Betty's Memoir

Posted on the Jun 27, 2012 by Carlin Ross
  Republished from Blikk.no: Hallelujah Gathering on Masturbation Betty Dodson took Pride House by storm, to put it mildly, when she had a lecture on masturbation and the vulva on Saturday....
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Posted on the Jun 25, 2012 by Betty Dodson
As an old time sexologist who’s traveled the world speaking to groups on controversial subjects, primarily masturbation, I’ve seen it all. Oslo is the one place I think of as being open-minded and...
Posted on the Jun 24, 2012 by Carlin Ross
When we landed in Oslo, it was an utter relief that no one recognized us (they recognized us but Norwegians aren't into verbal confrontation - they would never walk up to a stranger and introduce...
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Posted on the Jun 05, 2012 by Carlin Ross
This is my favorite Betty self portrait.  Here she is in her 20's living in nyc as a single woman looking to break into the art world. Fortunate for all of us that she had the courage to leave a...
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Posted on the May 30, 2012 by Carlin Ross
I had to post this outtake from our youtube series....so f*cking funny:
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Posted on the May 29, 2012 by Carlin Ross
A few weeks ago Betty was telling me a story about her early art days in New York.  She used to head down to Cedars - a bar where artists like Jackson Pollock and Allen Ginsberg hung out - as...
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Posted on the May 25, 2012 by Carlin Ross
Betty's art is coming out of storage after 50 years.  Her work was definitely before its time. The All Woman Orgy is one of my favorites.  One of our users, PoignantPefume, had this to say...
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Posted on the May 22, 2012 by Carlin Ross
Betty started her career as a fine artist.  She painted the classical nude and when the sexual revolution started her nudes started having sex...then they masturbated...then they got political....
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Betty Dodson 1973
Posted on the Apr 27, 2012 by Carlin Ross
When I first started working with Betty, I realized that I needed to establish her history.  There isn't much feminist history out there no less sex positive feminist history.  For me, one...
photo: Betty Dodson
Posted on the Feb 18, 2012 by Betty Dodson
I received this fabulous review of my memoir from a friend I’ve known since the seventies, Beck Peacock and his wife Carol and a lot of other folks had a Sex Conference in BC, Canada. My side-kick...
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Posted on the Jan 24, 2012 by Betty Dodson
It was going on way too many months since I’d given myself a nice big yowling orgasm. This was especially serious since we recently filmed a Bodysex workshop and during the shoot, I was unable to...
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Posted on the Jan 19, 2012 by Carlin Ross
We shot this scene on the last day of production.  I'd found the transcript from NOW's Sexuality Conference in 1973 (the year I was born) and fell in love with Betty's speech.  I showed it...
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Posted on the Dec 24, 2011 by Carlin Ross
We've been talking about it for months.  The ebook edition of Betty's memoir is finally available on Barnes & Noble, Amazon, iTunes, and the site for $1.99.  Betty finished writing her...
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Posted on the Dec 04, 2011 by Carlin Ross
When you read comments like this it makes all the sleepless nights, round-the-clock devotion, and criticism worth it. Betty and I hope that women across the globe will hold their own bodysex groups...
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Posted on the Nov 20, 2011 by Carlin Ross
Betty received the public service award from the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality - I was there iPhone in hand to record the moment and her speech.  My favorite line, "My heart is...
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