Search - List of Books by Betty Dodson

"The orgasm is simply when the body does take over." -- Betty Dodson
Betty Dodson, Ph.D. (born August 24, 1929) is an American sex educator, author, and artist. Dodson held the first one-woman show of erotic art at the Wickersham Gallery in New York City in 1968. She left the art world to teach sex to women. She is widely known as a pioneer in women's, and to a somewhat lesser extent men's, sexual liberation, having sold more than 1 million copies of her first book, Sex for One. Much of her fame has come from her work not only advocating masturbation, but conducting workshops for more than 30 years in which groups of about 10 or more women (and at least once a group of men) would talk, explore their own bodies, and masturbate together. She hosted a public access cable television program in New York City in the early 80's, and conducted her workshop - a dozen or so nude women discussing and practicing masturbation - on TV.Her website called "Betty Dodson's Genital Gallery" shows many films of masturbation and intercourse, with close-up views of genitals.

Dodson's books include Liberating Masturbation, a self-published book that became a feminist classic.Sex for One: The Joy of Self-Loving and Orgasms for Two: the Joy of Partnersex. She has also produced four videos: Selfloving: Portrait of a Sexual Seminar, Celebrating Orgasm: Women's Private Selfloving Sessions, Viva la Vulva; Women's Sex Organs Revealed and The Orgasm Doctor": Two Private Hands-on Sex Coaching Sessions.

She is a founder of the pro-sex feminist movement, having left behind the more traditional feminist movement because she considered it banal, antisexual and over-politicized. Dodson considers too much is made of sexual labels and embraces them all by calling herself a heterosexual, bisexual lesbian. She looks forward to the day we can all be just "sexual." In recent years she has criticized Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues, which she believes has a negative and restrictive view of sexuality and an anti-male bias (Dodson, 2001).

Dodson holds a Ph.D. from the Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality for her research work on sexuality.

Dodson maintains a private practice in New York City and has an active website . In an article on her website about hands-on sex therapy, she explains her choice against pursuing a degree in psychology and licensing as a therapist since it would have prevented her from continuing with the types of sex workshops and counseling for women that she had been doing for decades. While she doesn't presently offer her Bodysex Workshops, she is available for private individual and couples coaching.

Dodson appeared in a Season 4 episode of Penn & Teller's Bullshit! that dealt with abstinence. She was also on The View, and has appeared in numerous sex documentaries.

Most recently, Dodson has partnered with Carlin Ross and created a sexuality portal for women under the brand Dodson and Ross. Together, they're launching an online video series "Basic Sex Skills: The New Porn.

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Total Books: 6
Sex for Two Gemeinsam Lust empfinden
2003 - Sex for Two Gemeinsam Lust Empfinden (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783442165483
ISBN-10: 3442165482

Orgasms for Two  The Joy of Partnersex
2002 - Orgasms for Two the Joy of Partnersex (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780609609859
ISBN-10: 0609609858
Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.

Sex for One Die Lust am eigenen Krper
1999 - Sex for One Die Lust Am Eigenen Krper (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783442162536
ISBN-10: 344216253X

Sex for One  The Joy of Selfloving
1996 - Sex for One the Joy of Selfloving (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780517886076
ISBN-10: 0517886073
Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

Sex For One The Joy of Selfloving
1992 - Sex for One the Joy of Selfloving (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780517588321
ISBN-10: 0517588323
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Parenting & Relationships, Nonfiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

1987 - Sex for One Joy of Selfloving (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780517566763
ISBN-10: 0517566761
Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting