Barbara Walters jokes about vibrators on The View

Yesterday, Barbara Walters joked about vibrators on The View – specifically, that vibrators were a “necessity” not a luxury for her co-host Joy (watch the video here). Today, Barbara had more to say about vibrators and how news of her joke was met with a little surprise or discontent from a TV anchor on Morning Joe, Mika Brzezinski. Watch here:

You may remember that several months ago, I presented results at a conference from a recent study that my colleagues and I conducted related to women’s and men’s vibrator use (you can view the abstract here). Our finding that vibrator use is common among both women and men certainly provides some context for this discussion and the reactions of the women on The View (and the Morning Joe co-host).

Related MSP articles:
- Choosing vibrators for targeted stimulation (e.g., g spot, vaginal, etc)
- Finding a vibrator that’s the right amount of quiet or loud for you
Why sex toy materials should matter to you

About Dr. Debby Herbenick

Dr. Debby Herbenick

Dr. Debby Herbenick is a sex researcher at Indiana University, sexual health educator at The Kinsey Institute, columnist, and author of five books about sex and love. Learn more about her work at