So where did the first sex toy originate? When was it? What did it look like? How even were swings and blindfold brought into someone’s sex life? Was someone looking to blindfold someone for one purpose and thought they could take advantage of their lack of vision? And the other person enjoyed it and it was invented? What we do know for a fact though is the condom, yes the condom is dated back over 400 years old. So we can probably assume something was going down back then with toys aswel. It is an unknown fact that most toys originated from the depths of medical practises. If you think about it lubricants are very widely used in this niche. Therefore lubricants can easily be assumed to originate from there with sexual play aswel. Another startling fact is that vibrators came from the same place! The first ever vibrator was invented by Kelsey Stinner in the 1880s. They were never intended to be an aid of masturbation to orgasm. They were a treatment for what was known back then as female hysteria. Little known fact to the inventors (who incidentally were all men) would they become so popular today.
The electrical vibrator was first brought to life in 1902 by an American company, Hamilton Beach. They were sold publicly in magazines for the next 20 odd years. After this event they had become found out to be too well understood and were no longer allowed to be sold publicly. BDSM is another whole story. We know the origins of such things like whips, handcuffs and other torturous objects. And you wonder how they came to fruition? Like.. was someone whipping someone in a violent way and the receiver was enjoying it in a sexual sense? Who would know? As we know technology is ever evolving. The sex toy industry was never going to stop at whips and handcuffs. Its believed new endeavours such as robotic sex toys that do the work for you are on the menu. The future does look bright indeed.