Rest in Pleasure Betty Dodson.
“Masturbation is the ongoing love affair that each of us has with ourselves throughout our lifetime.” – Betty Dodson, 1929 - 2020
Betty Dodson was born in 1929. She passed away aged 91 this Halloween. She made the world a better place and will be greatly missed. Her legacy of body confidence, confidence in your sexuality, confidence in your desires – these will never leave us.
Betty changed the lives of so many women and femmes and thems. She taught us to live outrageously. To be proud. To seek pleasure and healing. She was a pioneer of the sex positive movement. Her “self-love workshops” weren’t just infamous, they were revolutionary. She taught hundreds of thousands of women, and people with vulvas, how to orgasm. She didn’t just normalise and celebrate masturbation – she changed lives with "Betty Dodson's Genital Gallery" showed many films of masturbation and intercourse, with close-up views of genitals.
She taught millions about what vulvas really look like, how beautiful and different each one is.
Sex for One came out in 1987 yet it is still an incredible manual for women and people with vulvas of all ages. The Betty Dodson method introduced many to their first orgasms and opened up a whole new world for them.
She’s the reason why we have wands on our website and the reason why they bring joy to so many.
All of the staff at Adulttoymegastore would like to say: Thank you Betty for living outrageously so that we could all live outrageously. You’ll be missed but never forgotten.
To honour Betty’s legacy we will be giving away a Doxy wand to anyone who shares or comments on this post to celebrate Betty’s life and the gifts she gave us.
“Remember, the best news of this decade is that we can have all the sex we want on our own terms with someone we love who will never abandon us once we embrace self-loving. Here’s wishing you many happy orgasms.” - – Betty Dodson, 1929 - 2020