Her book Sex for One still remains as one of the main references in sexology about masturbation and self-knowledge.
Betty was very active during the sexual revolution of the late 60s, especially in the New York sexual scene. In this context she observed something surprised her: in the parties, while men were having a real good time without any complex, women apparently liberated looked like being faking.
She started to organize feminist Self-Awareness Groups where women meet together to share their concerns. They saw that everyone shared the same problems talking about their own sexuality, they all had fears and were ashamed of their bodies and complexes about their genitals. But at the same time, they discovered that they weren´t alone and that what it had seemed to her and individual issue was in fact a shared situation.
Betty started then to develop in collaboration with the women that assisted a workshop where openly approach in women groups questions such as genitals, masturbation, or orgasm.
So, finally, Betty developed her own method published in her books and put it into practice in her Bodysex Workshop.
In 2014 I did an interview with Betty that I published in this post as part of my Bread and Sex project.
The work of Betty Dodson and Carlin Ross has appeared in many media. Among them: in Netflix in "The Goop Lab" with Gwyneth Paltrow, "The Vagina Monologues", in "Fried Green Tomatoes", in "Broad City", in Slutever, and many more.