Vibrator Nation at Early to Bed

Join author Lynn Comella for the Chicago launch of her new book Vibrator Nation, which details the fascinating history of how stores like Early to Bed set the sex-toy industry abuzz. Come mingle, drink wine, and take part in a lively Q&A about how sex-positive stores changed the business of pleasure.

In the 1970s a group of pioneering feminist entrepreneurs launched a movement that ultimately changed the way sex was talked about, had, and enjoyed. Boldly reimagining who sex shops were for and the kinds of spaces they could be, these entrepreneurs opened sex-toy stores not just as commercial enterprises but to provide educational and community resources as well. In Vibrator Nation, Lynn Comella tells the fascinating history of how these stores raised sexual consciousness, redefined the adult industry, and changed women's lives. Comella describes a world where sex-positive retailers double as social activists, where products are framed as tools of liberation, and where consumers are willing to pay for the promise of better living--one conversation, vibrator, and orgasm at a time.

Lynn Comella is associate professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and coeditor of New Views on Pornography: Sexuality, Politics, and the Law.

Event date: 
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Event address: 
Early to Bed
5044 N. Clark
Chicago, IL 60640
Vibrator Nation: How Feminist Sex-Toy Stores Changed the Business of Pleasure Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780822368663
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Duke University Press - September 8th, 2017

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