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See How Pleasure Toys Evolved with the Good Vibrations Museum

The Good Vibrations Antique Vibrator Museum offers a glimpse at what women were working with in terms of pleasure toys from the Victorian era to the 1970s. The museum, which touts itself as a "historical sexual treasure," began with Good Vibrations founder Joani Blank’s own personal vibrator collection. That collection was broadened by her customers, who sent in vintage vibrators they stumbled across at flea markets.

Surprisingly, a lot of these so-called toys look more like torture devices than anything remotely enjoyable. Apparently a lot of the items were intended to look like home appliances, for the sake of discretion. However, it’s still super interesting to see how the vibrator evolved – from the 1933 Vibgrosage model to the 1940s Redusaway (that kind of resembles an iron) to today’s high-powered Rabbit. A lot of these models have me scratching my head, but all are worth a look!