Your grandmother's vibrator.

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Sept. 27 2007 6:26 PM

Your Grandmother's Vibrator

A slide-show history of the vibrator.

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This week, Slate is publishing a series of articles devoted to everyone's favorite pastime—sex. We'll be taking a look at the ways sex has slipped into nearly every aspect of our society—from politics to culture to medicine. In honor of this special issue, we offer a 2005 slide show about the history of the vibrator. Despite its modern reputation as a device of carnal pleasure, its origins are surprisingly sterile.

Click herefor a slide show about the history of vibrators.

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