Buzzworthy: This Vibrator From 1906 Could Have Been In Your Great-Grandma’s Closet.

San Francisco’s newest museum is sure to cause a buzz when it opens April 12 — because it’s devoted to vibrators of the past.

The Antique Vibrator Museum is designed to showcase kinky collectibles from the late 1800s to the 1970s and, in the process, the history of health and sexuality between 1890 and 1970, according to curator and sexologist Carol Queen.

“The new exhibit contextualizes the vibrator’s role in society and highlights how our attitudes around sex and female pleasure have evolved,” Queen said. “It really gives us an appreciation for how far both society and technology have come.”

The museum showcases vibrators collected since 1977 by the proprietors of Good Vibrations, a sex shop with five locations in San Francisco and Oakland, and an additional one in Brookline, Mass.

They were donated by Queen, the Good Vibrations Corp., and its founder Joani Blankby. “All of the stores have these vintage vibrators on display and we decided we wanted to showcase these better,” Queen told The Huffington Post.

The new 300-square-foot museum is in the back of the Good Vibrations shop on Polk Street — which those with an adolescent sense of humor will note is pronounced “poke.” The sex shop owners established the museum figuring that it will attract sales; admission is free.

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