Betty Dodson and I launched this site in 2007 to promote the "Betty Dodson" method of self love and independent orgasm. All of our content is based on user-submitted questions collected over the last several decades. What is clear is that all women lack basic information about their bodies and the female model of sexual response.
Most recently, we appeared in Goop's Netflix series - episode 3: The Pleasure is Ours. It was the last piece we filmed together and we knew it at the time. I will never forget watching the vulva pictures float across the screen and my orgasm with Betty by my side. We held hands in the theater exhilarated and humbled that we'd finally accomplished what we set out to do a decade before: the vulva was mainstream.
What a beautiful journey it has been and now I look forward to continuing the work in Betty's name. Betty left the planet on 10/31/2020.
The Betty Dodson Foundation is a 501c3 public charity dedicated to creating and disseminating sex information and education materials to prepare individuals to thrive in their future careers and adult lives.
Betty Dodson, artist, author, and PhD sexologist has been one of the principal voices for women's sexual pleasure and health for over four decades.
Her first book, Liberating Masturbation: A Meditation on Selflove (’74) became a feminist classic. Sex for One (’87) sold over a million copies and is an international best-selling book. Orgasms for Two (’02) embraced partner sex. Most recently, she released Sex By Design that details her experiences with America's Sexual Revolution, the women's movement and her feminist sexual activism.
In 2011, Betty received the public service award from SSSS (Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality) and the MASTERS AND JOHNSON AWARD presented by SSTAR (Society for Sex Therapy and Research). Betty was recently named one of the top ten sexual revolutionaries by Cosmopolitan magazine and number 43 of the 100 most important people in sex by Playboy Magazine.
Carlin Ross is an attorney, entrepreneur and keeper of all things Betty Dodson. I'm the editor-in-chief of their site dodsonandross.com, President of the Betty Dodson Foundation, and head our Bodysex workshop and certification programs.
I've appeared on CNN, MSNBC, and Dateline. I've been featured in national publications including The New York Times, The London Times, The New Yorker, O Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire and Esquire and web media including ABC News, Huffington Post, Stuff, The Cut, Refinery 29, Vox, and Vulture.
I shared her vulva and orgasm on Goop's Netflix series. This Glamour interview is my favorite to date.