Betty sketched these vulvas for the release of her international best seller Sex for One. Scarleteen and Planned Parenthood have reproduced these images as a sex education resource. Knowing that there is a range of vulva types has healed millions of women.
Running Time 94 minutes. Bonus Features 20 minutes. DVD is region free, NTSC
Betty took it one step further and had women talk about their sex lives. It's how she learned that most women had genital shame and didn't know how to stimulate themselves to orgasm.
Betty, Sheila Shea (the woman who assisted Betty's early groups), Marisa Black, Liandra Dahl, Davina Ingenue, Sayaka Adachi and me, Carlin, we're all in the circle.
I just love this piece. Who knew that women get erections just like men:
We're updating Betty's memoir. She's added one last chapter - we're including more photos and re-releasing it end of summer.
I didn't think to say in the preface that all the pictures (like this one) included in the book are of Betty. Everyone asks who's the model in this photo: it's Betty Fucking Dodson.
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.
Betty has her own personal twitter account now @BettyADodson. So we thought, "let's film Betty doing the Harlem Shake to celebrate her new twitter handle"...in all came together in a few days and I love this clip.
It just makes you smile:
People always ask about Betty's Rock 'n Roll orgasm technique.
She spells it out in First Time Orgasm, Learn a New Orgasm: How to Upgrade Your Masturbation Technique and her orgasm ebook Learn How to Orgasm in 4 Acts.
Basically, you're lying on your back with your legs bent hip distance apart...rocking your pelvis forward as your squeeze your pc muscle then relaxing your pelvis as your release your pc muscle.
This is Betty when she first came to New York and worked as a fashion illustrator.
She soon gave up her chignon and lipstick for paint brushes and jeans. You can almost glimpse Betty the artist in this picture.
This picture was taken decades after their divorce. Fred was an advertising executive - Betty always honors Fred for allowing her to paint full time for five years. He was her husband and patron.
Betty has stayed in touch with each of her long time partners/lovers. It says so much about the person she is.
Betty's publisher wanted her to release her memoir as a novel. Betty refused - she wanted to own her sex life. It isn't often that an author foregoes a six-figure advance to share their life story with the world.
When I first started working with Betty, I found the manuscript and started my campaign to self-publish her memoir. We released it as an ebook here on D&R (we make more money when you buy it off the site) and syndicated it to Amazon and iTunes (links below).
This is a sketch of Sheila - the woman who assisted Betty in her bodysex workshops back in the 70's.
Last year Betty and I went to Tuscon to do a cleanse with Sheila (she's a colon therapist). I miss her.
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So stylish..so uninhibited. From Betty's hair to his chain - quintessential 70's moment.
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Betty confirmed this picture was taken by Grant - her exact words, "that's Grant's bedspread".
One of my new favorites - Betty and her boyfriend Romeil in the 70's.
Love the yellow hat and gold sunglasses.