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Exploring The History Of The Vibrator: The Hand Cranked

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The vibrator became available as consumer self-therapeutic home device in the 1900s, which, according to some historians, eliminated the need for doctors to administer treatment.5 This shift has been attributed to couple of reasons. Primarily, it was more cost effective for patients. Home vibrators were available for about $5 (which would be approximately $125 today), where the cost of treatment by physicians was between $2-3 per visit (approximately $50-75 today).5 Additionally, they were more accessible, could be used in private or with a spouse, and gave the user more control.6 Finally the increasing availability of home electricity in the beginning of the century contributed to the electromechanical vibrator’s popularity.6 The vibrator was the fifth home appliance to be electrified (preceded by the sewing machine, fan, teakettle, and toaster), preceding the vacuum and electric iron by about ten years!6 While this could be interpreted as greater social acceptability, some historians speculate it was a response to demand and necessity. Hand crank vibrators were popular in the early 1900’s for their lower cost and lack of need for a power source. The action is a plunging motion of the center disk at the end combined with a rotating eccentric weight. There were also applicators that would screw into the center disk. Click Image For A More Detailed View
MACAURA'S PULSOCON HAND VIBRATOR

Macaura’s Pulsocon Hand Vibrator

The action is a plunging motion of the center disk at the end combined with a rotating eccentric weight. There were also applicators that would screw into the center disk. Marked Pat. applied for, Serial No. 6681. Could be from as early as the early 1880’s or as late as about 1900.
Macaura's Blood Circulator

Macaura’s Blood Circulator

Originally sold as the Macaura’s Pulsocon and later renamed the Macaura’s Blood Circulator. The action is a plunging motion of the center disk at the end. There were also applicators that would screw into the center disk. British patent 13932, I am unsure of the year this patent was issued due to complexities in the British patent numbering system. Some evidence suggests as early as the mid 1880’s and other information suggests as late as the early 1900’s. This model was probably on the market until as late as 1920. Made by The British Appliances Manufacturing Company.
Gyro-Lator

VEEDEE Vibrator

The Veedee is an eccentric weight based vibrator. By loosening a nut the offset of the spinning weight can be adjusted thus controlling the magnitude of the vibration. This vibrator serial number 58199, c1906 came in a complete set with a plush lined case and a variety of applicators. Made by J.E. Garratt, 96 Southwark Street, London S.E.
Dr. Johansen's Auto Vibrator

Dr. Johansen’s Auto Vibrator

Pat’d March 5, 1907, Made by KNY-Sheerer Co. New York.  
The

The “Vibro-Life”

Serial number 9651, pat’d December 1st, 1908, Made by Eureka Vibrator Co., 1283 Broadway, New York.  
Vibrako Blood Circulator

Vibrako Blood Circulator

The Vibrako Blood Circulator is based on the design of the Macauras Blood Circulator and has been modified to make it quieter in operation. It was patented on April 28, 1914 by William Francis Lay. This example is marked patent pending so that would date it to 1913, shortly before the patent was issued.  
Woody

Woody

Here we have three variations of a wood encased vibrator. The label plates all say “Made in Japan” and give a manufacturer in the form of a trade mark symbol. I have been told the term “Made in Japan” would not have been used until 1922 and I don’t expect this model would have survived on the market into the depression so I date these from the 1920’s.  

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Exploring The History Of The Vibrator: The Electric Story

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Electromechanical vibrators were first used in medicine in 1878 and were available as a consumer product by 1900. The vibrator was the 5th home appliance to be electrified. It was preceded by the sewing machine, fan, teakettle, and the toaster. It would be another ten years before the electric vacuum, iron, and frying pan became available as consumer products.

Electric vibrators powered by A.C. electric power are by far the most common vintage vibrators to be found. About 80% of my collection fall into this category and I have many interesting examples yet to be added to this site.

I have been trying to decide how to organize the collection for display. Initially I am trying to present a timeline of styling from 1900 to the present day. After the basic timeline is established I will work on timelines for the major manufactures.

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Barker Universal Portable Vibrator

Barker Universal Portable Vibrator

The Barker Universal Portable Vibrator, serial number 18019. This one was manufactured abound 1906 by James Baker, Inc., Sixth and Cayuga Sts., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

 

Try-New-Life

Try-New-Life

The Try-New-Life is a name variant used by Hamilton Beach. The Try-New-Life name was used on several Hamilton Beach models, this one is based on the Type C. I believe this one dates from the 1920’s. Manufactured by the Hamilton-Beach Manufacturing company, Racine, Wisconsin, USA.

 

Gyro-Lator

Gyro-Lator

I know very little about this one. It’s GYRO-LATOR serial no. 2349 Manufactured by the GYRO-LATOR division of an unknown company in Chicago Illinois.

 

Vibro-Electra

Vibro-Electra

The Vibro-Electra massage unit is British made and I am guessing it to date from the 1930’s. Runs on A.C.200/50 Volts.

 

Bronze Figural

Bronze Figural

I don’t know much about this one. I Have not been able to date it yet and figure it could date any where from the 1920’s to the 1960’s. Manufactured by. TIAN RAIN ENTERPRISE. LTD.

 

Rolex 3 minute masseur

Rolex 3 minute masseur

The “Rolex 3 minute masseur” is a high end home vibrator from the mid 1930’s. It sold in Department Stores and Specialty Shops. Power required is 110 Volts A.C. Manufactured by Weston Schramm Manufacturing Co. New York, New York, USA

 

Gilbert No.12 Golden-Glo Vitalator

Gilbert No.12 Golden-Glo Vitalator

The 24 kt. gold-plated No.12 Golden-Glo Vitalator was Gilbert’s top of the line model in the mid fifties and sold for $24.95. Power required is 30 Watts, 115 Volts A.C. or D.C., Manufactured by A.C. Gilbert Co., New Haven, Conn., USA

 

Miracle Ball-Grip Massager

Miracle Ball-Grip Massager

It’s the Miracle Ball-Grip Massager Model No 140A. My best guess is that it dates from the 1950’s. Power is 120 Volt A.C. Only. Manufactured by the Miracle Electric Company, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

 

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  • Air Powered &
  • Battery Powered

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100 Great Sex Games For Couples

In five minutes you can have any of these exciting sex games to FIRE UP your relationship! Let’s face it, you’re here because you want to fire up your sex life. You’ve been a couple for years and realize that sex games might be a great way to enjoy more sex, have fun and feel closer as a result. Of course you may feel like sex games are a little strange or “not quite your thing”, but realize that they’re definitely worth a shot. Why? Because the prolonged foreplay that is encouraged by sex games, actually intensifies your orgasms! And perhaps you’ve bought several sex “game” books before and were disappointed with their boring common games.

And that’s the BIGGEST problem…

Most Sex Game Books and Websites are Garbage!

Relationship expert as featured in over 1000 media outlets including... If you’ve ever tried finding information on sex games or ever bought a sex “game” book yourself , then you know they’re all filled with the same re-hashed games. Take a bath together, drink champagne, have fun with food, truth or dare, blah blah blah… Quite frankly, you don’t need any book to tell you about these games! These games might be nice for newlyweds getting to know each other but for couples in long-term relationships, like yourself, they’re WORTHLESS! (Because, you’ve already done most of the games in these books during sex anyway!) Bottom line: there’s almost zero quality sex games for you and your lover. Discover More, and get YOUR copy of 100 Sex Games For Couples

Start A Success New Career Doing What You Love

Earn Money Doing What You LoveWomen who are considering a career change have a long list of options in front of them. If you are at a crossroads and are looking for suggestions on what to do with your life, then you should consider being an adult romance consultant. It will help you to build your own confidence while you help other women get the answers to the questions they sometimes do not feel comfortable asking. When you are looking to start a business, you should start one that will be rewarding as well as interesting. The first step in the journey of becoming a romance consultant is to get the answers to your questions about the romance industry from the companies that you are considering joining. This will ensure that you pick a company that matches your personality. Take a look at How To Choose The Right Adult Toy Party Company for further insight. Next, you should take a look at yourself. Assess your goals and your own personality. You will not be able to help others find the answers they are looking for if you are too shy to find out your own answers. When you join the romance industry you have the ability to empower women and couples, adding romance and excitement into their lives, taking them beyond their current perceptions and boundaries. Let’s browse through a short list of characteristics that tend to embody the successful romance consultant.
  1. One of the most important characteristics about a good romance consultant is that she is not shy when it comes to talking about sex. A romance business opportunityis a chance for you to get involved with people who are interested in sex and want to get the most out of every sexual experience. That means that they are going to want to talk about sex and get your advice. You need to be comfortable with every sex topic and be ready with good advice.
    1. We have done extensive research into the adult toys and accessories business. From how to choose a cock ring, to how to clean your toys, to which lubes are the best for YOUR body. when you become a romance consultants with Intimate Tickles, we will share all of this knowledge with you. We want to make you the authority on the subject, which will help you succeed in your business.
  2. A romance consultant needs to be a good listener. In order to find out what makes people excited and what products will be popular at each event, you need to listen to what your guests are telling you. It is also important to take time to listen to the concerns and questions that each guest has.
    1. We have an extensive list of the types of parties you might run into from your potential customers. From Girls night in to Fetish to Shades of Grey and, of course, Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties. You can view a full list of types of adult toy parties over at Intimate Tickles. We can supply you with the gifts, prizes, and accessories for each – so that you can offer just about anything your customers might come up with.
  3. A romance business opportunity involves getting people together to exchange ideas on different adult products. At each of your events, it is inevitable that you will have shy guests or guests that will be at their first sex party. That is why a good romance consultant needs to know how to make people feel comfortable. You need to know how to break the ice and start a fun conversation. You need to be the life of the party right from the very beginning of the event. This requires a lot of practice and you may even want to spend time shadowing other romance consultants to check out their techniques for getting good adult parties started.
    1. We have a collection of games, props, quips, and outlines that you can use for your adult toy parties. We even have a few videos available for you to watch how the seasoned romance consultants conduct a party. After your first few, you will acquire your own style and favorite activities. You’ll discover what works for YOU and create your own unique adult toy party show.
Spend time becoming familiar with every product you sell so that you can answer questions and close the sale. It is important to keep your resources and information organized to be successful. Your support at Intimate Tickles has a complete package of information ready for your. From flyers to toy information and instructions, post cards, advertising information, and more. We’ve compiled everything we’ve learned so that we can pass it down to you. New Job Ahead. Get Started In The Adult Toy BusinessLooking for a new business or career? Like to have fun while you work? Enjoy talking about sex and adult products? If you answered yes to these questions, the adult home party plan business may be the right business for you.  

Intimate Tickles Adult Toy Parties Presents: Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Semen

The Scoop About Semen

A man’s body is constantly producing sperm and semen for the “right time.” Semen is mostly comprised of water, sugars, proteins, and other components; such as

  • Water
  • Sugars: Fructose, sorbitol, inositol
  • Proteins and amino acids: glutathione, deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), and creatine
  • Minerals: Phosphorus, zinc, magnesium, calcium, and potassium
  • Vitamins: Ascorbic acid (vitamin C), vitamin B12, and choline
  • Hormones: Testosterone, prostaglandins
  • Body-by-Products: Lactic acid, urea, uric acid, and nitrogen
  • Enzymes
Sperm are produced in the mailes testes A typical ejaculation fills up about one teaspoon; the actual amount is determined by a man’s age (younger men usually make more semen), when he last ejaculated, and how long he’s aroused before ejaculating, among other factors. Contrary to what you’ve heard, semen is not loaded with calories. Each teaspoon of ejaculate has about 5 – 7 calories and some 200 – 500 million sperm. Since sperm make up only about 1 percent of semen, the list above accounts for the other 99 percent. One typical ejaculation contains 150 mg of protein, 11 mg of carbohydrates, 6 mg fat, 3 mg cholesterol, 7% US RDA potassium and 3% US RDA copper and zinc. The protein content is roughly equivalent to that found in one egg white. Also, women physically exposed to semen are less likely to suffer from depression. The ingesting of it is called ‘spermophagia’. Studies suggest that seminal plasma both prevents and fights cancer, particularly breast cancer.

What Men Eat Can Effect The Taste Of Their Sperm

Sperms nutritional facts Healthy semen (that is, cum produced by a well-nourished, disease-free male) may in fact be not only safe to eat, but actually good for you. Seminal fluid, the base of cum, is a veritable nutrient-rich soup. Semen is a source of highly concentrated, high-quality protein. In dietary terms, it’s comparable to egg whites or gelatin. Given that cum is a high-protein, low-carb snack, you’d think the Atkins Diet people would be all over it by now. Plus, when you factor in the calories expended in performing oral sex, chances are you’re burning off much more than you’re consuming. The only way that swallowing during a blow job will make you fat is if you cover your lover’s dick with whipped cream and chocolate syrup. The average volume of semen per ejaculation is 1 teaspoonFrom a sociocultural point of view, semen has been attributed to potential energy source according to Chinese medicine and Chi Kung theory. According to Chi Kung theory, energy from many pathways/meridians becomes diverted and transfers itself to the sexual organs during sexual excitement. The theory proposes that upon expelling of semen, certain energy from the man’s body is also being released. This explains why men feel weak after releasing their sperm. From Strickland-Bosavi region, Papua New Guinea, the tribe called Etoro believes that semen provides sexual maturation among the younger men of their tribe. Anthropologists have branded the tribe with notorious remarks of homosexuality. According to their practice, younger men of their tribe need to drink their elders’ semen in order to achieve sexual maturity. To them, semen possesses the manly nature of the tribal elders, and in order to pass down their authority and powers, young men of their next generation must drink their elders’ semen. The average speed of semen Sex is a emotionally satisfying and absolutely to boosting activity; however, Here at Intimate Tickles Adult Home Toy Parties, we just can’t comprehend the fact of semen becoming an anti-depressant drug for women? Sounds absurd? Well, according to article of R. Persaud of NewScientist.com, semen literally makes women “happy”. Gordon Gallup, a psychologist in the State University of New York, led a study dividing 293 female students into groups according to the frequency of condom usage and happiness assessment results using Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) scale. The result of the study reveals that women whose partners never used condoms scored the average 8 on the BDI scale, while those who often used them acquired the score of 10.5 and those always used condoms scored 11.3. Undoubtedly, those who never had sex with their partners yet scored 13.5. Indeed, semen can actually cause such mood change since it contains different mood-altering hormones, such as testosterone, estrogen, follicle-stimulating hormone, lutenizing hormone, prolactin and various types of prostaglandins. [Source] Sperm can live inside a woman for 5 days Last but not the least, men literally can never run out of semen. Very true, since men only needs at least 15 minutes to replenish their semen right after ejaculation. According to TheSite.org, there is no need to have sex or masturbate to ejaculation for health reasons. The body can happily cope with unused sperm, with no impact on or sex drive. Meanwhile, in the study conducted by American scientists in Newscientists.com among 30,000 men over eight years, those that ejaculated most frequently have had significantly less chances of getting prostate cancer.