Coming Soon! Hysteria: The Movie

If you’ve visited our stores, you’ve seen some of the antique vibrators we’ve been collecting for years. Some of them were found at garage sales, some of them were found under grandma’s bed, and some of them even still work!

The electric vibrator was invented as a medical device to cure “hysteria,” which was believed from the time of Hippocrates until 1952 to be the uterus’ revolt against sexual deprivation, causing  a woman to display of mental or emotional distress. Genital massage was a standard treatment and its objective was to induce “hysterical paroxysm” (better known as orgasm) in the patient. But that took time and dexterity, so doctors were thrilled when portable, electric vibrators were invented.

This fall, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Hugh Dancy, and Rupert Everett star in Hysteria, a movie all about this amazing invention. We’re thrilled that some of our antique vibes will be shown in the credits of the movie, too! Check out the trailer and get ready for a fun time.

“Do you think it will catch on?”
“I have no idea, but imagine if everyone had one?”

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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