Buzz: A Stimulating History of the Sex Toy by Hallie Lieberman

Buzz: A Stimulating History of the Sex Toy

Once only whispered about in clandestine corners, vibrators have become just another accessory for the suburban soccer mom, showing up in all manner of pop culture, from sitcoms to talk shows to the pages of glossy women’s magazines. But how did these once-taboo toys become so socially acceptable? The journey of the devices to the cultural mainstream is a surprisingly stim...

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  • Kristine
    Buzz by Hallie Lieberman is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late October.The author Is an affirming, honest, fun, warm-blooded lass, who had also been a private contractor salesperson with Forbidden Fruit (similar to Pure Romance passion parties, but naughtier), before performing a significant...
  • Cat
    Well, this was certainly an interesting read. The history was enlightening, I never would have guessed so much was illegal until so recently. Worth a read....
  • Betty
    The first person to receive a PhD in the history of sex toys, Hallie Lieberman has written a fascinating book that tells you everything you wanted to know on the subject, and more. For example, did you know that until as recently as 2008, it was illegal to sell sex toys in Texas? Obscenity laws ther...
  • Susie Dumond
    The history of sex toys, written by the first person to earn a PhD in sex toy history. That's enough of a reason to check out Buzz! Lieberman has written a fantastic overview of sex toy history, especially in the U.S., along with the role sex toys have played in feminist movements, LGBTQ culture, an...
  • Michael
    What a great and enjoyable book to read.The time line ran smoothly through the history of the toys. Each chapter had just enough to keep you interested.Even the cover had a fun feeling texture.Would recommend and pass this book along.Look forward to another from Hallie...
  • Ann
    It was a fascinating read. I never had any idea that the sex toy industry was so interesting. It is so relevant with the story about the casting couch. A very empowering book for women. A must read for all women....
  • Mandy Weeks
    In the vein of Mary Roach's Bonk, a brilliant microhistory of the sex toy that ultimately tells the story of our changing sexual mores and evolving cultural values. Once only whispered about in clandestine corners, vibrators have become just another accessory for the suburban soccer mom. But how did...

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