Have you talked to your grandmother about masturbation lately? Probably not, unless your grandmother is Joani Blank – founder of Good Vibrations and collector of vintage vibrators.
Blank’s extensive collection has just been integrated with her company’s to form San Francisco’s first Antique Vibrator Museum. This small gallery is located in the rear of the Good Vibrations Polk Street store.
The museum features an eclectic assortment dating back to 1890. Dr. Carol Queen, Staff Sexologist, can give you a historical tour that highlights the invention and functions of early vibrators. The sordid past of the world’s favorite sex accessory – and one of the first domestic electric appliances – gives a unique perspective of the history of female health and sexuality, from the Victorian era to the women’s liberation movement. …Read more. >