Allow me to translate for you … BREAST FIRMING via fast, pressurised cold water affusion that showers the breast without getting wet, making the muscular fibers of the mammary glands contract, without touching the delicate tip. Easy to use, the water arrives under pressure through the metallic tube. A pleasureful and useful massage. For normal breasts. 125 Francs. The device is foldable for travel. Easily adaptable to all faucets.
I found these vintage French classified adverts on the Russian internet of all places (don’t ask me how I got there).
The adverts for massage device date as far back as the early 1900s, promoting the “ideal” cup and the model’s doesn’t seem to change very much over the decades. I think I like the name “Venus-Douche” the best.
The idea behind the device was to stimulate blood circulation in the woman’s breasts through jets of cold water under pressure. A few minutes a day massaging this way would lead to miraculous results, so the adverts claimed. The instructions used scientific and medical language to make it sound as legitimate as possible.
Don’t they look ecstatic to be using their breast-enhancing contraption?!
In case you’re wondering, yes, I’ve already looked to see if any of these bizarre, bygone devices are floating around eBay. There aren’t. But if anyone happens to have any experiences with these that they’d like to share, you know where to find me!
Now if that’s not a sure way to seduce your partner… I don’t know what is.