Who Invented the Vibrator?

A Handy Guide to the Hysterical History of Vibrators

A Handy Guide to the Hysterical History of Vibrators

Hysteria, out today in limited release, takes a peek under the big hoop skirts of Victorian-era women and their now defunct "medical condition" of hysteria — cured only by a doctor-administered "paroxysm," otherwise known as an orgasm. The business of pleasuring the ladyfolk has a long and interesting history, so let's look at how we got from "the Manipulator" to "the Rabbit."

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