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The first vibrator was invented to treat depression and anxiety

Physician George gets credit for the invention; his original circa-1869 device was designed to relieve symptoms of depression and anxiety in women, then known collectively as the medical condition "hysteria," sexologist Carol Queen, PhD, curator of the Good Vibrations Antique Vibrator Museum, tells Health.“Hysteria was treated by vulval or clitoral massage and later vibration, which would bring women ‘to the point of hysterical paroxysms of relief,'" she says.

DONT HESITATE!

Curious about using a vibrator? You’re not alone. Many women turn to vibrators to achieve the big O. In fact, a study published in July 2009 in the Journal of Sexual Medicine found that 53 percent of women ages 18 to 60 have used a vibrator, and one-quarter of them have used it in the past month. Women who have used a vibrator report better arousal, desire, and orgasm than those who haven’t.

DO IT YOUSELF NOW

Trust me, you should use a vibrator (at least once). You’ll fine something new in your life.Haven’t taken the plunge yet? Here are three reasons to dive right in:

1. A vibrator can help you sleep soundly

 Having an orgasm can lead to sounder, better-quality sleep, thanks to the fact that when you climax you produce the sleep-inducing hormone, prolactin . While your trusty vibrator isn’t something you’d want to cuddle up to for comfort at night, an orgasm before bed can do wonders for shuteye.

2. Easier Orgasms

If you really struggle with orgasm or have never had one — and research indicates that about one in six women hasn’t had an orgasm (or isn’t sure if she’s had one) by age 28 — I encourage you to GO BIG. Get the kind that plugs into the wall and makes a noise like a snowblower. It’s worth it.

3. It can keep your vagina healthy
Regularly using a vibrator can help maintain the walls of the bagina. When aroused, the lining of the vagina produces secretions, which helps to provide moisture to this area.It can also help prevent infections in the cervix and urinary tract through the process of opening the cervix, which occurs during arousal. This stretches the cervix and allows unwanted cervical fluids to be flushed out.