You Gave Grandma a Vibrator?

Psychology Today has a great post up about how sex educator Pamela Madsen gave her 80 year old mom a vibrator and it’s a great story!

My father has been dead for over 26 years. Mom has been a widow for a very long time, since her fifties. There were boyfriends along the way -but the last one died years ago. I had spoken to my mother about masturbation and how important it would be for her to give herself this kind of pleasure, but she usually dismissed me.

And I understand that most people don’t ever want to think about their mother’s masturbating – and frankly – I really understand that! But I am not most people! I am a sex educator after all!  I wanted my mother to be able to continue to have some kind of sexual pleasure in her life – so I thought if we got her a vibrator it might open up a entire new world for her. So we bought the vibrator.

Although her mom didn’t use the vibe at first, she was inspired by a segment on the Today Show about how it’s good for older folks to have sex because it helps overall health. So she got the toy out, gave it a try:

I was a little scared – but I decided that I was just going to do this! What could happen?! I will have you know that your 81 year old mother had an orgasm in like two minutes! It was so fast! And I soaked the bed! I had forgotten what that felt like! I had forgotten the feeling. It was so good! I guess I didn’t lose it from not using it!

How fantastic! So the next time you’re trying to figure out what to get for your parents or grandparents, consider a vibrator. You never know what good it might do.

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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