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"Thorough, original, and surprising."

"Full of wonderful descriptions of the 'job nobody wanted,' including photographs of early vibrators and vaginal electrodes."

"Feminist scholarship exactly as it should be: a work that not only illuminates an astonishing bit of herstory, but does so with a neat balance of anger, wit and humor... A wonderful book."

"Exhaustively researched... decidedly offbeat."

"Here's a provocative history with a chip on its shoulder and a buzz under its skirt... Exhumes startling facts from the underground sexual history of the early twentieth century."

"Maines has produced an exhaustive and deliciously savage history of the vibrator-as-sex-aid... This fascinating and exquisitely referenced true story reads like twisted science fiction."

"A titillating and often hilarious account of the rise and fall (as it were) of the vibrator as a medical tool for the treatment of hysteria... A book that can delight as well as enlighten."

"Rachel Maines offers readers a stimulating, surprising, and often humorous account of hysteria and its treatment throughout the ages."

The Technology of Orgasm
"Hysteria," the Vibrator, and Women's Sexual Satisfaction
Publication Date: 15 Jun 2001
Status: Available
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Trim Size: 5.5" x 8.5"
Page Count: 208 pages
Illustrations: 26 b&w illus.
ISBN: 9780801866463