Maintenance Phase: Vibrators
November 30, 2021 9:09 AM - Subscribe

It's a sexual health episode! This week, Mike and Aubrey dive into the hotly debated medical history of vibrators and ask: who fact-checks the fact-checkers? Support the show
posted by bq (5 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
This was fun! More academic needs, only mild fat content. They probably could have gone further down the rat hole of vibration as fitness technique but I was quite happy with 50 minutes of talk about vibrators.
posted by bq at 8:19 PM on November 30, 2021

I generally want more commentary on stuff directly related to fat/weight craziness in our culture, but this is too good a topic to pass up. I was listening to some older episodes last weekend and realized how nice it is to have an ad-free podcast (and truly ad-free, unlike NPR podcasts with 2-3 minutes of sponsorship bullshit per hour), so I just signed up to be a patreon sponsor.
posted by skewed at 7:23 AM on December 1, 2021 [7 favorites]

I really enjoyed Michael's continually escalating horror in this, not the least of which was for the methodology used in some of the research.
posted by kitten kaboodle at 10:58 AM on December 2, 2021

good episode. i think the thematic connection is: a lot of 'common sense' about medical history, research, and motivation is lore or bullshit.

which connects to other fallacies like bmi, keto, master cleanse...

really good listen.
posted by j_curiouser at 3:18 PM on December 2, 2021

Agree with others -- enjoyed the ep, but didn't really feel like it belonged among the other episodes. Felt more like a Patreon extra ep, but also whatever -- I'm happy with whatever they want to put in my ears.
posted by BlahLaLa at 11:31 AM on December 4, 2021 [2 favorites]

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