Something for the weekend: scientific research proves that vibrators are good for your vocal health. Now, it appears, researchers at the University of Alberta have been experimenting with sex toys to help singers and actors achieve that little bit more. Pressing a finely tuned vibrator against the throat, it turns out, can loosen up all sorts of tensions, enabling improved vocal range and projection.
Nowadays, sex-positivity is mainstream: Amazon sells vibrators for as little as a few dollars, and the honest, open-minded sex-advice podcast Savage Love is consistently at the top of downloads charts. There was a time, not all that long ago, when such things were not quite so out in the open. In her new book, Vibrator Nation: How Feminist Sex-Toy Stories Changed the Business of PleasureLynn Comella traces the link between the contemporary adult-toy industry and the small groups of feminist retailers who, starting in the s, started their own vibrator stores explicitly for women.
Everything you ever wanted to know about vibrators! The book that launched at least a thousand we're being very modest orgasms! This pioneering work has evolved from a lovingly hand-lettered first edition to the current definitive resource on vibrator use.
Here are three reasons to dive right in:. Easier Orgasms. If you struggle with orgasm, the most efficient shortcut is to try a vibrator. So is using a vibrator to experience orgasm.
When it comes to trying out new sex toysit's always good to find something that puts a smile on your face. The line, called Positive Vibes, is a set of four affordable vibrators that each come with a motif or saying that reminds you to keep it positive in the bedroom — and in life. For many, vibrators are a fun addition to the bedroom, but for some women they're a necessity.
Starting in the Victorian era, medically induced orgasms in women were practiced as a legitimate cure for what was then called female hysteria—characterized by anxiety, sexual desire, insomnia, fluid retention, heaviness in the abdomen, muscle spasms, irritability, and loss of appetite. In the parade of modern conveniences, first came the electric sewing machine infollowed by the fan, the teakettle, the toaster—and, inthe vibrator. But by the late s, magazines would no longer accept advertisements for vibrators for fear of violating anti-obscenity laws, and women became reluctant to purchase them because of this newly-realized sexual stigma.
Good Vibrations itself is a sex toy company that specializes in high-quality pleasure aids, while its cheeky museum tells the storied history of the vibrator. The belief was that a woman who suffered from hysteria was deprived of sexual release, manifesting in a variety of physical and mental symptoms. In the s, sex therapist Joani Blank founded the very first Good Vibrations store in San Fransisco, inside of which was her collection of ancient sex toys, the earliest iteration of this curious museum.
Skip navigation! Klassy Goldberg. Sure, we love moseying around our favorite museums on the reg it really never gets oldbut sometimes our art-filled trips lack a little…shall we say…spice?
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