Come Visit Our Antique Vibrator Museum!

If you’ve ever been to our stores, you’ve probably seen a few examples of our antique vibrator collection. Sometimes, we’ve found them at garage sales. And quite often, customers would send them to us, usually after they were cleaning out their parents’ our grandparents’ attics. I once had someone come in with one he found at a yard sale and once he rewired it, it still worked!

Our customers and fans have always enjoyed seeing the old-style vibes, some of which look remarkably similar to some that you can find on our shelves today, like the Wahl Coil. But there simply wasn’t room to showcase them as well as they deserved, so we’ve built a permanent display at our Polk St. store!

Dr. Carol Queen explains, “We are delighted to showcase our collection in a dynamic, historic, and entertaining display at our Polk Street retail location.  The new exhibit contextualizes the vibrators’ role in society and highlights how our attitudes around sex and female pleasure have evolved.  It really gives us an appreciation for how far both society and technology have come, and it’s fitting to house the exhibit in the original female-friendly adult retail store.”

We’re having a Grand Opening event on April 12 from 6-8 pm and we’d love to see you there. Come take a look at a little known side of sexuality! If you can’t make it (or even if you can), you can read all about the collection and their medical history at the Antique Vibrator Museum website.

And as if that’s not enough, we’re also co-presenting the San Francisco premiere of Hysteria a major Hollywood film starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and Rupert Everett in a Victorian-era romantic comedy set around the creation of the vibrator. The screening is part of the SF International Film Festival on May 1 at Sundance Theatres Kabuki in San Francisco. It’s going to be an amazing night. Check out the trailer and get yourself a ticket!

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Dr. Charlie Glickman

Charlie Glickman is the Education Program Manager at Good Vibrations. He also writes, blogs, teaches workshops and university courses, presents at conferences, and trains sexuality educators. He’s certified by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, and loves geeking out about sex, relationships, sex-positivity, love and shame, communities of erotic affiliation, and sexual practices and techniques of all varieties. Follow him online, on Twitter at @charlieglickman, or on Facebook.

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