hysteria

An Excerpt From The Orgasm Rebellion

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 07:23
Submitted by Betty Dodson

"The Orgasm Rebellion" is a humorous book describing in delicious detail how women were treated for what was called "Hysteria" in 1899 (today women still struggle to orgasm from PIV sex but now we can learn to orgasm with our own vibrators). I asked the author, Frank Lingo, if we could share an excerpt from his book.

Here is Frieda's story:

Frieda Funk, Ida’s young sister-in-law, slunk down the tree- lined street, glancing furtively around to see if anyone could see her. No one was about, so the tall, slim woman wearing a black dress with a bustle and a big black hat covering her blond hair, clomped her high heels up the steps to the doctor’s house.

Daily Beast Attributes Return of Vibrators to Betty Dodson

Fri, 04/27/2012 - 15:40
Submitted by Carlin Ross
Betty Dodson 1973

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 of Betty's crowning achievements was reintroducing the electric vibrator at NOW's Sexuality Conference in 1973 (the year I was born).

Hysteria - The Movie

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 06:48
Submitted by Carlin Ross

Katie - who will be directing Betty Dodson's Bodysex group next month - sent me this link.   Can't wait to see the film.

Kind of dispels the myth of the vaginal orgasm: