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« on: 08/07/2007 14:32:31 »
I wish to know who it was that invented the dildo?

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« Reply #1 on: 08/07/2007 15:49:50 »
Daniel Steely ?

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« Reply #2 on: 08/07/2007 16:16:37 »
Anita Dick....lol say the name out loud see if u get it ;)

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« Reply #3 on: 08/07/2007 18:22:06 »
It is prehistoric - carved from wood, bone, horns, antler; anything. The examples are many. Look up phallus.

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« Reply #4 on: 09/07/2007 12:25:29 »
*Cough*...

*Blushes*...

A finger = dildo.. ;)

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« Reply #5 on: 09/07/2007 12:46:26 »
Jack be nimble jack be quick
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« Reply #6 on: 09/07/2007 13:15:02 »
It is prehistoric - carved from wood, bone, horns, antler; anything. The examples are many. Look up phallus.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dildo#History
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The world's oldest known dildo is a siltstone 20-centimeter phallus from the Upper Palaeolithic period 30,000 years ago that was found in Hohle Fels Cave near Ulm Germany. Findings of the archaeologists show that ancient Egyptians used dildos 2500 years ago. Also these sex toys were used by ancient Greeks. A vase with a woman using a dildo depicted on it was found by scientists. This vase was made in the fifth century B.C. First dildos were made of stone, tar, wood and other materials that could be shaped as penis and that were firm enough to be used as a penetrative sex toys. Chinese women in the 15th century used dildos made of lacquered wood with textured surface.

Probably more interesting is the invention of the vibrator, and the medical philosophy behind it:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Female_hysteria#Victorian_era
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A physician in 1859 claimed that a quarter of all women suffered from hysteria, which is reasonable considering that one physician cataloged 75 pages of possible symptoms of hysteria and called the list incomplete; almost any ailment could fit the diagnosis. Physicians thought that the stresses associated with modern life caused civilized women to be both more susceptible to nervous disorders and to develop faulty reproductive tracts. In America, such disorders in women reaffirmed that the United States was on par with Europe; one American physician expressed pleasure that the country was ”catching up” to Europe in the prevalence of hysteria.

Rachael P. Maines, author of The Technology of Orgasm: "Hysteria," the Vibrator, and Women's Sexual Satisfaction, has observed that such cases were quite profitable for physicians, since the patients were at no risk of death but needed constant treatment. The only problem was that physicians did not enjoy the tedious task of massage: The technique was difficult for a physician to master and could take hours to achieve "hysterical paroxysm." Referral to midwives, which had been common practice, meant a loss of business for the physician.

A solution was the invention of massage devices, which shortened treatment from hours to minutes, removing the need for midwives and increasing a physician’s treatment capacity. Already at the turn of the century, hydrotherapy devices were available at Bath, and by the mid-19th century, they were popular at many high-profile bathing resorts across Europe and in America. By 1870, a clockwork-driven vibrator was available for physicians. In 1873, the first electromechanical vibrator was used at an asylum in France for the treatment of hysteria.

While physicians of the period acknowledged that the disorder stemmed from sexual dissatisfaction, they seemed unaware of or unwilling to admit the sexual purposes of the devices used to treat it. In fact, the introduction of the speculum was far more controversial than that of the vibrator, perhaps because of its phallic nature.

By the turn of the century, the spread of home electricity brought the vibrator to the consumer market. The appeal of cheaper treatment in the privacy of one’s own home understandably made the vibrator a popular early home appliance. In fact, the electric home vibrator was on the market before many other home appliance ’essentials’: nine years before the electric vacuum cleaner and 10 years before the electric iron. A page from a Sears catalog of home electrical appliances from 1918 includes a portable vibrator with attachments, billed as ”Very useful and satisfactory for home service.”

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« Reply #7 on: 09/07/2007 13:37:27 »
It is prehistoric - carved from wood, bone, horns, antler; anything. The examples are many. Look up phallus.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dildo#History
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The world's oldest known dildo is a siltstone 20-centimeter phallus from the Upper Palaeolithic period 30,000 years ago that was found in Hohle Fels Cave near Ulm Germany. Findings of the archaeologists show that ancient Egyptians used dildos 2500 years ago. Also these sex toys were used by ancient Greeks. A vase with a woman using a dildo depicted on it was found by scientists. This vase was made in the fifth century B.C. First dildos were made of stone, tar, wood and other materials that could be shaped as penis and that were firm enough to be used as a penetrative sex toys. Chinese women in the 15th century used dildos made of lacquered wood with textured surface.

Probably more interesting is the invention of the vibrator, and the medical philosophy behind it:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Female_hysteria#Victorian_era
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A physician in 1859 claimed that a quarter of all women suffered from hysteria, which is reasonable considering that one physician cataloged 75 pages of possible symptoms of hysteria and called the list incomplete; almost any ailment could fit the diagnosis. Physicians thought that the stresses associated with modern life caused civilized women to be both more susceptible to nervous disorders and to develop faulty reproductive tracts. In America, such disorders in women reaffirmed that the United States was on par with Europe; one American physician expressed pleasure that the country was ”catching up” to Europe in the prevalence of hysteria.

Rachael P. Maines, author of The Technology of Orgasm: "Hysteria," the Vibrator, and Women's Sexual Satisfaction, has observed that such cases were quite profitable for physicians, since the patients were at no risk of death but needed constant treatment. The only problem was that physicians did not enjoy the tedious task of massage: The technique was difficult for a physician to master and could take hours to achieve "hysterical paroxysm." Referral to midwives, which had been common practice, meant a loss of business for the physician.

A solution was the invention of massage devices, which shortened treatment from hours to minutes, removing the need for midwives and increasing a physician’s treatment capacity. Already at the turn of the century, hydrotherapy devices were available at Bath, and by the mid-19th century, they were popular at many high-profile bathing resorts across Europe and in America. By 1870, a clockwork-driven vibrator was available for physicians. In 1873, the first electromechanical vibrator was used at an asylum in France for the treatment of hysteria.

While physicians of the period acknowledged that the disorder stemmed from sexual dissatisfaction, they seemed unaware of or unwilling to admit the sexual purposes of the devices used to treat it. In fact, the introduction of the speculum was far more controversial than that of the vibrator, perhaps because of its phallic nature.

By the turn of the century, the spread of home electricity brought the vibrator to the consumer market. The appeal of cheaper treatment in the privacy of one’s own home understandably made the vibrator a popular early home appliance. In fact, the electric home vibrator was on the market before many other home appliance ’essentials’: nine years before the electric vacuum cleaner and 10 years before the electric iron. A page from a Sears catalog of home electrical appliances from 1918 includes a portable vibrator with attachments, billed as ”Very useful and satisfactory for home service.”

LOL I was going to steer clear of this topic but it has become quite educational... LOL So At one point lovely young women could count on the medical expert-tease of there favorite doctor..to calm their hysteria..LOL LOL..Hmmmmmm..LOL Well, a nice massage sounds good! LOL!

Oh I better skiddattle out of thread as me is blushing! LOL

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« Reply #8 on: 09/07/2007 15:06:17 »
*Blushes*

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« Reply #9 on: 09/07/2007 15:06:38 »
So there is no hysteria for boys?? No nice massage?? :P

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« Reply #10 on: 09/07/2007 15:07:33 »
So there is no hysteria for boys?? No nice massage?? :P

Where the hell are you gonna stick it?

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« Reply #11 on: 09/07/2007 15:10:47 »
No.. A hand.. *Giggles*.. Job. ;)

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« Reply #12 on: 09/07/2007 15:12:47 »
vidi vici veni

I saw, I conquered, I came.

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« Reply #13 on: 09/07/2007 15:21:34 »
LOL....

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« Reply #14 on: 09/07/2007 16:50:56 »
No.. A hand.. *Giggles*.. Job. ;)

You mustn't do that - or they'd force you to eat corn flakes.

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The history of corn flakes goes back to the late 19th century, when a group of Seventh-day Adventists began to develop new food to meet the standards of their strict vegan diet. Members of the group experimented with a number of different grains, including wheat, oats, rice, barley, and of course corn. In 1894, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, the superintendent of The Battle Creek Sanitarium in Battle Creek, Michigan and an Adventist, used these recipes as part of a strict vegetarian regimen for his patients, which also included no alcohol, tobacco, or caffeine. The diet he imposed consisted entirely of bland foods, since he believed in sexual abstinence and following the precepts of Sylvester Graham, the inventor of graham crackers and graham bread and felt that spicy or sweet foods would increase passions, while cornflakes would have an anaphrodisiac property or lowered the sex drive.

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Kellogg opposed all forms of sex, believing it led to diseases. Though he and his wife were married for over 40 years, they never had sexual intercourse and had separate bedrooms all their lives.

He was an especially zealous campaigner against masturbation, recommending extreme methods. In his Treatment for Self-Abuse and its Effects he wrote:
    “A remedy for masturbation which is almost always successful in small boys is circumcision. The operation should be performed by a surgeon without administering an anesthetic, as the brief pain attending the operation will have a salutary effect upon the mind, especially if it be connected with the idea of punishment. In females, the author has found the application of pure carbolic acid {phenol} to the clitoris an excellent means of allaying the abnormal excitement.”

Believing that masturbation was a sensual sin of the flesh, self-abuse, and an obsessive habit common to adolescent males and others, he advocated exposing the sensitive glans, which during masturbation would be subject to friction. In addition, the removal of the protective foreskin would further reduce sensory pleasures from the habit. Reducing the sensory pleasure, it was felt, would also reduce boys' rebelliousness. He also claimed that masturbation was a primary cause of acne, extreme mental and physical debility, heart disease, atrophy of the testes, dimness of vision, epilepsy, and insanity. Kellogg also believed that one should guard one's emissions as he believed people possessed a fixed amount of "vital energy." He also recommended, to prevent children from this "solitary vice," that one could bandage or tie their hands, cover the genitalia with a patented cage structure, and even use electrical shocking.

Dr. Kellogg wrote that "neither the plague, nor war, nor small-pox, nor similar diseases, have produced results so disastrous to humanity as the pernicious habit of onanism." He felt that masturbation destroyed not only physical and mental health, but the moral health of individuals as well. Kellogg also believed the practice of "solitary-vice" caused cancer of the womb, urinary diseases, nocturnal emissions, impotence, epilepsy and insanity. Kellogg was the first to mention the psychological role in producing insanity. To fight the urge to practice masturbation Kellogg offered a number of remedies to the young and old. He believed that young and old should maintain an abstemious diet, eating only twice a day. They should avoid stimulating food and drinks, and very little meat if any should be consumed. Kellogg also advocated hydrotherapy and stressed the importance of keeping the colon clean through yogurt enemas

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« Reply #15 on: 09/07/2007 17:28:36 »
No.. A hand.. *Giggles*.. Job. ;)

You mustn't do that - or they'd force you to eat corn flakes.


Isn't that for laryngitis?

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« Reply #16 on: 09/07/2007 20:58:42 »
"So there is no hysteria for boys"
No. the word's from the Greek for womb, so we aren't equiped.
BTW, I think the word dildo is derived from the Italian word meaning to delight.

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« Reply #17 on: 10/07/2007 00:01:10 »
god girls got it easy....they can please them selves so easily...lol

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« Reply #18 on: 10/07/2007 00:45:46 »
LOL Sorry guys I just can't help myself!... LOL!!!Well..Maybe I can...LOL... of all the listed toys and sexual pleasuring ideas listed.. I wish to add this safe, pleasurable and completely organic  Alternative.. to a battery powered device.. for those who prefer to keep things on the natural side! Hee hee hee!


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« Reply #19 on: 10/07/2007 02:18:38 »
ah the power of the cucumber

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« Reply #20 on: 10/07/2007 03:47:00 »
It is prehistoric - carved from wood, bone, horns, antler; anything. The examples are many. Look up phallus.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dildo#History
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The world's oldest known dildo is a siltstone 20-centimeter phallus from the Upper Palaeolithic period 30,000 years ago that was found in Hohle Fels Cave near Ulm Germany. Findings of the archaeologists show that ancient Egyptians used dildos 2500 years ago. Also these sex toys were used by ancient Greeks. A vase with a woman using a dildo depicted on it was found by scientists. This vase was made in the fifth century B.C. First dildos were made of stone, tar, wood and other materials that could be shaped as penis and that were firm enough to be used as a penetrative sex toys. Chinese women in the 15th century used dildos made of lacquered wood with textured surface.

Probably more interesting is the invention of the vibrator, and the medical philosophy behind it:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Female_hysteria#Victorian_era
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A physician in 1859 claimed that a quarter of all women suffered from hysteria, which is reasonable considering that one physician cataloged 75 pages of possible symptoms of hysteria and called the list incomplete; almost any ailment could fit the diagnosis. Physicians thought that the stresses associated with modern life caused civilized women to be both more susceptible to nervous disorders and to develop faulty reproductive tracts. In America, such disorders in women reaffirmed that the United States was on par with Europe; one American physician expressed pleasure that the country was ”catching up” to Europe in the prevalence of hysteria.

Rachael P. Maines, author of The Technology of Orgasm: "Hysteria," the Vibrator, and Women's Sexual Satisfaction, has observed that such cases were quite profitable for physicians, since the patients were at no risk of death but needed constant treatment. The only problem was that physicians did not enjoy the tedious task of massage: The technique was difficult for a physician to master and could take hours to achieve "hysterical paroxysm." Referral to midwives, which had been common practice, meant a loss of business for the physician.

A solution was the invention of massage devices, which shortened treatment from hours to minutes, removing the need for midwives and increasing a physician’s treatment capacity. Already at the turn of the century, hydrotherapy devices were available at Bath, and by the mid-19th century, they were popular at many high-profile bathing resorts across Europe and in America. By 1870, a clockwork-driven vibrator was available for physicians. In 1873, the first electromechanical vibrator was used at an asylum in France for the treatment of hysteria.

While physicians of the period acknowledged that the disorder stemmed from sexual dissatisfaction, they seemed unaware of or unwilling to admit the sexual purposes of the devices used to treat it. In fact, the introduction of the speculum was far more controversial than that of the vibrator, perhaps because of its phallic nature.

By the turn of the century, the spread of home electricity brought the vibrator to the consumer market. The appeal of cheaper treatment in the privacy of one’s own home understandably made the vibrator a popular early home appliance. In fact, the electric home vibrator was on the market before many other home appliance ’essentials’: nine years before the electric vacuum cleaner and 10 years before the electric iron. A page from a Sears catalog of home electrical appliances from 1918 includes a portable vibrator with attachments, billed as ”Very useful and satisfactory for home service.”
It is prehistoric - carved from wood, bone, horns, antler; anything. The examples are many. Look up phallus.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dildo#History
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The world's oldest known dildo is a siltstone 20-centimeter phallus from the Upper Palaeolithic period 30,000 years ago that was found in Hohle Fels Cave near Ulm Germany. Findings of the archaeologists show that ancient Egyptians used dildos 2500 years ago. Also these sex toys were used by ancient Greeks. A vase with a woman using a dildo depicted on it was found by scientists. This vase was made in the fifth century B.C. First dildos were made of stone, tar, wood and other materials that could be shaped as penis and that were firm enough to be used as a penetrative sex toys. Chinese women in the 15th century used dildos made of lacquered wood with textured surface.

Probably more interesting is the invention of the vibrator, and the medical philosophy behind it:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Female_hysteria#Victorian_era
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A physician in 1859 claimed that a quarter of all women suffered from hysteria, which is reasonable considering that one physician cataloged 75 pages of possible symptoms of hysteria and called the list incomplete; almost any ailment could fit the diagnosis. Physicians thought that the stresses associated with modern life caused civilized women to be both more susceptible to nervous disorders and to develop faulty reproductive tracts. In America, such disorders in women reaffirmed that the United States was on par with Europe; one American physician expressed pleasure that the country was ”catching up” to Europe in the prevalence of hysteria.

Rachael P. Maines, author of The Technology of Orgasm: "Hysteria," the Vibrator, and Women's Sexual Satisfaction, has observed that such cases were quite profitable for physicians, since the patients were at no risk of death but needed constant treatment. The only problem was that physicians did not enjoy the tedious task of massage: The technique was difficult for a physician to master and could take hours to achieve "hysterical paroxysm." Referral to midwives, which had been common practice, meant a loss of business for the physician.

A solution was the invention of massage devices, which shortened treatment from hours to minutes, removing the need for midwives and increasing a physician’s treatment capacity. Already at the turn of the century, hydrotherapy devices were available at Bath, and by the mid-19th century, they were popular at many high-profile bathing resorts across Europe and in America. By 1870, a clockwork-driven vibrator was available for physicians. In 1873, the first electromechanical vibrator was used at an asylum in France for the treatment of hysteria.

While physicians of the period acknowledged that the disorder stemmed from sexual dissatisfaction, they seemed unaware of or unwilling to admit the sexual purposes of the devices used to treat it. In fact, the introduction of the speculum was far more controversial than that of the vibrator, perhaps because of its phallic nature.

By the turn of the century, the spread of home electricity brought the vibrator to the consumer market. The appeal of cheaper treatment in the privacy of one’s own home understandably made the vibrator a popular early home appliance. In fact, the electric home vibrator was on the market before many other home appliance ’essentials’: nine years before the electric vacuum cleaner and 10 years before the electric iron. A page from a Sears catalog of home electrical appliances from 1918 includes a portable vibrator with attachments, billed as ”Very useful and satisfactory for home service.”

LOL I was going to steer clear of this topic but it has become quite educational... LOL So At one point lovely young women could count on the medical expert-tease of there favorite doctor..to calm their hysteria..LOL LOL..Hmmmmmm..LOL Well, a nice massage sounds good! LOL!

Oh I better skiddattle out of thread as me is blushing! LOL

LOL...I'm so glad I didn't live in the 1800's.  I can't imagine having to go to the doctor for that!  How mortifiying!

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« Reply #22 on: 11/07/2007 01:31:38 »
lol nic

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« Reply #23 on: 11/07/2007 03:23:26 »

LOL...I'm so glad I didn't live in the 1800's.  I can't imagine having to go to the doctor for that!  How mortifiying!

BOY, You can say that again.. LOL going to the doctor to be "serviced" so to speak..LOL or "cured"... LOL..... Oh my gosh! LOL
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« Reply #24 on: 11/07/2007 07:54:18 »
Might I suggest a little hint for people - when the quoted text exceeds the amount of new material you are adding by quite such a margin (worse still, the same text is quoted twice in the same message), it does not help readability.

 

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