Examining the Evolution of Sexual Pleasure Devices Through Time!
The Manipulator, the first-ever steam-powered hand-crank vibrator, pre-dates electricity. Invented by American physician George Taylor, it had a dildo attached to a small steam engine that produced vibrations. It was hard to disguise the Manipulator's true purpose, a far cry from the beauty tools of later times. It wasn't created to facilitate female orgasm; rather, it was meant to alleviate the then-misunderstood phenomena of female sexual frustration, misleadingly termed "hysteria" in those days.