Andis Vibrator, 1942

The  super-mechanical Andis primarily promotes blood circulation, according to the box. Why? "Vibrators were marketed as personal massagers, used to relieve sore muscles, which made it acceptable to buy one," explains Claire Cavanah. Shy vibrator slingers like Brookstone are still using the code word "personal massagers," but we like it better when when they’re straightforward. The Andis was a sure-to-succeed orgasm-inducer.

 

Norelco Massager, 1969

Advertised as a back massager, Philips was the first to make the powerful wand design for "personal care." The Norelco was the vibrating prelude to the top-selling Hitachi Magic Wand of today.

Vibra Slim, 1960

If you were looking for an inconspicuous way to get off in 1960, the Vibra Slim was the way to go. Essentially, this was a bar that you could ride or lie across as you got off. A compact answer to vibrating couches and table, vibrating furniture is still in common use today.

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