Betty's Memoir

Posted on the Sep 25, 2013 by Carlin Ross
We're headed to Kansas to attend Betty's 66th High School reunion...we'll also be spending time with Betty's youngest brother, Dickie. I love this picture of Betty, Bill and Dickie.  Kansas here...
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Posted on the Sep 17, 2013 by Carlin Ross
We're re-releasing Betty's memoir with two new chapters.  I was on the hunt for new pictures when I came across this one.  There's one of her Love Picture drawings on the left and an eight...
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Posted on the Sep 14, 2013 by Carlin Ross
This is one of my favorite "Betty" shots from the 70's. She's a full on feminist.
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Posted on the Sep 02, 2013 by Carlin Ross
Robert Goff wrote this amazing review of Betty's memoir. Love: "In a life dedicated to celebrating the beauty and physicality of female sexuality, Betty Dodson has daringly employed visual methods,...
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Posted on the Aug 25, 2013 by Carlin Ross
This is the magazine article that launced Betty's career as a writer.  Originally, Betty wrote 18 pages for Ms. Magazine writing first person about her sex life focusing on the love affair she...
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Posted on the Aug 25, 2013 by Carlin Ross
Eric Francis linked to the Ms. Magazine article that launched Betty's career as a writer back in 1973 (the year I was born). Here is an email he received from one of his writers: "When I followed...
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Posted on the Aug 22, 2013 by Betty Dodson
Most of us are familiar with this dynamic: We want to start a new exercise program or change our diet or break some non-productive habit. . . . BUT we simply can’t seem to throw the switch and get...
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Posted on the Aug 08, 2013 by Carlin Ross
This is one of my favorite self-portraits.  There's Betty in the goddess pose...with goddess colors...her head shaved...in perfect balance. sigh
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Posted on the Jul 24, 2013 by Betty Dodson
Jason Louv's article on Wilhelm Reich's life is a must read. Reich has been one of my major heroes from day one. Ever since I read his best book The Function of the Orgasm I was hooked. Everything...
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Posted on the Jul 21, 2013 by Carlin Ross
After our last lecture, a woman in the audience stood up holding our dvd Betty Dodson: Her Life of Sex & Art.  She described how she shows the film in all of her classes and how students...
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Posted on the Jul 04, 2013 by Betty Dodson
I’ll be the first to admit I’m a little piggy who wants to do it all. So I’m accustomed to saying “Yes” to everything that sounds interesting— until recently. Like it or not, I must learn to honor my...
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Posted on the Jun 28, 2013 by Betty Dodson
I had been invited to Aspen Co by two feminists who were spearheading an evening of video programming created by women for the local station: Myrtis Mixon and Arabella Simon. They had seen my...
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Posted on the Jun 28, 2013 by Carlin Ross
My favorite line: "I am not male.  I am not female.  I am me."
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Posted on the Jun 07, 2013 by Carlin Ross
Love fanmail like this: "Betty, I was looking for good sex info online for a long time and a couple of years ago I stumbled upon your site. I found the holy grail! I was 25 and after following your...
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Posted on the May 20, 2013 by Betty Dodson
I had many good times at Sandstone - a consensual sex club and nudist community on the West Coast in the early 1970s.     Nudity means that we are who we are.  Otherwise, we're in...
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