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The Stimulating History of the Sex Toy

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"A riveting history that tells the story of sex toys from ancient phalluses to 21st century vibrating rabbits. [Lieberman] 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. 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. And these personal dramas are all set against a backdrop of changing American attitudes toward sexuality, feminism, LGBTQ issues, and more"--jacket.
Publisher: New York :, Pegasus Books,, 2017.
Edition: First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781681775432
1681775433
Branch Call Number: 306.770973 LI
Characteristics: viii, 359 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm

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