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Author and sex-positive educator Betty Dodson dies aged 91

By November 3, 2020Culture, News

Betty Dodson, author and sex educator, died on the 31st of October 2020.

Dodson had originally trained as an artist and exhibited erotic art in New York prior to moving towards a career in the pro-sex feminism movement.

Dodson rejected labels on sexuality and led workshops to encourage masturbation in women- suggesting they often do it in groups. Dodson became active in the sex-positive movement in the late 1960s and introduced many women to the Hitachi Magic Wand, a powerful main-powered vibrator, in demonstrations and instructional classes.

The sex educator wrote six sex education books in total, plus a foreword for Cunt: A Declaration of Independence by Inga Muscio.

Dodson published her memoir, Sex by Design in 2010.

Dodson’s books include Liberating Masturbation, Sex for One: The Joy of Self-Loving and Orgasms for Two: the Joy of Partnersex. She 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.

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