13 Nov 2022 Asmi Uniqus

Self-love and sex toys have always been part of everyday life. Anyone who claims that using sex toys and or simply enjoying a little self-pleasure is the result of deteriorating social values is just plain wrong. Here’s a short version of the history of sex toys.

28,000 BC

This officially counts as a pre-historic era, but sex toys were a thing back then. Pre-historic sex toys were made of dried materials or carved from stone. These sex toys may not be the best to look at, but couples and individuals discovered new peaks of pleasure even before “morality” existed.

400 BC-200 AD

The Kama Sutra suggests a penis piercing made of gold or ivory, or even wood, to enhance the length of the penis for female pleasure. The Kama Sutra was a guide to the art of living well, the nature of love, finding a partner, maintaining one's love life, and other pleasure-oriented aspects of life. It covered sexual positions for enhanced pleasure during sex. Still, it was meant to be a manual on living well and enjoying life.

500 AD

Ben Wa balls, also known as orgasm balls, Venus balls or Geisha balls, are helpful exercise tools used to explore an individual's sensual side. Originally devised in Japan for women, Ben Wa balls were meant to provide men with additional pleasure during intercourse. But it didn't take women too long to start using Ben Wa balls for themselves so they could enjoy a little self-fulfilment. Kegel exercisers are modern day Ben Wa balls. 


1200 AD

The Chinese invented the cock ring to copulate for longer. A cock ring or pleasure ring is worn around the base of the penis. The primary purpose of wearing a cock ring is to restrict the flow of blood from the erect penis to produce a stronger erection or to longer maintain an erection.

1869 AD

Based on the sexist notion that women suffer from "hysteria", doctors invented the first steam-powered vibrator to cure women of hysteria. The treatment involved a pelvic massage to bring the patient to a "hysteric paroxysm", relieving the patient of troublesome tension. Today, we have it much easier (plus, vibrators have become much more stylish and handy!).

1902 AD

A woman’s pleasure always came before what was traditionally considered a woman’s work. Blender manufacturer Hamilton made the first electric vibrator. Note: This was before even the electric iron, vacuum cleaner or many other essential home appliances were invented.


J.H. Travel filed the first patent for a cordless vibrator. Check out the marvel of their engineering from the patent.


Hitachi introduced its famous magic wand. The wand was meant to be a full-body massage unit, but women quickly developed other views on its best use. This device took the market by storm, and it was not long before vibrators started to appear in porn films. Did you know that the magic wand is still one of the most popular vibrators today?

Since then, things have continued to evolve. Today, we even have remote controlled sex toys for couples that pleasure both partner simultaneously!

So ladies and gentlemen, sex toys are as old as humanity. Over the years, these miraculous devices have improved upon to ensure that we’re the masters of our pleasures.


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