Dildos & vibrators
Dildos in one form or another have been present in society throughout history. Dildos have previously been described as batons were most likely used for sexual purposes.
There appears to have been hesitation on the part of archaeologists to label these items as sex toys. Archaeologist Timothy Taylor put it, "Looking at the size, shape, and some cases explicit symbolism of the ice age batons, it seems disingenuous to avoid the most obvious and straightforward interpretation. But it has been avoided.
The first dildos were made of stone, tar, wood and other materials that could be shaped as penises and that were firm enough to be used as penetrative sex toys.
The vibrator was originally invented for the treatment of hysteria in Victorian women through medical orgasm induced by clitoral massage. These early mechanical devices were much larger and more powerful than the modern vibrators and were first used by physicians and became popular in bath houses in Europe and the US towards the beginning of the 20th century.More compact, electrically powered versions later briefly appeared as health aids in department store catalogs.
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