Hi Dr. Dodson,
I wanted to express my gratitude and proudly inform that I will be seeking a career in sexual therapy due to your writings. Your amazing book, sex for one, was handed off to me this past summer. I have always thought of masturbation as a wonderful thing but never realized how deprived women around me were. It made me sad, and thus I began to ask the questions that no one at a university campus dares to. When was the last time you had an orgasm?
To my surprise most of the answers began with "I think" or "I'm not sure whether I have." I began to gift vibrators to my friends and saw transformations that I could never imagine. I began to explain that the image that we hold of the vulva is incredibly skewed, and that every woman has a beautiful gift "down there." The idea that sex was not just about pleasure for the men astounded females around me, but definitely made a positive impact.
I was born in Argentina and never realized how stigmatized female masturbation was in the United States until I began asking questions. I have always wanted to go into psychology, but it wasn't until I began aiding women (indirectly) in achieving orgasms that I decided that during grad school I hope to conduct research in order to better understand exactly where this oppression of female sexuality stems from.
I am hoping to continue to teach women around me about the wonders of masturbation and hoping to lead each individual to love her own genitals, in order to learn to love herself.
I really want to thank you for sharing your experiences with the world, they have made an immense impact on my life and my future.
Wishing you all the best,
What a delightful email. I'm thrilled to hear you will be helping women discover their vulvas, clitorises, and orgasms. What could be more important? As you have seen, it's not so much about "therapy" as it is simply sharing basic sex information from a woman's perspective. That's what's needed. Stay in touch as you continue on your path.