The first sex toys date from the Ice Age, yet selling them is still illegal in Alabama today. Throughout history, sex toys have been more than just objects, writes Hallie Lieberman, who has a doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in sex toy history and is the author of Buzz: A Stimulating History of the Sex Toy (Pegasus Books). They’re a reflection of our approval, or fear, toward sexuality, and our attempts to control it.
The Verge spoke with Lieberman about the biggest urban myth around sex toys, its 30,000-year history, how sex toys have been embraced (or not) by the LGBTQ community, and more. This interview has been lightly edited for clarity.
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