The sex toy market is booming. Between more variety in toys than ever — including vanilla vibrators and BDSM tools — and the rise of eCommerce platforms like Amazon, getting your hands on a toy of your unique fancy has never been easier or more satisfying. It makes sense, though, with 53 percent of Americans stating that they use adult toys. However, the Asia Pacific region is not far behind, with China housing the highest number of sex toy manufacturing facilities in the world. Here they make and distribute everything from dildos to A. Perhaps most interestingly is the storied history of sex toys.
The Most Bizarre Sex Toys In History
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Facebook Post Tweet Copy Link. The beginnings of the female sex toy are interesting indeed. As any Master of Sex fan knows, intimate vibrating devices were not created for the sole reason of bestowing pleasure to women. And let's be honest, they never would have been invented had they not had some initial benefit for men. Women were socialized to believe that 'ladies' had no sex drive, and that duty required them to put up with sex in order to keep their husbands happy and have children.
Play for power: the history of sex toys
A sex toy is an object or device that is primarily used to facilitate human sexual pleasure , such as a dildo or vibrator. Many popular sex toys are designed to resemble human genitals, and may be vibrating or non-vibrating. The term sex toy can also include BDSM apparatus and sex furniture such as slings ; however, it is not applied to items such as birth control , pornography , or condoms. Alternative expressions include adult toy and the dated euphemism marital aid , although "marital aid" has a broader sense and is applied to drugs and herbs marketed to supposedly enhance or prolong sex.
Humans have been using sex toys for an extraordinarily long time. Bonobos and apes indulge in sexual play, so it's not really surprising; but we've been discovering sex toys that are up to 30, years old, made from chalk, stone, and other crude materials though anything would look a bit beaten up if it was that old. You'll grip your humble vibrator a little closer while reading about these bizarre sex toys in history. It's a serious misunderstanding in the modern world that we didn't truly "understand" human sexuality, or the female orgasm, until fairly recently.