No doubt, vibrators are therapeutic. We women live in a stressful world, littered with selfish men. Many a woman’s most satisfying sexual partner is a battery-operated, brightly colored, transparent phallus. Not everyone knows that in the darker ages of medicine, these little stress releasers were used by doctors as a treatment for female hysteria. Sure, getting off thanks to a doctor is something porn sites make a ton of money off of these days, but the full story of early vibrators reveals more about pathology and the way women have been treated by the medical world (and men in general) than about kinkiness. Sarah Ruhl’s Pulitzer Prize finalist and... More >>>