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Both educational and titillating, Hallie Lieberman obtained her Ph D from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 2014, with a dissertation on Sex Toy History.Her writing has been published in Bitch, Bust, Eater, The Forward, and Inside Higher Ed, among others.In , Hallie Lieberman provides a riveting history that tells the story of sex toys from ancient phalluses to 21st century vibrating rabbits.She focuses on the period from the 1950s through the present, when sex toys evolved from symbols of female emancipation to tools in the fight against HIV/AIDS to consumerist marital aids and finally to mainstays of today's pop culture.When she’s offered the opportunity to launch her program in another state, Keegan must convince the obstinate woman that staying is worth the wait, that love is worth the risk.4.1 stars on 396 reviews Science Fiction Channel Two predicted a blanket of snow for Thanksgiving weekend–unusual, but not alarming for the little Maine island.Lieberman's history is populated by vivid and fascinating characters, including Ted Marche, an entrepreneurial ventriloquist and dildo maker; Duane Coleglazier, the gay ice cream truck driver who founded the first boutique sex-toy store; Dell Williams, ex-communist advertising maven who created the feminist sex toy store; Betty Dodson, whose workshops helped 1960s women discover vibrators; and Gosnell Duncan, a paraplegic engineer who invented the silicone dildo.
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She populates the book with the colorful stories of many of the sex-toy industry’s most influential activists, inventors, and entrepreneurs, among them Reuben Sturman, who built a vast, sleazy empire on including masturbation booths in his adult stores, and Betty Dodson, a feminist activist who argued for the importance of the female orgasm and women’s sexual liberation.
Lieberman writes that “sex toys soaked up the meanings of whoever was promoting them” and that they “were always political, but the politics they embodied were up for grabs.” The dildo, for example, threatened many straight men who feared it was a replacement for them, a reaction Lieberman contrasts with the perception among some lesbians that the dildo was a reinforcement of heterosexual, penetrative sex.
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.
She has given talks at many university events and conferences. Preface vii1 Selling Sex Toys 12 From Cavemen to Kinsey 173 The Ventriloquist and His Rival 394 Fake Vaginas, Female Masturbation, and Porno Empires 615 NOW, Sex, and Women's Liberation 776 Duncan's Dildos 917 Inflatables 1098 Female Masturbation 1299 A Garden of Sex Toys, Condoms for All, and Sturman's War 14910 Doc Johnson and Sisterhood 17311 Dildo Debates 19712 Grids and Good Vibes 21513 Meese and Masturbation 23914 The Government vs.