Vintage Vibrators

What’s In a Name? Vibrators now carry an overtly sexual association, with names like Flex-a-pleaser, Auto Erotic, and Beaver. When they were medical devices, they were called by a variety of names that concealed their sexual uses.

Steam-powered Manipulator (1860s)
Electro-massage machine (1888)
Concussor (1898)
Medical Rubbing Apparatus (1876)
Physician’s Vibragenitant (1906)
Vibratile (1899)
Muscle Beater (1904)
Electric Health Generator (1928)

from Rachel P. Maines, The Technology of Orgasm.