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Hallie Lieberman

Hallie Lieberman is a sex historian and journalist and the author of "Buzz: A Stimulating History of the Sex Toy." She’s currently working on a book on the history of the gigolo.

Stories By Hallie Lieberman

The Deep South’s Dames of Dildos

In a Bible-belt state where sex toys stores are illegal, a church-going grandma, enterprising mom and sassy granddaughter build a booming business hawking penis pumps and butt plugs—and helping every person find their path to pleasure.

The Secret Life of a Happy-Ending Masseur and the Women Who Swear By Him

Everyone from bawdy bachelorettes to married lesbians pay Ray the masseur to get them off. And he gloats that when it comes to female pleasure, he’s the G.O.A.T.

Lifelong Quests! Lawsuits! Feuds! A Super-Serious Story About Cereal.

The world’s most obsessive breakfast-food fans demonstrate just how far humans will go for the sweet taste of nostalgia.