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freudTomorrow (May 6th) is Sigmund Freud's 150th birthday. Why, you ask, does this belong in a blog about sex? In case you didn't know, Freud significantly changed the way modern western society thinks about sex.Freud first developed his theories in the Victorian era - that crazy repressed time where parents thought that masturbating would make hair grow on their children's hands. (Not kidding.) The fact that Freud even discussed sexuality (specifically women's sexuality) was revolutionary. What he had to say about it, however, lingers even today.One of Freud's main assertions was that women have two kinds of orgams: clitoral and vaginal. Ok. That works for me (in as much as you can define orgasm that way). Where Freud strayed was in identifying clitoral orgasms as "immature", "childhood" orgasms and vaginal orgasms as the "mature", "adult" orgasms. This assertion created a world where "penis-in-vagina" was (and is) the only way women were expected to have pleasure. If women couldn't orgasm this way, they were seen as "frigid".But Freud was wrong. In fact, only about a third of women have orgasms from vaginal penetration. For the rest of us, the clitoris is the main show if we're looking to find that sweet spot. Freud's vaginal focus sets most women and couples down a path that will not lead to women's sexual pleasure. We've just started to remedy that situation in the past 15 years or so with a revitalized focus on the clitoris - that wonderful collection of nerves that makes us feel so fantastic.hitachi What's ironic about all of this is that Freud also discussed Hysteria - a medical condition during the Victorian era that means "wandering womb". The cure for Hysteria? masturbation to climax, clitorally. This time period was full of women who were stressed and repressed with no emotional or physical outlet for release. Doctors in their offices would masturbate women to orgasm, manually at first, but then, gloriously, the vibrator was developed. This saved doctors time and hence, made them more money.These vibrators were soon marketed in the 1920's as "personal massagers". They're still advertised today and live on as Hitachi Magic Wands and Wahl 7-in-1s. They're extremely powerful and built like appliances so they're sturdy and long lasting.Let's honor Freud's legacy on his birthday by recognizing the clitoris for what it is: a 5,000 nerve bundle that exists solely for our pleasure. Whether we combine it with vaginal pleasures is up to us, but almost 150 years later, the clit has come out of the closet.For some great toys for your clitoris, check out our fantastic line of vibrators. Some of my personal made-for-the-clit favorites include the Laya Spot and the Grapevine. To learn more about the clit, check out the fantastic book, The Clitourist.