulsocan and it was used to stop chronic pain. Now of course we do have to remember women experiencing any type of sexual satisfaction was never discussed during this time of patriarchal society especially not in public or openly spoken about in academic platforms if the theory of treating Hysteria by vibrator was in fact the treatment of the day it will remain a secret what do you think?

So after reading up on this topic the Vibrator was developed for medicinal needs but now it is used purely for pleasure so there are the basic facts peoples

Enjoy Your Night Masked Marion out.




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