June 01, 2023

The Betty Dodson Method for Self-Love and Independent Orgasm

By Jaime Jaynes
The Betty Dodson Method for Self-Love and Independent Orgasm

You may have heard of Betty Dodson if you’re familiar with the Netflix series, The Goop Lab.  In Episode 3: ‘The Pleasure is Ours’, Dodson and her partner, Carlin Ross, are featured. Dodson, who passed in 2020, was an artist, author, PhD sexologist and one of the leading voices for women’s sexual pleasure and health. 

On the show, they demonstrate Dodson’s method for achieving an independent orgasm, known fondly as ‘Betty’s Rock ‘n Roll’ orgasm technique. The technique is designed to help women achieve orgasm on their own but can certainly be used during partner sex as well. The basic method involves rocking your pelvis up and down, activating your pelvic floor muscle, known as your pubococcygeus (pc) muscle, while simultaneously stimulating your clitoris. To put it more simply, ‘rock/squeeze, relax/release, repeat.’ The combination of clitoral stimulation, vaginal penetration and the rocking motion can culminate in orgasm. 

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Betty outlines her masturbation technique in more detail in the following article. Read on to learn more about achieving an independent orgasm here: