Passion & Power: The Technology of Orgasm

Overview

The male-dominated fields of medicine and psychology didn't always display a tremendous understanding of women (or a sensitivity to their sexual needs) prior to the rise of the Sexual Revolution in the 1960s and the Women's Movement in the 1970s, and for decades the existence of the female orgasm wasn't even acknowledged in many circles. When a greater understanding of women's sexuality began to emerge, the realities of female autoeroticism became less of a mystery, and with this revelation came the not-so-little...
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Overview

The male-dominated fields of medicine and psychology didn't always display a tremendous understanding of women (or a sensitivity to their sexual needs) prior to the rise of the Sexual Revolution in the 1960s and the Women's Movement in the 1970s, and for decades the existence of the female orgasm wasn't even acknowledged in many circles. When a greater understanding of women's sexuality began to emerge, the realities of female autoeroticism became less of a mystery, and with this revelation came the not-so-little secret of the electromechanical vibrator, which first became available in 1883. While they were sold for years as massagers, many women found a more personal use for them, and while they were openly embraced as sexual aids in some quarters, in more conservative territories of the United States, selling a vibrator as a sex toy is still against the law. Documentary filmmakers Wendy Slick and Emiko Omori examine the public history of the female orgasm and how the vibrator became part of the story in Power and Passion: The Technology of Orgasm, a witty but informative film that focuses on female sexuality in both the past and the present.
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Special Features

Interview extras; Behind the scenes; More antique vibrators; Dancing Vibrator trailer
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/9/2008
  • UPC: 720229913546
  • Original Release: 2008
  • Rating:

  • Source: First Run Features
  • Time: 1:14:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 58,474

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gerri Lawlor Voice Only
Pat Davis Participant
Betty Dodson Participant
Rachel P. Maines Participant
Reno Participant
BeAnn Sisemore Participant
Nina Townsend Participant
Joanne Webb Participant
Dell Williams Participant
Kathryn Young Participant
Technical Credits
Emiko Omori Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Producer
Wendy Slick Director, Editor, Producer
Mark Adler Score Composer
Don de Fina Production Designer
Vivian Kleiman Executive Producer
Rena Koresky Musical Direction/Supervision
David Liu Executive Producer
Philip Perkins Sound/Sound Designer
Richard Reutlinger Production Designer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Passion & Power: The Technology of Orgasm
1. Introduction [3:20]
2. Secret Sexual History [4:52]
3. Bodily Perceptions and Hysteria [8:09]
4. Hydrotherapy [2:59]
5. Vibratory Evolution [10:46]
6. Sexual Revolution [8:48]
7. The Imprtance of Passion [6:23]
8. The Dildo Patrol [9:41]
9. Defining Sex [2:58]
10. Good Vibrations [3:52]
11. Liberating the Orgasm [7:48]
12. Credits [2:42]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Passion & Power: The Technology of Orgasm
   Start Film
   Chapters
   Special Features
      Interviews Extras
      More Antique Vibrators
      Behind the Scenes
      Trailer: Dancing Vibrators
      Filmmaker Notes
      Filmmaker Biographies
      Trailer Gallery
         For the Bible Tells Me So
         49Up
         Live Nude Girls Unite!
         Www.Firstrunfeatures.Com
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