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Sent: 17 August 2011 19:47 Rachel Maines has recently written a history of leisure http://www.amazon.com/Hedonizing-Technologies-Pleasure-Hobbies-Relations/dp/0801891469 Currently, I'm working on revising her thesis, by arguing that the vibrator was not socially camouflaged in the way she claims it was. I argue that in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, doctors, patients, and customers, knew that the vibrator was a sex toy, and admitted that they were receiving sexual pleasure and not medical treatments, but legal regulations required companies to veil the true uses of their vibrators in advertisements. http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/doug_moe/article_f4a7b498-d24e-11df-a019-001cc4c002e0.html Best, Hallie