Paradise found

A short film directed by Frederic Sofiyana, for the lauch of THE BOUDOIR BIBLE by Betony Vernon

Paradise found

A short film directed by Frederic Sofiyana, for the lauch of THE BOUDOIR BIBLE by Betony Vernon

Format Festival


Betony was interviewed by Jeff Martin for  the Museum Confidential podcast, “Prudes, Puritans, and American Museums”:

“For the past few decades, Anglo-American artist/sexual anthropologist Betony Vernon has been living in Europe, designing erotic jewelry, writing books, and generally following her creative muse. We caught up with Betony while she was back in the States for the inaugural FORMAT Festival in Northwest Arkansas.”

Listen to the podcast here: Museum Confidential




The FORMAT Festival is a new, three-day festival uniting the worlds of art, music, and technology, taking place in the heart of Oz in Bentonville, Arkansas.

FORMAT welcomes a diverse range of globally renowned international and local musicians and artists, alongside emerging talents and a myriad of special performances and surprise acts.

On September 24, 2022, Betony performed her Theta Frequency Session #2. Session #1 took place at the Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris.



Paradise Found: An Erotic Treasury for Sybarites launced at Hauser & Wirth October 1,  2022 and was followed by signings at Petit Ermitage (LA),  Rizzoli Book Store (NYC) in participation with Amy Fine Collins, and  The EDITION Hotel (London) with introduction by  illustrator David Downton on Monday 14th November 2022.



Betony Vernon’s new book is now available around the world.

The book delineates the development of Betony Vernon’s mission throughout three decades and displays her celebrated “jewel-tools”, handcrafted erotic jewelry and instruments of bliss of her own design coveted by knowing collectors all over the world, alongside poetic guidance on their use to reach new degrees of fulfilment.

In Paradise Found, Betony Vernon offers an inclusive view of sexuality for the twenty-first century and provides readers with the erotic tools and inspiration to broaden their sensual horizons.

Vernon’s work has been documented by some of the top names in fashion photography and illustration, from Douglas Kirkland and Ellen von Unwerth to Nick Knight and David Downton, Jeff Burton, François Berthoud, and many others. Their riveting images beckon us to explore the world of intimacy and sensual satisfaction with creative new eyes.




The FORMAT Festival  is a new, three-day festival uniting the worlds of art, music, and technology, taking place in the heart of Oz in Bentonville, Arkansas from September 23-25, 2022.

FORMAT welcomes a diverse range of globally renowned international and local musicians and artists, alongside emerging talent and a myriad of special performances and surprise acts. Explore this year’s talent and sign up for  access to tickets and more informations about the event on



Betony Vernon is happy to be a part of the spectacular exhibition “Les Flammes – the Age of Ceramics” curated by Anne Dressen in the Musée d’Art Moderne of Paris. The functional sculpture GlamClam (2021) designed by Betony Vernon is exhibited among Marcel Duchamp’s iconic Foutnain (1917), Simone Leigh’s Village series (2021), ancient statuette from 4500-3500 before J.C. and many more of the most impactful ceramic pieces from all periods and places.

The exhibition “Les Flammes – The Age of Ceramics” offers an immersion in the medium of ceramics and combines more than 350 pieces ranging from the Neolithic to the present day, creating an unprecedented and fruitful dialogue between typologies of objects from various periods and contexts, seeking to detect influences as well as coincidences.

The exhibition is visible in Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris from the 15th of October 2021 until the 6th of February 2022. 


Maison Valentino announces a project in collaboration with the erotic jewelry designer Betony Vernon, longtime friend of the Maison. Together they tell the provocative world of Rockstud Alcove Valentino Garavani. The project is accompanied by a special edition of the volume “The Boudoir Bible”, written by Vernon. Eccentric and passionate personality, jewelry designer and author of the best seller “The Boudoir Bible”, Betony Vernon worked closely with the Maison.

The result is a project that reveals the essence of the new Valentino Garavani Rockstud Alcove accessories, part of the Fall 2021 collection. A unique and creative experience. Betony’s elegant and pioneering approach to eroticism and sensual pleasure meets the seductive world of Rockstud Alcove, thus introducing a new idea of femininity, which welcomes the desire to be romantic and at the same time strong, delicate and determined. A game of contrasts that are reflected in the red nappa interiors, the heart of these creations. An ode to female creativity and the divine power of love.

Betony for Valentino

Betony Vernon Wellness Salons Online 

Betony Vernon has been teaching sensual wellness salons for individuals, couples and groups in Paris and abroad since the turn of the century. Her book The Boudoir Bible is fruit of her transformative teachings. 

Betony Vernon is a certified clinical hypnotherapist, specialized in the management and eradication of anxiety, stress, phobias, depression, addiction and insomnia as well as the detrimental effects of sex-related abuse, trauma and taboo. 

The social restrictions imposed by COVID-19 prompted Vernon to develop her exclusive therapeutic sessions online. She is currently available for video talk therapy with individuals and couples at the special rates listed below:

COVID 3 Sessions Pack : 1’000 €

To book online consultations with Betony Vernon please send a mail to stating the ideal time and date for your first session.

We will do our best to accommodate you accordingly, and in the shortest delay possible. 


Considering that most of the world is now affected by the Corona Virus Pandemic, it is very likely that you  have already witnessed or experienced first hand the negative effects of long term confinement, isolation and sensual deprivation on the  body mind and soul. Like most of us, and especially if you are isolated alone, you are probably  also longing for physical contact. This is totally normal and to be expected because humans are neurologically hard wired to touch each other. We depend on physical contact to communicate properly as well as  to feel emotionally balanced. The sense of touch is to survival what cuddling, hugging and of course love making are to happiness and a life well-lived. 

Sensual deprivation on the other hand can generate dangerous negative emotions like anxiety, loneliness and frustration. 

It is with these negative side effects of the virus prevention protocol in mind that Betony created the following audio experience for you and any one in your entourage who may be suffering from sensual deprivation or intimate isolation.  

Heart to Heart was recorded by Betony at her home in Paris, where she in lockdown mode since March 17.


We talk all things sexual wellness with Betony Vernon, a paris-based erotic jewelry designer, anthropologist, author, and visionary whose goal is to “Dismantle the pleasure taboo”. Her book “The Boudoir Bible” is a sex-positive guide to the new sexual landscape, covering erotic topics such as bondage, role playing, sex toys and new erogenous zones. You can also on SPOTIFY & ITUNES.

sarah maxwell illustrates the mantra

Discover BV’s latest collaboration with London based artist Sarah Maxwell. Her work ranges from fashion illustration to animated GIFs and comics. Sarah often depicts scene’s of intimacy and love between women. She illustrated the Mantra Kit in a powerful self-love ritual.

The Mantra bracelet & collier are designed to help make your dreams come to fruition. The act of writing down your desires is proven to reinforce the likelihood of their manifestation. Imagine what happens if you keep them close to your heart!

The Mantra Kit can be worn separately or linked together to create a variety of combinations. Each jewel is accompanied with a miniature booklet composed of 50 tear-off sheets for your personal mantras.

Roll your wish up, slide it into the mantra pendant and
…be mindful of what you wish for!


Because your worth it, Betony Vernon on Karley Scortino’s slutever “Luxury Sex” with her friends Dita Von Teese & Douglas Little for Viceland / HBO. Slutever is a tv series, hosted by VICELAND & HBO, that explores sexuality, relationships, pro-sex feminism, BDSM, sex work, sex parties, and a bunch of other slutty stuff, as told from the front lines.

Karley Sciortino is a writer, host, and producer, based in New York. She founded this lovely website! She also writes’s sex and relationships column, Breathless. Karley is the author of the upcoming book Slutever: Dispatches from an Autonomous Woman in a Post Shame World (Grand Central Publishing, Feb 2018), and executive producer and host of Slutever, a documentary series on Viceland. She is also a regular contributor to Purple.