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‘Hysteria’ Movie w/ Maggie Gyllenhaal Depicts the History of the Vibrator

 



Coming to theaters this weekend is the major motion picture “Hysteria,” a film Starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and John Dancy that delves into the wonderful history of the vibrator and how it came to be the orgasm-inducing pleasure device that we know it as today!

In the late 19th century, countless women started to come down with a medical malady called “hysteria” and its treatment involved a doctor manually stimulating the woman to orgasm. (Crazy, right?)

It wasn’t viewed as a sexual or pleasurable act at the time, of course – women who entered the doctor’s office showing symptoms of hysteria ended up leaving feeling calm, relaxed and even cheerful. So it was only logical to assume that having an orgasmic response was the ideal treatment!

But when doctors’ fingers and wrists grew fatigued, some even experiencing pain, they realized that if the medical community was to continue treating so many female patients while maintaining doctors’ own physical health, they would need to invent a stimulation device that would do it mechanically. And so the vibrator was born!

One of the first vibrators developed was steam powered and created by American physician George Taylor. Many other versions followed, designed by myriad male doctors, and in 1902 the first electric vibrator made for retail sale debuted on the market by the brand Hamilton Beach.

Then women’s lives were changed forever.

Now there are countless versions of the vibrator – some with attachments, some that go inside (aka dildos), some that are worn around the penis (aka cock rings), and other sex toys that are too unique to describe! But all have the same goal – bringing pleasure to the people and helping men, women and couples have better, more satisfying sex!

Feeling like you might be coming down with a case of hysteria? Well The Screaming O has the remedy! Treat yourself right and check out the mini vibes, bullet vibrators, vibrating rings, sex toys for couples, sexual enhancement devices and other intimate accessories from The Screaming O!