What is Bodysex?

Bodysex is a transformational experience designed to help women overcome negative body image and pleasure anxiety. The entire workshop is done in the nude, but it is not sexual. It was developed by Betty Dodson using the consciousness-raising model of second wave feminism where women would gather together and share their experiences in first person.

Surrounded by a circle of women, participants share their own experiences with pleasure and body image in a safe, supportive environment. Connected by shared vulnerability, the space becomes sacred and unifying as women shed layers of guilt, shame, and self-doubt. Together in unity, we laugh, we cry, we hold space for each other, we grow. We build confidence in ourselves and each other. We walk away forever changed, and ready to conquer the world.

The two-day workshop includes the rituals described below.

Circle Share

Authentically share how you feel about your body and your orgasm in a welcoming, non-judgmental space.

Genital Show & Tell

Let go of genital shame and replace it with pride. Witness the beauty and uniqueness of vulvas.

Rock n' Roll Demonstration

Learn one of Betty’s techniques that combines vaginal penetration, clitoral stimulation, and hip movements.

Erotic Recess

Experience self pleasure by exploring on your own without judgment or expectations.

Group Massage

Receive nurturing, non-sexual touch without sexuality or the need to perform.

Closing Circle

Reflect on the weekend and celebrate sisterhood.

Photo credits: Justine Stiina Lustig and Carlin Ross