I found interesting the correspondence between technology and Victorian Era cultural norms. The Christian notion associating masturbation with sin and marring the soul changed into a scientific notion associating masturbation with loss of life force in men. This resulted during the time between the 19th and 20th century, where technological discoveries had been increasing at an exponential rate. Interestingly, psychology served as the connection between technology and sex. Men were said to suffer from “psychic impotence” (de la Pena, 238). In essence, the changing world of the bedroom, a world where women came to demand mutual satisfaction, brought about nervous disorders in men, preventing them from copulating successfully. While today we might see the electric belt as ineffective and silly, the basic premise is mirrored in today’s Viagra and Enzyte for men. These two products serve to “enhance” men’s vigor in the bedroom. In essence, men still must remain dominant and exceptional, as America is envisioned culturally and politically. Electricity of the past and chemicals of today both serve to give men an edge in the changing world of the bedroom.