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By Hallie Lieberman

ISBN-10: 1681775433

ISBN-13: 9781681775432

In the vein of Mary Roach's Bonk, a brilliant microhistory of the intercourse toy that eventually tells the tale of our altering sexual mores and evolving cultural values. 

Once simply whispered approximately in clandestine corners, vibrators became simply one other accent for the suburban football mother. yet how did those once-taboo toys turn into so socially applicable? the adventure of the units to the cultural mainstream is a shockingly stimulating one.

In Buzz, Hallie Lieberman offers a riveting historical past that tells the tale of intercourse toys from historical phalluses to twenty first century vibrating rabbits. She makes a speciality of the interval from the Nineteen Fifties throughout the current, whilst intercourse toys advanced from symbols of lady emancipation to instruments within the struggle opposed to HIV/AIDS to consumerist marital aids and eventually to mainstays of ultra-modern popular culture. Lieberman's background is populated by means of bright and engaging characters, together with Ted Marche, an entrepreneurial ventriloquist and dildo maker; Duane Coleglazier, the homosexual ice cream truck motive force who based the 1st boutique sex-toy shop; Dell Williams, ex-communist advertisements maven who created the feminist intercourse toy shop; Betty Dodson, whose workshops helped Nineteen Sixties girls realize vibrators; and Gosnell Duncan, a paraplegic engineer who invented the silicone dildo. And those own dramas are prepared opposed to a backdrop of fixing American attitudes towards sexuality, feminism, LGBTQ matters, and more.

Both academic and titillating, Buzz will make readers imagine really in a different way approximately these mystery goods hiding in bedside drawers around the nation.


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