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October 20, 2005

Things A Law Student Knows

Vibrators are illegal in eight states.

(Hey, i'm a law student. i'm supposed to know all about laws and shit.)

Posted by annika, Oct. 20, 2005 | TrackBack (1)
Rubric: Legal Mumbo Jumbo


Although the vibrator laws seem silly today, they were designed to end this medical procedure:

"It meant 'womb disease.'" From the dawn of recorded medical history, healers had observed that women, unlike men, didn't release fluids during sex; as a result, pent-up juices, trapped in the womb, caused all sorts of problems - headaches, irritability, fear of impending insanity, hysteria.

With the same scientific insight that generated this diagnosis, the medical profession lit on a cure. Doctors and midwives massaged the genitals to "hysterical paroxysm," as the orgasm was scientifically termed, to release held-back energies. By the end of the 19th century, some doctors were advising women to come in for such treatments once a week ".

via Wired Magazine

Posted by: Jake on Oct. 21, 2005

Of course, California isn't one of them. Go figure.

Posted by: Mark on Oct. 22, 2005

God, or the United States government, FORBID that women have some more fun too.

Posted by: Tulip on Oct. 22, 2005

that's because repuke "women" always chip their teeth on them.

Posted by: Kimmitt on Oct. 22, 2005

Dang, outlawed here in Texas?

I wouldn't have figured that, considering they sell all that crap at such stores like New Fine Arts, Condom Sense, Condoms to Go, etc. And they're all over the DFW metroplex.

Posted by: Amy Bo Bamy on Oct. 24, 2005