The history of sexual tech is always quite fascinating and none more so than that of the beloved vibrator. It is so odd in an age where we find ourselves quite open and knowledgeable about sexual physiology to imagine a time when it seemed to be impossible to acknowledge that women were fully developed sexual beings who had anatomical structures dedicated to the production of erotic pleasure. On Erika Moen's Oh Joy Sex Toy blog, cartoonist Emi Gennis fills in for the day with this incredibly delightful webcomic which explores the history behind humanity's most sensual piece of tech. I have to say, the idea of a steam-powered, coal-fired "manipulator" is really firing the pistons on my heretofore latent, erotic steampunk fantasies.