Betty Dodson

American sex educator

Betty Dodson (August 24, 1929 – October 31, 2020) was an American sex educator and social critic. She was a part of the pro-sex feminist movement. She saw the modern feminist movement as needlessly political and hostile towards males. She is known for writing books about how masturbation is healthy and encouraged women to do it.[1] In 1959, Dodson married Frederick Stern, an advertising director, with the marriage ending in divorce in 1965.[1] She was openly bisexual.[2]

Betty Dodson
Born(1929-08-24)August 24, 1929
DiedOctober 31, 2020(2020-10-31) (aged 91)
Known forSex-positive feminism

Dodson died of cirrhosis at her Manhattan apartment on October 31, 2020 at the age of 91.[3][4]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Theobold, Stephanie (May 5, 2014). "Masturbation: the secret to a long life?". The Guardian. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  2. Dodson, Betty (June 26, 2005). "We Are All Quite Queer (blog)". Betty Dodson with Carlin Ross. Archived from the original on June 15, 2018. Retrieved November 17, 2006. Template:Self published inline
  3. "Orgasme-pioner død". Ekstra Bladet (in Danish). Archived from the original on November 2, 2020. Retrieved 2 November 2020.
  4. Green, Penelope (2020-11-03). "Betty Dodson, Women's Guru of Self-Pleasure, Dies at 91". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-11-04.

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