Things To Do: Feel The Vibes At SF's Only Antique Vibrator Museum

Things To Do: Feel The Vibes At SF's Only Antique Vibrator Museum

If Grandma could tell us about her favorite dildo of year's past, we'd ask.

A treat we recently discovered was something we expected San Francisco to have but we didn't really dive into. A museum for sex toys is brilliant, revolutionary, and all things dirty (physically and metaphorically). The Antique Vibrator Museum displays the treasures of the past alongside the Good Vibrations collection online and in the San Francisco Polk Street Store. The "vibes" (no pun intended) in their collection date from the late 1800's up through the 1970's — that's a lot of dicks. The electric vibrator had its inception in 1869 with the invention of a steam-powered massager, patented by an American doctor.

The devices were designed as a medical tool for treating "female disorders," though within 20 years a British doctor followed up with a more portable battery-operated model; by 1900, dozens of styles of electric vibrators, just like those in the exhibit, were available to the discriminating medical professional. Dropping dick knowledge daily.

The Good Vibrations Antique Vibrator Museum is a San Francisco Landmark and attracts a peeked curiosity from visiting tourists and Bay Area residents alike. Lead by Staff Sexologist Dr. Carol Queen, Antique Vibrator History Tours cover the invention and functions of early vibrators, and displays the most beautiful vintage exhibits. Following the tour, guests are welcome to browse modern vibrators at Good Vibrations Sex Shop—to pique their fascinations.

Check out below some of the most... odd and possibly stimulating toys of times past.

// 1620 Polk St, Nob Hill, antiquevibratormuseum.com


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