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Vibrating rings and lube are hardly shocking stuff anymore. Heck, pleasure products are sold next to vitamins in the drugstore, and even Oprah endorsed vibes on daytime TV! So what’s left to give the wow-factor? These eight little-known facts about the goodies that live in the nightstand drawer.

A doctor invented vibes…for “crazy” women.

Yep, the first electrical vibrator (a 40-pound contraption that required two people to operate — not exactly a pocket rocket) was used by a British M.D. treating “female hysteria.” He used the tool to bring nervous or stressed women to orgasm. Luckily, a few years later, take-home versions were created.

The infamous Rabbit is shaped like an animal for legal reasons.

The Rabbit originated in Japan, where it was against the law to create a sex toy that resembled a penis. Why it’s acceptable to make one that looks like a cute animal, we’ll never understand.

And women aren’t the only ones buzzing their way to O-Town.

News flash: the commonly held belief that men are a little freaked out by vibrators might not be true. Eighty-one percent of women have brought one into bed with a guy.

The best-selling sex toy isn’t what you’d expect…

What flies off the shelf more than any other pleasure product out there? Lube. READ THE REST HERE!

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