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Battery-operated sexual pleasure

“The use of objects like vibrators or dildos is much more widespread in Northern Europe (Sweden, Norway, Holland and even Germany) and in the United States, than in the south,” according to the sexologist, Marie-Helene Colson.

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However, it’s not due to a lack of availability as they’re easy get hold of; you can buy them from a sex shop, by mail order (from health and beauty pages), on the Internet or even through a sex therapist since certain vibrators are  categorized as medical equipment (and made by medical laboratories).

Electronic sexual aids for what?

“Of course sexual imagination’s a great thing, but sometimes sex aids can seem cold and unerotic.  Sex becomes more clinical and mechanical and less sensual. They just don’t suit Latin temperaments!” 

And of course, you may wonder why people would even bother buying vibrators or similar electrical aids.  After all, every woman has two hands and ten fingers which she can use 24/7. On the other hand, there are many everyday objects that can be turned into sex aids:  showerheads, electric toothbrushes, massage equipment etc.

What the sexologist says...

“During a consultation, some sexologists may advise their patients to use a vibrator to help them achieve orgasm.  The stimulation produced by vibrators is much stronger than that produced by manual stimulation which can help women to experience their first orgasm (clitoral, of course).”

“Vibrators are a great way to learn about orgasm but they’re not intended to replace other sexual activities.   This is important so as to avoid creating a sort of “dependency,” condemning the woman to a purely mechanical sex life.  The use of the vibrator is most especially recommended to women who have never masturbated manually because they think it’s “dirty.””

Dildos are essentially sex toys, which are popular with couples.  They are never “prescribed” by sexologists although some patients in treatment admit to wanting to use them (women for vaginal penetration; men for anal penetration) and want their therapist’s approval.  But dildos are a good way of spicing up, and adding variety, to a dull and routine kind of sex-life.  

Posted 16.07.2010


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