Buzz: The Stimulating History of the Sex Toy

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Pegasus Books
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5.6 X 1.1 X 8.7 inches | 0.7 pounds

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About the Author

Hallie Lieberman obtained her Ph.D. in Sex Toy History from the University of Wisconsin Madison in 2014. She is frequently featured on podcasts such as "In Bed With Susie Bright;" Dr. Debby Herbenick's "Kinsey Confidential;" and Bitch Magazine's "Popaganda." Her writing has been published in outlets such as Bitch, Bust, and L Magazine, as well as peer-reviewed journals including Enterprise and Society. She often speaks at university sexuality events and conferences, including the University of Wisconsin Madison's "Sex Out Loud" seminar, the European Social Science History Conference, the Society for the History of Technology Conference, The Popular Culture Association's Conference, and the Western Association of Women Historians Conference. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin.


A wealth of well-researched and thoughtful social context on the development of the self-stimulation device from antiquity to today.
A fascinating account of the way sex toys have touched feminists, queer communities, and American perceptions of sexuality.
The unexpected and under-appreciated history of sex toys. A sharp commentary on contemporary society's ever changing sexual landscape and how sex is perceived, judged, accepted, and enjoyed with more variations than ever before. Provocative, illuminating, and consistently entertaining.
Lieberman's diverting book is as much a study of sexual mores -- and hypocrisy -- in the United States, as it is the story of a multi-million dollar industry. A jauntily written, illuminating history.
A lively exploration of the history of sex toys. Lieberman, who has a Ph.D. on the subject, follows the journey of erotic toys--once taboo--into the cultural mainstream, telling the story of changing social mores and attitudes.
In this penetrating text, scholar Hallie Lieberman explores how the history of the vibrator is linked to the history of women's sexual freedom.
Buzz takes readers along for the long, hard journey (sorry, sorry) that led to the creation of the modern sex toy.