Liberty Sex Toy

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Liberty Sex Toy
Object date 20.10.2020
Place of Origin England/Germany
Designer Lily Allen
Manufacturer Womanizer
Materials Hypoallergenic medical silicone, ABS

by student Ruta Jumite

It is not a secret that exploring, understanding and fulfilling one’s sexuality is an essential aspect of an individual’s well-being, psychological health, and happiness. In a world where design and sex industries are mostly male-dominated, women’s sexual pleasure is still taboo in many societies.

Feminist entrepreneurs in the 1970s created an entirely new female-friendly educational sex shop market. Alternative, research-based studies on female sexuality were developed to refute Freud’s statements about female sexuality and vaginal orgasms.

However, progress is slow, and nowadays, many women are still ashamed to talk about their sexuality and may feel frustrated and unsatisfied with their sex lives. Due to the patriarchal status quo, knowledge and open attitudes are often locked in feminist social bubbles. Therefore, could female superstar Lily Allen’s recently launched sex toy and sex-positive statements be a turning point?

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https://www.womanizer.com/ca-en/womanizer-liberty-lilyallen