Hallie Lieberman

Sex historian. Journalist. Junk food enthusiast. Author of Buzz: A Stimulating History of the Sex Toy.

Sex toys have come a long way since the first recorded phallic-shaped object was discovered 30,000 years ago when “our ancestors had been hunched over carving eight-inch-long penises out of siltstone.” Hallie Lieberman holds the world’s first PhD in the history of sex toys, and is the author of Buzz: A Stimulating History of the Sex Toy — a look at humanity’s favorite plaything explaining how a cold, stone penis became the hi-tech vibrator it is today, and what hurdles it jumped on the way.

Lieberman's writing has appeared in New York Times, Washington Post, Vice, and many other places. She’s currently writing a book on male sex workers with female clients (AKA gigolos).