Sex for One Changed My Life

Wed, 01/12/2011 - 16:38
Submitted by Betty Dodson

Dear Betty,

I don't actually have a question for you, but saw no category online for a giant THANK YOU. I have been meaning to write you a thank you note since my freshman year of college back in 2000. It was in 1999 my high school best friend handed me the original copy of Sex for One, Liberating Masturbation: A Meditation of Self Love.

The pinkish purplish color on the front with the drawing of the woman sitting cross legged with a beautiful vibrator was shocking at first. I had never seen or read any book like yours. It opened my eyes, heart, and soul unlike the pages of any book I have ever read before. I went to Catholic school 1-8 grade where I was taught most things sexual or deviant were not the norm, especially masturbation. I went through a period of high school where I did pleasure myself, but felt shame.

I worried something bad was going to happen to me later in life. I also have struggled off and on with depression and low self esteem. Your special and wonderful book felt like a light spread over my whole body and something just really made sense. I was and am an incredibly beautiful woman and pleasuring myself is honestly one of my favorite rituals in life. I will never feel shame for this again. It also helps me heal the wounds of a low self esteem and helps with depression as well.

Reading the book made me feel like I belonged to a group of other self empowered sex positive women. I took this book and my new found passion for masturbation to college and I know I changed quite a few of my friends ideals and beliefs. I think your message is an essential one for society both youth and adults. You are amazing and I think very highly of you and your work. Thank you again!!! HUG!!!

Dear K,

That little book had a very short limited run as I sold the rights to a big publisher soon after. I love to hear your kind of praise with a such a solid understanding for the value of a woman owning her own sexuality. The category we have online for "Thank You" is the little word DONATE. However, sharing this information with other women is the best thank you of all. So thank you!

Dr. Betty

Liberating women one orgasm at a time

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Couldn't agree more

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 19:45
Paul Nelson (not verified)

Changed my life, too!  Discovered your books in the early 90s.  Thanks for 25 years (and literally) tens of thousands of amazing self love adventures!