Betty Dodson and Carlin Ross
Betty Dodson, artist, author, and PhD sexologist has been one of the principal voices for women's sexual pleasure and health for over three decades.
Background on Betty Dodson
Dodson had the first one-woman show of erotic art in ’68 in nyc followed by three others. She produced and presented the first feminist slide show of vulvas at the 1973 NOW Sexuality Conference in New York where she introduced the electric vibrator as a pleasure device. For 23 years, she ran Bodysex groups where women learned about their bodies and orgasms through the practice of self-stimulation.
Her first book, Liberating Masturbation: A Meditation on Selflove (’74) became a feminist classic. Sex for One (’87) sold over a million copies.Orgasms for Two (’02) embraces partner sex. She has authored numerous articles on the subject of women’s sexual pleasure and orgasm.Wrote/produced/directed 5 erotic sex educational videos on her ground breaking hands-on teaching. In 1994, she earned a PhD in clinical sexology. Dodson has presented at conferences for sexual scientists, therapists, and psychologists.
She has been interviewed on prime time cable television shows from the ‘70s to present including The History Channel; The O’Reilly Factor; The View; BET; HBO; Donahue; Sally Jesse Raphael; Geraldo; Joan Rivers; etc. She has been featured in national publications such as O Magazine, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Vogue, Marie Claire, Playboy; Playgirl, Penthouse, Ms. Magazine, Bust, Time Out NY, LA and Chicago.
Excerpts from Betty's Books
- People are People Regardless of Sexual Preferences (05.Dec. 06:38)
I was Out to my wife about being bisexual/gay for a long time, but I had never discussed that with my son. Then, about a year ago, I did. But that's not what I'm focusing on here. What I am focusing on is how the conversation dynamic has shifted within my close family ties, since I came out more fully (and with my son, in particular).
For example, the build-up to the ENDA vote created many opportunities to discuss sexual issues generally; something that, while I was still (partly) closeted within the family, had never been possible before!We Suggest:
- I Really Want to Have a G-Spot Orgasm (05.Dec. 03:16)
I am a teeneage girl and for a few years now I have been masturbating by rubbing my clitoris and enjoying orgasm that way. I want to move on vaginal penetration and I have tried a few times to orgasm by rubbing the inside of the vaginal wall with my finger and I even tried to use the end of a clean blush brush, but nothing is happening and I finish by going back to the clit.
I really want to have a 'G-Spot' orgasm, but I don't know what I should do with my fingers down there.
Anyway thanks for your time,
Dear L,We Suggest:
- The Fishlove Campaign (05.Dec. 03:11)
Gillian Anderson is one of my favorite actresses. Here she is posing with an eel for the Fishlove Campaign to end destructive fishing practices.
There are more pictures of celebrities sans clothes with fish here. As a girl, I was always fascinated by the ocean. I'm hoping we can stop ourselves from overfishing and destroying our coral reefs.We Suggest:
- Gave Birth 3 Months Ago. Sex is Painful (03.Dec. 03:45)
Dear Dr. Betty,
I recently had a beautiful baby boy 3 months ago and everything is going so amazing with him here and life in general, except for making love. My husband and I used to have sex 3 or 4 times a day until we had our son. Now sex is completely painful and uncomfortable (even though I had a c section).
And it honestly feels like my vagina clenches up whenever he tries to enter. I'm currently breast feeding and I know that can dry women up so we've tried lots of lube, but that's not the main issue. I can masturbate with my toy and I do just fine, so what's my problem?! I feel like he's just too big for me now since I'm naturally a very small girl. What can I do to alleviate the pain?
Thank you for your time,
Dear B,We Suggest:
- The Mystery Box Show: Good Stories, Good Sex (03.Dec. 03:39)
“How can one talented tongue please dozens of people at the same time?” read the poster. How, indeed. “Tickle your Ear-rogenous zones” invited another. I’m guessing they weren’t talking about sticking a tongue in my ear, but I couldn’t be sure. Needless to say, I was intrigued.?]
- Should Women Wear Trousers? (02.Dec. 04:42)
Anne Scott-James a journalist enjoys a drink and a cigarette in a London pub, for a 1941 Picture Post feature ‘Should Women Wear Trousers’.
When my mother was an art student, she had to petition the Dean to get her "trousers" cleared with Hofstra University. It's hard to sculpt in a skirt.We Suggest:
- Mallika Sherawat: "I Spoke the Truth" (02.Dec. 04:34)
Actress Mallika Sherawat was giving a press conference when she was called out by a local female journalist for saying that India was “regressive and depressing.” Self-hating women are fascinating to me. Considering India's rape culture, I think describing India as "regressive" is an understatement.
Watch Mallika slap her down and stand her ground:We Suggest:
- Sharing Her Bed (30.Nov. 10:09)
Katy Strange decided to takes pictures of everyone who shared her bed during her time at college. There are 789 pictures in total...it's about sleeping and friendship not just sex.
- It Won't Satisfy You. It Will Only Jack Up Your Brain (30.Nov. 09:05)
I've been giving this a lot of thought. I don't want to censor porn but I feel we must educate our youth on the misuse of sexual imagery. It's not sex education but that's how it's being consumed. And before they know it they're dulling their ability to enjoy the bodies and their sexuality. I love this young man and his honesty:We Suggest:
- We Are Sex Workers (29.Nov. 04:18)
Betty and I consider ourselves to be sex workers...for women.?]