Betty Reintroducing the Electric Vibrator as a Pleasure Device

Tue, 02/26/2013 - 14:06
Submitted by Carlin Ross

Last week I was rifling through one of Betty's file cabinets when I found several photocopies of pictures from NOW's Sexuality Conference in 1973.  There were pictures of Betty looking at Sheila as she gave her infamous speech, Betty's packed workhop, and Betty selling vibrators to the women.  All the photocopies were stamped "Bettye Lane" with her phone number and address.

Today I stopped by Bettye's studio (she's 81 years old and still has the same phone number) and picked up the original photos that I've scanned for posterity.  I feel like I've found a lost piece of feminist history.  Congratulations to Betty for being a woman ahead of her time able to speak her truth and fight for women's right to pleasure. 

Yes, Betty Dodson reintroduced the electric vibrator as a pleasure device at NOW's Sexuality Conference in 1973. 

Editor in Chief & Keeper of All Things Betty Dodson

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love love love love love love

Tue, 03/13/2012 - 22:26

love love and more love that last photo. For want of a finer phrase, it makes my clit hard. 

And Liandra, I must tell you that your hairy arm pits

Betty Dodson's picture
Fri, 03/16/2012 - 09:25

Make my clit hard. I was au natual for years until I fell for all the pressure and went nude. Then I went completely nude and shaved everything including my head when I was 44 and living in San Francisco part time.

Wow! What a trip that was. I actually loved feelng so naked and I looked like a statue all smooth and trim. I'd just had my first retrospective art show and was feeling my power. No need to look "pretty" but I did look beautiful in my own unique way. Like you!

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