“Best invention, second to the dishwasher”: Vibrators and sexual pleasure

  title={“Best invention, second to the dishwasher”: Vibrators and sexual pleasure},
  author={Dennis Waskul and Michelle Anklan},
  pages={849 - 875}
This study examines how people learn about vibrators, their attitudes toward them, fears or hesitations about acquiring and/or using one, and the significance of vibrators to participants’ sexualities. Based on 78–147 responses to an online open-ended survey, participants report: primarily learning about vibrators from media and peers; their interpretations of media representations of vibrators are juxtaposed as both a tool for great pleasure and a shameful taboo; that vibrators are often… Expand
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