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The Technology of Orgasm

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A trailer from a website about a documentary film based on a book.
It’s a dildo media empire!

The ducky is cute, but where do you put the alarm clock?

The book that started it all:

The Technology of Orgasm
It will surprise most readers to learn that the vibrator was invented in the late 1880s as a time-saving device for physicians, who had been treating women’s “hysteria” for years with clitoral massage. Denying the sexual nature of the treatments, doctors instead saw the technique as a burdensome chore and welcomed electric devices that would shorten patients’ visits.

Maines, an independent scholar in the history of technology, presents a straightforward account of the mechanism from its beginning through the 1920s, when it came into disrepute as a medical instrument. Going far beyond a mere summary of therapeutic advances, however, she wryly chronicles the attitude toward women’s sexuality in the medical and psychological professions and shows, with searing insight, how some ancient biases are still prevalent in our society. (Publishers Weekly)

Dedicated to my mommy, Laurie Kendrick.

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Written by The Bagel of Everything

September 10, 2007 at 1:52 am

10 Responses

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  1. My word! Cyborg cordyceps!

    Or the Six Million Dollar Fungus?

    Frontier Former Editor

    September 10, 2007 at 5:44 am

  2. Kids, you gotta see the lolfeeds for this one.

    Remember: They’re random pictures.

    bagel of everything

    September 10, 2007 at 9:40 am

  3. checked the lolfeeds. funny stuff. also, do the alarm clock would fit nicely on a bedside table.


    September 10, 2007 at 5:33 pm

  4. Wow! The LOLfeed for this one floored my ass! HA-HA!

    Soylent Ape

    September 10, 2007 at 6:58 pm

  5. Is it wrong that this video gives me the “hysteria” ?

    I think I should go see my physician. Wonder if my health plan covers happy endings?

    bagel of everything

    September 12, 2007 at 11:06 am

  6. My insurance only covers diesel powered happy endings.


    September 12, 2007 at 11:12 am

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