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All referenced quotes presented on the sidebars in this website are taken from the book Teaching Gender with Libraries and Archives: The Power of Information, edited by Sara de Jong and Sanne Koevoets.

Article – Spare Rib: “Vibrators”

Pellen Personal Productions. 1979. What Every Woman Should Know About Vibrators. Spare Rib. (87), p. 32.

An advert from an edition of Spare Rib in 1979 informs women of the benefits of vibrators whilst giving them an opportunity to purchase their own via mail service. Sexual liberation and sexual self-discovery and self-pleasure was an important part of sexual politics within the Women’s Liberation Movement.

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Source: Feminist Archive North

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