Everybody and their mom has a vibrator nowadays, and it may seem as if they were invented just like any other sex toy: with no other purpose than sexual satisfaction. However, you may be surprised to know that vibrators were invented as a remedy for something people called “hysteria nervosa.” This “disease” was often encountered in women who were not married, and the main symptoms were sex cravings and mood swings. The women who suffered from this “disease” were taken to a physician where, often in the presence of their husbands (if they had any), the professional would…satisfy them by massaging their most intimate zones. This happened up until a new and more automatic device was invented to treat hysteria nervosa: the vibrator.
Napoleon Bonaparte’s penis was cut off by his doctor when he died so that it could be used for the autopsy. Many years later, in 1977, the penis was sold for around $3,000. At that time, it had a size of 1.5 inches.