Film star speaks of love for sex toys

Hollywood film star, Maggie Gyllenhaal, has spoken of her love for vibrators, even going so far as to lend some of her now vast collection to friends.

Gyllenhaal is no stranger to being frank about the sex lives of herself and others, finding fame in the cult hit ‘Secretary’, which dealt with bondage and sado-masochism.

Now, ahead of her role in new film, ‘Hysteria’, which charts the origins of the vibrator, Gyllenhaal has spoken of her love for the devices and the collection she has amassed over the years, especially since production on the new film commenced.

However, since announcing her appearance in ‘Hysteria’, in which she stars with Sheridan Smith and Rupert Everett, the actress has said how she has been inundated with numerous sex toys, many of which she has ended up loaning to her friends and co-workers, nydailynews.com reports.

Speaking of the packages she was sent, Gyllenhaal told Mail Online: “By the time I finished the movie I’d been sent 15 vibrators by different people in London with vibrator stores.

“It was a pleasant surprise. So I have this incredible collection and I actually use one or two of them. I’ll lend them to my friends, and they’ll take them for six months at a time.”

Stars comment on birth of vibrator film

A new film about the invention of every girl’s best friend has been screened at the Toronto Film Festival, The Press Association reports.

‘Hysteria’, starring Hugh Dancy and Maggie Gyllenhaal, is a “tongue in cheek” comedy which tells the story of how two English doctors invented the vibrator as a cure for so-called female hysterics, back in the 1880s.

Based on real events, the film shows how the doctors, who were tired from administering pelvic massages, adapted a prototype motorised feather duster to create the first electric vibrators.

So successful was this product, that it was sold as a medical device in Good Housekeeping magazine and in department stores. It wasn’t until the 1950s that medicine finally conceded no such condition existed.

The subject matter may be delicate, but Dancy, who plays one of the doctors, says the the script “intelligent and funny” but that he was amazed by the doctors’ responses.

“It’s astonishing,” he told The Independent. “The fact that medical men (in 1880) were seriously diagnosing a non-existing disease (hysteria) and doing what they were doing so very causally and totally failing to see anything sexual in it.”

Gyllenhaal meanwhile said she was “awash” with adult toys gifts by the end of filming but told The Mail Online that “the film presented a serious opportunity to remove some of the taboo behind female sexuality.”