Sex-machine

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A sex machine, also known as a fucking machine, is a mechanical device used to simulate human sexual intercourse.[1] It is a more sophisticated version of the vibrator.

Devices can be penetrative or extractive. A typical penetrative machine works by the transfer of rotational or reciprocating force from a motor to a directional motion on a shaft, which is tipped by a dildo.[2] A hand-held modified reciprocating saw device is sometimes called a fucksaw[3] and a hand-held modified drill motor rotating device is sometimes called a drilldo.[4] An extractive device works like a milking machine and can be attached to the penis, breast, or other body part.[5]

History and use[edit]

The vibrator was originally invented for the treatment of hysteria in Victorian women through medical orgasm induced by clitoral massage. These early mechanical devices were much larger and more powerful than the modern vibrators and were first used by physicians and became popular in bath houses in Europe and the US towards the beginning of the 20th century.[6] More compact, electrically powered versions later briefly appeared as health aids in department store catalogs.

Modern automated erotic stimulation devices differ from vibrators because they penetrate as well as throb. These devices are sometimes used as part of auto-erotic or partnered bondage play. Teledildonics combine use of various sex machines and a web interface, used remotely by a partner.[7]

Today the sex machines on the market include vacuum pumps, instruments that deliver calibrated electrical shocks to the nipples and genitals, and life size inflatable male and female dolls with penetrable and vibrating orifices.

Risk of injury[edit]

In 2009, a woman from Maryland required a medevac after the blade of a homemade sex-machine cut through the plastic dildo and caused severe vaginal injuries.[8]

In popular culture[edit]

In the 2008 film Burn After Reading, US Treasury agent Harry Pfarrer builds a pedal-powered "dildo chair."[9] The pornographic website Fucking Machines has been featured in the mainstream press as a source of information and depictions of uses.[10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leung, Isaac (2009). The Cultural Production of Sex Machines and the Contemporary Technosexual Practices. In Grenzfurthner, J. et al., eds. Do androids sleep with electric sheep? Critical perspectives on sexuality and pornography in science and social fiction. RE/SEARCH, ISBN 978-1-889307-23-7
  2. ^ Farrell, Lauralee (2007). Dream Machine. In The Best American Erotica 2007, p. 2077. ff., Susie Bright, ed. Simon and Schuster, ISBN 978-0-7432-8962-7
  3. ^ Clark-Flory, Tracy (March 3, 2011). The "live sex show" professor speaks. Salon.com
  4. ^ Arnott, Stephen (2010). Sex: A User's Guide. Random House Digital, Inc., ISBN 978-0-440-33437-8
  5. ^ Browne, Ray Broadus (1982). Objects of special devotion: fetishism in popular culture, p. 49 Popular Press, ISBN 978-0-87972-191-6
  6. ^ Maines, Rachel (1999). The Technology of Orgasm: “Hysteria,” the Vibrator, and Women's Sexual Satisfaction. Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN 0-8018-6646-4. 
  7. ^ Blue, Violet (2006). The Adventurous Couple's Guide to Sex Toys. Cleis Press, ISBN 978-1-57344-254-1, chapter 6: Teledildonics toys: online sex for two
  8. ^ Stabley, Matthew (March 11, 2009 ). Woman Injured in Power Tool Sex Toy Encounter. NBC Washington
  9. ^ Gilbey, Ryan (2008). That Superior Feeling: The Coen Brothers' Espionage Comedy-Is an Exercise in Smugness. New Statesman, Volume 21, p. 45
  10. ^ "A Disciplined Business" by Jon Mooallem, The New York Times Magazine, April 29, 2007.