Betty Dodson born August 24, is an American sex educator. An artist by training, she exhibited erotic art in New York, before pioneering the pro-sex feminist movement, separate from mainstream feminismwhich she sees as needlessly political and hostile towards males. Although bisexual herself, she repudiates the labels that define sexuality.
View all nominees by year:, Betty is the GrandMummy of female masturbation and the unsung heroine of the century. If she had been working in any field other than sex, and masturbatory sex at that, she would be world-famous, Dean of a University, international authority with her own her own sex castle, island and yacht.
Betty lives on Madison Avenue in New York City in an apartment that the expression "if these walls could talk" was clearly inspired by. Her apartment has been home to key parties, a party for swinger, where half of the swinging couples put their keys in a fish bowl and at the end of the night, goes home with whoever randomly pulls your keys from the bowl. There have been bodies and orgasms and downright revolutions in Betty's apartment.
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On a recent Saturday afternoon, I sheepishly undressed in the midtown Manhattan apartment of legendary feminist sex educator Betty Dodson. She began preaching masturbation as a route to liberation at feminist conferences and in feminist magazines, though her unapologetic sex-positivity earned her criticism among some second-wave feminists. Entering her apartment felt like peeking into history — and becoming part of a new chapter of history myself.
The thought of being totally naked and pleasuring myself in front of strangers made my heart race—in a good way. Sure, it sounded potentially uncomfortable, but it also sounded adventurous, erotic and—if the accounts were to be believed—life changing. For Dodson, orgasms were about more than physical pleasure—they were the key to feminist liberation.
Orgasms for Two: the Joy of Partner-sex : A positive view on sex with a partner. Betty Dodson: Her Life and Art : written by Betty herself, this film shows her own life as an artist and as an advocate for sexual pleasure and sexual liberation. It shows many of her original art pieces created in the past 45 years. Betty holds a Ph.
If you think of yourself as a pro-sex feminist, your godmother is coming to town. On Friday, April 27, sex expert Betty Dodson, author of the masturbation manifesto Sex for Oneis giving a presentation of her erotic art. Aside from her writing and artwork, Ms.
B etty Dodson is back. The pensioner once dubbed the "godmother of masturbation" thanks to her bestseller, Sex for One, is relaunching her masturbation masterclasses in New York. Now 85, Dodson wants to help the post-Sex and the City, post-Girls generation of women that she believes are not nearly as liberated as they think they are. You show 'em and they go 'eek!